Popular messaging tool WhatsApp is about to get better as the company appears to be working on new multiple device support, allowing chat history synchronization.
Like in many popular apps, WhatsApp users are only able to access their accounts one device at a time with the need of using a WiFi connection to copy chat history. However, the messaging app owned by Facebook is reportedly planning to allow users to access their accounts through multiple devices. WABetaInfo shared on Twitter that WhatsApp may soon update users that their accounts can be accessed in 4 devices at the same time.
Additionally, it is rumored that it will include chat history synchronization to ensure users still get to see their messages even if they are not using their phones. When a user adds another device in his/her WhatsApp account, they will be notified since encryption keys change.
This is good news for iPad users but even better, WhatsApp is also rumored to be working on a separate iPad app. This has been rumored for months but additional information suggests that WhatsApp for iPad will arrive after the multiple device support is rolled out.
The feature is currently still under development but photos from WABetaInfo show that WhatsApp Desktop was also used for testing. The feature will soon be available for Android users while there is no confirmation yet if it will be available for iOS, too.
WhatsApp’s Fight Against Fake News
Users of the 11-year-old app can also use the “Search the Web” feature to identify whether the contents of a forwarded message are legitimate or not. The feature was rolled out in pilot stage last week in the US, UK, Ireland, Spain, Mexico, Brazil, and Italy.
In this feature, when information gets forwarded at least 5 times, a user can click the magnifying glass icon beside it and open another tab, uploading the text message to the web for verification.