WhatsApp could finally let users log into multiple devices simultaneously

By Digit NewsDesk | Published on Oct 31 2019
WhatsApp could finally let users log into multiple devices simultaneously

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WhatsApp is said to be working on the option to let users log into multiple devices at once.

Currently, users can log into WhatsApp only on one device, discounting WhatsApp web.

The option might be added with an upcoming WhatsApp update.

There was a time when WhatsApp was the only chat app that everyone talked about. However, it is now facing competition from numerous other apps like Telegram, WeChat and others. Developers of the app have been adding new features to their online messaging app so that users don’t switch to its rival’s offerings. It recently added a new fingerprint lock mechanism in the app that enables users to lock the app and unlock it via fingerprint authentication. Now, as per WABetaInfo, WhatsApp might finally enable its users to simultaneously log in to more than one device. 

The information was outed via a tweet by WABetaInfo, which reads, “As previously announced, WhatsApp is developing a feature what will allow to use your WhatsApp account on more devices at the same time. Chats will be still end-to-end encrypted because WhatsApp was developing a new method to assign keys to specific device.” As mentioned, WhatsApp won’t take risks when it comes to privacy and security since the chats will still be end-to-end encrypted. This will apparently be done with a new method to assign keys to specific device and while we don’t really know the details, we expect to find more about this feature when, and if, it is officially announced. 

As mentioned above, WhatsApp was recently updated with the ability to implement fingerprint authentication for access. This option is currently available only in Beta and under the Privacy tab under Settings. After setting up the option, one will be prompted to use their fingerprint to access WhatsApp chats. In other WhatsApp news, WABetaInfo has reported that a new Group Privacy settings, including Blacklist is now available for beta users of the app. The new options can be used on the 2.19.110.20 on iOS and 2.19.298 on Android. 

The group privacy setting was made available for some users in India already and it enables one to select who can add them to groups. There was a ‘Nobody’ option that can be selected so that no one could add you to groups without your consent. This option has apparently been replaced with ‘My contacts except…’ 

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