How to easily get started with WhatsApp multi-device use

Any WhatsApp user that uses the platform across various devices will tell you of the stress that comes with syncing and connecting them. The company has now rolled out a WhatsApp multi-device feature to enable users to connect to their accounts with up to 4 devices.

This means that you will not have to ensure that your primary phone has an active internet connection to use WhatsApp on other connected platforms such as WhatsApp desktop, WhatsApp web, and the Portal. For now, the feature is available for beta users, but we are certain it will expand to the rest of the users in the coming days.

Let’s get into the details of how to get started.

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How to easily get started with WhatsApp multi-device use

To get started with the WhatsApp multi-device feature, open the WhatsApp app on your phone and click on the menu button or the three dots at the top right. From here, click on Linked Devices. If available, tap Multi-device beta, then Join Beta. If not available, you’ll need to ensure that you have the latest beta version installed.

If you chose to join the beta, your account will be unlinked from other connected devices. Click on Continue to join the multi-device beta. After that, you can link a new device to your WhatsApp account by selecting the Link a device button.

To link another device, open the WhatsApp Web portal on the target phone or device. Then, authenticate using your biometrics or QR code reader to scan the code from WhatsApp Web on the target phone. Your target device should now be linked to your WhatsApp account. The linked device does not need a constant connection to your primary phone for it to work.

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