Multi-Device Support has always been a much-demanded feature on WhatsApp. The Support for this particular feature has always been in the highlights when it comes to upcoming features on the messaging platform and in the past one year the rumour mills have been churning out that WhatsApp will soon enable its users to use their accounts on multiple devices at the same time as its working on multi-devices support. Recently the much-awaited feature was also spotted in the latest beta version hinting at it might soon be available to all the users. But in a new development, the company seems to be testing out a new feature letting users to log out of an account on a linked device to enable better multi-device support for WhatsApp.
The news is rife, as per a report by WABetaInfo the logout feature on Whatsapp is under testing and has been spotted in a beta update 22.214.171.124, therefore, suggesting the upcoming multi-device support feature. This functionality is slated to be working both for WhatsApp and WhatsApp Business so the users do not need to delete or uninstall the instant messaging app and would be able to simply log out of an account.
As of now, WhatsApp users can access the instant messaging app on other devices like desktops or laptops only via WhatsApp Web. They have no other option but to uninstall the app from their device or to delete their account in order to unlink a device therefore they have to suffer the loss of data if they have not backed up the chats.
Reportedly This feature is not ready yet for the public as it is under testing. Those who are unaware of multi-device features will allow the users to use the WhatsApp account on different devices at the same time. Right now the company is working on two different kinds of multi-device Multi devices with WhatsApp Web so that one can use WhatsApp Web without their main phone to be connected to the Internet. And the send one is the support to other devices, therefore, allowing you to connect up to 4 different devices to your main WhatsApp account. Mind you! The WABetainfo report also mentions that this limit might change in the future and this type doesn’t require an active Internet connection on the main phone as well. In addition to this, the publisher has also made a demo video that shows how the log-out feature on the platform works.
When the feature is rolled out publicly the user will see a new option called Log out, which allows you to unlink your device to the main WhatsApp account. Till now, WhatsApp only gives an option to Delete an account that will be replaced with a Log Out option on linked devices. As per the report, the company might also change moving/copying the option in the previous Linked devices section.
This feature works perfectly both on WhatsApp Messenger and Business versions and will be made available to Android users.
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