WhatsApp may be working on multi-device compatibility


It seems like WhatsApp is getting closer to supporting several mobile devices.

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According to a fresh discovery in the beta version of the app, WhatsApp might be on the verge of introducing official tablet and multi-device functionality.

WABetaInfo has discovered a feature called “Join New Mobile Device” and “Register Device as Companion” that enables you to link a mobile device to your registered WhatsApp phone by scanning a code on that device.


This new feature means that you’ll soon be able to set up additional devices running the WhatsApp iOS or Android app, something you can presently do through the WhatsApp browser or desktop applications. Even if you download the beta, you won’t be able to test this functionality since no code displays.

WABetaInfo discovered this bug on the Android version of the app, so we can’t say for sure whether or when we’ll see it on the iPhone version. Of course, since this is a beta, there is no certainty that it will go live at any point.

If you’ve signed up for the multi-device beta, you’ll be able to attach up to four devices to your WhatsApp account at the same time through WhatsApp Web/WhatsApp Desktop. If you don’t want to use your primary phone to speak for up to two weeks, you may use these URLs to keep WhatsApp’s end-to-end encryption.


However, there are a few capabilities missing from this mode, such as the ability to see real-time locations. Since there is no tablet version, consumers have been requesting it for years, and it’s still not here. To avoid having to resort to third-party applications or browser shortcuts, it’s hopeful that WhatsApp will soon provide tablet-optimized versions of its client.

Even if WhatsApp is no longer available, there are lots of other options, some of which include tablet applications. However, good luck persuading your loved ones to make the move with you.


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