Chat app WhatsApp is currently testing a much-requested feature for users who use the beta version of the app.
The new feature allows users to add or sync their accounts on a second smartphone and is being seeded to all WhatsApp beta users on Android. This feature is expected to be a game-changer for those who want to access their WhatsApp account on multiple devices, effectively making it come closer to Telegram, which has been offering the service for as long as it has existed.
How to use this feature
To use this feature, users need to follow a few steps.
First, they need to install the latest beta version of WhatsApp on their secondary smartphone.
Next, they should open the app and select the link a device option from the top menu.
Afterward, on the primary smartphone, they should go to settings and select linked devices and point the primary smartphone camera at the secondary QR Code.
Users should then wait for synchronization to complete, and chat history, calls, and other data will automatically sync between the two smartphones, even when the primary smartphone has no internet connection.
However, it’s important to note that each device must work independently, and some features may not work as expected. For instance, the ability to manage broadcast lists or post a status from the secondary device may not be available.
At present, this feature is only available to WhatsApp beta users on Android, but it will soon be available on iOS as well.
WhatsApp is planning to release the synchronization of the same account with up to four smartphones in the future.
WhatsApp is continually looking for ways to improve user experience by adding new features and updates, which is a welcome move because it is used by billions of people across the globe.
The new feature to synchronize accounts on a second smartphone is a significant step forward and will be appreciated by users who want to access their WhatsApp accounts on multiple devices.
We waiting to see when this feature will debut in a stable version.