WhatsApp launched multi-device compatibility in July of last year, which was one of the most desired features. While the functionality allowed WhatsApp users to utilize their preferred instant messaging service on up to four devices, there was one catch: you could only link a non-phone device. In other words, you couldn’t use the same account on your second phone; WhatsApp for Web, Desktop, and Portal was the only option. However, this is about to change, as WhatsApp is said to be working on bringing multi-device compatibility to smartphones.
WhatsApp is working on a new “Register Device as Companion” page that would allow users to attach their WhatsApp account to a secondary smartphone, according to WABetainfo.
To complete the linking process, open WhatsApp on your primary phone, go to the “Linked Device” option, and scan the QR code. After that, users should be able to use the same WhatsApp account on two different cellphones at the same time.
You can only use WhatsApp on one smartphone or tablet at a time right now. You’ll be logged out of your first smartphone if you try to sign in on another phone. However, that discomfort will quickly be forgotten.
The possibility to link your WhatsApp account to a second phone is currently unavailable. We don’t know when the feature will be available to WhatsApp users. If it doesn’t get abandoned, the functionality will most likely debut on WhatsApp beta first.