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According to a report, WhatsApp’s upcoming multi-device support will first come in beta on WhatsApp Web, Desktop and Portal clients. It will start for Android and iPhone users. This will allow this new development to be tested on a small user group first before it is rolled out to all users on a large scale. Rumors have been doing the rounds for some time regarding multi-device support on WhatsApp. The instant messaging app’s head Will Cathcart and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had confirmed this in their alleged conversations with a beta tracker earlier this month.

WABetaInfo has announced an early release of multi-device support on WhatsApp for WhatsApp Web, Desktop and Facebook Portal. screenshot post has done. The screenshot shows that users will no longer need to be online on their phones after linking the accounts with the web, desktop and portal. The WhatsApp beta tracker report also mentions that the app can be used simultaneously on up to four additional devices with a single phone through multi-device support. This means that through the new feature, users will be able to connect up to five devices on WhatsApp simultaneously.

Users will no longer be able to communicate (neither message or call) with people using the old version of WhatsApp on their phones. This makes it clear that both parties will have to use the latest version of the app to enable multi-device support. This can cause problems for people who cannot get the updated version of WhatsApp on their devices due to a dated operating system.

The screenshot shared by WABetaInfo also includes the point that multi-device support will initially affect “performance and quality”. However, the initial shortcomings can be corrected with time. Users will also need to provide their own permissions to enable multi-device support on Android and iPhone devices, it is speculated. This will broaden the scope of the new experience and make it useful for people who want to stay connected on WhatsApp all the time, regardless of the device they have.

Earlier this month Will Cathcart and Mark Zuckerberg talked about multi-device support in their alleged conversation with WABetaInfo. Also worked on other new features. Officials suggested that it could start within a time frame of two months. However, this kind of thing is going on since April 2020.

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