WABetaInfo, a popular WhatsApp features tracker, tweeted on July 6 that multi-device support will roll out soon for testing purposes. The tracker will announce the rollout with details on how to be a part of the public beta programme soon. The public beta programme is expected to offer access to limited users only and therefore users must follow WABetaInfo and keep the notifications on to get real-time updates. In any case, the tracker confirms that multi-device beta will enable the use of WhatsApp Web without an Internet connection on the phone.
The features tracker noted that WhatsApp users need to be on the latest beta version of WhatsApp for Android and WhatsApp for iOS to be able to participate in the multi-device beta programme. The first version of public beta is expected to roll out soon, and then the company is likely to test it for a while before rolling it out commercially for all users.
A screenshot of the upcoming multi-device feature was also shared by WABetaInfo, and it showed a dialogue box that invites users to join the multi-device beta. The dialogue box reads, “Use WhatsApp on up to 4 additional devices at once without keeping your phone online.”
As mentioned, multi-device support has been under development for more than a year now. While speaking about the delay of the feature, Zuckerberg told WABetaInfo, “It's been a big technical challenge to get all your messages and content to sync.” However, the company has managed to iron out all issues and is reportedly all set to release the first version of public beta.
Source : Gadgets360