WhatsApp To Start Testing New Companion Mode
WhatsApp just announced a beta version of its Android and iOS applications with multi-device capability. According to reports, the corporation is preparing to release the second generation of this functionality under the guise of Companion Mode. The new Companion Mode, according to WABetaInfo, would allow users to utilize the same WhatsApp account on several devices at the same time. According to the blog, this is already available when connecting a PC (through WhatsApp’s desktop client or WhatsApp online) to the primary WhatsApp account. However, the companion mode now allows WhatsApp users to access their accounts from a separate mobile device or smartphone.
The blog site posted a snapshot of the function, demonstrating how the corporation would present the tool to its consumers when distributed to a larger audience. “Companion mode will allow you to attach this gadget to a registered WhatsApp account on your phone,” says the Meta-owned messaging service. When you switch to companion mode, you will be logged out of your existing WhatsApp account.”
“This process will wipe all locally stored WhatsApp data, including your chats and media,” the notification continues. This implies that once users use Companion mode, they will be signed out of any other WhatsApp account on their secondary mobile device. All data relevant to the different versions, including messages, media files, and documents, will be deleted from the secondary phone. After that, customers will be able to utilize the same WhatsApp account that they have on their primary smartphone on their secondary mobile device.
Notably, this feature is still in the works, and no word on when it will be available on WhatsApp’s Android and iOS apps. The blog site does, however, mention that the messaging app’s companion mode function would also allow users to link their Android tablets to their principal WhatsApp accounts.
According to a different claim, the business has begun rolling out the option to add up to 512 individuals to a WhatsApp group. Furthermore, the firm has already started to roll out the ability to exchange media files of up to 2GB in size on its platform. These features were first revealed earlier this month.