Monday, June 5, 2023

WhatsApp to introduce Side-by-Side Chats for easy chat switching

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According to reports, WhatsApp is examining an experimental feature for users of Android tablets. Users will be able to switch between several chats at once without losing track of the ongoing conversations. It will resemble what WhatsApp for Web already offers in terms of appearance. 

The feature is still being evaluated among a small group of beta testers, but a stable release is anticipated soon. We’re sure to learn about an iPad version of a comparable function in the near future because WhatsApp develops new features and improvements practically concurrently for Android and iOS devices.

Also read: WhatsApp introduces 3 new features for security and privacy

According to a recent claim from WhatsApp feature monitor website WABetaInfo, the social media network is introducing a side-by-side mode that would let users read and access numerous chats on one screen. 

Similar to the WhatsApp for Web interface, each live chat will be displayed simultaneously in a split-screen format. Users who frequently need to access numerous chats at once will find this useful, and it also allows them greater control over the app’s layout.

According to a screenshot included in the aforementioned claim, customers will be presented with a toggle switch that will allow them to switch between enabling and disabling the feature as needed. 

To access the feature, just follow through WhatsApp Settings > Chats > Side-by-side views.

Only a few beta users who are using WhatsApp for Android are currently able to access this feature. According to the source, future upgrades will progressively push out a more secure version of the feature to all Android device users.

Also read: WhatsApp rolls out new features for groups and companion devices

It’s noteworthy that WhatsApp just revealed that customers can connect a maximum of four gadgets to their accounts. Similar to the WhatsApp Web signup process, it must be accessed using the primary enrolled smartphone and a QR code. 

The social media platform mentioned that they are also developing a substitute for OTP-based authentication for this recently released multi-device login capability.

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