Mark Zuckerberg reveals what's next on WhatsApp

Mark Zuckerberg reveals what's next on WhatsApp

Facebook's founder, Mark Zuckerberg, revealed to the public the new functions that will come to WhatsApp in the coming months to the whole world. Find out in this article all the details. Read on for more!

Facebook's founder, Mark Zuckerberg, revealed to the public the new functions that will come to WhatsApp in the coming months to the whole world. Find out in this article all the details. Read on for more!

The announcement came as part of a conversation between Zuckerberg; WhatsApp manager Will Cathcart and WABetaInfo, a website that has repeatedly revealed features before launch.

First of all, the designers of the messaging service work on the development of functions that allow maintaining greater privacy in chats. Zuckerberg explained that after releasing the disappearing messages, the developers hope to offer the disappearing mode that automatically enables ephemeral messages in new conversation threads.

Facebook's founder, Mark Zuckerberg, revealed to the public the new functions that will come to WhatsApp

Also, Facebook's founder promised that View Once will be implemented soon so that the recipient can only open the photos and videos once before they disappear from the chat.

Multi-device support has long been rumored and addresses one of WhatsApp's main shortcomings compared to its competitors.

At the moment, WhatsApp is tied to a specific phone and number, which means that it can only be used correctly on that device. Although it offers a web version of the application, it is supported by the main version. Zuckerberg revealed that WhatsApp develops the ability to access accounts from up to four devices.

WhatsApp is tied to a specific phone and number

"It has been a huge technical challenge to get all of your messages and content to sync correctly across all devices, even when your phone's battery runs out, but we've solved it and we can't wait to get it out soon!" Zuckerberg emphasized.

He added that even when using multiple devices, their end-to-end encryption will remain intact. Although the conversations will be shared between different devices, neither Facebook nor anyone outside them will be able to see their content, he said.

The new feature will go into a public beta version "in the coming months".

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