WhatsApp may sync your chat history across Android and iPhone platforms with multi-device support: Report
WhatsApp multi-device support, which would allow users to use the same WhatsApp account on more than one device at the same time, has arguably been one of the most demanded features. But, WhatsApp hasn’t yet officially announced when it will be made available to everyone. It is reportedly testing the feature in parts for both iOS and Android users.
Wabetainfo spotted the multi-device support feature on WhatsApp beta app and shared some screenshots of the same. It suggests that WhatsApp is testing the feature with support for 4 devices. It is working on to create an interface on the Android app and on WhatsApp for iOS.
“When the user wants to use WhatsApp on a second device, there is the need to copy the chat history. In this case, WhatsApp always requires a Wi-Fi connection, because it may use a large amount of your data plan. When you’re connected to the Wi-Fi network, it’s possible to begin the login process,” notes Wabetainfo.
WhatsApp Desktop is reportedly being used to test this feature, but it will work on a second mobile device too. It is possible that WhatsApp will allow mobile devices to be connected to your main device later than WhatsApp Desktop.
Wabetainfo further notes that an Internet connection on your device will not be needed to use WhatsApp Desktop. When WhatsApp has safely copied the chat history to the second device, it will be possible for you to use your account from it. It should be noted that messages will be delivered to all your family devices, so your chat history will remain in sync across platforms, and when you use or remove a device, your encryption key will change. And once the encryption key is changed, all active chats will be notified.