The Facebook-owned messaging app, WhatsApp has been introducing all kinds of new features recently, and the latest one is that the company is developing a new multi-platform system through which users will be able to access their account on more than one device.
Right now the app only allows you to use your WhatsApp account from WhatsApp Web, and even for that, you need to have your mobile phone online and connected to your PC or laptop through the QR code. The new multi-platform system will give users the ability to remain active on multiple devices at the same time without being attached to your phone.
The new multi-platform option will operate alongside with WhatsApp’s Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app, which is also in its development stage. With the development of this platform, users will be able to connect or login to WhatsApp Web on PC even if their mobile phone (Android or iOS) is offline.
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WhatsApp Web at the moment only supports a chat interface and it does not include the voice or video call feature. However, with the introduction of a new multi-platform feature, the Web portal will offer much more feature. Not much is known about this new interface the messaging giant is working on, so we are not sure what it will look like, but the functionalities will definitely be better.
The new feature will support multiple platforms including Windows, Android, and iOS. It is also unknown that this feature will support macOS or not. Also, it’s unclear if WhatsApp with the addition of this feature will keep its Web portal or replace it.
It is also rumored that the new multi-party system is likely to be the reason the messaging giant has delayed the launch of its iPad version. It is also said that the iPad app will be launched soon, but it is not confirmed when it will go live.
Furthermore, WhatsApp is also testing a new feature for iPhones that will essentially allow users to preview voice messages within the app before sending. It is likely to be added for beta testing on Android as well, pretty soon.