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WhatsApp is at last sorting out true multi-device support

WhatsApp will soon add one of its most heavily-requested (and rumored) features: true multi-device support. As indicated by The Verge, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and WhatsApp chief Will Cathcart told WABetaInfo in an interview that up to four gadgets can be linked to an account without requiring an active internet connection on the main device. Every one of your messages will still have end-to-end encryption, Zuckerberg said.

A public beta for multi-gadget backing will be going inside the following two months, Cathcart added.

You’ll likewise see more privacy-minded features in upcoming beta releases. You’ll soon have an option to make disappearing messages the default for new conversations, and a “view once” feature will allow recipients just to see photos and videos a single time before they disappear.

The additions will not assist WhatsApp to overcome the gripes some have with its most recent privacy policy. They could make WhatsApp more competitive with other messaging apps that as of now support multi-device connections, however, and might hold a few clients back from flocking to secure chat alternatives like Signal and Telegram.