WhatsApp fans will be ecstatic to learn that the messaging app has revealed that it will be releasing a new set of features in the near future.
WABetaInfo broke the news to the rest of the globe once more. Instead of receiving inside knowledge, the website was able to talk with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and WhatsApp CEO Wil Cathcart directly about the new features.
After speaking with Cathcart, Zuckerberg joined the conversation to discuss the new capabilities that would be available on WhatsApp shortly.
According to Zuckerberg, the most essential interaction people have is through private chat. Other tools to keep chat and messages more private are being developed, according to Facebook’s CEO.
In the graphic below, Zuckerberg says that WhatsApp will soon include a fading mode that would enable ephemeral messages in new conversation threads.
He then stated that a “View Once” function will be put out to WhatsApp shortly, allowing users to view images or videos only once before they vanish.
WABetaInfo asked Zuckerberg and Cathcart if the multiple device functions will be available on WhatsApp as well. Users will be able to open WhatsApp without an internet connection using the new way, and they will be able to use the same account on many devices.
“Getting all your messages and material to sync has been a major technological challenge,” Zuckerberg said, but the function will be pushed out shortly.
Cathcart said that a public beta of the multi-device feature will be available in two months.
During the discussion, the WhatsApp CEO also provided some significant confirmations to WABetaInfo. These are the following:
- Because of the multi-device capability, WhatsApp will be available on the iPad.
- They’ll explore expanding the beta to include additional iOS users in the near future.
- Using multi-device, you may connect up to four connected devices.