According to reports, the WhatsApp multi-device feature was discovered in past developments and is designed to allow users to use the same WhatsApp account on multiple devices. According to reports, the feature is in the final stages of testing on Android, iOS and desktops. The report reiterated previous developments in the functionality of multiple devices or “linked devices”. The report stated that certain aspects (such as the possibility of synchronizing chat history and muting chats on multiple devices) are not yet ready. It is said that WhatsApp also plans to design a new modern UI for the desktop client.
According to WABetaInfo, the tracker can dig deeper and discover new features in the WhatsApp beta version, and the long-awaited multi-device feature of the instant messaging app is in the final stage of cross-platform testing-Android, iOS and desktop. This feature enables WhatsApp to be used on up to 4 devices at a time, and it does not require an active Internet connection on the phone to access non-mobile devices. In the latest article, the publication dispels rumors about Internet functionality. It reiterated the previously reported development and claimed that although all the multiple device functions are not yet ready, it is expected that Beta testers will soon have the functions of synchronizing chat history, muting chat, starring/messaging and other functions .
It is said that WhatsApp also plans to design a new modern UI for the desktop client. The publication shared a screenshot in which the WhatsApp desktop client showed the user how to migrate the chat history from the user’s device to the PC, and pointed out that the process is end-to-end encrypted. It is said that this feature will debut as a linked device, which is said to allow users to use the same WhatsApp account on four devices at the same time.
In a previous note, WABetaInfo claimed that WhatsApp will require a Wi-Fi connection to start the multi-device support process. This will enable sharing of data from one device to another. After data sharing, the main device will no longer need Wi-Fi or Internet. This is important because people currently need an active Internet connection on their primary mobile device to continue using WhatsApp Web.
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