As anticipated, WhatsApp is working on a new mode that will offer support to connect up to four devices simultaneously, including the iPad.This was confirmed by the WABetainfo portal , known for sharing the news of the messaging service, after having spoken with the executive director of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg , and with the executive director of WhatsApp, Will Cathcart , about the news that will soon reach the application .
Multi-device support is a function in which the company has been working for a long time and will allow the account to be used on a computer other than the main mobile, without the need to have an active internet connection on it.
Zuckerberg stressed that it was “a great technological challenge” and that they have already solved it and that they hope to launch it soon. Specific,Cathcart confirmed that the multi-device support will hit a public beta “in a month or two.”
With multi-device support, messages will maintain end-to-end encryption, and users will be able to use the same account on up to four devices, including the iPad.
Another new feature announced is a new mode for temporary messages. Currently it is possible to activate the function that allows setting a time frame so that the messages of a certain chat disappear automatically.
The new mode, if activated, will implement temporary messages in all chats at once, which will make the WhatsApp experience “ephemeral”, as Zuckerberg stressed, since all messages will automatically disappear after seven days.
In relation to the content that disappears, there will also be another function, called “watch once”, which will automatically delete the photos and videos when the receiver has seen them, although the possibility of taking screenshots will be maintained.
The temporary message mode and the “watch once” feature will soon be coming to beta app participants. The company hopes that these developments will make messages “more private and secure.”
The functions of users who have not accepted its new conditions of use will not be limited
A few days ago, the platform confirmed that the functions of users who have not accepted its new conditions of use, which came into effect on May 15, will not be limited .
It is a change of course with respect to the company’s decision until recently when it announced that those who did not accept the conditions would see the service progressively limited.
The company now published that anticipated a few weeks ago by company spokespersons, in its Help Center. In this way, in writing, he made it official that ” the account of any user will not be eliminated or access to WhatsApp functions will be removed on May 15 due to this update “, in which the changes in the conditions of service have been included. .
The company assured that ” most of the users who saw the update accepted it “, and indicates that they will continue to show a notification in the application to those users who have not approved the new conditions.