WhatsApp allows you to connect to multiple smartphones at the same time

WhatsApp is developing a long-awaited new feature that will allow Android smartphone users to link multiple mobile devices to the same account.

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WhatsApp is an excellent communication platform, but when you use multiple devices at the same time, things get complicated. If you migrate your account to another phone (even if you have the same phone number and contacts), all your old conversations will be lost. Questionable : the platform’s end-to-end encryption, which prevents you from retrieving messages on another device.

According to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is actively working on a solution to this problem. The latest media report shows that this will be the case it will soon be possible to link multiple phones to the same account. It would therefore arrive after a major update that recently brought many new features such as the community tab, the transfer of 2GB files or even calls with 32 participants.

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You will soon be able to use WhatsApp on multiple smartphones

According to information unearthed by WABetaInfo, WhatsApp should allow users to do this chat with the same account on multiple phones or on one phone and one tablet. The latest beta version of the app includes instructions on how to register the device you use as a “companion” by scanning a code with your main phone. However, this new code does not appear to be present in the application at the moment.

WABetaInfo had previously found another beta version of WhatsApp that would be possible soon synchronize current messages, even if they are encrypted. Everything seems to indicate that the feature will be rolled out to all users soon.

As a reminder, WhatsApp officially started testing its cross-device feature in beta last June for people using the messaging app on their desktop, web browser and Facebook portal. It offered users the ability to continue accessing their WhatsApp conversations on up to four of these secondary devices at the same time, even when their phone isn’t nearby or doesn’t have internet access.

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