WhatsApp now has a function to support using the same account on various devices.
According to the Meta-owned platform, the feature has begun rolling out globally and will be accessible to everyone in the upcoming weeks.
The messaging app WhatsApp announced on Tuesday that it has added a feature that will let users utilise the same WhatsApp account across different phones. According to the Meta-owned platform, the feature has begun rolling out globally and will be accessible to everyone in the upcoming weeks.
Introducing the capability to utilise the same WhatsApp account on different phones, WhatsApp said it was "enhancing our multi-device offering today."
Users will be able to "connect your phone as one of up to four other devices, the same as when you link with WhatsApp on web browsers, tablets, and desktops," thanks to the functionality, which has been greatly desired by users.
In order to provide end-to-end encryption of a user's private messages, media, and calls, each paired phone connects to WhatsApp independently.
In a news release, WhatsApp stated, "And if your primary smartphone is dormant for a long time, we immediately log you out of all companion devices."
Messaging is made simpler by connecting phones as companion devices. A user can now choose to switch between phones without signing out and continue chats where they left off, for example.
Also, WhatsApp is providing a different, more approachable method of connecting to companion devices.
"Instead of scanning a QR code, you can now enter your phone number on WhatsApp Web to get a one-time code that you can use on your phone to enable device pairing. In the future, we hope to add this feature to more companion devices "WhatsApp updated.