You can now use one Whatsapp account on up to four phones: Here’s how
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- Meta has rolled out a feature that allows users to access one
- Earlier, users were limited to using one WhatsApp account on a single phone and multiple companion desktop devices.
- WhatsApp says this feature will roll out to all users within the coming weeks.
AdvertisementMark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook and Instagram, announced that WhatsApp is finally introducing multi-device login support, allowing users to access the same WhatsApp account on up to four phones. According to WhatsApp, this feature will be rolled out to all users in the coming weeks. Previously, users were limited to one WhatsApp account on a single phone and multiple companion desktop devices.
This new multi-device login support feature will allows users to link up to four devices to their account. Each linked device will function independently, even when the primary device is not connected to the internet, ensuring that messages continue to be received on the independent devices. However, if the primary device remains inactive for an extended period, WhatsApp will automatically log out of all companion devices. The four additional devices could be smartphones, PCs, or a combination of both, giving users flexibility in accessing their WhatsApp accounts across different devices.
Connect companion phones to WhatsApp
Meta has confirmed that there will be multiple ways to add companion devices to your WhatsApp account. Currently, one method involves entering the phone number on the secondary device and then inputting the OTP (One-Time Password) received on the primary device. Alternatively, users can add a companion device by scanning a QR code on the primary device. This means that users can have a WhatsApp account on an Android or iOS device and then add a companion device, either an Android or iOS device.
Meta has also assured us that the update is being rolled out globally and will reach all devices in the coming weeks. To access this feature, it's important to download and install the latest version of WhatsApp on both your primary and companion smartphones. Both devices should have up-to-date versions of WhatsApp to utilize this feature effectively.
Stay tuned with Business Insider India for more updates from Meta on additional ways to add companion devices to your WhatsApp account.
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