Smartphones had gradually take over our lives and become the most important device that we must carry along wherever we go. In this era where smartphones are our lives, WhatsApp moving forward one step to break away from the boundaries of smartphones.
According to WhatsApp, they have announced the launch of a trial aimed at freeing its users from smartphones. What this means is that WhatsApp can be used on just about any platform, where its functionality that has always be anchored to a phone with a phone number may be changed as well.
That may be changing, as the Facebook subsidiary has announced that it is testing a multi-device experience that doesn’t require the phone.
On Wednesday (14 July), the Facebook engineers had announced that they are running tests on a multi-device experience that doesn’t require the phone.
“With this new capability, you can now use WhatsApp on your phone and up to four other non-phone devices simultaneously – even if your phone battery is dead,” the blog post said.
WhatsApp had amassed more than 2 billion users around the world since its launch in 2009 as a smartphone messaging app.
Throughout the years, WhatsApp was being upgraded to be able to operate on computers. However, this is only limited to when the user’s smartphone is connected to a network. In the event where the smartphone is offline or has zero battery, the connection would have been lost.
There are other issues that arise due to the model of the operation being employed.
Nonetheless, in the blog, the said that the new WhatsApp multi-device architecture removes those issues and provide the user a seamless messaging experience. This will allow the user to perform every operation without the need of a smartphone.
They said that the new capability will be expanded more broadly as they refine the architecture too.
Not forgetting about the the security measures, WhatsApp gave assurance that each companion device connected to your WhatsApp account will be maintained at the same level of privacy and security through end-to-end encryption that users expect it to be.
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