If there’s one feature that a lot of WhatsApp users have been asking for, it has to be the ability to use their accounts on multiple devices – much like services such as Telegram and Facebook Messenger. Interestingly, it appears that the messaging platform is actually testing this ability in the latest beta version. But not to the extent that most of us have been hoping for.
According to a report by WABetaInfo, a new Linked Devices option have been included in the drop down menu on the WhatsApp home screen. When selected, it will open up a UI that will provide users the option to link a device to their account, as well as listing out all of the devices that have been registered. This new feature seems to suggests that users could finally unify all of their devices to a single account, but its actually far less diverse than that.
Linked Devices basically replaces the WhatsApp Web option in the menu, and its UI description reads “Send or receive messages from your browser, computer or Facebook portal.” Therefore meaning that this new ability is somewhat an extension to its Web feature, which now allows you to use the service on multiple linked PCs via web browser or WhatsApp Desktop – without needing to log off from one device in order to use it on another.
In conclusion, this new ability is not the one that a lot of users have been hoping for, but at least its pretty handy to have. No word on when the new Linked Devices feature will roll out on the public version of the messaging service.
(Source / Images: WABetaInfo)