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WhatsApp has officially launched a multi-device support feature without the need to keep your mobile phone connected after testing it for quite some time.

Users can now use their WhatsApp account on up to four devices at a time without the need for their mobile phones to be connected to the internet. This works similar to WhatsApp web and mobile app and users can normally send and receive messages on the platform. It will be useful to those who use WhatsApp on Windows or Mac for work.

The meta-owned instant messaging platform first started testing this feature in July of this year. It was an internal testing but later this feature was rolled out for a few beta testers. With this feature, users can use the messaging platform on a secondary device just like Telegram and other messaging apps.

Messages send through PC or other secondary devices will also be end-to-end encrypted as WhatsApp didn’t compromise on privacy. Meaning WhatsApp and other third-party apps won’t be able to read the user’s communications.

How to enable WhatsApp Multi-Device support?

To use this feature, you must be on the latest version of the app so first update your app from the play store or app store.

Secondly, this feature will only work for the web version of the app, portal, and desktop app of WhatsApp. So, users can’t use an iPhone or Android device as a secondary device and use this feature on them. Currently, the multi-device support feature for secondary devices also won’t work on Tablets and iPads as well.

To continue using this feature follow the steps:

Open WhatsApp.

Tap on the linked device and select Multidevice beta.

Tap on Join Beta.

Now go back and select link a device.

Open WhatsApp web on your PC/Mac and scan the QR.

That’s it you have connected a secondary device. Yes, this looks quite similar but this time you won’t need a connected mobile device close to send and receive messages on the platform. If you delete a message from your mobile device, it will also be deleted from your secondary device and vice versa.

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