|This WhatsApp update is gradually rolling out to some beta users|
WhatsApp is apparently developing a new feature for Android tablet users. It will allow users to move between many conversations concurrently, without losing track of the ongoing talks. It will seem similar to what is already accessible on WhatsApp for Web. It is currently being tested among select beta users, but a stable version of the service is scheduled to go out shortly. Since WhatsApp works on new features and upgrades almost simultaneously for Android and iOS devices, it is likely that we will hear about the iPad version of a similar feature in the near future.
WhatsApp feature tracker website WABetaInfo revealed in a recent report that the social media platform is rolling out a side-by-side mode, which would enable users to monitor and access numerous conversations on a single screen. The individual active conversations will be presented concurrently using a split screen-like structure, similar to what's shown on the WhatsApp for Web interface. This is handy for customers who need to often access many conversations at the same time and also allows them greater choice over the app layout.
In an image given in the aforementioned article, it is observed that users will be granted a toggle option that will allow them to activate and disable the function according to their convenience. The option may be found via WhatsApp Settings > Chats > Side-by-side viewing.
Currently, this feature is only accessible to select beta users who are on the WhatsApp beta for Android 184.108.40.206 version. The source says that eventually, a more reliable version of the functionality would be handed out to all Android tablet users with subsequent upgrades.
Notably, WhatsApp also recently announced that users can link up to four devices to their WhatsApp accounts. It is to be accessed using the main registered smartphone and a QR code, much as the WhatsApp Web login method. The business highlighted that they are also working on an OTP-based authentication solution for this newly-launched multi-device login capability.