WhatsApp users will soon be able to use their accounts on multiple devices. This was confirmed by Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, mother company of the instant messaging service; and Will Cathcart, head of WhatsApp.
In an interview with the site WABetaInfo, Zuckerberg and Cathcart revealed that WhatsApp will receive several new features, including support for connecting accounts simultaneously on up to four devices, so that users can continue conversations, even if the smartphone with the main register runs out of battery.
“It has been a great technical challenge to get all of your messages and content properly synchronized across devices, even if your smartphone’s battery dies,” Zuckerberg said in the interview.
Although the messages and content can be viewed on multiple devices, the founder of Facebook ensures that the security system will remain with end-to-end encryption, to ensure the privacy of users.
Cathcart stated that testing of the WhatsApp connection on multiple devices will be enabled in a public beta in the next two months.
Other functions that will come to the messaging service are “see once”, so that the photos and videos disappear after being seen; and “disappear mode”, which will automatically enable all messages to be ephemeral.
From what can be seen in a screenshot, when activating the disappearance mode, the messages of the chats will be deleted every 7 days after being sent and the new conversations will activate the disappearance of the messages by default.