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Multi-device support, disappearing mode and View Once coming soon to WhatsApp

By Cookie Monster - on 4 Jun 2021, 12:00am

Multi-device support, disappearing mode and View Once coming soon to WhatsApp

Three highly sought-after features are confirmed coming to WhatsApp soon. 

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg confirmed during an interview with WABetaInfo that the three features - multi-device support, disappearing mode and View Once - are coming soon.

For the multi-device support, Zuckerberg shared that it was "a big technical challenge" to get all the messages and content to sync properly across devices. The multi-device support will be rolled out in a public beta in the next two months. Users can connect up to 4 linked devices.

Zuckerberg also said that other features to keep chats private are in the pipeline. One of these features is Disappearing Mode, which saves storage and make chats more private by setting messages to disappear for everyone in a chat after 7 days. 

Another feature is View Once, where recipients can only view a photo or video once before it disappears. However, View Once does not disable screenshots and this means that anyone can still take a screenshot before the file disappears.

Recent reports suggest that WhatsApp is working on a feature to migrate chat history to another phone number, and between iOS and Android devices.

Source: WABetaInfo via MacRumours

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