WhatsApp Desktop and Portal “can work without an active Internet connection on a mobile phone
The popular instant messaging platform WhatsApp has started rolling out one of the most-awaited features ‘multi-device support’ for its beta testers.
According to Mashable India, WhatsApp has been developing this feature for quite some time, and this new development by the platform is currently a limited public beta test. WABetaInfo, a popular website that pushes regular updates around the app, stated that WhatsApp Web, WhatsApp Desktop, and Portal “can work without an active Internet connection on a mobile phone.”
The first version of the multi-device feature does not support additional phones, but as per Mashable India, it is possible that future updates will provide the same.
Speaking about the feature, multi-device will make it possible to link up to four devices to a WhatsApp account. To check the eligibility, a user has to open WhatsApp Web/Desktop Settings on the phone and, if the feature is enabled for the WhatsApp account, the user will see a new row called ‘Multi-device beta’.
As per Mashable India, a user needs to be a member of the Beta program.