WhatsApp has been working on a lot of features under its beta application and continues to bring them for the general users once the testing concludes to deliver a new user experience.
However, there’s one specific feature called – Multi-Device, which is under development for quite a time and WhatsApp developers have been quite optimistic to release it as soon as possible.
According to the latest information coming from WAbetainfo, the Multi-Device feature will initially be available for WhatsApp Web, WhatsApp Desktop, and WhatsApp Portal. This means users won’t be able to link a smartphone with another Android or iOS device.
The feature first decides to land on the above-mentioned platforms but it could also come on mobile devices as well.
Below is the screenshot of the Multi-device feature (screenshot source – Wabetainfo)
After your devices are linked, your phone will no longer need to stay online to use WhatsApp on the web, desktop, or Portal. Up to 4 additional devices and 1 phone can be used at once.
However, a user cannot message/call from the web, desktop, or portal to users who have an outdated version of WhatsApp on their devices, and performance as well as the quality of the content may be affected after on different platforms.
More information about the Multi-device feature is yet to come, so stay tuned…
WhatsApp’s About also getting my contact expect privacy feature
WhatsApp is designing the new “My contact expect” privacy feature which is already announced for the profile and last seen settings. Now, WhatsApp’s About also getting this custom privacy setting option.
It’ll let a user hide its About (Bio) details from some individuals in their existing contact list. Once this feature will available, users will be free to chooses whom they want to show their details with further customizations.
Furthermore, the function is in the developing phase and is not available for beta testers. But looking at WhatsApp’s recent activity about this setting, it’s expected to be available soon for the users. For now, you can check the preview below-
(WhatsApp About privacy setting, Image From WABetaInfo)
WhatsApp My Contact Except Feature:
This feature will allow a user to hide their activities including profile picture, last seen, and about from some selected users. It’s the same feature we can find in the privacy settings of WhatsApp Status and Groups.
Besides, it has the same working manner as the other functions. If you won’t let others know about your WhatsApp details, you also won’t be able to check them as well. As of now, WhatsApp has confirmed this feature for Android and iOS platforms.
However, the official news for the Apple devices is yet to announce. Users can access these settings once they’ll officially available for them. Just open WhatsApp>select more and click on Setting>Account>Privacy. From here, you can set privacy for Last seen, Profile, About, Status, Groups, etc.
More About WhatsApp:
In the future, WhatsApp will let the users manage their backup size displaying them the individual backup size of the various sections including Photos, Videos, Documents, and other media. It might be WhatsApp’s response to the rumored news about the limited storage plan of Google Drive. However, there are no official words available from the company.
WhatsApp will allow users to manage backup size
WhatsApp is designing more features for the users, in the coming time it’ll allow them to manage the backup size. In this line, it’s adding a new section to preformed this selection.
It’ll help the users in selecting the necessary data, they can further save their time, internet usages, and storage of unwanted information. Speaking of the backup, the developers just release the end-to-end backup encryption for the Android users after iOS.
Coming back to the backup management, WhatsApp might be preparing for the limited storage plan that is 2000 MB for each user of Google Drive. However, this plan is still on reports, Google hasn’t confirmed anything yet.
You can check the preview of manage backup size section below-
(Images from WABetaInfo)
As the above image shows, WhatsApp will offer users to select from photos, audio, videos, documents, and other media to manage their backup size. He/She will be independent to choose what to include in the backup from the offered options.
Furthermore, it’ll also display the media size for the corresponding section. So you can calculate the exact size for the backup
When it’ll Come for Users:
There are some measurements left to be done, so WhatsApp hasn’t enabled the backup management ability. Once this feature is ready to send, we’ll let you with further updates. Until then stay connected.
More About WhatsApp:
WhatsApp is designing the same contact info layout for Android devices that we have previously seen that in business accounts. The profile image adopted a rounder shape with the contact info added at the bottom.
Moreover, WhatsApp has moved, the contact button, info, and about at the place where a user can see very conveniently. (Read More Here)
Here how to restore WhatsApp 100% backup without getting stuck for Android
It has been a year when WhatsApp users facing a where their backup being stuck on Android devices during restoring 100% of data. Although there can be plenty of reasons for this backup problem, the particular cause isn’t cleared yet.
Furthermore, there is no response from WhatsApp to this bug so the users were forced to use incomplete data or try new ways to restore their backup. In the meantime, a Reddit user has created this problem and brought us a possible solution.
We have shared it in this article, you can check the step-by-step guidance below-
Step 1: First of all, you need to unlink your WhatsApp account from your Google Drive. Open any devices that connect to the internet and log in to your Google Account or browse https://drive.google.com. Now, follow the procedure mentioned below-
- Open Settings
- Select Manage Apps
- Click on WhatsApp Messanger (WhatsApp Business)
- Tab on the “Options”
- From here- disconnect from the Drive
Step 2: Now you can uninstall your WhatsApp Messenger from your device
Step 3: Select the file manager and follow the path- /user/Android/Media/com.whatsapp/WhatsApp/Databases. After that, you have to select the most recent databases file, remained it- “msgstore.db” and don’t make any changes in its extension. keep it- “.crypt”.
For instance, supposes the extension is .crypt12 so your file name will be ” msgstore.db.crypt12″. In case, if you can’t access this path, you can also try using WhatsApp/Databases or /user/WhatsApp/Databases.
Step 4: Now you have to reinstall the WhatsApp Messenger application and verify your account using the same device.
Step 5: When you first access your account, WhatsApp will seek the data stored in Google Drive. But you have already unlinked it from the device, so the app won’t be able to access the previously stored data. Therefore, WhatsApp will be left with no choice except to provide the local backups stored in the renamed files.
Step 6: Once you successfully restore your previous data and chat history, you can relink your WhatsApp account to your Google Drive using backup settings. Hope from now on, you won’t lose any of your important information while backing up. 🙂
Special thanks to WABetaInfo and the Redditor u/torojet for directing us to this helpful solution.