is working on adding multi-device support has been known for a while. Now, as part of the latest development on this front, it has been reported that the instant messaging app may allow its users to use their single
on as many as 4 devices at a time.
WABetaInfo, the online portal that keeps a track of all the upcoming features and changes on WhatsApp has claimed in a tweet the feature is under development, therefore may not be visible for beta users of the app on either Android and iOS. The tweet also includes a screenshot that suggests that the app will require Wi-Fi to sync the data in across various devices.
Yes, it's the ability to use your WhatsApp account from 4 devices at the same time.Under development, but it's gre… https://t.co/lFKRZZOzXt— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) 1591924945000
In a previous Android beta version, v2.20.143, of the Facebook-owned app, it was revealed that on the primary registration screen, the app asks users to switch to Wi-Fi as “without Wi-Fi, logging in may be slow, and may use a large amount of your data plan.”
Just last month, in the Android beta version 2.20.152 of WhatsApp, a feature called ‘Linked Devices’ was spotted that basically will be used in the future to link the multiple devices. Once this feature is rolled out, users will see a message that reads, “Use WhatsApp on other devices. Send or receive messages from your browser computer or Facebook portal.” Right below the message, there will be a green button with the description ‘Link a new device.’
Readers must note that by the time the feature is actually rolled out, it is possible that it may go through several other changes, and may appear different.