One of the largest instant messaging apps, WhatsApp has confirmed that it will start supporting multi-devices in the next two (2) months and the company plans on limiting the multi-devices to 4 devices simultaneously.
However, this new upcoming feature was officially confirmed by Facebook’s chief executive Mark Zuckerberg and WhatsApp CEO Will Cathcart during an interview with WABetaInfo.
At this moment, the instant messaging app, WhatsApp is used by more than 2 billion users, and the company also plans to add more options to its disappearing messages feature.
It is no news that WhatsApp has been testing an option to use the service on multiple devices at the same time since 2019. The upcoming multi-device support will be rolled out in a public beta within two months.
With the user limitation, users will be able to connect up to 4 linked devices and the rumored reports also state that WhatsApp on iPad might also be supported using multi-device option.
Mark Zuckerberg also said, “It’s been a big technical challenge to get all your messages and content to sync properly across devices even when your phone battery dies, but we’ve solved this and we’re looking forward to getting it out soon!”
WhatsApp users will be able to use the same account on up to four iOS or Android devices without having the need to uninstall the app on the first device. Allowing users to log in to their account on multiple devices simultaneously.
The company also planned on expanding its disappearing mode feature, which will now allow users to easily share pictures and videos that can only be viewed once.
Mark Zuckerberg also said “We’re also about to start rolling out ‘view once,’ so you can send content and have it disappear after the person sees it,”
Well, this is prior to the major effect of the disappearing mode feature, which was first introduced last year that supports the ability to set a seven-day timer on messages.
This will automatically enable the ephemeral messages option in new chat threads. There will also be a ‘view once’ feature. Once enabled, the recipient can only open your photos and videos once before they disappear from the chat.
WhatsApp users will also get an option to enforce disappearing mode across the app for all new chats. WhatsApp also opened WhatsApp for iOS beta program today through TestFlight for 2000 users and might open for more users in the future.