Facebook is continuing its plan to connect all of its messaging apps into one and we are seeing steps in that regard. According to WABetaInfo, one of the main ones is the ability to use WhatsApp on multiple devices at the same time as well as the possibility to migrate chats from one platform to another.
One more step and still very far from other alternatives
Currently, and since its launch, WhatsApp only works from one device
Facebook seems to want to change that, because in the most recent beta of WhatsApp, the following screenshot appears along with this text:
When the user tries to link a device that has a different operating system to their WhatsApp account, it is always necessary to update to the latest WhatsApp update available in the App Store or TestFlight, in order to avoid any compatibility error with the version of Android.
We do not have more information on this feature and even less on its possible arrival date, although we do see the interest of Facebook in facilitating the migration between devices. What is certain is that other services have already benefited from this functionality for years
At Facebook, they continue to work to, as Zuckerberg announced, merge and make all of the company’s communication platforms interoperable. An advantage when it comes to being able to talk to other people, but it can also be interpreted as a disadvantage in terms of confidentiality.