WhatsApp users set to use one account on multiple devices. According to the report, this feature is still under development and not yet available in beta testing.
It is, however, expected that connection should be possible irrespective of the channel — mobile (Android and iOS), desktop, or Web.
Normally, it is possible to login two different phone numbers on a single mobile device; if the device has both WhatsApp Business and WhatsApp Messenger apps installed, or if it’s some brand of mobile devices that allow the user to duplicate social media apps.
A successful roll out of this feature would be WhatsApp’s way of matching up to Telegram, a rival messaging app whose distinctiveness is in its cloud based backup, and groups that can take as many as 200,000 members.
However, one feature that would have to accompany WhatsApp’s intention will be to change its backup model to encrypted cloud, an upgrade from its usual mode of uploading to iCloud or Google Drive.
Apparently, this should keep messages and media data secured and accessible on other devices in real time.