WhatsApp’s multi-device capability has only lately become widely available. The new function, which is currently in testing, allows users to connect up to four devices without needing to have their main smartphone linked to the internet.
This functionality is now available to Android and iOS users who have signed up for beta testing. WhatsApp web can now function on your laptop even if your phone is not connected to the internet.
WhatsApp users can connect up to four devices to their accounts. If you use numerous devices, such as a phone, laptop, and/or tablet, this capability comes in handy.
The feature is now in open beta, so users must first join up for the multi-device beta. Let’s look at how to accomplish this:
- On your smartphone, open WhatsApp.
- Select Linked Devices from the three-dot menu in the top right corner. This will take you to the screen where you can sign in to WhatsApp Web.
- Select “Multi Device Beta” from the drop-down menu, then “Join Beta.”
- Now go back to the Lined Devices page and click the Link a Device option.
- On your secondary device, go to web.whatsapp.com.
- Use your smartphone camera to scan the QR code on your secondary device.
- After you’ve linked your phone, you may completely forget about it and use WhatsApp on the web.
You can now use WhatsApp on both of your devices. You don’t have to be concerned about keeping your primary smartphone connected to the internet, or even keeping it turned on.
Linked WhatsApp devices will be able to receive and send messages for up to 14 days after the smartphone is offline if they are logged in.
On iOS, the feature has one drawback: you can’t erase conversations or messages from a linked device. Furthermore, you still can’t use WhatsApp on a tablet or a second phone.