WhatsApp Multi-device could allow for two mobile devices soon


For a lot of Malaysians, WhatsApp is the chat messaging app of choice. It's a user-friendly app and has useful features like Multi-device. The public beta was made available to Malaysians just recently, but an update is already in development.

If you recall, Multi-device allows users to link their WhatsApp account to up to four computers via WhatsApp Desktop/Web without needing their phone to be connected. And now WhatsApp wants to make this feature better with Multi-device 2.0. According to WABetaInfo, version 2.0 will allow users to link to a second mobile device. When you connect to the second mobile device that you linked, it will sync and download all messages.


The second mobile device will download your messages from a server

This is possible because everything is now linked to a server, though WhatsApp promises that security is there with end-to-end encryption. From personal experience, WhatsApp's Multi-device feature is useful for work. For instance, you could Photoshop an image on your iMac and send it to someone. Then receive responses normally on your Windows laptop while you're away on your lunch break.

Being able to connect to a second mobile device might not be as useful. But in what scenario would you find it good to have? Share your thoughts in the comments, and stay tuned to TechNave for more updates on this.