WhatsApp is developing a long-awaited new feature that will allow Android smartphone users to link multiple mobile devices to the same account.
WhatsApp is an excellent platform for communicating, but things get complicated if you use several devices at the same time. When you migrate your account to another phone (even if you have the same phone number and the same contacts), you lose all your old conversations. In question : the platform’s end-to-end encryption that prevents you from retrieving messages on another device.
According to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is actively working on a solution to this problem. The latest media report shows that it will be soon possible to link several phones on the same account. It would therefore arrive after a big update which recently brought many new features such as the communities tab, the transfer of 2 GB files or even calls with 32 participants.
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You will soon be able to use WhatsApp on several smartphones
According to information unearthed by WABetaInfo, WhatsApp should allow users to chat with the same account on multiple phones, or on a phone and a tablet. The app’s latest beta has instructions for registering the device you’re using as a “companion” by scanning a code with your primary phone. However, this new code does not seem to exist in the application for the moment.
WABetaInfo had previously found out about another WhatsApp beta version that it would soon be possible to sync recent messages, even if these are encrypted. Everything therefore seems to indicate that the functionality will soon be deployed for all users.
As a reminder, WhatsApp officially started testing its cross-device feature in beta last June for people using the messaging app on their desktop, web browser, and Facebook portal. It offered users the ability to continue accessing their WhatsApp conversations on up to four of these secondary devices simultaneously, even if their phone isn’t nearby or doesn’t have internet access.