WhatsApp working on multi-device linking feature for secondary phones and tablets

After releasing a new multi-device update on WhatsApp beta for Android and iOS, that brings bug fixes and new improvements for your experience when using WhatsApp Web/Desktop, WhatsApp is now working on other important improvements. As per WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is working on bringing multi-device support to phones, which will enable you to use the same account on different phones.

WhatsApp multi-device feature update

The update will bring the new WhatsApp section called “Register Device as Companion,” with a description explaining that the feature will allow you to use WhatsApp on another device. In addition, you may need to scan a QR code with your primary WhatsApp device. WABetaInfo says that the app will also let you link an Android tablet as a secondary device in the future.

“WhatsApp is rolling out a new update through the Google Play Beta Program, bringing the version up to 2.22.10.13.
What’s new in this update? WhatsApp is working on the ability to link new mobile devices to your WhatsApp account, for a future update,” the report noted.

The upcoming update will also automatically sync recent messages on the companion device and will be end-to-end encrypted. The multi-device link feature will also eliminate the need to have a sim card in order to use your WhatsApp account on another phone or tablet.

Meta owned messaging platform already allows users to log in on multiple devices through the ‘Linked Devices Feature’, which was rolled out in November 2021.

WhatsApp announced a wide range of features recently. One of the major features that were on that list was the expansion of the voice calling feature. WhatsApp will now support 32 participants in a voice call. This is a substantial jump from just 8 participants earlier. WhatsApp last increased the group voice and video calling limit to 8, during the peak of the pandemic. The support for 32 people will only be found on voice calls.

In addition, WhatsApp is also working on a subscription plan for the WhatsApp business accounts in a bid to offer additional features to businesses. “For example, you know you can normally link up to 4 devices when using multi-device, but if you subscribe to their new plan, you will be able to link up to 10 devices,” a recent report noted.

Faqs

– Join multi-device beta by going to WhatsApp and then Settings > Linked Devices > Multi-Device Beta.
– Once done, go back to the Linked devices screen and then tap the Link a Device button to link a new device.

Use WhatsApp on Web, Desktop, and other devices by linking them to your phone. You can use up to four linked devices and one phone at a time.

You can now use the same WhatsApp account on two devices simultaneously. So if you are using your tablet for work, gaming or reading, you don’t have to constantly keep shuttling between your smartphone and tablet for WhatsApp. All you need is an internet connected smartphone, tablet or iPad.21-Apr-2016

How Does WhatsApp Sync Multiple Devices? When a companion device is linked, the primary device encrypts all of your messages for the last three months of chats. After that, it transfers them to the newly-linked device via an end-to-end encrypted message.11-Nov-2021

Use WhatsApp on Web, Desktop, and other devices by linking them to your phone. You can use up to four linked devices and one phone at a time. Your personal messages, media, and calls are end-to-end encrypted.

The multi-device feature lets users access WhatsApp on four other devices, such as their laptops or desktops via WhatsApp Web, excluding their primary phone, without worrying about internet connectivity on the main phone.22-Mar-2022

Conclusion

WhatsApp is working on other improvements besides adding support for multiple devices. It will be able to link a tablet as another device in the future, it’s still not yet clear how many people will actually use this feature. After that, they’re also working on a plan for businesses called ‘The Business Sub