WhatsApp is preparing to add multi-device support for iPads and Android tablets, expanding its multi-device support beta which began rolling out to selected users last month. The multi-device support means it is possible to use WhatsApp on multiple devices at the same time.
Users can have the same WhatsApp account and operate it on up to four non-mobile devices. This means you cannot use the same WhatsApp account on more than one phone, but you will be able to use the same WhatsApp account on Web Web, Desktop, and Portal at the same time. The company is now preparing to add support for iPad and Android tablets.
This upcoming feature was identified by WABetaInfo. Previously, the only way to access WhatsApp on your PC was to have your phone connected to the internet all the time, after being connected by scanning a QR code. This means that if you turn off mobile data or run out of battery, you will lose access to WhatsApp on the PC.
NEWS: WhatsApp is finally working on multi-device 2.0, and you can use iPad as new linked device ☄️
Android tablets are also planned to support multi-device on WhatsApp for Android!
It's under development and it will be released in a future update. Follow me to discover more 💚 pic.twitter.com/rND4xQfBDj
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) August 20, 2021
Multi-device functionality that your compatible device will connect to your WhatsApp account independently. The company claims to have developed a new system to ensure end-to-end encryption while syncing conversations, contact names, chat archives, starred messages, and all other information across devices.
Companion devices connected by scanning QR codes, and on compatible devices, WhatsApp will also enforce biometric authentication as an additional layer of security. Users can see all of their compatible devices paired with an app, and they can also see when they last used it. They can go a long way, too. For more details, check out WhatsApp’s FAQ page for the feature of multiple devices.
Given that Android tablets are not too far away from Android smartphones, it is possible that the company may be slow to launch multi-device support for most phones. There is currently no way to access multiple smartphones simultaneously via WhatsApp, or it may be on its way in the future.
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WhatsApp is one of the most used messaging services, owned by Facebook. It allows you to send/receive text, photos, videos, documents, location, and voice/video calls. Also, you can share some of your most personal moments because of its end-to-end encryption security with the help of WhatsApp.
To maintain the popularity of WhatsApp, the company continuously works to add new features and improve the presently available features. Also, as a beta tester, you’ll receive an update that includes a testing version of WhatsApp Messenger on the Beta channel.
Take a look at the features of WhatsApp
TEXTS – Simple, Reliable Messaging
WhatsApp uses your phone’s Internet connection to send messages so you can avoid SMS fees.
GROUP CHAT – Groups to keep in touch
With group chats, you can share messages, photos, and videos with up to 256 people at once. You can also name your group, mute or customize notifications, and more.
WHATSAPP VOICE AND VIDEO CALLS – Speak Freely
With voice calls, you can talk to your friends and family for free, even if they’re in another country. And with free video calls, you can have face-to-face conversations when voice or text just isn’t enough.
WHATSAPP ON WEB AND DESKTOP – Keep the Conversation Going
With WhatsApp on the web and desktop, you can seamlessly sync all of your chats to your computer so that you can chat on whatever device is most convenient for you.
PHOTOS AND VIDEOS – Share Moments that Matter
Send photos and videos on WhatsApp instantly. You can even capture the moments that matter to you most with a built-in camera. With WhatsApp, photos and videos send quickly even if you’re on a slow connection.
END-TO-END ENCRYPTION – Security by Default
When end-to-end encrypted, your messages and calls are secured so only you and the person you’re communicating with can read or listen to them, and nobody in between, not even WhatsApp.
DOCUMENTS – Document Sharing Made Easy
Send PDFs, documents, spreadsheets, slideshows, and more, without the hassle of email or file-sharing apps. You can send documents up to 100 MB, so it’s easy to get what you need over to who you want.
VOICE MESSAGES – Say What’s On Your Mind
Sometimes, your voice says it all. With just one tap you can record a Voice Message, perfect for a quick hello or a longer story.
WhatsApp releases new Message Yourself feature, check how to use it
A few days back WhatsApp officially started rolling out the Telegram-like Polls feature to all its Android and iOS customers. Now the company is bringing another Telegram feature to WhatsApp users known as “Message Yourself.”
Telegram has been providing a “Saved messages” feature to its users for a long time, in which you can save any messages, pictures, videos, or files so that you do not have to wander here and there on your phone to find them.
WhatsApp is now rolling out a similar feature to its customers through a new app update. The new WhatsApp Message Yourself feature provides users the ability to send themselves messages, lists, documents, pictures, videos, and any other form of media.
It will allow you to share notes with yourself and forward any message or multimedia file from other chats within the app. You can also record voice notes and click photos on WhatsApp as you do with other contacts and keep them for yourself.
Now you don’t need to make a group and remove people to create your private space for saving messages or important files and media.
How to use WhatsApp Message Yourself feature:
First of all, make sure to update your WhatsApp to the latest version. To do so, you can simply visit Google Play Store on Android smartphones and App Store on iOS phones.
Open “WhatsApp” on your phone and tap on “Create a new chat icon” on the home page. You will be able to see your own number from the contacts at the top. Simply, select “your number” and start messaging.
Do note that this is a staged rollout and it might not be available for all users at the present time. If the feature has not reached you yet, have patience and wait for a few hours or days. As soon as the company will ensure its stability, it will make a wider rollout.
Say 👋 to 🆕 Message Yourself.
You can now send reminders 📝, inspiration ☁️, and everything in between to yourself in one easy-to-find place synced across all your devices. pic.twitter.com/4dahlgXysi
— WhatsApp (@WhatsApp) November 29, 2022
WhatsApp Polls now available for all Android and iOS users, here’s how to use
WhatsApp has been testing the Telegram and Twitter-like Polls features for Android and iOS users for a long time. Now, the company is officially rolling out the WhatsApp Poll feature for everyone through a new app update.
WhatsApp Polls feature is making it easy and fun to make decisions on any group or community. Anyone in a group can ask questions and put related options while other members can choose to mark one option.
Now you don’t have to scroll through long group chats to see everyone’s reply to the asked question, just tap on the poll options and see who has chosen that option.
In case you need some tips on how to use and create WhatsApp Poll, you can check out the easy guide mentioned below. I’m using this feature in Samsung Galaxy S21 FE, you can see if it’s available on your phone.
How to use WhatsApp Poll:
In any WhatsApp group or chat, tap on the attachment button (or “+” icon in iOS). Alongside Documents, Location, Payment, and other options, you will see the “Poll” option at the last on the menu. Tap on it.
In the “Ask question” section enter the question you want to create a poll for. Next to this, you will see “Options”. You can add multiple options here – enter the two options and more “Add” options will appear automatically. Once done, simply hit the “Send” button.
It’s worth mentioning that the WhatsApp Polls feature is rolling out in a staged manner, which means it is not available for all Android and iOS users at the time. Some outdated smartphone users could get the feature in the coming time.
Make sure to update your WhatsApp to the latest version to get access to this feature. To do so you can simply head over to Google Play Store on Android and App Store on iOS.
📊 Polls are here!
Now making decisions in the group chat is even easier and even more fun. pic.twitter.com/WVsAI6Nk2B
— WhatsApp (@WhatsApp) November 16, 2022