has announced this Tuesday an improvement in the multi-device function, introducing the possibility that a user can log in with the same account on several mobile phones.
Until now, this option could be carried out with the WhatsApp Web version, tablets and desktop applications,
but not on several smartphones at the same time.
This is a much-requested feature from users, WhatsApp notes on its blog: "You can now link your phone with up to three additional devices, the same way you link WhatsApp on web browsers, tablets, and desktop computers."
The maximum will always be four devices, but now users will be able to choose between them
three or four mobiles.
"Starting today, you can log in to the same WhatsApp account
on up to four phones
," summarizes Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Meta, on his Facebook page.
Depending on the messaging network, each linked phone connects to WhatsApp independently, ensuring that your personal messages, media, and calls are end-to-end encrypted.
Also, if the primary device is inactive for an extended period of time, all linked devices are automatically logged out.
"Phone linking makes it easier to send and receive messages. Now you can switch phones without signing out and pick up your chats where you left off. Or if you're a small business owner, other employees can now reply to customers directly from their phones with the same WhatsApp Business account".
This update has started rolling out to users around the world and will be available to everyone over the next few weeks.
The messaging network will also introduce an alternative and more accessible way to link devices in the coming weeks.
"You can now enter your phone number on WhatsApp Web to receive a unique code that you can use on your phone to activate device pairing, instead of having to scan a QR code. We hope to include this feature for more paired devices
in the future".
Transcribe messages, another new function
Audio to text, one of the most requested functions.
On the other hand, WhatsApp began testing in recent days a function expected by many users: the automatic transcription of audio messages within the application.
This audio to text conversion feature was released for a small group of iPhone users in some countries,
So far, some users who have tried this novelty have assured that when it works it works very well, but there are times when it does not transcribe.
This is because you do not understand what was said or spoken in a language that is not currently enabled.
The big advantage is that all transcripts will be processed on the device and will not be shared with WhatsApp or Apple servers, giving high priority to privacy terms.
A few weeks ago, WhatsApp had announced new security measures with the aim of preventing several of the cybercrimes that have gained the most ground in recent times: account theft, identity theft
and virtual scams.
Until now, Meta's messaging platform has various security layers to protect the privacy of its users, mainly the protection of personal messages with end-to-end encryption;
although this shielding is not enough to counteract
the changing plans of cybercriminals.
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