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WhatsApp's working on a big improvement to multi-device support

WhatsApp's working on a big improvement to multi-device support

Believe it or not, WhatsApp didn't support multiple devices before this summer, requiring your phone to be turned on and connected to the web at all times — even when using the web client to send messages. While that's no longer necessary, the app is still incapable of allowing you to message from more than one mobile device. If you've been feeling the limitations of "partner" devices over the last few months, there's finally a sign that true multi-support is coming to WhatsApp.

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WhatsApp payments could soon earn cash back

WhatsApp payments could soon earn cash back

WhatsApp is pushing hard to get a slice of that money transfer pie, introducing mobile person-to-person payments in India and Brazil. And what's better than sending your friend a fast food combo's worth of money to cover that time you left your wallet in the car? Well, lots of things. But getting a tiny, tiny portion of that payment back in credit is probably one of them.

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WhatsApp is letting you easily identify your group chats

WhatsApp is letting you easily identify your group chats

You might be in a bunch of groups on WhatsApp with each of them serving different people, different purposes, just everything different. How you feel about each of them will vary. With that in mind, the app is developing a way for users to quickly create a group icon.

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WhatsApp wants to be your new Yellow Pages with its latest update

WhatsApp wants to be your new Yellow Pages with its latest update

Privacy concerns aside, WhatsApp remains one of the largest messaging services in the world. It's not limited to your friend group, either — thanks to its business-focused platform, communicating with all sorts of retailers online is a cinch. With its latest update, WhatsApp is adding a search feature for businesses for users to discover and contact companies right through the app.

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WhatsApp could soon have voice message transcriptions, but Facebook won't be doing the work

WhatsApp could soon have voice message transcriptions, but Facebook won't be doing the work

Captioning and transcriptions are handy things to have, but have been hard to come by for the longest time. Artificial intelligence has provided us with auto-generated transcriptions with some voicemail apps, captions on YouTube videos, and with almost anything with Google can put its fingers on. But if you've fallen through the gaps with all of these services and use WhatsApp, you might have a nice surprise to look forward to soon.

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WhatsApp encrypted backups will let users balance their own privacy and security priorities

WhatsApp encrypted backups will let users balance their own privacy and security priorities

There's no shortage of reasons for why WhatsApp is as popular as it is, but the service's focus on user privacy has got to be one of the big ones. With end-to-end encrypted messages, people using the app can feel secure that their messages are headed right to the eyes of their intended recipient, without the risk of any looky-loos peeking along the way. Now Facebook's talking about its plans for taking that kind of protection to its next logical step, as end-to-end encryption expands to cover WhatsApp backups.

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WhatsApp will soon start erasing deleted chat threads across all your devices

WhatsApp will soon start erasing deleted chat threads across all your devices

WhatsApp finally added multi-device support earlier this summer, making it easier than ever to message your friends and family even if your phone isn't nearby. It's a massive improvement compared to previous iterations of the app, offering up to four companion devices to message from — although you're still limited to a single phone. Some bugs still need to be ironed out, including deleted chat threads not syncing correctly across platforms. WhatsApp is finally working on a fix, but it might be a little while before it's live.

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WhatsApp will soon let you transfer your chat history from Android to iPhones

WhatsApp will soon let you transfer your chat history from Android to iPhones

After rolling out the ability to migrate your chats from iPhones to selected Samsung devices, WhatsApp is now working on letting you move your chat history from Android to iPhone. The first signs of this feature have been discovered in the latest build of WhatsApp beta for Android.

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WhatsApp will let you hide your 'Last Seen' status from anyone who can't be trusted

WhatsApp will let you hide your 'Last Seen' status from anyone who can't be trusted

Most modern messaging clients make it easy to see when your friends were last online. It's a helpful clue, letting you know if you should expect a quick response. Not everyone needs to know you were up until 4 AM the previous night, though. WhatsApp is about to make it a lot easier to manage who can and can't see your profile information, including the last time you logged on.

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WhatsApp's iOS-to-Android transfer tool is live, but only for Samsung phones

WhatsApp's iOS-to-Android transfer tool is live, but only for Samsung phones

Buried within Samsung's latest Galaxy Unpacked event was some big news: WhatsApp was finally making it possible to jump from iOS to Android with all of your messages in tact. If your message library has been holding you back from switching phones, this is an exciting announcement, but you'll need to be moving to a Samsung phone to do it.

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