WhatsApp has been operating on multi-device support for quite a while now. We even viewed Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg verify the feature, saying it will be available for launch in the coming month or two. And now, a few vital details about multi-device support on WhatsApp has surfaced online.
For the unaware, the multi-device assistance on WhatsApp will permit users to link and use multiple devices to their WhatsApp accounts. It will let them use WhatsApp on a desktop or any other linked device without the main device connected to the internet.
WhatsApp Multi Device Support: All You Should Need to Know
As per a recent report by well-known WhatsApp tipster WABetaInfo, WhatsApp will publish the first version of multi-device beta only for WhatsApp Web, Desktop, and Portal. So, it means that users won’t be able to link another mobile device (Android or iOS) to their WhatsApp account just yet. The feature will be particular to the aforesaid platforms initially.
This was verified by a recent screenshot shared by WABetaInfo, which states that users can link up to four extra devices to their WhatsApp account and only “1 phone can be used at a time.”
It also says that when users link the extra devices to their WhatsApp account, they will no longer require to stay online on the main device to use WhatsApp on the web, desktop, or Portal devices. As per the report, the main device can remain disconnected from the internet for up to 2 months.
Furthermore, the multi-device support will originally release as a beta feature for those who need to try it out. However, during the beta period, users will not be capable to message or call other users who are using an outdated version of WhatsApp on their device.