multi-device support 2.0

Facebook-owned, WhatsApp will soon officially launch multi-device 2.0 support on iPads and other tablets as a linked device, as suggested by a new tweet by WABetaInfoMissing native support by the instant messaging application for the iPad range and numerous Android tablets was one of its downfalls. Nevertheless, it now appears that WhatsApp is now set to fix this with a future update.

iPads and Other Tablets Will Now Work as the New Linked Devices

The report further discusses ‘multi-device 2.0’ support within the app’s latest beta version, which does display a linked iPad in a screenshot. This confirms the same, and it now only seems like a matter of time before official support for the tablets is rolled out in a stable release.

“WhatsApp is finally working on multi-device 2.0, and you can use iPad as a new linked device. Android tablets are also planned to support multi-device on WhatsApp for Android!” the tweet said. 

Zuckerberg in Talks with WABetaInfo 

A statement by PocketLint further suggests that Facebook’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, and some other members privately reached out to the originator of WABetaInfo to review upcoming features and other ideas for the app. This comprised the Snapchat-like ‘view once” feature which has now made its way to the well-built version.

Read more: Users can now Transfer WhatsApp Chats Across iOS and Android

Multi-device 2.0 Might Also Support Independent Multi-Device Method

In addition to this, back in June, Zuckerberg further hinted at support for an independent multi-device form where the linked devices can operate even when there is no power or network link in the main device, making it much simpler and available for people to stay connected using WhatsApp, particularly in distress.

“Yup. It’s been a big technical challenge to get all your messages and content to sync properly across devices even when your phone battery dies, but we’ve solved this and we’re looking forward to getting it out soon!”, Zuckerberg stated as per the report.

However, there is no information on a launch date for the multi-device support 2.0 feature, but WABetaInfo states that it is under development and should become obtainable with a future update. If the user already has WhatsApp for iOS beta, then he will automatically receive the iPad version as well as soon as the update is issued. 

Source: Engadget 


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