A journalist from WABetaInfo was able to speak with the head of WhatsApp and Mark Zuckerberg, who extracted a great deal of information about the future functionality of the platform.
WhatsApp is about to welcome important news in the coming months. One of the most anticipated things is none other than Multi-device mode, which will allow you to use the same WhatsApp account simultaneously on several smartphones. But today, this feature is still under development.
Multi-device mode: within 2 months in public beta
However, it should be made available in public beta in a couple of months. Mark Zuckerberg announced this deadline in person, during an exchange with Will Cathcart, President of WhatsApp, and a journalist from WABetaInfo, in an organized group chat on the platform.
This interview was an opportunity to discuss various topics still related to the messaging service. For example, two new features will be added soon for users who have access to the beta version of the app: invisibility mode, Which adopts the idea of Messenger and Instagram with Vanish.
By activating this function, messages sent to your interlocutor will disappear as soon as you consult him – Not to be confused with Temporary Messageswhich disappear the same after seven days.
The second novelty, the show is called once, this time inspired by SnapChat. Send a photo or video, and it will disappear as soon as the recipient opens it. In short, nothing revolutionary, but it remains as new.
At the end of the discussion, Will Cathcart immediately answered three questions: Thanks to the access of multiple devices, WhatsApp can reach iPads – which is not the case today. The company is also considering opening the beta to more iOS users.