If you spend more time on a Desktop than your smartphone but have to keep checking your phone for messages, then we have great news for you. WhatsApp is bringing multi-device support for all its users very soon. It will help you use WhatsApp to text and call from anywhere as it now supports 5 devices from one registered account. That means you can easily use your WhatsApp Desktop or tablet application for texting and calling your contacts without your smartphone near you.
Currently, WhatsApp only allows you to use WhatsApp Web along with your smartphone. This also has its limitations such as you need to have your mobile phone connected to the internet connection at all times. This requires scanning a QR code from your smartphone to connect to WhatsApp Web. Since a lot of people have been working from home for the past year, they are using more devices at the same time. To make it easy for everyone, WhatsApp decided to go from Smartphones to other devices such as tablets, iPads, and Desktops. In other words, you can use WhatsApp on your Smartphone and up to 4 more non-phone devices simultaneously.
By Linking your devices using your smartphone, you will be able to use WhatsApp on 5 devices. This way, you can easily use WhatsApp on the run whether your smartphone is with you or not. This also implies that you can use the linked devices meanwhile your smartphone with the registered WhatsApp is switched off. It will be a great advantage that you can continue working with your messenger while one device turns off.
This feature is available for WhatsApp Beta users and if you are also enrolled in the WhatsApp beta program, you can use it. Simply go to your WhatsApp application on your smartphone and then in the Settings, click on Linked Devices. Here you can see the button to Link a Device to your WhatsApp account and you can follow the on-screen instructions to use WhatsApp on other devices.
Recently, it has been reported by WABetaInfo that WhatsApp has rolled out support for iPad users. Hopefully, Android and Desktop applications will also be showing more features for the beta testers and will be ready for public release.
Enhanced Security with the Multi-Device Support –
Not only this will enable you to use WhatsApp on multiple devices but it will also encrypt the messages for you. WhatsApp has secured communication on multiple platforms by adding the added layers of encryption. As the user and the contact can verify all the linked devices using security codes to be safe.
Also, it has added an Automatic Device Verification technique to help you easily connect the trusted devices. In addition to that, it is still necessary to scan the QR code to add a new companion device. Biometric authentication will also be required whenever you are linking a new device to your WhatsApp account. Note that this feature works for those who have allowed the fingerprint scanner on their smartphones.
Most importantly, users can check all the linked devices and the last used time on their smartphones. These changes are made to avoid any kind of malicious elements trying to take advantage of this WhatsApp Multi-Device Support.
Wrapping up –
WhatsApp has finally listened to its users and implemented multi-device support. With the incoming positive feedback from the Beta users of the instant messenger, a lot is anticipated from this new feature. WhatsApp on your Desktop and other devices will help you communicate easily from anywhere without restricting it to smartphones. We think it would be great and we are eagerly waiting for this feature to be rolled out for all WhatsApp users.
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