The team of the popular messenger WhatsApp will soon launch a hotly awaited feature by many users. We are talking about the support for simultaneous work from multiple devices with one account.
According to WABetaInfo, the function is already in the final stage of development. And the next step is that the WhatsApp team will launch an open beta test. The source recommends that anyone looking to try out the features make sure they are using the beta versions of WhatsApp for Android and iOS.
What we know about the function at the moment is that one WhatsApp account will be able to work on four devices at the same time.
WhatsApp users have dreamed of real multi-device support since the launch of the messenger in 2009. Synchronization between devices with the simultaneous work of WhatsApp is simply not provided. Currently, WhatsApp only allows one device to connect to an account. Even the desktop version of WhatsApp can only work in conjunction with a running application on a smartphone, “mirroring” it.
WhatsApp fixed major vulnerabilities and launched a new security website
Recently, WhatsApp announced six previously undisclosed vulnerabilities that the company has already managed to fix. The messenger has posted reports of these vulnerabilities on a dedicated security advisory website. It will serve as a new resource providing a complete list of security updates.
The messenger admitted that five of the six vulnerabilities were fixed in one day. While the last bug took a couple of days longer. While some of the bugs would allow remote access to your data, the company said it found no evidence that hackers could have exploited these vulnerabilities.
About a third of the new vulnerabilities were discovered using the company’s specially developed Bug Bounty Program, and the rest, as you would expect, were discovered during routine code review and using automated systems.
The app is one of the most popular applications in the world, with more than two billion users worldwide. But it is also a constant target for hackers who try to find and exploit vulnerabilities in the platform.
The new website is part of the company’s efforts to be more transparent about vulnerabilities. The company says that the app community wanted a single place to track vulnerabilities, as WhatsApp is not always able to detail its security recommendations in the release notes for each new version of the app. It looks like they’ve got it right now.