In one interview with WABetaInfoFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has confirmed that the popular messaging app will soon roll out cross-device capability, allowing users to use their WhatsApp account on up to four different linked devices, even when their primary smartphone isn’t on. is not connected to the Internet.

According to Zuckerberg, Facebook faced “a great technical challenge” to “properly sync all your messages and content across all devices, even when your phone’s battery is depleted.” However, Zuckerberg says Facebook, which owns WhatsApp, has come up with an “elegant” solution to the problem and “it’s going to be the best solution there is.” Additionally, Will Cathcart, head of WhatsApp, said that support for multiple devices will be rolled out in a public beta.

Specifically targeting the prospect of a future native iPad app for WhatsApp, Cathcart says the company “would love to support” the ‌iPad‌ and hints that rolling out cross-device support “will allow us to build things like that. .”

Other features confirmed to be coming soon to WhatsApp include “disappearing mode,” which will enable message disappearance for all threads, making users’ WhatsApp accounts “fleshable,” according to Zuckerberg. Additionally, Zuckerberg confirmed that WhatsApp will soon be rolling out “view once” mode for photos and videos, where, like on Snapchat and Instagram, users will only be able to view received content once.

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