Upcoming WhatsApp features revealed

WhatsApp to replace Archived chats with “Read Later”

The CEO of WhatsApp in Will Cathcart and Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg have recently reportedly dished out a large amount of news surrounding the upcoming WhatsApp features. However, the news did not make way via a press release or indeed a post on social media – but did so courtesy of an apparent group chat that features a rather prominent leaker.

The person behind the rather prominent WABetaInfo website was reportedly added to a WhatsApp group that which included both Cathcart as well as Zuckerberg. And the co-founder of Facebook had confirmed a large variety of upcoming features – which includes a disappearing mode for any chat threat (this of course was previously limited only to one-on-one chats), “view once” functionality (sending content to someone and having it disappear after they view it) and also multi-device support without actually having an active internet connection there on the main device.

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Cathcart also proceeded on to shed some light on multi-device support, as he claimed that a public beta with this particular feature will soon be launched – in the next two months to be exact and also that multi-device support maxes out at four devices.

The CEO then also touched upon the iPad situation, saying that WhatsApp would love to support the app on Apple’s tablets but at the same time claimed that it needed to properly implement multi-device capabilities so as to make it possible. In any case though, it’s indeed great to see that multi-device support in particular isn’t too far away – especially when you take into consideration the fact that others like Telegram already have a similar feature on offer – and this has been the case for quite the while now.

Nonetheless, for everything said, remember to take the news with a pinch of salt because nothing is yet confirmed from an official standpoint. Let’s wait and see exactly what WhatsApp has in store for us


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