- WhatsApp multi-device support will be available to public beta in the next two months
- A new ‘View Once’ feature and disappearing mode option is also incoming
- WhatsApp also confirmed that the messaging platform will support iPads in the future
WhatsApp has confirmed the rollout of three new features on its messaging platform including the much anticipated multi-device support. The information comes from notable publisher WABetaInfo. The features were confirmed in a conversation with the publisher by WhatsApp Chief Will Cathcart and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
The two executives also revealed that more options to the disappearing messages and a new ‘View Once’ feature are coming soon to the popular instant messaging platform.
WhatsApp to introduce three new features soon
Beginning with the much-awaited multi-device support, Zuckerberg and Cathcart said that the feature will roll out to public beta within two months. It will allow users to use their WhatsApp account on multiple devices with an active internet connection on the main device. Cathcart also added that the feature will enable WhatsApp to be compatible with iPad as well. With multi-device support, users can connect up to 4 linked devices.
Commenting on the feature, Zuckerberg added that ‘it’s been a big technical challenge to get all your messages and content to sync properly across devices even when your phone battery dies, but we’ve solved this and we’re looking forward to getting it out soon!’
As for the disappearing mode, it will allow the user to enable disappearing messages across chats and groups in the app. Until now, users had to turn the feature on for individual chat threads and groups. Another feature that is confirmed to arrive is called ‘View Once’ that will make the shared content disappear once the recipient sees it. This means that once the photos and videos are viewed by the recipient, they will disappear from the chat.