WhatsApp multi-device support inches closer, spotted in desktop beta version

WhatsApp multi-device support inches closer, spotted in desktop beta version
WhatsApp multi-device support could be rolled out soonPixabay
  • You might soon be able to login to your WhatsApp account on multiple devices.
  • The feature has been spotted as ‘under development’ in WhatsApp for Desktop beta.
  • Earlier last month, WhatsApp CEO had revealed that the company is working on multi-device support.

WhatsApp multi-device support is inching closer to reality, with the feature being spotted in the latest desktop beta. This feature has been in the works for several months now, and now it seems that the Facebook-owned messaging service is finally getting ready to roll it out.

According to a spotting by WABetaInfo – which tracks upcoming WhatsApp features – the beta version of the desktop client has been updated with the code for multi-device support, but it is still being developed. This means that the feature has not been enabled yet, so you will have to wait for it, for now.

WhatsApp multi-device support inches closer, spotted in desktop beta version
A screenshot of WhatsApp for Desktop betaWABetaInfo

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Earlier in June, WhatsApp’s chief executive officer (CEO) confirmed that three new features are going to be made available soon. The list includes multi-device support, apart from voice and video calls on the web, and JioMart integration.

Understandably, the multi-device feature is the most difficult of the three – voice calls on the web are already available, and JioMart integration is live, too.


Once live, WhatsApp for Desktop will allow users to log in on a new device by clicking on the ‘Link a new device’ button.

Currently, WhatsApp does not allow users to use the same account on different devices, a feature that has been available for quite some time on Telegram. Telegram allows users to log into a secondary device by sending a one-time password (OTP) to the first device, apart from allowing users to sign in by scanning QR codes – as WhatsApp does.

WhatsApp to soon let you send high quality photos and videos

WhatsApp is expanding its feature-set by adding an option to send high quality photos and videos.

Once live, the feature will let users choose between best quality and data saver. This would let you send better quality photos and videos, so you don’t have to worry about WhatsApp compression ruining them.

For now, a workaround to send high quality photos and videos is by choosing the ‘Document’ option while uploading. This prevents WhatsApp from compressing the media. However, you might not have to do it for long, if these upload options pass WhatsApp’s tests and are added to a future update.


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