[HOT] : WhatsApp launches a multi-support mode to enjoy its messaging on four different devices
Facebook’s encrypted messaging system, WhatsApp, has just deployed its multi-device system in beta.
On Tuesday, July 13, the platform announced the limited public beta deployment of the feature. The objective is therefore to improve the latter before a global deployment for all users.
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As a reminder, today it is only possible to use WhatsApp on your smartphone. A PC application as well as a web interface also exist, but require the connection of the telephone to the Internet in order to function. In order to offer more freedom to users, Will Cathcart, director of WhatsApp, has just announced the arrival of multi-support mode in beta.
Through a blog article, we learn that this new feature will allow you to enjoy WhatsApp messaging on four different devices, without needing your smartphone to be connected to the internet. through this public beta, only a limited group of testers will currently be able to take advantage of multi-support mode. To explain this limitation, WhatsApp points out that its teams are currently working on improving performance and adding more features.
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In order to support several different devices for the same account, the Facebook group specifies that it has faced several major challenges. The main challenges concerned the security of conversations, and more precisely their encryption on each device. To do this, an identity key specific to each of the connected products will be created. Systems have also been put in place to prevent malicious people from adding devices to a user’s account or to reduce the number of times a person has to perform identity checks. A control center will also allow you to easily and quickly have a visual on the connected devices as well as those connected to your account.