WhatsApp has been making strides in the messaging space since its inception.
Last year, they introduced the ability for users to message seamlessly across all their devices while maintaining the same level of privacy and security.
Today, WhatsApp is improving its multi-device offering even further by allowing the use of the same WhatsApp account on multiple phones.
This feature is highly requested by users, and it allows you to link your phone as one of up to four additional devices, just like when you link with WhatsApp on web browsers, tablets, and desktops. With this update, each linked phone connects to WhatsApp independently, ensuring that your personal messages, media, and calls are end-to-end encrypted. If your primary device is inactive for a long period, you’ll automatically be logged out of all companion devices.
Linking phones as companion devices makes messaging much easier. Now, you can switch between phones without signing out and pick up your chats where you left off. If you’re a small business owner, additional employees can respond to customers directly from their phones under the same WhatsApp Business account.
This update is rolling out to users globally and will be available to everyone in the coming weeks. WhatsApp is also introducing an alternative and more accessible way to link to companion devices. Soon, you’ll be able to 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.
This new update is a game-changer for WhatsApp users who frequently switch between multiple phones or want to use the same account across different devices. It’s also great news for small businesses that use WhatsApp to communicate with their customers. With this update, it’s easier than ever to respond to messages, no matter where you are or which device you’re using.
WhatsApp’s new multi-device support is just one of the many updates the platform has in store for its users. With its commitment to privacy and security, it’s no surprise that the messaging giant is continually improving its offering to provide a seamless and secure experience for its users. We look forward to seeing what’s next from WhatsApp.