WhatsApp is working on making its app work on multiple devices with a single account. The Linked Devices feature currently supports the PC and macOS apps and web versions of WhatsApp that work independently once linked to your primary device. The Meta-owned company is now testing support for tablets. It is alerting users on the beta channel to link their accounts to the tablet version of WhatsApp.
“Do you have an Android tablet?” says the banner which is now visible on WhatsApp’s Android app for users who are enrolled in the beta program. It further added, “WhatsApp for tablets is available to beta testers.” This also means that the tablet version is not currently available to everyone. But you can always become a beta tester and start using the features. Enrolling yourself in the beta program is a simple process, but make sure you understand that using beta versions is not ideal as they are full of bugs.
How to link your account to tablet
Tapping on the banner opens a pop-up at the bottom of the screen, listing the steps to link your account to the tablet version of WhatsApp:
- Search for WhatsApp in the Google Play Store on your tablet.
- Install or update to the latest version.
- Start the app and follow the instructions to link to this account.
WhatsApp beta for Android version 18.104.22.168 and higher supports tablet linking feature, so if you are a beta user and still not seeing the banner to link your account to tablet, it might be You may want to update your app.
Linking your account to a secondary or tertiary device is different from the way you used to access your chats on devices other than your phone. Earlier, when you logged in on a tablet, WhatsApp would sign you out from your primary phone. Technically, you can’t use one account on more than one device. But with Linked Devices, you can use your account on your primary phone as well as tablet, without the need for your primary device to be online at all times. You just need it at the time of authentication.
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