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WhatsApp launches multi-device: from today (in beta) it can be used on multiple devices

Emmanuel Sissotti

Currently only for beta users (not all). However, the most awaited feature is now official.

It was one of the most anticipated features of WhatsApp and has been widely anticipated in recent weeks. Today it was officially launched by WhatsApp (which also released a file Posted on his blog), although only beta users have the ability to do so Access WhatsApp on multiple devices (Although it is not a smartphone tablet, but only a desktop application / WhatsApp Web).

Who installed the latest version of WhatsApp beta On your smartphone, you can try your luck and see if this novelty is already activated on your account. To do this, just go to the three dots at the top right and then to Connected devices.

There might be a new option here, and it’s in English Multi-device beta. When you enable it, you will be disconnected from the browsers/desktop applications you were connected to, and by logging in again you will find yourself in front of Also beta version of WhatsApp Web.

If you are wondering what changes happened in the past, the answer is now Desktop application / WhatsApp Web will work independently of your smartphone. Testing it is very simple: by turning off your smartphone, you will be able to use WhatsApp from your PC without problems. In case there are any hindrances in communicating with your friends, ask them to update their WhatsApp (it doesn’t matter if they are beta, but they must have the latest software version).

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Since the communication is still end-to-end encrypted, this “magic” does not happen through the cloud-saving of messages (as happens for example with Telegram), but with the system Make secure direct connections with all individual devices. Basically, WhatsApp servers will open encrypted sessions with individual devices and send each one their message.

There are many features that sync between devices (such as favorite messages or archived chats), but this does not apply to deleted chats, as a security measure. If you haven’t used a session on the desktop app or WhatsApp Web for 14 days This is closed You will have to log in again via the smartphone app.

Let us know if you’re one of the lucky ones to activate this new feature. If, unfortunately, this is not the case, then you should know that a file begs This functionality has been defined by the WABetaInfo team as “too slow”.

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