WhatsApp’s “companion mode” is rolling out for all beta customers on Android, permitting them to sync chat historical past on as much as 4 gadgets.
WhatsApp can solely be verified with one quantity on one telephone. However as WeBetaInfo studies, companion mode permits folks to hyperlink their WhatsApp account to a different cell phone and use that telephone to entry their chats even when their main telephone isn’t linked to the web. All messages despatched to, from, and between linked gadgets are encrypted like regular.
It initially launched in late 2022 for a small group of beta testers, however now anybody in this system can strive it out. The secondary gadgets can solely be Android telephones and tablets, although. WhatsApp for iOS isn’t providing companion mode but, however an Cellphone or iPad consumer can hyperlink a second Android telephone as their secondary gadget.
To hyperlink a secondary Android gadget utilizing companion mode, customers should obtain the newest beta of WhatsApp Messenger or WhatsApp Enterprise from Google Play. Then, faucet the overflow menu on the registration display screen and click on Hyperlink a tool. After this, with WhatsApp open on their main gadget, customers should faucet on Settings > Linked gadgets earlier than pointing their gadget to their secondary gadget and capturing the QR code.
Potential limitations embrace not having the ability to handle broadcast lists and publish a standing replace from the linked gadget. It’s additionally not doable to begin chat backups with a paired telephone.