WhatsApp, the popular messaging app, is finally rolling out its much-awaited multi-device login support for more than one phone. This means that users can now log into the same WhatsApp account on up to four phones, a significant upgrade from the previous limit of one phone per account. Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, announced the feature’s rollout on both Facebook and Instagram, stating that the feature will be available to all users in the coming weeks.
With the new rollout, users’ messages will be synced across devices, including other phones. Even if one device is switched off, users can still access the app on other devices. This feature was not available earlier due to the full end-to-end encryption support for chats and calls. WhatsApp has now developed new technology that allows syncing of messages across devices while maintaining end-to-end encryption protection.
WhatsApp is one of the largest messaging services globally, with over 2 billion users. This new feature is expected to be a game-changer, as users can now use their WhatsApp account across multiple devices, making communication easier and more convenient. Other competitors like Telegram and Messenger already offered multi-device sync for messages, but they did not have support for end-to-end encryption.
This feature has been in the testing phase since 2021, with select beta users being able to test the new multi-device compatibility. The company has been working on this feature since then, and now, after testing it extensively, it has finally been made available to everyone.
WhatsApp is also introducing a new way to link devices using a one-time code, making it easier for users to link their devices. Users can now get a one-time-use code by entering their mobile number on WhatsApp Web, which they can use to link devices instead of scanning the QR code on their mobile phone. The company has stated that it will make this feature available for more linked devices in the future.
In conclusion, the multi-device login support for more than one phone is a significant upgrade for WhatsApp, making it easier for users to communicate with their loved ones and colleagues across multiple devices. This feature will undoubtedly enhance the user experience, and WhatsApp’s massive user base will undoubtedly welcome it with open arms.