WhatsApp finally released a feature that users have been requesting on Wednesday (14). The company announced the beta launch of the app’s new cross-platform feature, which enables users to use the messenger on up to four devices simultaneously without the use of a cell phone. Your smartphone does not require charging or internet connectivity.
The user will be able to connect their WhatsApp account to any device, regardless of the operating system. However, the first time you use the app, you’ll need to confirm your phone number with your cell phone. Additionally, if a user does not use WhatsApp on their cell phone for more than 14 days, the device will be disconnected.
The messenger emphasizes that it maintains end-to-end encryption on all devices, including when synchronizing data such as contact names, conversation files, and favorite messages.
To ensure user safety, the company needed to rethink the entire application architecture in a way that did not negatively impact the user experience. The company describes the changes in detail on a dedicated page.
It’s worth noting, however, that the cross-platform feature is currently only available to users of the app’s latest beta or Business beta. WhatsApp has not stated when the news will be made public.