One of the great novelties of WhatsApp is almost about to finally reach the application: the possibility of using the messaging platform on several devices at the same time. This functionality, so often anticipated, has been confirmed by Mark Zuckerberg himself to WaBetaInfo. And it will publicly land on WhatsApp very soon.
In the update we can use WhatsApp on the mobile and also on a computer or tablet, but always using the main mobile since all those added only reflect the content of the phone where the account is installed. This will change once the platform starts the multi-device option: in this way, several phones can connect to the same WhatsApp number to send messages even if the personal mobile does not have Internet. The long-anticipated novelty is forthcoming for the beta.
Up to four mobiles with the same WhatsApp account and without everyone needing Internet
The big difference with respect to how WhatsApp currently works is that, when the multi-device mode comes into operation, all the ones that the user adds They will be able to send and receive messages even if the main mobile is not connected to the Internet. Therefore, it will no longer be necessary to disconnect a phone when logging in to another: the platform will allow adding up to four devices that will work independently and simultaneously.
WaBetaInfo, a medium specialized in all WhatsApp news, was able to establish communication with Will Cathcart, head of WhatsApp, and with Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook. In said communication, made through WhatsApp, platform owners anticipated the arrival of multi-device mode as well as some of its key features:
- It will no longer be necessary for the main mobile phone to have an Internet connection for the rest of the connected devices to work.
- Up to four devices can be connected to the same WhatsApp account at the same time.
- All messages will be synced automatically even if any of the added devices turn off due to low battery.
- All messages will continue to maintain end-to-end encryption.
- Multi-device mode will hit the public beta in a month or two.
With the confirmation that the multi-device mode is practically within the reach of anyone, WhatsApp solves one of its main and historical shortcomings: being able to add several mobiles without the previous one losing access to the account. Now we just need to finally reach the beta, as confirmed by Will Cathcart to WaBetaInfo.
Apart from the multi-device novelty, Mark Zuckerberg confirmed that the ephemeral mode is also almost ready: the user will be able to choose that all chats are opened with temporary messages activated by default. In addition, it will be possible send multimedia content that will disappear once opened for the first time.
Via | WaBetaInfo