For the first time, WhatsApp will soon let you connect your second smartphone to the same account. Here is how it will work.
WhatsApp has always faced issues when it comes to connecting multiple devices. Even so, WhatsApp recently introduced a new multi-device update that solves the problem to a large extent for Android smartphones as well as iOS. The multi-device feature allows you to access WhatsApp on multiple devices even when there is no internet connection on the primary device which is the phone. One problem though is that WhatsApp doesn’t let you use your account on a second smartphone, it works on the desktop or web version of WhatsApp. But it looks like things will change for WhatsApp users!
According to a new report by WhatsApp update tracker WaBetaInfo, the company is currently working on other important improvements. This blog mentioned that, “The second version of multi-device was planned last year and we finally got new details today: WhatsApp is currently working on a niche to link other mobile devices!”
It’s correct! You will be able to link your second smartphone to your WhatsApp account
As per WaBetaInfo’s update, there will be a new separate section in the app called ‘Register Device as Companion’. The blog shared a screenshot showing the ‘Use WhatsApp on another device’ option. This shows that the feature will show up when you try to open WhatsApp on a secondary mobile device. This way you can also decide to link your WhatsApp account to use it on another device.
The screenshot also draws attention to the other smartphone connection steps to your main WhatsApp account. You will need to point your primary smartphone at the secondary device’s screen to link them by scanning the QR Code. Once the process is complete, you will finally be able to use your WhatsApp account on another phone.
The blog also mentions that “thanks to this feature, you will also be able to link your Android tablet as a secondary device in the future.” However, the release date of this new multi-smartphone WhatsApp feature is still unknown as the process is under development. More information about the feature is still awaited.