WhatsApp has announced that all users of the stable version will be able to use the app on multiple devices, up to four without relying on the primary device to stay connected.

It is now possible to use one WhatsApp account from multiple devices. The Meta-backed company has rolled out multi-device support for all users after beta testing for a while. The long-awaited feature was tested for a long time until WhatsApp announced that all users of the stable version can use the app on multiple devices, up to four without depending on the primary device to stay connected.

The new version of the app is now available for WhatsApp Web and the desktop does not need the primary device i.e. the smartphone to stay online to be in use. The new multi-device feature will be available to all iOS users in March and will be available to all Android users by the end of April.

How does the new multi-device feature work?

The users must independently connect each device to the primary device and each link goes through the same level of privacy and end-to-end encryption. Some users may experience a delay in loading messages on paired devices. The messaging platform said it is working to identify the bugs and improve the user experience.

After the multi-device feature is updated, there will also be new WhatsApp features like view live location on linked devices, link previews on WhatsApp Web, send and receive messages to your own number, better sync deleted chats across devices , broadcast lists and sync sticker packs from your phone to your paired device.

To pair a device:

Open WhatsApp Web or Desktop on the device you want to pair.
-Open WhatsApp on your phone.
-Tap More options in the right corner and then tap Paired devices.
-Tap PAIR A DEVICE.
-Unlock your phone:
-If your device has biometric authentication, follow the on-screen instructions.
-If biometric authentication is not enabled, you will be prompted to enter the PIN you use to unlock your phone.
– Point your phone at the screen of the device you want to pair to scan the QR code.

iPhone

-Open WhatsApp on your phone.
-Go to WhatsApp Settings.
-Tap Paired devices.
-Tap Pair a device.
-Unlock your phone if you are using iOS 14 or later (Use Touch ID or Face ID to unlock.)
– Point your phone at the screen of the device you want to pair to scan the QR code.

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