WhatsApp could allow you to link another smartphone to your account soon

The feature will sync all your WhatsApp chats across companion devices.

Highlights
  • WhatsApp is testing a new feature that will allow users to link multiple smartphones to their accounts
  • The feature will automatically sync WhatsApp chat history on the companion device
  • WhatsApp was seen testing this feature for Android, with beta version 2.22.15.13

WhatsApp is working on multiple features, and reports of these features being under the testing phase are rapidly making headlines. The list includes a way to let users exit groups without members getting a notification, extend time limits messages to everyone, hide the “online” status, edit a message, undo a delete message, and double OTPs for logging. And now, a new report suggests that WhatsApp is working on a feature that could allow users to link multiple smartphones to their WhatsApp accounts. Here’s everything we know about the feature:

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WhatsApp companion devices support

WABetaInfo has spotted a feature that will allow users to link multiple smartphones to their WhatsApp account and automatically sync the chat history on the companion device. The latest WhatsApp beta for Android, version 2.22.15.13, has been revealed to contain evidence of this functionality.

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The feature is under testing in beta and suggests that companion device support may someday be added to WhatsApp. Currently, WhatsApp allows you to access WhatsApp on four devices: a desktop, computer, laptop, and smartphone. Sadly, there is no method to activate the companion device feature on WhatsApp beta at the moment. The feature is still in development and may take a few weeks/ months before rolling out for all.

The companion device support isn’t a new feature. Telegram has had it for years. The online messaging platform can be used on multiple smartphones with the same account simultaneously.