WhatsApp moves closer to launch multi-device logins with latest beta

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WhatsApp is intensifying plans to add the ability to grant users access to login with multiple devices. Recall that this is one key area users have been harping on for a while; and just a couple of weeks ago, WABetaInfo posted several screenshots about the upcoming feature on his blog.

The latest information we have now is that the Facebook-owned chat app has just released its latest beta updates including multi-device logins. Since the multi-device login has entered the beta state, it means we might be approaching a full release in the coming weeks or thereabout depending on how everything went.

Multiple device support appears to be one of the most requested features from users. WhatsApp, however, is taking its time in developing it being a highly technical functionality that requires time. So, while most of us would want to see this feature rolled out or added to the chat app, things might not happen almost immediately.

WhatsApp is “working on the possibility to use the same account on multiple accounts;” four as a matter of fact. Already, an interface is already being developed on the Android version of the app as well as the iOS version.

What will change?

When you want to use WhatsApp on a second device, all you need to do is to copy the chat history. This, however, would require that you connect to a Wi-Fi since a large amount of your data would be needed. Once you have connected to a Wi-Fi, the login process will then begin.

In 2019, WABetaInfo had in a tweet said the Facebook subsidiary is working on the possibility of removing the embargo on multiple accounts. Once this is lifted and all tests successfully carried out, you will be able to register as many accounts as you wish, while also accessing the possibility of using the app on multiple devices.

In other news, the chat app is going all out to ensure its users have more fun ways to express themselves. Just last month, the company rolled out a new sticker pack. Though, the sticker packs were earlier thought to be only available to business users; that has now been proved to be wrong as everyone can easily access the stickers.

One thing though, you must have versions that are not older than v2.20.194.17 Android beta and v2.20.70.26 iOS beta. Stickers may not immediately be available once you have updated your version. However, this should not take long as the packs will become available in no time.

Author: Ola Ric

Ola Ric is a professional tech writer. He has written and provided tons of published articles for professionals and private individuals. He is also a social commentator and analyst, with relevant experience in the use of social media services.

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