Last year, WhatsApp introduced a feature that allows users to message across all devices while maintaining privacy and security. Today, the company is announcing the ability to use the same WhatsApp account on multiple phones, a feature that was highly requested by users. Users can now link their phone as one of up to four additional devices, similar to linking with WhatsApp on web browsers, tablets, and desktops.
Each linked phone connects to WhatsApp independently, ensuring end-to-end encryption of personal messages, media, and calls. If the primary device is inactive for a long period, the user will be logged out of all companion devices automatically. Linking phones as companion devices makes messaging easier, allowing users to switch between phones without signing out and pick up chats where they left off. This feature is also useful for small business owners, as additional employees can now respond to customers directly from their phones under the same WhatsApp Business account.
The update is rolling out to users globally and will be available to everyone in the coming weeks. Additionally, WhatsApp is introducing an alternative and more accessible way to link to companion devices. Users can now enter their phone number on WhatsApp Web to receive a one-time code, which they can use on their phone to enable device linking. This eliminates the need to scan a QR code. The company plans to introduce this feature to more companion devices in the future.
The owner of Meta “Mark Zuckerberg” announced a short while ago through his official account on Facebook, “.” And also the official page of WhatsApp on Facebook.