Whatsapp says accounts will soon be usable across up to four devices. Whatsapp says its long-anticipated rumored multi-device support will be coming to the public in the upcoming months.
This feature will enable users to have access to their WhatsApp accounts from up to four linked devices. The disappearing mode features and the view once features were also announced officially.
This announcement came in an interview between WABetainfo, Will Cathcart, Whatsapp head, and Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook.
Will Cathcart, Whatsapp head stopped short of verifying the reports that the company owns an iPad in its development. However, he said that numerous device support will make Whatsapp on iPad possible.
Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook also verified that the company is including a new feature, “view once”. The “view once” feature will enable users to distribute content that vanishes once it is viewed.
Also, the service is extending its disappearing message feature, and this enables messages to be deleted after some period of time.
A new “disappearing mode” in the future will allow you to put on disappearing messages over every chat thread.
The CEO of Facebook verified that the multiple-device feature will not compromise the end-to-end encryption which Whatsapp provides for messages that are being sent between individual.
Mark Zuckerberg’s Comment Concerning the new WhatsApp Feature
Here is what Mark Zuckerberg wrote:
“It’ll still be end-to-end encrypted”.
“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 didn’t say when we should expect the launch of the disappearing mode feature and view once feature, However, Cathcart mentioned that the multiple-device support will be going into the public beta next month or next two months.
Together with the multiple support, WABetaInfo has as well reported that Whatsapp is trying out a new password-protected encrypted chat backups feature.
And this could eventually enable users to move their chat histories between iOS and Android devices.
Previously, WADetaInfo had seen so many features before their release. Including contacts through QR codes as well as the disappearing message feature of the service.