The launch of multi-device support for WhatsApp is imminent, and the company is testing various form factors on the beta. The beta version of WhatsApp Web has been spotted with cross-device support. Right now, the feature is not functional for beta testers of the app, but the instant messaging platform is expected to release it soon.
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The beta version of WhatsApp Web was spotted by WABetaInfo, a website which tracks new features on the messaging platform. The report shares a screenshot of the new feature along with a statement saying, “Make calls and send messages without connecting your phone. Use WhatsApp on up to 4 devices at the same time. “
Aside from supporting multiple devices and being able to work on WhatsApp Web without needing to be signed in to a phone, there won’t be many changes to the sign-in process, according to the report. The user may still need to log in by scanning a QR code. However, the chat will remain online even if the main device is disconnected or turned off.
In June, the multi-device was spotted in beta on one phone, claiming that multi-device support on WhatsApp will initially work on four devices and one smartphone at a time. This implies that the feature may not support multiple smartphones initially. Other device formats will only include WhatsApp Web, WhatsApp Desktop, and Portal.
A working version of the multi-device support for WhatsApp is expected to roll out to the beta version of the app very soon. Company chief Will Cathcart and even Mark Zuckerberg have officially announced that the feature is expected to roll out within the next two months. It was also spotted on the veapp beta, but the feature is still not working.
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