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WhatsApp is rolling out feature to access account on multiple phones



WhatsApp multiple phones

Today, WhatsApp announced a brand new feature for users that will let them use the same WhatsApp account on multiple smartphones. Meta-owned WhatsApp said in a blog post that this capability to log in to the same account on multiple phones will allow you to synchronize your messages across all of the devices seamlessly.

According to the information, you can now link your phone under the four devices that include web browsers, tablets, and desktops. Each of these connected phones will use independent data management and the connections will encrypted.

Similar to other platforms, if the parent phone becomes inactive, WhatsApp will log out of the account automatically from all of the phones. This functionality also makes business owners to easily add business employees and respond directly to customers from their phones under the same WhatsApp Business account.

Status of this feature rollout

WhatsApp has confirmed that this feature is rolling out in batches and may take a few weeks to cover all of the users.

An upgrade to the login feature

Additionally, there is more functionality coming to WhatsApp, which includes a one-time code that will come right into your phone number when you log in on WhatsApp web.

WhatsApp multiple phones

How to link the same WhatsApp on multiple phones

Using your primary phone to link up to four devices. You’ll need to log in to your primary phone every 14 days to keep linked devices connected to your WhatsApp account.

First Download WhatsApp on the Android companion phone you want to link. Open WhatsApp and tap AGREE AND CONTINUE. Tap More options, then tap on Link to an existing account. You’ll see a QR code to be scanned by your primary phone.

Open WhatsApp on your primary phone.

  • Android: Tap More options > Linked devices > Link a device.
  • iPhone: Go to WhatsApp Settings > Linked Devices > Link a Device.

Unlock your primary phone:

  • If your device has biometric authentication, follow the on-screen instructions.
  • If you don’t have biometric authentication enabled, you’ll be prompted to enter the pin you use to unlock your phone.

Scan the Android companion phone QR code with your primary phone.

You should know that live location and add status features aren’t supported on companion phones. Your companion phones will be logged out if you don’t use your primary phone for over 14 days. Successfully linked companion phones will show “This is a linked device. Learn more” in Settings.

Most of Deng Li's smartphones are from the Huawei ecosystem and his first Huawei phone was Ascend Mate 2 (4G). As a tech enthusiast, he keeps exploring new technologies and inspects them closely. Apart from the technology world, he takes care of his garden.