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WhatsApp multi-device support inches closer to launch

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The latest WhatsApp beta update shows a new ‘log out’ option that will be available with multi-device support.

WhatsApp has been working on multi-device support for quite some time now. This feature will be a major one for WhatsApp as it will support using one account on multiple devices at the same time. A new feature that will be part of this multi-device support has now been spotted.

WhatsApp beta for iOS 2.21.30.16 comes with a new ‘Log out’ feature, WABetaInfo reported. This feature is said to be part of multi-device support, and as the name suggests it will be used to log out from different connected devices. WABetaInfo also shared a video demonstration of the new feature. It replaces the ‘delete account’ option on the linked devices interface on WhatsApp.

This feature will essentially let users log out from the different devices their WhatsApp account is connected to. Based on reports so far, WhatsApp is adding support for up to four devices for one WhatsApp account. The device might change in the future when the feature is official. This will be different from WhatsApp Web as it will enable support for smartphones and tablets. It also won’t require an active internet connection on the main device.

The new log out feature will be a part of multi-device support in the future when it rolls out. WABetaInfo added that this feature currently works without issues for both WhatsApp and WhatsApp Business. It’s available on the latest WhatsApp beta for iOS but it’s not visible to public beta users yet. WhatsApp is also expected to roll out for Android.

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