WhatsApp: It is very likely that you have an account in an application that you share on multiple devices. This can be very useful in terms of productivity since you have your documents or messages on two devices that you can use at any time. But not all apps work in the same way and need certain strict requirements for their correct operation.
This is the case with WhatsApp that, as you well know, you cannot run on two phones with the same account. If you do, the application will ask you about the terminal where you want to receive all the information with which you are going to send and receive messages. But this will change soon with one of the next updates to the app that will integrate the possibility of using your account on several devices simultaneously.
The guys at WABetainfo found this new functionality within the code of version 2.20.110 at the end of last March. And Zuckerberg confirmed it recently: You can link up to four devices to an account without the need for an active Internet connection on the main device – that is, you don’t have to have your phone turned on to use your WhatsApp on another device.
All messages will continue to be end-to-end encrypted, Zuckerberg said, and a public beta for multi-device compatibility will be released in the next two months, Cathcart added. This will be a breakthrough since you can use your account on 4 devices simultaneously registered with the same phone number and capable of receiving messages each on their own.
And all without compromising the battery of the mobile, since “It has been a great technical challenge to get all your messages and content to be correctly synchronized on all devices even if you run out of battery on the phone, but we have solved it and we are looking forward to getting it out soon. ”
No, only on a mobile
In new details that emerged yesterday, the guys from WABetaInfo have told us more about this function, and incidentally stuck a certain ‘stick’ because it seems that what more than one person expected to do, he will not be able to carry out at the moment … Because no, we will not be able to use the WhatsApp account on several mobiles at the same time, but on a single terminal.
According to WABetaInfo: “We have already said that WhatsApp will launch the first version of the multi-device beta only for WhatsApp Web, WhatsApp Desktop and Portal. This means that at the beginning it will not be possible to link a mobile phone like another iPhone or Android, but this function is exclusive for those platforms ”. WhatsApp also confirms in a screenshot that the first multi-device version will only be compatible with those devices.
But … will the possibility of linking a second mobile phone be available in a future update? It must be said that WhatsApp was also working on a logout option that appears only on linked devices, so “it is really possible to imagine that we can also link mobile devices, in the future.”
But to begin with, no, since this first multi-device version only allows WhatsApp Web, WhatsApp Desktop and Portal to work without an active Internet connection on the phone.
So you can have your WhatsApp account open on 4 devices at the same time when the function is released, which means that you can use WhatsApp on a tablet, on a laptop, PC and mobile by jumping from one to another, each device with your own login so you don’t always have to depend on the phone. But on a single mobile, at least for now.