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WhatsApp multi-device feature will be limited to Web, desktop, and Portal in the beginning

With the new update, users will be able to link a second mobile phone. WhatsApp might offer a logout option in a future update.

For a very long time rumour mills have been suggesting that WhatsApp will soon enable its users to use their accounts on multiple devices. The Multi-device support was recently spotted in the latest beta version. Now according to a report, the new functionality will first arrive in beta on the WhatsApp Web, desktop, and Portal clients before being made available to Android and iPhone users. Also, it is said to be accessible to a limited number of users at its initial stage before releasing to the public.

Multi-device is the most awaited feature, which is still in the pipeline and will soon be rolled out to the users. This functionality will allow users to enable multiple devices with one account without requiring an active Internet connection on the main device. As per the latest report by WABetaInfo, which shares all the important updates related to WhatsApp, has revealed that the first version of the multi-device operation will be rolled out for WhatsApp Web, WhatsApp Desktop and Portal only. That means that the users won’t be able to link a mobile phone like another iPhone or Android at first, but soon they will be able to.

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The shared WhatsApp screenshot also confirms that the first version of the multi-device will support those devices only which may also affect the performance and quality for a short time, as being a beta version which usually carries bugs and other issues. But that would be fixed before the final release of this functionality. The first version of multi-device operation only allows WhatsApp Web, WhatsApp Desktop and Portal to work without an active Internet connection on your phone.

The report also states that in order to be able to link a second mobile phone WhatsApp might offer a logout option in a future update. Though the feature is still in the works, it will appear only on linked devices allowing users to link mobile devices too in the future. 

In the past, a chat between Mark Zuckerberg and Will Cathcart confirmed to WABetaInfo that multi-device is coming within two months. Like we said before in Multi-device the linked device will still be functional without an active Internet connection on the main device. It will allow linking up to 4 devices to your WhatsApp account. Additionally, WhatsApp will also allow users to migrate their chat history between Android and iOS. 

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Komila Singhhttp://www.gadgetbridge.com
Komila is one of the most spirited tech writers at Gadget Bridge. Always up for a new challenge, she is an expert at dissecting technology and getting to its core. She loves to tinker with new mobile phones, tablets and headphones.

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