- The feature was reported by the website WABetaInfo
- A new iOS application by the messaging app is also rumoured to be in development
- This might be an interface between Android and iOS users
A reported hearsay
Facebook owned WhatsApp messaging app has been reported on the development of a new feature which will allow users to use the same WhatsApp account on up to four devices. The new feature was tracked down by the website WABetaInfo, which features a beta version of the free messaging app.
The launch of the multi-device support feature was not officially announced but it has been rumoured that the company has been working on this feature to create an interface for both Android and iOS users.
New-feature can save a lot of data
Normally, while needing to use the application on a secondary device, it requires Wi-Fi connection to load the chat history, which utilises a large amount of data. It was only operational on a single device with the only option to access it on WhatsApp Web.
With the launch of the new feature, WhatsApp will allow other devices (up to four) to be connected to the main device slightly later than WhatsApp desktop. This means the accessibility of WhatsApp Desktop without internet connection. It will be possible to use the account from a second device after the chat history has been copied to it.
Once the device synchronizes the data, there is no need for the primary device to stay connected. The encryption keys, however, will be changed every time the user adds or removes a device.
The feature is still on the way of making its final development. However, the WhatsApp community is hoping that the release of the latest feature will take place soon.
Recently, WhatsApp has been rolling many new features
The social media app, with 2 billion users now, has been introducing new features in the recent months. Last week, WhatsApp came up with an additional search feature to debunk the spread of fake news. After the launch of the multi-device support system, it also set to release a long-time rumoured iPad application.