WhatsApp has managed to reach a worldwide audience of more than 2,000 million monthly users despite a major limitation: the app cannot be used on multiple devices under the same account.
Each phone number can only be active on one device and, although there are alternatives to use two different numbers on the same phone with tools to clone apps, there is no trick that allows the same number to be available on two phones or tablets simultaneously.
The good news is that WhatsApp has been working on this functionality for some time. WABetaInfo first discovered that the company planned to implement multi-device support on WhatsApp in November 2019 on iOS and Android.
In WhatsApp beta v 2.20.110, WABetaInfo uncovered more clues related to multi-device compatibility and now, with the latest beta v 220.127.116.11, it has found new evidence pointing to the arrival of this feature.
Compatibility with multiple devices is found in the “Linked devices” section of the application menu, replacing the “WhatsApp Web” option that is currently there.
When you open it, you will see all the devices you have signed in with that same WhatsApp account.
However, curiously, the screen only mentions “browser, computer or Facebook portal.” Maybe the text will be updated later to include other phones.
According to the latest WABetaInfo discovery, WhatsApp multi-device support will be limited to four devices. This is troubling, especially if it means that the web or desktop instances are counting each other.
Currently, many people have WhatsApp installed on a phone and use the web interface from home and work computers, which means that they already have three devices in total. P
Although the functionality is in development and cannot be activated manually, it would be great to finally have the app installed on two phones or on a phone and a tablet simultaneously. Other messaging apps, such as Telegram, have found ways to get around this limitation. , and it is time for WhatsApp to do it too.