WhatsApp is one of the most popular, free-to-use cross-platform messaging apps. It has many features, like group video calling, voice calling, location sharing, payments, disappearing messages, etc., built-in to enhance user experience. Now, WhatsApp gets Multi-Device supports as well. Here is how to get and use the multi-device feature in WhatsApp.
The multi-device feature in WhatsApp now supports up to 4 linked devices at a time. That is, you can link four devices to your WhatsApp account, for example, another Android phone/Tablet/iPad, WhatsApp Desktop app, and WhatsApp Web. One of the main advantages of this feature is that your primary device does not need to connect to the internet all the time to use WhatsApp. You can continue to use WhatsApp on your other linked devices. Also, you will not be annoyed with the always showing WhatsApp Web is connected notification.
Multi-Device support comes with WhatsApp v126.96.36.199, which is a beta version of the app. So to use the new feature now, either you need to opt-in for beta testing (link) or download and install the APK from APK Mirror (link).
Steps to Enable Multi-Device Feature in WhatsApp
- Open WhatsApp, tap on the three vertical dots menu in the top right corner.
- Select the Linked devices option from the menu.
- You will get a new popup window asking you to “Join the multi-device beta!”.
- Tap OK and choose “Multi-device beta” on the next screen.
- Next, tap on the Link a Device button, and start linking devices with QR Scanner.
As said, you can use WhatsApp on up to four companion devices, but you can only have one phone connected to your WhatsApp account. Also, if you don’t use your phone for over 14 days, your linked devices will become disconnected.
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