WhatsApp finally enabled multi-device compatibility in July, a feature that users had been asking for for years. The multi-device capability was only available to a few WhatsApp beta users at the time. WhatsApp also added it to the stable version a few months later. The functionality was previously opt-in only, which meant that you had to join the multi-device beta program from within the app to check it out. However, this is changing now. WhatsApp is pushing users to upgrade to the multi-device version.
WhatsApp has begun pushing out a new beta version that eliminates the ability to opt-out of the multi-device beta program, signifying an impending larger distribution of the service, according to WABetainfo. You can’t exit the multi-device beta program now if you were a participant. For individuals who have never been a part of the program, the upgrade will log you out of any previously linked devices, forcing you to relink them utilizing the multi-device capability. WhatsApp beta version 184.108.40.206 is the first to receive this update.
Multi-device compatibility, for those unfamiliar, allows users to use WhatsApp on additional linked devices without having to connect their primary smartphone to the internet. Users can connect up to four non-phone devices to their accounts. That implies you won’t be able to use the same WhatsApp account on several phones, but you will be able to use the same account across WhatsApp Web, Desktop, and Portal.
WhatsApp has been experimenting with a number of new features recently. We discovered several references to a new WhatsApp feature named Communities last month. More information about this in-development feature has been released via WABetainfo. Communities, according to the newspaper, will be a new space for group admins to connect with other admins and get tools to help them better manage their groups. The functionality is still being developed and is not yet available to end-users.
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