How to use WhatsApp on two phones at the same time

A feature that could prove to be particularly helpful

How to use WhatsApp on two phones at the same time

A new feature being introduced by WhatsApp will allow users to access their account from multiple phones – at the same time. However, it is only available for users enrolled in beta testing for the app. Currently, WhatsApp offers a Linked Devices function that it launched earlier this year, but it also aims at expanding it to multiple devices in the near future.

As of today, WhatsApp users can only access their account using a single phone and phone number. However, they can also link their chats with WhatsApp web using their laptopdesktops or tablets. The new feature will make things significantly simpler for those with two smartphones.

How does one use WhatsApp on two devices?

To be able to use this feature, users must be a part of the tech giant’s beta services. However, if you wish to sign up for the same, you can get yourself enrolled online. It is crucial to note that there are usually limited spots for the programme, but users can sign up regardless in case of an opening.

How to access the feature for your primary device

1. Launch WhatsApp app on your phone
2. Tap on the three-dot icon at the top right corner of your screen
3. Select the Linked Devices option
4. Tap on ‘Link a Device’ and wait for a QR code to appear on your screen

Steps to set up WhatsApp on your secondary device

1. If you’re a part of the beta programme, all you need to do is launch WhatsApp on your secondary phone
2. Tap on the three-dot icon available at the top right corner of your screen
3. Select the Linked Devices option
4. Scan the QR Code from your primary device
5. Viola! You are good to go

How is this feature helpful?

If you tend to carry two phones for work and personal use, this feature allows you to access your chats from either one of them without a hassle. It further lets you have a single account without going through the trouble of maintaining two separate ones. While there’s no set date as to when the feature is scheduled to roll out for all users, the company is aiming to bring it up for everyone in the next couple of months.

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