This new feature is a game-changer for those who use WhatsApp as their primary messaging app, especially for those who juggle multiple devices or need to access their account on different smartphones. With the ability to link up to four devices, users can seamlessly switch between devices without the hassle of logging in and out of their accounts. This also means that small business owners can manage their WhatsApp Business account more efficiently, as multiple employees can respond to customers directly from their own smartphones.
WhatsApp has always been known for its security and privacy features. The company reassures its users that this new multi-device feature maintains the same level of security and privacy as before. Each linked device will work independently, and even if the primary device has no network access, the independent devices will continue to receive messages. However, it’s important to note that if the primary device is inactive for an extended period, WhatsApp will automatically log out on all the companion devices.
The new update is available for both Android and iOS users, and it’s being rolled out to stable WhatsApp users gradually. Meta-owned WhatsApp has confirmed that an alternative, more accessible way to link to companion devices will also be released over the coming weeks.
Overall, this update is a significant development for WhatsApp users, as it simplifies the way they use the app across multi-device. With the ability to link up to four smartphones, WhatsApp users can now stay connected with their loved ones or manage their business on the go, without the hassle of switching between devices or logging in and out of their account.