WhatsApp has announced at least three new features in the coming months that will guarantee more privacy to message app users, according to Mark Zuckerberg.
Facebook CEO and WhatsApp head Will Cathcart spoke to WABetaInfo to confirm the progress.
While acknowledging that private conversations were the most important conversation for people, Zuckerberg said he was working to ensure more privacy of users and their messages.
He confirmed that the soon-to-disappear feature is coming to WhatsApp, which automatically enables short messages in new chat threads.
He then confirmed that a “View Once” feature will soon be introduced on WhatsApp, which will allow users to view photos or videos once they disappear.
WABetaInfo asked Zuckerberg and Keith Cart if they plan to launch several device features for WhatsApp as well. According to the new procedure, it will be possible for users to open WhatsApp without an internet connection, opening the same account on multiple devices.
“Synchronizing all your messages and content has been a huge technical challenge,” Zuckerberg explained, but the feature will be rolled out soon.
Keith Cart then confirmed that the multi-device would be rolled out in public beta within two months.
The WhatsApp boss also made some important confirmations to WABetaInfo during the interview. These are:
- WhatsApp on iPad will be supported thanks to multi-device
- They will consider opening the beta up to some more iOS users soon.
- You can connect up to 4 linked devices using multi-device
Users will definitely enjoy the new features that will give them more privacy in communication, according to Facebook’s CEO.