WhatsApp to support multiple devices under one account and expiring messages

Joanna Estrada
April 1, 2020

WhatsApp may be a massively popular way of keeping on touch with people, but few users would deny that there's room for improvement in a few areas. The novelty was introduced for the first time in version 2.20.110 of those who are part of the messenger Beta testing program.

These new features are now being tested in the WhatsApp beta app.

The same WhatsApp beta update also gives more details on the "Expiring Messages" feature, formerly known as "disappearing messages". If you're a WhatsApp user and are now using multiple devices, it's likely that you'll appreciate the feature. The report states that the expiring messages feature will be visible only to admins of a group. Now users can only select between having message vanish after a day, a week or a month.

Last year, it was reported that WhatsApp would bring multi-device support for the same account on Android and iOS. While the latest beta shows that WhatsApp is busy working on this option, it has not yet been activated and therefore can not be tested right now.

According to WABetaInfo, when your account is accessed on a non-primary device, you will get a security notification to keep you and your messages secure.

If this is true, you might soon be able to use your WhatsApp account on multiple devices like your mobile phone and your tablet.

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