WhatsApp is now rolling out the long-promised capacity to make use of the identical account on a number of cell phones.
The function has been in testing since 2021 and now the Meta-owned firm is able to permit customers to seamlessly transition between their smartphones and proceed the identical chats.
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Beforehand, customers have been in a position to make use of a number of units independently of the cellphone (similar to an internet browser, desktop app or pill app), however at this time’s roll out takes issues a step farther.
With the ability to use a number of cell phones will instantly profit individuals who use a second gadget for journey and can allow them to proceed speaking to their contacts with out signing out on the first gadget first.
In a weblog put up, WhatsApp says you’ll have the ability to hyperlink 4 telephones in whole whereas having fun with the identical stage of safety and privateness.
The corporate says: “A function extremely requested by customers, now you possibly can hyperlink your cellphone as certainly one of as much as 4 extra units, the identical as if you hyperlink with WhatsApp on internet browsers, tablets and desktops. Every linked cellphone connects to WhatsApp independently, making certain that your private messages, media, and calls are end-to-end encrypted, and in case your main gadget is inactive for an extended interval, we robotically log you out of all companion units.
“Linking telephones as companion units makes messaging simpler. Now you possibly can change between telephones with out signing out and choose up your chats the place you left off.”
As soon as customers obtain the function, they’ll see an choice to “hyperlink to current account” after putting in WhatsApp on the secondary telephones. You’ll then have the ability to scan a QR code to hyperlink the gadget, as you’d when linking to browser, and so on.