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WhatsApp is testing a feature that allows you to use one account on multiple phones

WhatsApp is testing a feature that allows you to use one account on multiple phones

date of publication:
April 28, 2022 22:17 GMT

Update date: April 29, 2022 2:05 GMT

The world’s most famous instant messaging social network, “WhatsApp”, is testing, through its digital platform, a new feature that allows users to use one activation account on multiple smartphones, as part of the company’s efforts to expand the multi-device feature.

And the “WABetaInfo” technical website, which is concerned with following up on WhatsApp news, discovered a new feature in a beta version on the “Android” operating system, which allows users to add a secondary device as a companion to their primary phone with the “WhatsApp” application on it, and using that, users can link the “WhatsApp” account. their own to use on another phone.

And screenshots published by various technical sites show that “WhatsApp” will call the secondary device the “companion phone.”

The reports included screenshots from the beta version of the “WhatsApp” application for Android – which has the number “2.22.10.13” – showing the interface while opening the application on a secondary mobile device.

The screenshot includes a “Register Device as Companion” section, which gives users a glimpse of what the feature might look like when it is deployed.

To take advantage of the new feature, the user will first have to “register a device as a companion”, after which the WhatsApp application will allow the user to access one account on a different phone by scanning the QR code using their primary smartphone.

The platform already has a multi-device feature, but it only allows people to use the app on desktop computers and not on other mobile phones. The feature is currently under development, and it is currently unknown when this feature will reach the stable version of the app, according to reports.

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And last month, “WhatsApp” announced multi-device support for all users, as this allows “Android” and “iPhone” users to open their WhatsApp accounts on different desktop devices to send and receive messages on the application simultaneously, even when it is not Their phones have an active internet connection.

Users are not required to keep their phones connected to the Internet to access this functionality. However, linked devices will be disconnected if the phone remains inactive for more than 14 days.

It is worth noting that “WhatsApp” allows the user only to link his main account to up to four different desktop devices.