WhatsApp is on the lips of all this for the privacy notice which must be accepted by February 8, although other significant changes are underway for the app, such as the support for multiple devices at the same time and independently.
This support appears to be imminent and it can be tested first as a beta in the WhatsApp web section, where open sessions are visible. In preview, the beta version of WhatsApp launches a redesign of the view of linked devices
These are not sessions, they are devices
If you are using the beta version of WhatsApp on Android, the next time you enter the web section of WhatsApp, you will notice that the window has changed a lot. Not only flat design something more current with today’s trends, but there are some changes in the chosen words.
To begin with, while in the previous version, WhatsApp spoke of “computers with open sessions”, in the new version it talks about “peripherals”, more in line with the upcoming change: the ability to use WhatsApp at the same time on multiple devices, without having to keep the mobile connected.
This is mainly an aesthetic change and it applies to all interface elements of said window, including when you tap a session to close it, which displays a larger dialog box.
However, there is a very welcome change in security. Before pairing a new device, you must verify your identity using the fingerprint sensor – or some other available metric – something that hadn’t happened before.
This change is important because of all the ways to spy on WhatsApp, someone is taking your mobile under surveillance and log into WhatsApp Web on a mobile without you knowing It’s one of the most dangerous and doable, and it’s much more difficult now.
At the moment, that’s the only new thing about WhatsApp, and is that multi-device support will have to wait. Keeping pace with the related news coming to WhatsApp, you might not miss too much.
Via | WaBetaInfo
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