Meta’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg made an announcement on April 25th, that WhatsApp users would now be able to access their accounts on up to four phones.
Speaking during a Facebook live stream, Zuckerberg stated that WhatsApp had become an invaluable tool for businesses all over the world. In order to link multiple devices through a companion mode, a user must first download and configure the latest WhatsApp app on each device.
Zuckerberg advised users to ensure that they are running the most recent version of the app, which can be downloaded from the Google Play Store and the App Store for iOS. Android users can also download the APK from WhatsApp’s website.
If a user is using a phone without a SIM, they can use the installed WhatsApp app to generate a QR code, similar to that seen on WhatsApp web.
How To Link WhatsApp accounts Up to four phones.
The user can then use their main smartphone to scan the QR code and link accounts through a simple process, which involves opening WhatsApp on the main smartphone, tapping the overflow menu, selecting Linked devices, tapping the green Link a device button, and finally scanning the QR code on the other phone.
Meta has emphasized that WhatsApp accounts can only be verified with one registered phone number, so users must choose which phone number to verify their account with, even if they have a dual SIM phone.
While there is no option to have a verified WhatsApp account with two different phone numbers, the latest update now allows users to use the same phone number on up to four different phones.
In the past, there were ways to access the same WhatsApp account on multiple phones through WhatsApp Web on a browser. However, this method was not very user-friendly, and official support for this feature would be more seamless and practical.
The good news is that now users can link up to four devices to a single WhatsApp account, which is a significant improvement in terms of convenience and flexibility.
It’s important to note that regardless of whether a user is utilizing the multi-device feature or not, personal messages on WhatsApp will remain end-to-end encrypted, which ensures privacy and security.