WhatsApp’s multi-device support is finally becoming a reality. The popular messaging app has started rolling out the feature. It is, however, being made available to iOS users only. The feature is now accessible to those using the stable iOS version. According to the company, users with WhatsApp’s iOS app version 126.96.36.199 can enjoy multi-device support. But the feature is extended initially to users who had enrolled in the beta program of the feature. WhatsApp has added the new multi-device feature in the Settings. Users can access the feature by going to the Linked Devices section in Settings. The multi-device support was one of the most sought features by WhatsApp users.
WhatsApp users, for now, were not allowed to access an account on multiple devices. The new support will let users access their accounts on multiple devices simultaneously. According to WhatsApp, users are also not required to keep their main phone online. The account will work on other devices even if the main phone is not connected to the Internet. WhatsApp has suggested users update the app from App Store to enable the multi-device feature. Users will have to scan a QR code from the main phone just like they do currently for accessing their account on WhatsApp Web. The feature will let users access accounts on four devices.
WhatsApp said that the multi-device support will not have any impact on personal messages, media, and calls that users exchange in the platform. All will remain end-to-end encrypted. The company claims that even its engineers cannot see the messages that users send and receive. Meanwhile, WhatsApp is also testing a business directory feature. It will be an in-app feature. The new feature will allow users to find shops and services. The testing is being done in Brazil which is one of the largest markets for WhatsApp. More than 120 million people in Brazil use WhatsApp against 400 million in India. The company is planning to extend the testing in India.