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@Kaustubh Katdare • 10 Nov, 2014
Is there a way to add more than 50 members to whatsapp group? A lot of casual visitors to CrazyEngineers use contact us form to ask this question to us and we decided to put this question to all the avid users. All I know is that the group size limit is restricted to 50 members and the admin of the group can add 49 members at the max.

If anyone of you knows the trick to have 50+ members in a group; do share the trick with us. I know the group becomes extremely spammy even with 20+ members; but it looks like there are a bunch of people who want to be able to add more people

PS: Telegram app, for example, allows creation of groups with 200 members. Never used that app; so don't know how good the experience is!
@Gollapinni Karthik Sharma • 10 Nov, 2014 In whats app you cannot add more than 49 members in the group.
Even you change the value in the preference.xml and restart your phone also it does not work.
@Anoop Kumar • 10 Nov, 2014 • 1 like Switch to Telegram 😘
@Ankita Katdare • 10 Nov, 2014 I am not sure if there are any workarounds for adding more than 50 members.
This person on XDA Developers forums did go to some length to achieve it -
https://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1716039

Anyone here thinks what he is trying to achieve could work?
@Kaustubh Katdare • 10 Nov, 2014 He's using the android root explorer to edit the file - com.whatsapp_preferences.xml
<int name="participants_size_limit" value="50" />

I however doubt that's the right way to increase the group member count. It didn't work for him either. I think the group count is managed at the server side (just a wild guess). Why? Because it's whatsapp server that distributes the messages. I could be wrong though 😀
@Gollapinni Karthik Sharma • 11 Nov, 2014
Ankita Katdare
I am not sure if there are any workarounds for adding more than 50 members.
This person on XDA Developers forums did go to some length to achieve it -
https://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1716039

Anyone here thinks what he is trying to achieve could work?
No it will not work. As I feel these all are managed at the server side or the root admin which is common for all.
If its that easy made all could have modified by now.
@Gollapinni Karthik Sharma • 11 Nov, 2014
Ankita Katdare
I am not sure if there are any workarounds for adding more than 50 members.
This person on XDA Developers forums did go to some length to achieve it -
https://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1716039

Anyone here thinks what he is trying to achieve could work?
I guess it will not work. As that guy also tried and it could not work. It should not be that simple made. As @Kaustubh Katdare says even I guess or rather say hope it should be managed my the root admin server which is fixed to the size which cannot be modified.

Have any one heard or tried whatsapp plus which you can modify themes and add your own color.
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