WhatsApp’s multi-device assist is now in public beta with the intention to use no matter machine you need with out your telephone linked to it.
According to a just lately up to date FAQ web page, the brand new opt-in program permits for as much as 4 companion gadgets at one time. The multi-device beta is out there to make use of with the most recent model of the WhatsApp app on each Android and iPhone gadgets.
WhatsApp detailed that you simply nonetheless can solely have one telephone linked to your WhatsApp account at a time and that you’re going to must manually link your new gadgets along with your telephone utilizing the right WhatsApp account.
The firm additionally talked about that the multi-device function does not assist tablets at the moment, so you may’t use WhatsApp in your iPad. However, WhatsApp CEO Will Cathcart beforehand confirmed to WABetaInfo that WhatsApp on iPad would occur ultimately.
It’s additionally essential to notice that should you do not use your telephone for over 14 days, your linked gadgets will disconnect from WhatsApp, however in actuality, that should not actually be a problem since most individuals use their telephones day by day.
In addition, sure WhatsApp options will not work with the multi-device public beta, together with viewing reside location on companion gadgets, clearing or deleting chats on companion gadgets in case your major machine is an iPhone, sending messages with link previews from WhatsApp Web, and extra.
It’s unclear when the multi-device function would transfer out of public beta to develop into out there to all WhatsApp customers, however it’s secure to say an official replace may roll out within the coming months.
WhatsApp has been releasing updates to its customers left and proper this 12 months, together with Android Auto assist, the power to share better-quality images and movies, extra privateness customization controls, and extra.