In an interview released to WABetaInfo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg confirmed that the WhatsApp app will soon launch multi-device functionality, allowing users to use their account on up to four different linked devices even when their primary smartphone is not connected to the internet.
Second Zuckerberg, Facebook had to face “a great technical challenge to get all messages and content to sync properly between devices even when the phone’s battery runs out“. However, Zuckerberg says a solution was eventually found “elegant“To the problem and that”it will be the best solution around“. In addition, the head of Whatsapp Will Cathcart states that multi-device support it will roll out in a public beta and will be available within a couple of months.
Speaking of the app for iPad, Cathchart said the company is looking forward to bringing WhatsApp to the Apple tablet, adding that the multi-device feature could speed up development.
Other features coming to WhatsApp include the “disappeared mode“, Which will trigger the disappearance of messages for all chat threads making, explains Zuckerberg,”users’ WhatsApp accounts are ephemeral“. Additionally, Zuckerberg confirmed that WhatsApp will soon launch the “view once”For photos and videos, with users only able to view content received with this feature once.