WhatsApp recently released a new feature on its platform that allows users to access their WhatsApp accounts on up to four smartphones. Earlier, the feature enabled users to link their WhatsApp accounts to up to four companion devices, including their personal computers and tablets. But now the company has released an update that will allow users to use the same WhatsApp account for up to four smartphones.
If you want to use your WhatsApp account on multiple devices, here’s what you need to do:
Here’s a step by step guide on how to link Primary account to other devices
Step 1: Update WhatsApp on the primary device to the latest version from Google Play Store or App Store depending on the device and download and install WhatsApp on the companion device.
Step 2: After installing WhatsApp on the partner device, a signup screen will appear. Please note that you do not need to enter your WhatsApp number on the companion device otherwise the companion device will become your new primary device and you will be logged out of your old primary device.
Step 3: On the companion device signup screen, tap on the three-dot menu in the top right corner and click on Add Option.
Step 4: After clicking on Add option, a QR code will appear. Scan this QR code on your primary device by tapping on the three-dot menu and then clicking on connected devices option and then link a device, The process is similar to what we do to link our device to WhatsApp Web.
After scanning the QR from your primary device, the companion device will take some time to sync contacts and chats and after that, your companion device is ready. Follow the same steps if you want to add another companion device.
one in blog postWhatsApp said your primary phone doesn’t need to be online to use WhatsApp on linked devices, but if you don’t use your primary phone for more than 14 days your linked devices Will be logged out. Also, you need your primary phone to register your WhatsApp account and link the new devices.
Currently, some features such as viewing live locations, creating and viewing broadcast lists, and adding and deleting positions are not available on linked devices.
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