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WhatsApp multi-device support spotted in the latest beta version, will be available in future

The instant messaging app will be allowing one single account on multiple devices at the same time

Since the past one year, we have been hearing that to make its app more user friendly WhatsApp is working on a new feature to its smartphone platform that will allow users to enable multiple devices with one account. Now according to new development, the instant messaging service will soon bring this feature on its platform. A screenshot has been shared on the microblogging website Twitter giving us the indication the multi-device support is still under the pipeline and will soon be rolled out for the beta testing.

According to a new tweet by WABetaInfo which shares all the important updates related to WhatsApp the company will allow the users to use the messaging service with one account enabled on multiple devices. The WhatsApp beta tracker has also shared a screenshot to confirm that the upcoming feature is under development and is yet to be released.

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The company is working on the ability to use WhatsApp accounts from four devices at the same time and would use Wi-Fi to connect or sync your data from multiple devices. The tweet reads, “Yes, it’s the ability to use your WhatsApp account from 4 devices at the same time. Under development, but it’s great!”

In some of the previous reports that stated that WhatsApp parent company Facebook is working on a UWP version of the application that will allow this feature to take place. It will be platform agnostic and consumers can use the messaging service with one account enabled on multiple devices and expected to be rolled out to Android as well as iOS devices. A concrete timeline for the rollout has not been confirmed as yet. But if we go by the past rollouts by WhatsApp, this update should be out in the coming months.

Moreover, a very recent report also claimed that the much-anticipated feature was spotted in the latest WhatsApp version 2.20.143 beta for Android beta users. As purported by WABEtainfo only one can make use of the multi-device support by just scanning the QR code. This means that you won’t be disconnected from your main device when you try to log in from a different phone. According to a shared screenshot which shows that the string “Use WhatsApp on other devices”, suggesting that other devices will be able to use the same account in the future. The connection to the internet won’t be necessary for the main device!

It is also being suggested that this feature is important for those using a tablet. “Android, WhatsApp is currently working, on the 2.20.143 beta update, on the main registration screen, that asks to use your WiFi network to save data” the report stated. However, in the coming months, the feature will be available on the platform and it is important to note that all your devices will be getting incoming messages when the multi-device feature is active, and all actions will be synced (for example starring a message, muting/archiving a chat, etc..).

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Komila Singhhttp://www.gadgetbridge.com
Komila is one of the most spirited tech writers at Gadget Bridge. Always up for a new challenge, she is an expert at dissecting technology and getting to its core. She loves to tinker with new mobile phones, tablets and headphones.


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