One WhatsApp account, now across multiple phones
April 29, 2023 (7 months ago)
Last year, we launched a feature allowing users worldwide to send messages across multiple devices while maintaining the same degree of privacy and security.
Today, we are enhancing our multi-device functionality by enabling users to access their WhatsApp account on multiple smartphones.
A highly sought-after feature, you can now connect your phone as one of up to four additional devices, similar to linking with WhatsApp on web browsers, tablets, and desktops. Each connected phone interacts with WhatsApp independently, guaranteeing end-to-end encryption for your personal messages, media, and calls. If your primary device remains inactive for an extended period, we automatically log you out of all linked devices.
linking phones as companion devices simplifies messaging. You can now switch between phones without signing out and resume your chats from where you left off. For small business owners, this feature allows additional employees to respond to customers directly from their smartphones using the same WhatsApp Business account.
This update has begun rolling out globally and will be accessible to everyone in the upcoming weeks.
In the following weeks, we will also introduce an alternative and more user-friendly method for linking companion devices. Instead of scanning a QR code, you can enter your phone number on WhatsApp Web to receive a one-time code, which you can use on your phone to enable device linking. We are excited to extend this feature to more companion devices in the future.