WhatsApp rolls out long-awaited multi-device support

WhatsApp has finally rolled out a multi-device feature that has been long-awaited by users who own multiple phones. With the latest update, you can now use the same WhatsApp account on multiple smartphones. This is great news for people who have both personal and work phones or small business owners who want several employees to access the same WhatsApp account.


Say goodbye to the hassle of switching devices with WhatsApp’s multi-device feature

Until now, the only way to use WhatsApp on multiple devices was to use the web version on the second phone. However, with this new multi-device feature, you can use the app on both phones simultaneously. As detailed by WhatsApp, the process is the same as linking a Mac or iPad to your WhatsApp account on your phone. All you have to do is scan a QR code to grant access.

You can link up to four additional phones to your WhatsApp account. Each phone connects independently, ensuring that your messages, media, and calls are end-to-end encrypted. If your primary device is inactive for a long period, you will automatically be logged out of all the companion devices. This means that your account is safe and secure, even when you are using multiple devices.

WhatsApp multi-device

The ability to link multiple phones as companion devices will make messaging easier. You can switch between phones without signing out and pick up your chats where you left off. This is a great feature for people who use different phones for different purposes, as they can keep their conversations and messages separate.

For small business owners, multi-device support is a game-changer. They can now let several employees use the company WhatsApp account and respond to customers directly from their phones under the same WhatsApp Business account. This will streamline communication and improve customer service.

In addition to the multi-device feature, WhatsApp has also introduced a new way of authorizing the computer to access WhatsApp Web. 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.

Both of these new features have begun rolling out globally. However, the company cautions that it may take several weeks until everyone has them. So, if you own multiple phones and want to use WhatsApp on all of them, keep an eye out for the update and take advantage of this great new feature.

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