Trial launched for mirror use across multiple devices

From Norman Wittkoff
WhatsApp is currently testing a new multi-device functionality in which the focus is no longer on the smartphone, but other devices are mirrored independently. Beta places are currently rare.

WhatsApp already announced the introduction of functionality for use independently of the smartphone on several devices in June and this is now part of the beta testing that has begun In a blog post Explained again at parent company Facebook. Thanks to the new technology, users should be able to use WhatsApp on their smartphone and at the same time on up to four so-called “companion devices”, regardless of whether they are desktop applications, web applications or, for example, between Android devices and iOS.

All data is copied and synced without end-to-end encryption, rather than just using the smartphone, which forwards the data to the version of WhatsApp that is also being used and thus must be connected. Für die neue Funktionalität haben die Entwickler demnach die Sicherheits-Codes so erweitert, dass nun alle Device-IDs eines Anwenders berücksichtigt werden, wodurch WhatsApp beim Empfänger auch die Authentizitizitä fenätätätätäs präsden prücksichtigt werden, wodurch WhatsApp beim Empfänger auch die Authentizitätä fenätätätätäs präsden sig näftätäng Should. There are also security functions such as biometric authentication before merging and viewing of all devices.


The new multi-device feature will be initially tested with a small group of users from the current beta program. The goal is to further improve performance and add some additional functionality before developers “slowly” roll it out at a larger scale. More information about the trial version and how to sign up can be found at WhatsApp Help Center, while more details about the multi-device feature can be found in the file Blog entry said and updated Technical document as PDF You find.

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