Expanding the technology offering on its platform, the Facebook-owned WhatsApp has announced that its users will be able to access their accounts from up to four linked devices in the coming months.
According to the company head Will Cathcart, in the coming months, WhatsApp on iPad might be supported because of the multi-device feature. The top WhatsApp official in an interview with WABetaInfo, said that apart from multi-device support, WhatsApp is also working on a new password-protected encrypted chat backups feature, that may allow users to transfer their chat histories between iOS and Android devices.
Meanwhile, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has also confirmed to the website that a disappearing mode is coming to WhatsApp that automatically enables ephemeral messages in new chat threads. Zuckerberg has also mentioned that another feature ‘View Once’ will be rolled out soon, so the recipient can only open your photos and videos once before they disappear from the chat.
These features are coming for WhatsApp beta users soon, as per the report. Cathcart just stopped short of confirming reports that WhatsApp has an iPad app in development, saying that multi-device support will make the app on iPad a possibility.
However, Zuckerberg said the multi-device feature will not compromise the end-to-end encryption.