Users of WhatsApp’s web and desktop versions can now access their account on multiple devices, thanks to a new update from Meta.
This long-awaited feature enables users to link up to four smartphones to a single account, with each device working independently. Even if the primary device is offline, messages will continue to be received on the linked devices.
It’s important to note that if the primary device is inactive for a prolonged period, WhatsApp will log out of all companion devices. The four additional devices can be a combination of smartphones and PCs.
How to Link Your Smartphones as Companion Devices to WhatsApp
There are multiple ways to link companion devices to WhatsApp, and Meta has stated that more methods will be released in the future. Currently, the process involves entering the phone number on the secondary device and inputting the OTP received on the primary device. Alternatively, users can scan a code on the primary device to add a companion device.
Users can now have a WhatsApp account on both Android and iOS devices and add a companion device that is either an Android or iOS device. Meta has announced that the update is currently being rolled out worldwide and will reach all devices in the coming weeks.
To access this feature, ensure that you download and install the latest version of WhatsApp on your Android and iOS devices. It’s important to note that both the primary and companion devices must have updated versions of WhatsApp to use this feature.