WhatsApp Multi-Device is the most awaited feature from the social media messaging app and the feature has finally arrived on the beta program. The CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg has made an announcement about this feature last month who even owns WhatsApp in the same basket. The Beta testers of WhatsApp have finally received an update that rolled out the new Multi-Device support to users.
Even though, Multi-Device feature for WhatsApp has been rolled out for Beta users; but there is a catch – it stills works only on a single smartphone.
WhatsApp has recently been announcing quite a lot of features on its messaging platform with exciting changes. The most recent one being the “View Once” feature that enables users to send one-time viewable images in groups or an individual chat. These new changes show the constant evolution of WhatsApp in the coming days.
WhatsApp Multi-Device Support: How it Works?
The new Multi-Device feature from WhatsApp can work individually without having the vicinity of your smartphone. The user has the ability to use WhatsApp on four different devices – on a Browser, a PC app for macOS, and on Windows.
The catch here is you cannot use WhatsApp on other mobile devices; which means you still rely on only one mobile. But still, this feature is going to be useful when your smartphone is not around you.
And the very inserting part is, you can use WhatsApp without your smartphone being connected to the internet for WhatsApp web or PC application.
The messaging application is using a new architecture for bringing the multi-device support feature to the application. The new architecture on WhatsApp allows it to sync the essential data such as contact names, chat archives, starred messages of the account. This makes the application connect individually on each device.
How to Enable Multi-Device Support in WhatsApp
To use the new Multi-Device feature on other devices; users need to enroll as a Beta tester. As of now, WhatsApp has a limited number of Beta enable accounts on their platform. The application is using biometric authentication for the security of the accounts and users need to log in using the same way for linked devices.
- Open WhatsApp Messenger or WhatsApp Business
- Head over to the Three dot menu option on the top right side
- Select the Linked Devices option or Multi-Device Beta option (Non-Beta users)
- Now, select LINK A DEVICE and scan the QR code to connect a device
- And, you are done linking a device with the WhatsApp account
This way, you can enable the Multi-Device support on WhatsApp and link up to 4 devices from one account. There is no official information on when the feature will arrive on the public version of WhatsApp.