WhatsApp has been receiving all kinds of new features recently. The latest news is that WhatsApp is working on a new cross-platform system that will allow users to access their account on more than one device.
At this time, you can only use WhatsApp on something other than your phone with WhatsApp Web. Even with WhatsApp Web, you need to have your phone online and connected to your PC or laptop via QR code.
The new cross-platform system will allow you to stay active on multiple devices at the same time without being tied to your phone. Also, the company is improving end-to-end encryption.
The new cross-platform feature will work in conjunction with WhatsApp’s Universal Windows Platform (UWP) application, which is also being developed. When available, you can sign in to WhatsApp Web on your PC even if your smartphone (Android or iOS) is offline.
Voice / Video Call Support
WhatsApp Web currently supports only one chat interface and does not have voice or video call capability. However, this may change when the new multiplatform feature is introduced. The details about these new features are scarce, so we don’t know what the interface will look like, but the features will be better.
The new feature will support existing platforms such as Windows, Android, and iOS. Compatibility for macOS is still unknown. It is unclear whether the new feature will replace WhatsApp or not.
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