Chatting on more than one device at the same time – WhatsApp wants to make this possible in the future. Some people can try the new feature right now.
Until now, anyone who wanted to use Whatsapp chat messenger on multiple devices at the same time had to rely on a smartphone and the web version of Whatsapp. This always had to remain connected to the main device – in this case, the cell phone. Using the messenger on a second device without having connected the main device was not possible with Whatsapp – until now.
The company began rolling out the new multi-device feature on Wednesday. Thanks to this, Whatsapp can be used on several devices simultaneously and independently of each other. This should make it possible to use Whatsapp on up to five devices at the same time. Beta testers can try out the function now.
Chats remain encrypted
The demand for such a multi-device function has existed among Whatsapp users for years. However, the company announces that it took so long before this feature could be rolled out because it had to be ensured that the end-to-end encryption, which is an important part of the chat messenger, also works on multiple devices works at the same time. It also had to be made possible to securely synchronize data such as contact names or archived and tagged messages between the various devices.
According to Wabetainfo.com Whatsapp messages will be sent to all linked devices in the future. When a new device is added, the chat history is transferred from your mobile phone to the new device. This is also an encrypted process. Whatsapp itself still has no insight into the sent and synchronized messages.
Multiple security keys
This is possible because every device on which Whatsapp is used now receives its own identity key. Until now, users only had one key that was connected to their smartphone. The company promises that it should not be possible for third parties to gain unauthorized access to another person’s WhatsApp account, as some users had expressed these concerns.
Q.1 When will I get Multiple Device Whatsapp support?
Ans. How long it will take for the new multi-device function to become available to all users is still unclear. But it shouldn’t take so long.