How to Add More Than 256 Members in a WhatsApp Group [7 Simple Steps]

Lately, Facebook-owned proprietary cross messaging application WhatsApp is constantly rolling out several interesting features to its updated beta version.

How to Add More Than 256 Members in a WhatsApp Group [7 Simple Steps]

The aim is to enhance the user experience by making the application more engaging, which also includes several new options for group activities such as inviting participants through invite links.

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When it comes to WhatsApp groups, earlier this year, we have done an article on WhatsApp's extension of group chat limit to 256 members. But why get limited to only 256 members? Here, as the next step to the official version, we have brought you a hack that will allow you to add more than 256 members to a WhatsApp group.

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Here's All You Need

Before you start the hack, you need to make sure your Android smartphone has the updated version of WhatsApp Messenger, ES File Explorer Pro, and ROOT access.

2. Let's Get Started

Step 1. Force stop WhatsApp messenger app. To perform so, go to settings > apps > running services > WhatsApp > force stop.

Step 2. Now open ES File Explorer and go to Root Explorer from the menu bar. Once you get it, mount 'RW'

Step 3. Next, go to /data/data/com.whatsapp/shared_prefs.

How to Add More Than 256 Members in a WhatsApp Group [7 Simple Steps]

Step 4. Once you are here, open 'com.whatsapp_preferance.xml' using ES note editor.

How to Add More Than 256 Members in a WhatsApp Group [7 Simple Steps]

Step 5. You'll find one line saying . Now edit the sentence and add one more 6 along with 256.

How to Add More Than 256 Members in a WhatsApp Group [7 Simple Steps]

Step 6. Now save the file and close it. And try adding the 257th member in your WhatsApp group.

How to Add More Than 256 Members in a WhatsApp Group [7 Simple Steps]

Step 7. Go to the group info and you're done!

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