A unique solution for some Android manufacturers also allows you to run two accounts simultaneously on WhatsApp on the device, but not share account access in an app installed on another device. It is important to emphasize that the new feature is still in the development stages and is not available, not even to the participants of the beta version test program of the app. According to a report today (Monday) by the WABetainfo website that reviews new developments in the application’s developer code, the intention is to allow the use of the same account on 4 devices simultaneously, for example a private phone, work, computer and tablet.
The future innovation should address the main complaint of users, the inability to copy the chat backup from iPhone to Android and vice versa, which limits the transition between platforms for heavy users in the app. It is not clear whether the backup will continue to be done through the cloud services of Apple and Google as it is done today, or by transferring the backup storage to Facebook’s own servers. In any case, at the moment the main work is on the compatibility between the two chat backups on iPhone and Android. It turns out that the different versions of the app use a different format for data storage – one of the main reasons it took so long to develop a solution to the issue.
Another new feature that will appear is syncing between the various apps that are installed. This means that a message sent to the phone appears directly on the other devices. According to the published explanations, activating the account in another app will only be done through the backup restore, probably a security measure that will prevent malicious users from taking over the account. Westap suffers from many attempts at phishing by hackers, malicious agents and even intelligence agents, so security is the main issue they will have to deal with there if they decide to launch this feature. To make use of the new feature WhatsApp is also working on a dedicated iPad app.
It is important to emphasize that compared to WhatsApp, its main competitors Telegram and Signal do allow the use of several platforms simultaneously. Telegram backs up the chats on its private servers where it is not clear where they are stored and the backup signal is done locally so there is no limit to the type of cloud platform used. Over the years WhatsApp has added many features, but so far it still does not allow you to get all the features provided by competitors. With 2.5 billion users, it is probably also very careful about any new feature that is added, this aspect will change the user experience too much and cause users to migrate to foreign fields.