This long-awaited WhatsApp feature could launch very soon
WhatsApp has been working on this feature for several months. Will it go live in 2020?
WhatsApp has long been rumoured to be working on multi-devices support. The feature, as it implies, will allow users to access their accounts on different devices simultaneously. Currently, WhatsApp does not support this except for a workaround through WhatsApp Web, which essentially mirrors your profile on the desktop.
According to WABetainfo, a website that regularly tracks changes in the instant messaging app, WhatsApp has begun internal testing of the long-awaited multi-devices feature. The website, however, cautions that there is no fixed timeline for the launch of the feature.
“It's not available yet and there isn't a release date: it could be next two months, four months, six months… but it's really positive that they have started to test it on the whole,” said Wabetainfo in a tweet last week.
From now on WhatsApp is internally starting some important tests for the multi device feature.— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) June 2, 2020
It's not available yet and there isn't a release date: it could be next two months, four months, six months 🤷🏻♂️.. but it's really positive that they have started to test it on the whole.
The availability of the multi-devices support could align with the launch of WhatsApp for iPad. The iPad support has been another feature that has been in the works for more than two years. With Apple splitting the iPad OS as an independent platform, a standalone WhatsApp app seems more likely to happen sooner or later. What is more interesting is that the feature could allow Android users to use the account on Apple device.
As said earlier, there is no official launch date. Considering WhatsApp took forever to launch the Dark Mode, it's likely WhatsApp may take more time to launch the multi-devices support.