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WhatsApp probably works on multiple phones, chat on tablet

Posted: Posted Date – 09:40, Sat – 30 Apr 22

San Francisco: WhatsApp, owned by Meta, is likely working on a feature that would allow users to chat with the same account on multiple phones, or on a phone and a tablet.

A screen found in a beta version of the app by the WABetaInfo site gives instructions for registering the device you’re using as a “companion” by scanning a code with your primary phone, although currently it doesn’t appear to be there. have actual code to scan, reports The Verge.

Meanwhile, a screen found in a previous beta showed that devices might have the ability to sync recent messages, even if they are end-to-end encrypted.

This screen, combined with the “Save device as a companion” screen that tells users how to use WhatsApp on another device, is compelling evidence that this feature is in the works, according to the report.

Both screens were found in the Android version of the app, implying that the feature will support chat on a secondary phone or tablet.

At this time, it’s unclear if the feature will also be available on iOS if and when it launches, although there is precedent that it will.

WhatsApp already technically supports using your account on multiple devices, through the Linked Devices feature, which currently only supports using computers as secondary devices.