After finally launching the multi-device option that allows us to use WhatsApp without problem on computers and laptops, now Marck Zuckerberg’s company is going to launch the feature that we were really waiting for.
The use of WhatsApp has long ceased to be a thing reserved for leisure. From using the application to meet friends to, what is currently, a multipurpose tool.
For professional purposes, for recreational purposes, to manage trips, to notify offers … the uses that WhatsApp has have made it the most indispensable application of our mobile phone and that of several million other users. Hence the importance of growing your options.
After years of working on it, the Facebook-owned company recently launched the first tests of multi-device use, which allows us to have a WhatsApp account linked to a phone and use it on up to four independent devices.
That is, with our smartphone forgotten in the living room, we can use the application through the desktop computer, the company laptop, and the staff and there is no problem.
In addition, and here is the most important point, is that WhatsApp lets us have our phone disconnected/turned off and continue using the app through the rest of the devices that we have previously approved as trusted places.
And this, which is a great advance, was only the first step since the company seems to be working on a multi-device version 2.0 that brings what is, really, the option that we all wanted: to be able to use WhatsApp on a second mobile device.
This feature would allow us to use our instant messaging app on another smartphone or tablet as if it were our main phone.
Even previous conversations and messages would appear on these devices as WhatsApp will download all the information from the cloud backups.
In addition to synchronizing the chat history, WhatsApp would encrypt the conversations on this second device from end to end, so the security of your communications would be the same both on your first smartphone as on the second.
It is not yet clear if WhatsApp will reserve this function only for iOS and Android tablets or if mobile phones will also be included, but as reported by WABetainfo there is no indication that they will exclude them.
This feature is currently in development in the beta of WhatsApp for iOS, but WhatsApp is also working on it in WhatsApp for Android. There is currently no specific release date for this feature.