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WhatsApp Can Now Be Used on Secondary Devices Without Having to Keep Your Phone Online: How to Enable





  • WhatsApp multi-device feature is now available.
  • The feature is officially rolling out to all WhatsApp users in the most recent update.
  • Messages and calls are still end-to-end encrypted.

Whatsapp account on multiple devices seems possible now. WhatsApp has been working on a lot of other new and exciting features. This new feature allows WhatsApp users to send and receive messages on a secondary device even if their primary smartphone is not connected to the internet. This might be useful if you are in a situation where you’ve lost your smartphone temporarily and needed to stay in touch with folks through WhatsApp, or if your smartphone runs out of battery but you are near a linked computer.

On iOS, however, this feature is limited. You can’t erase conversations or messages from a connected device. A tablet or a second smartphone can still not be linked to WhatsApp. Users must update their WhatsApp to the newest version and touch the three-dot menu to see if they have got the update. Then enable the option by tapping “Linked devices.”

How to enable WhatsApp on other devices?

  • Just open the WhatsApp App and tap on the three-dotted icon, which is located on the top right corner of the screen.
  • Tap “Linked Devices” and then select “Link a Device”. The app will then prompt you to scan a QR Code from
  • You may need to select a “Join Multi-Device Beta” in case it shows up for you, as the feature is still in the beta stage.
  • Then scan the QR code from the WhatsApp app and you are good to go.

After linking, WhatsApp will allow you to send and receive messages using your secondary device. You will also be able to see your previous messages from the secondary device

Despite the abilities the feature offers, the list of WhatsApp functions that you cannot use on the linked devices is also considerable. These include viewing live locations on the companion devices, pinning chats, joining, viewing, and resetting group invites from WhatsApp Web and Desktop, and more. Users will also not be able to call someone using a very old version of WhatsApp on their phone straight from a linked device. Calling from Portal or WhatsApp Desktop to linked devices that aren’t enrolled in the multi-device beta is also not supported.

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