WhatsApp has officially rolled out the functionality to use a WhatsApp account on multiple phones. According to the Meta-owned instant chatting app the same WhatsApp account can now be accessed on up to four phones. This feature is similar to how you use the same account on a desktop, tablet or any secondary device.
WhatsApp now let you log in to the same account on multiple smartphones. Previously this feature was available through the Web platform but now it is possible to link it to multiple phones. The company CEO Mark Zuckerberg officially announced the ability to link one single account to multiple phones. He said, “Starting today, you can log into the same WhatsApp account on up to four phones.”
The company also took to Twitter to announce the availability to link a WhatsApp account on multiple phones. The blog post said, “Last year, we introduced the ability for users globally to message seamlessly across all their devices while maintaining the same level of privacy and security. Today, we’re improving our multi-device offering further by introducing the ability to use the same WhatsApp account on multiple phones.”
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According to the company, multidevice support for phones is a highly requested feature. One can now link one single account to 4 additional devices/phones. It works the same as when you link with WhatsApp on web browsers, tablets and desktops.
Notably, each linked phone connects to WhatsApp independently, ensuring that your personal messages, media, and calls are end-to-end encrypted. If the primary device is inactive for a long period, WhatsApp automatically logs you out of all companion devices.
As per WhatsApp linking phones as companion devices will make messaging easier. This means the ability to switch between phones without signing out allows you to continue conversations where you left them. Alternatively, if you run a small business, other staff members can now reply to clients directly from their phones using the same WhatsApp Business account.
WhatsApp noted via blog post that they have begun rolling out the update to users all over the world and it is dropping on your devices in the coming weeks.
“Also rolling out over the coming weeks, we’re introducing an alternative and more accessible way to link to companion devices. Now you can enter your phone number on WhatsApp Web to receive a one-time code, which you can use on your phone to enable device linking, rather than having to scan a QR code. We look forward to introducing this feature to more companion devices in the future.”
🥁 Drumroll please…
Now you can use the same WhatsApp account on multiple phones 📱📞 ☎️ 📲
Link up to 4 other devices to your account so you can easily switch between phones without signing out and pick your chats up right where you left off. pic.twitter.com/Loqa30EgHk
— WhatsApp (@WhatsApp) April 25, 2023
How to link your WhatsApp account to multiple phones:
- Firstly launch WhatsApp on your secondary device.
- Now open your WhatsApp account on the primary device and locate the Linked Devices option in Settings.
- Tap on the Link a Device.
- If an ID check is set up, follow the steps on the screen to confirm your identity.
- Now use the camera on your primary device to scan the QR code on the secondary phone.
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