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WhatsApp is working on cross-device linking feature for phones and tablets


After recently releasing its multi-device feature on the WhatsApp beta for Android and iOS, WhatsApp is currently working on several improvements to allow users to link another mobile device in the most recent version of the beta.

This is a significant step up from the past where multiple devices could only be run through a desktop client or web browser.



According to reports from Mashable, WhatsApp seems to be developing a feature that will allow users to talk with the same account on different phones, or a phone and a tablet. The screen asks you to register the device you’re using as a “companion” by scanning a code with your primary phone, however, there doesn’t seem to be one to scan at this time.

It’s currently unclear if this feature will be available on iOS, but Priorities suggests it will be available.

In November 2021, WhatsApp released Linked Devices in public beta and has been updating the app ever since. Although WhatsApp’s Linked Devices feature already allows users to use their account on a variety of devices, it currently only supports PCs as secondary devices and is ineffective for people with mobile phones and additional tablets.

(Only the title and image of this report may have been edited by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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