WhatsApp to Soon support up to 4 devices to access the same account
The Facebook-owned Messaging Chat app is looking to add more features to give a tough fight to wrest its customers. WhatsApp is working on the functionality that will permit it to work simultaneously on four devices with one account. The stated feature could be the first one of the many elements that WhatsApp will gradually roll out for multi-device support, which has been in the rumour mill for a long time now.
The website WABetaInfo declared in a post that users would be able to use WhatsApp on up to four devices for the same account. Currently, a single account can only be used on a single device.
The new post also shared a screenshot of the feature, implying that the device will use WiFi to synchronize data between various devices. WhatsApp is also expected to provide a similar option for users working on just cellular networks.
A screenshot posted by the WhatsApp watchdog, WABetaInfo, WhatsApp will soon let users sign in to their account on more than one device at a time.
Since the launch of the prompt messaging platform, WhatsApp has been restricted to usage on a single device. The company later released WhatsApp Web support, but the feature is only available when the primary device is connected to the internet and also needs authentication from the device.
Currently, WhatsApp web can only be signed into a single device at a time utilizing a separate account. Although there is the facility of accessing WhatsApp Web with the same account, it does not work similarly to using it on a smartphone.
The support for multiple devices might continue to different form factors, including iPads. The feature will first be made accessible to the beta version of the application.
WhatsApp has also been listed to release a new feature where the user will be capable of conducting searches based on dates. WABetaInfo has spotted the feature.
Previously, WhatsApp has been rumoured to be working on bringing in the functionality that will enable users to sign in to their accounts on various devices at a given time. It may require QR code scanning for login on other devices, a functionality used by different stages such as Paytm and PhonePe for multi-device sign-in.
WhatsApp is also creating changes to the recently launched dark mode. To make the experience better, the messaging application is planning to change the colour of the chat bubble to a new shade of green.