WhatsApp reportedly working to let users sync chat history between multiple devices

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Meta-owned popular messaging platform, WhatsApp is reportedly working on a new feature that will let users sync chat history between multiple devices.

The feature, which is called the companion mode, will let users link a secondary mobile device to their WhatsApp account without requiring active Internet.

The current setup does not allow users to access WhatsApp on two smartphones. “However, users can access their accounts from the desktop, tabs, and other devices. The feature is currently under development,” the company said.

According to the statement, “When users log into WhatsApp from a secondary mobile device, their chats are securely copied to the companion device. This process may take a while to complete, so WhatsApp is working on adding the same message system available on WhatsApp Web/Desktop: it explains that chats are still in sync, so old messages are momentarily not available.”

Another important feature that WhatsApp may roll out soon is the ability to hide their online status from specific people. WhatsApp will let users choose who can see them when they are online.

As per the company, “It will be possible to configure who can see when we are online right within our last seen settings thanks to two new options: “Everyone” and “Same as Last Seen.” For example, if you choose “My contacts” for “Last Seen” and “Same as Last Seen” for “online”, it means non-contacts won’t be able to see when you’re online.”

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