WhatsApp has recently started rolling out its multi-device feature widely. While still in beta, the new feature allows users to connect up to four devices without having to keep their primary smartphone connected to the Internet. Both Android and iOS users can currently use this feature by simply signing up for the beta test. With this, WhatsApp web works on your laptop even without your phone connected to the internet.
Users can connect up to 4 devices with their WhatsApp. This feature is useful if you are using multiple devices – phone, laptop and / or tablet. The feature is in an open beta phase at the moment, so users must first sign up for the multi-device beta. Let’s take a look at how to do this:
- Open WhatsApp on your smartphone.
- click on menu with three dots in the upper right corner, then select Connected devices. This opens the screen from which you log in to WhatsApp Web.
- Press “Multi Device Beta, “and then press”Sign up for the Beta. “
- After this, go back to the Lined Devices page and press Attach a device button.
- Open web.whatsapp.com on your secondary device.
- Scan the QR code displayed on your secondary device with your smartphone camera.
- Once connected, you can forget all about your smartphone and use WhatsApp web carefree.
Now you can use WhatsApp on both devices. You do not have to worry about keeping your primary smartphone connected to the internet or keeping it on for that matter. Once logged in, paired devices on WhatsApp will be able to receive and send messages up to 14 days after the smartphone goes offline. The feature has one limitation on iOS – it does not allow you to delete calls or messages from a connected device. Additionally, you still can not connect a tablet or a secondary smartphone with WhatsApp.
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