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WhatsApp this week was all about multi-device support, all you need to know

Apart from multi-device support, WhatsApp is also working on introducing an advanced search option that would enable users to search for messages based on the videos, images, links and other files that they contain.

WhatsApp is also working on strengthening its payments network in India.
WhatsApp is also working on strengthening its payments network in India. (REUTERS)

Facebook has been working on introducing a bunch of new features to WhatApp. In the past couple of weeks the company has introduced QR codes and animated stickers in WhatsApp. Now, word is that the company is planning to introduce multi-device support in WhatsApp.

Multi-device support isn’t exactly a new feature. We first heard about it last year. Since then, WABetaInfo, the blog that tracks development in WhatsApp, on several occasions has reported on the progress the company was making in developing a feature that would allow users to access their WhatsApp accounts from multiple devices.

Now, a new report by the blog site says that the company is developing the feature such that it would allow users to access their WhatsApp accounts from four devices. The company, in the latest Android beta version of the app, has introduced a new Linked Devices feature that would enable users to manage all the devices linked to their WhatsApp accounts. This not only includes the ability to add new devices but also to remove the existing ones.

In addition to this, WhatsApp is also working on introducing an advanced search option that would enable users to search for messages based on the videos, images, links and other files that they contain. This feature is available in WhatsApp’s Android beta version 2.20.117.

Apart from this, WhatsApp is also working on strengthening its payments network in India. The company has already tied up with banks such as ICICI Bank and HDFC Bank, now it is planning to partner with more banks so that the service can be availed by rural and lower-income segments.