WhatsApp is developing a new multi-device feature that will allow users to link their main account to another tablet or phone

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WhatsApp is developing a new multi-device feature that will allow users to link their main account to another tablet or phone
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  • WhatsApp is working on a new multi-device support that will allow users to use it on two cellular devices.
  • Earlier, the multi-device connectivity was only available on desktop, laptop, tablet or other non-phone devices.
  • The feature is currently under development on WhatsApp for iOS.
WhatsApp is working on a new multi-device feature that will allow users to link their main account to another tablet or phone. Earlier this year, the Facebook-owned instant messaging app had rolled out multi-device support that lets users run WhatsApp on desktop, laptop, tablet or other non-phone devices even when the phone’s battery is dead.

As per a report in WABetaInfo, the multi-device 2.0 feature is still under development. Once it rolls out, users can add iPad or Android tablet as a linked device and use it without internet connectivity on their primary mobile device. The report that WhatsApp for iOS lets users link WhatsApp on iPad to their main device. The feature should also be available on Android tablets. Let’s have a look at how it will work.

How will it work?


When you link your WhatsApp on another cellular device for the first time, it will sync your chats from the first device with end-to-end encryption.
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Later on, whenever the user opens WhatsApp on a second cellular device, it will download all messages from the server and without needing the primary phone to be connected to the internet.

Availability


Currently, this feature is under development on WhatsApp for iOS and it should be available on compatible iPads. As per the report, the multi-device support on the second cellular device will also be available on Android tablets.

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If the feature will be rolled out only for tablets or if it will include smartphones is yet to be confirmed, but it is highly likely that it will allow users to connect up to two cellular devices including smartphones.

Roll out


At the moment, the multi-device feature is being developed for WhatsApp for iOS beta, and the company is also working to get the feature on Android devices, but the exact date of its release is unknown.

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