26 October 2020
Update: July 27, 2020
A new piece of evidence has been found that suggests the multiple device support maybe just a little away from us. Once again, WABetaInfo managed to find out a feature that is not yet active on the current version of WhatsApp but has chances to come in the near future.
The sleuth was able to investigate the WhatsApp Beta 22.214.171.124 and report that WhatsApp has gone a step further in the development of multiple device support. The screenshots have also been shared that show how this feature may end up looking like. The screenshots show a “Linked Devices” menu that includes the list of linked devices with that WhatsApp account. As evident from the screenshots, the menu shows the name of the operating system and the last active status. The feature will also allow you to log out of a specific device you do not wish to link your WhatsApp account with.
The tipster notes that WhatApp could require users to get verification codes sent to their phone in order to log into another phone.
Original Post (March 31, 2020)
WhatsApp is said to be developing a new feature that will allow users to access their WhatsApp account on multiple devices at the same time. No, we are not talking about enabling the web session on your PC at the same time. The new feature brings in multiple device support so that you could use it on different devices at the same time without any difficulty.
Currently, WhatsApp permits us to use one account (one phone number) only on one device. And, if you try to set up the same account on the second device, the old device will ask you for verifying the number again. Thus only the last verified device, which in this case, is the second device will function and the old device will not.
But according to WABetaInfo's latest findings, WhatsApp is working on enabling the ability to let you access your account on multiple devices without any difficulty but with a security check. WhatsApp recently submitted a new update through the Google Play Beta Program, bringing the version up 2.20.110. And, the famous WABetaInfo managed to dig into it to tell you what new features this new beta version could bring.
Now, according to this new finding, when a user adds his WhatsApp account on another device, the encryption key changes and the old device with the same account will get notified. A screenshot of the working of WhatsApp account on multiple devices has also been shared that shows the old device is getting notified because encryption keys are changed.
Note that the same feature came to notice earlier as well in an old beta update but it didn’t come out for the users as it still wasn’t fully baked. According to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp has been giving a lot of priorities to this feature and bringing many improvements in every update. So, expect to see it coming in the future update.
WABetaInfo also shared that the self-destructing messages feature that was denoted by the “Delete Messages” has received a new name in the latest beta. The new name is “Expiring Messages” and it may soon arrive in the future update as well.
Currently, you can be part of the WhatsApp beta program.
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