Perhaps the biggest problem WhatsApp has right now is that it needs the main phone up and running if you want to use it on your computer. This has been a major disadvantage for people and because of that, people face a lot of connectivity issues.
In an interview with WABetaInfo, Mark Zukerberg confirmed that WhatsApp will soon get the ability to run on multiple devices. He said that people can use up to four different devices, even when their primary phone is not connected to the internet. Zuckerberg says that Facebook has faced “a big technical challenge” in getting “all your messages and content to sync properly across devices even when your phone battery dies.”
However, he also added that the company has found an elegant solution and it is going to be the best solution out there. In addition to that, WhatsApp Head Will Cathcart said that the feature will roll out in beta soon. Upon asking if there is going to be a native iPad app for WhatsApp, Cathcart added that multi-device supportability will enable the company to build out products like that.
WhatsApp is also planning to add a “disappearing mode” that will turn on disappearing messages for all chats making WhatsApp accounts “ephemeral”, according to Zuckerberg. There will also be a view-only once mode, just like Snapchat and Instagram.