WhatsApp users have been able to link multiple devices to their account for some time, but in addition to one phone, this was only possible on computers and tablets, not yet on other phones. Now there is also the possibility of using the same account with multiple smartphones, reports WhatsApp. This update is currently being rolled out globally and will be available to everyone in the coming weeks.
When adding an account that is on another phone, users are provided with a QR code that they must scan with the device they are currently using WhatsApp on. After that, the account will be linked to the new phone.
The functionality will be available on both iOS and Android in the coming weeks, and it is possible to combine iPhone and Android devices. Messages are synced between different devices.
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Starting today, you can log into the same WhatsApp account on up to four phones. He says Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg. If the primary device is “inactive for an extended period of time”, WhatsApp will automatically log the user out of all linked devices. Paired devices also automatically disconnect after 30 days of inactivity.
The feature also allows companies, for example, to allow multiple employees to use WhatsApp with the same company number. Your employees can now communicate directly with customers on their phones using the same WhatsApp Business account.
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