For a while, WhatsApp had announced that it would include among its features the ability to connect from different devices with the same account, in response to the suggestions of its beneficiaries.
Well, the wait is over. The messaging app started testing way multiple devices, which means that only certain users can already connect to WhatsApp from up to four different devices, as long as they are not cellular.
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One of the features of this option is that, even if the mobile phone does not have a battery, tablets or computers can connect to the application independently and synchronously. Of course, maintaining the same level of privacy and security.
“Importantly, we have developed new technologies to maintain end-to-end encryption while at the same time being able to synchronize your data, such as contact names, chat files, starred messages and more, across all devices.”, says a statement from Facebook, a company to which he belongs WhatsApp.
In this sense, every device has the ability to encrypt messages, calls and video calls without resorting to the help of a mobile phone. In addition, the user will no longer need to verify his / her identity every time he / she needs to log in, as he / she has “Automatic device verification”.
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With regard to old messages, history and account data, the company explained that they will be synchronized automatically, because when devices are associated, the master sends the encrypted information to others and downloads, decrypts and deletes the keys.
Once this process is complete, newly connected devices will be able to access account information from their own database.
How to test the operation of multiple devices?
To find out if you are one of the “lucky ones” who can use this WhatsApp test, you just need to go to your mobile phone in the three places at the top right of the screen (Settings), there go to the statement: “Appliances connected “(formerly WhatsApp Web) and, finally, the new option should appear:” Use WhatsApp on other devices “.
If so, you can now link your account to another device, just do the biometric verification, either through the fingerprint reader or face recognition, and scan the QR code displayed on web.whatsapp.com.
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It is important to note that after 14 days of inactivity, for safety reasons, the device you have not used will automatically disconnect.
Finally, remember that, for now, it is just a test to which some users have access, as the company continues to do some testing before its official release worldwide.