And it appears that soon, it will get a feature WhatsApp users have long been asking for, the ability to use the same number and account on more than one device at a time.
At the moment WhatsApp only lets you use your account on a single phone or tablet. If you set it up on a new device, you’re logged out on the previous device.
However, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg confirmed this week that an upcoming update for WhatsApp will remove this limitation and allow up to four devices to be connected to a single account, making the messaging platform similar to it’s rivals like Signal and Telegram, which have seen plenty of WhatsApp users sign up in recent months.
So, if like me you own multiple Galaxy devices at home, you will soon be able to use up to four of them to check and send messages on your WhatsApp account, all logged in at the same time.
Another feature coming to the platform will be WhatsApp will be disappearing message ssupport, which will automatically delete messages as soon as it has been sent by the recipient (similar to Instagram’s Vanish Mode). These new features will be available in the beta version of the app “in the next month or two”, and the stable version is likely to get them a few weeks after that.