WhatsApp Rolls Out Exciting New Updates Including Multi-Device Login Support For More Than One Phone

WhatsApp is on a roll again and this time around, its latest update includes an array of exciting new features for users.

The company is launching its much-awaited multi-device login support feature for more than one smartphone. This was personally announced by Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg through his Facebook and Instagram accounts recently.

The rollout means users can log into their same WhatsApp accounts on up to four different smartphones, starting today. Clearly, it was much needed and people just could not wait. So if you don’t have it now, don’t worry. It should be out and about in the next couple of weeks so do keep an eye out for that.

For a while now, users could only make use of a single account on the WhatsApp platform for one phone but they were allowed to use that same account for several companion devices across desktops. It was definitely annoying that you couldn’t log into your WhatsApp for several phones at once but now, it seems like the platform is putting all of the users’ woes and worries to rest.

After the launch, we can expect to see users’ messages get synced across so many devices and phones won’t be an exception any longer. So in case, a single device gets switched off, you may access the app across other devices too.

Today, WhatsApp stands as one of the world’s leading messaging services and has a user base comprising two billion people. But it lacks in terms of multidevice support but that is now no longer the problem with this rollout. Thanks to E2E encryption support for both phones and chats, it’s definitely going to be a smooth sailing affair.

We saw the firm begin testing the multi-device compatibility feature in 2021 with a small number of beta users. And during that period, Meta claimed to have made new technology that synced messages through devices and maintained security and protection through E2E encryption.

Then we had a range of other competitors in the industry like Messenger and Telegram who offered multi-device sync for texts and it did not have the right support for E2E encryption.

In the year 2022, we saw the platform begging to produce multidevice features that were up for grabs to the masses but it failed to support several phones at one time.

Moving on to other updates, the company is also launching a new way for device linking that makes use of a single time code. Hence, you can attain such codes when you wish to link devices, instead of the age-old practice of scanning QR codes on devices.

The company hopes to make the feature available soon in the near future for several linked devices.

Furthermore, the platform is also rolling out a new update that allows users to lock chats. Right now, it’s up for grabs for a selected number of beta testers and if things go as planned, it’s definitely going to be rolled out to everyone soon.

We’re sure plenty of users would love the news as they always search for a tool that gave them a chance to hide and protect certain chats. So if you wish to unlock it, you’d need your fingerprint as an added degree of verification.

The rollout is great for those who might have some personal or confidential things that they’re not willing to risk. Simply lock the chat and forget about it. And when you want to return to it, verify your identity through a fingerprint scan, and voila!

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