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WhatsApp testing a new Syncing Devices feature with latest beta version 2.21.10.6

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Earlier, WhatsApp has been working on a chat history migration feature for Android users and released a beta update with version 2.21.9.7 last month. Meanwhile, it was already avaialble for iOS users.

As of now, the method of chat history migration is still unknown but there is the possibility that Google Drive will be used to temporarily store the chat history.

Here’s the question that pop-ups in the user’s mind, what happens after the chat is migrated to another device?. The answer is in the new WhatsApp beta update.

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According to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp has announced the latest WhatsApp beta update for syncing devices with version 2.21.10.6. The current status of this version under development and will be available in the future stable update.

After the chat migration, the devices will start to be in sync with each other and this is useful for some chat history like pinned, starred messages, or any other background service.

When both the current and other devices working with the same WhatsApp account and chat syncing started, a notification will be presented on the main device. But the actions related to chat deletion won’t be applied on another device like:

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  • Deleting a chat on a device won’t remove the same chat on another device.
  • Deleting a specific message for everyone will delete it on any linked device.
  • Deleting a specific message for you won’t delete it on linked devices.

Note:

WhatsApp is still working on multi-device and what needs to be synced, so everything might change before the release: the last word has not been said yet.

Also, check:

Latest WhatsApp beta arrives with new chat migration feature for Android

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WhatsApp started to send HD Photos option beta for iOS users

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The iOS users, who registered themselves for the beta TestFlight can enjoy the HD Photos option on their devices on WhatsApp. It offers three options for the users to select for the image quality they want to send.

It’s notable that, last week WhatsApp release the same feature for Android users also. However, keep in mind that this is the beta rollout and WhatsApp can make further changes to bring more convenience.

WhatsApp HD Photos Option:

This new option will allow the users to select the quality of their images considering their data plan, it offers three options- Auto (recommended), Best Quality, and Data Saver. Talking about all these options the following things are considerable-

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  1. The default feature is Auto, which doesn’t show any remarkable changes.
  2. The Best Quality doesn’t offer to send the images in their original quality
  3. WhatsApp will still use the compressing algorithms on the images
  4. The original image’s quality can be retained about 80%
  5. Images larger than 2048 x 2048 might be resized
  6. The image sizes will be more reduced in the Data Sever option
  7. You can use the data saver option if you don’t have much internet plan. However, it’s not recommended if you want to share good quality images

WhatsApp HD Photos iOS

Where to Check?

The users can find this feature in the function called Media Upload Quality, which can be found by following the below-mentioned steps-

  1. Open WhatsApp account
  2. Go to the WhatsApp Settings
  3. Select Storage and Data
  4. Here you can find Media Upload Quality

If you didn’t find the Media Upload Quality feature, it means that this feature is yet to be sent on your device. At present, WhatsApp is rolling out the Media Upload Quality feature for some selected users.

The remaining devices will also begin to receive this function by the next week, so no need to worry if this feature is not enabled for your WhatsApp account yet.

(Source- WABetaInfo)

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WhatsApp Multi device beta feature is available for iOS users

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The WhatsApp Multi-device feature has been released for iOS users through the TestFlight beta program. Now, the Whatsapp iOS registered beta tester can upgrade to 2.21.150.11 via downloading it from the App Store.

The new Multi-device beta features allow the users to use the WhatsApp Web or WhatsApp Desktop without using the internet connection on the iPhone. Furthermore, the users can connect up to four devices simultaneously.

Additionally, the users can have the end to end conversations in their contacts that won’t be stored on the WhatsApp servers instead it will be sent to all devices or to be precise laptops, PC and tablets connected with the smartphone.

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As this is the initial beta push, the users can connect to one smartphone only. Besides, you have to check if this feature is enabled on your device or not in order to activate it.

WhatsApp Multi-device beta feature for iOS Verification:

  1. Open WhatsApp account
  2. Go to the Setting option
  3. Tap on the Linked Devices (Whatsapp Web/Desktop)
  4. Here you can see the new row- Multi-device
  5. Now you can enjoy the parallel connection without using the internet

WhatsApp Multi-device feature iOS

(image source – wabetainfo)

Notable Words:

  1. This is the beta activity so there is the possibility of occurring glitches including pinned chats, live locations, version compatibility.
  2. The pinned chats may not be synced instantly
  3. The users have to search for pinned chat manually at first
  4. Users may not able to see the live locations on the associated device
  5. The users can’t modify the WhatsApp business profile using the WhatsApp Web/Desktop
  6. The user with an older version can’t communicate with the people having this feature

Availability:

This new feature is still rolling out for iOS users in the stage manner. Besides, the selected users will get the features first, so it can take some days even weeks to reach your devices, until then wait patiently.

(Source- WABetaInfo)

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WhatsApp brings new Expired View feature

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WhatsApp has recently enabled the WhatsApp Expired View feature with the beta tester program to bring more convenience for the users. The users can identify the beta version for Android with the new 2.21.15.11 version.

Previously, WhatsApp introduced the possibility to send WhatsApp media with the view once option. These media files have the capability to be removed from the conversation section within 14 days if the receiver didn’t open the file.

Following this new feature, the WhatsApp team added some extra attributes in this new beta build to bring further assistance for the users.

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WhatsApp Expired View Feature

In case, if the receiver of the video isn’t able to open it within 14 days of the sent date, he/she will receive the notification with the note “your media has expired, please ask the user to resend it.” So you can get to clearly know about the situation.

However, there is a possibility that users can’t see the expired mark on the media set as the view once even after didn’t open them with 14 days. This might be occurring due to the recent changes made by the developers.

At present, WhatsApp is working further on this feature and will introduce new fluency in the future for easy operation.

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WhatsApp Expired View Feature

As you are well aware that we don’t track any record of the sent and device media as it’s too funny. So there is a possibility of encountering some trivial suffering of tracking the sent date of the media. With this expired alert feature, we won’t waste our precious time on matching the date, if the file happens to contain some important information.

Availability:

WhatsApp is gradually expanding the availability of this beta version and it’ll take a while to enable this version. Until then, users can wait patiently to reach this feature on their respective devices.

(Source – WABetaInfo)

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