WhatsApp’s new multiple device support functionality is in the final stages of development

A few months ago, the most awaited development from WhatsApp came as a breath of fresh air for millions of its users. WABetaInfo, the famous platform that digs in and unveils all the hidden and upcoming ‘jewels’ from WhatsApp had spotted the new functionality in the beta version of WhatsApp for Android.

As per WABetaInfo, this functionality would allow users to connect multiple devices on one account. It means that one account can now support multiple devices, and previously it was not clear as to how many devices exactly it could support, but as per the latest news, one account can link up to four devices.

When WhatsApp was initially released back in 2009, since then the users have always felt the need for this kind of flexibility from their favorite messenger service. Until now, WhatsApp allows only one account per device. So, if someone has two smartphones with separate numbers or sims, they cannot have the same WhatsApp account on both the phones. Even if you use WhatsApp Web, it basically needs your phone WhatsApp to be connected simultaneously. So, it looks like it is two devices that are connected, yet it is basically one device just mirroring the other device.

So, when this news came out that WhatsApp is working on this feature now, people got very happy. And it also gave the users of Telegram a fair chance to boast about their messenger service too, because Telegram seems to have this functionality of multiple device link-up through one account only for a pretty long time.

However, those who are staunch WhatsApp users, this is a piece of fresh news and there is no harm in rejoicing the moment, albeit it could and should have come way long before. But it is okay because it is still better to be late than never!

So, according to the latest information received from WABetaInfo, this feature has reached the final stages of development, and soon the WhatsApp team will launch an open beta test. Also, if anyone is interested in trying out the feature before its official release in the stable channel, they can do so if they have the latest beta versions of WhatsApp for Android as well as iOS.

On the other hand, WhatsApp encountered around six previously undisclosed vulnerabilities recently, and finally, they have taken care of those bugs and fixed the issue. WhatsApp posted the reports about these vulnerabilities on a dedicated security advisory website too. These reports will be used to provide a list of security updates.



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