In July this year, WhatsApp multi-device support was spotted under testing. Now finally the company has rolled out the most speculated feature to its users. The WhatsApp users can not access the instant messaging app on a secondary device without having to get connected to an internet connection.
To enhance the user’s experience, and after several testings, the much-awaited WhatsApp’s multi-device support is now accessible for the users even without the need for the device to stay connected to the internet. This feature is now accessible to both Android and iOS users.
The WhatsApp multi-device support will allow you to access the application on your desktop or laptop via the WhatsApp web even if you do not have a smartphone.
As of now, users can link up to four additional devices without keeping their phones online. It should be noted that the new multi-device support is only available for beta users and can be enabled in the app’s Linked Devices section. All you need to do is tap on the three dots icon shown on the top right corner of your screen.
Remember the functionality is still under Beta testing and you need to opt into that option in order to get access to the feature. When you tap on the Linked devices pop up screen will appear saying, “ Join the multi-device beta! Use WhatsApp on up to 4 additional devices at once without keeping your phone online.” So when you enable it you will be inaccessible from all devices you are re-linked to a new one.
Here is how you can enable your WhatsApp account to a secondary device without an internet connection
- First things first, simply launch WhatsApp and tap on the three-dot icon at the top right corner of the screen.
- You Now tap on Linked Devices and then OK
- After this click on Link a Device.
- You will then be asked to scan a QR code from web.whatsapp.com.
- Because WhatsApp’s Multi-device feature is still in beta, you are required to opt for Join Multi-Device Beta.
- Then using the WhatsApp app, scan the QR code and you are good to go.
Following the above-mentioned steps, you can now receive and send messages for up to 14 days after your primary smartphone goes offline. This feature is useful if the device runs out of battery or in other cases like stolen or lost. Mind that you must reconnect the smartphone app after 14 days in order to continue using this functionality.
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