WhatsApp provides a way to check how many devices are currently logged into a particular account, to let people keep tabs on login details. Here is how to use one WhatsApp number on two mobile phones.
New Delhi,UPDATED: November 14, 2022 8:00 PM IST
A quick guide on how to use one WhatsApp number on two mobile phones.
By Ankita Garg: WhatsApp is rolling out a new feature that allows users to use one WhatsApp number on two mobile phones. This is an extension of the current Linked Devices functionality that was released earlier this year. However, the latest update is currently only available to beta testers of the platforms. The stable version of WhatsApp is not yet available and the company may make it available for everyone in the coming months.
Currently, all WhatsApp users can only access their existing account on one smartphone, and users are allowed to connect up to four other devices, such as laptops and tablets. Now that the company is planning to allow people to connect to one WhatsApp number on two phones, it will make life easier for those who use two mobile phones.
WhatsApp will also provide a way to check how many devices are currently logged into a particular account, to let people keep tabs on login details. It will also give some sense of security to the users and they won’t have to worry about their account being used on an unknown device. The good thing is that WhatsApp will allow people to remotely log out of any device, which you can do using your primary phone.
How to use one whatsapp number on two mobile phones
People who want to try WhatsApp’s new feature will first need to sign up for the beta version of the messaging app. Although the app’s beta program remains generally full, you can still try your luck. Just go to Google Play Store and search for WhatsApp app. Once you open it, you will see the beta program written on the page. If you see a message saying “The beta program is full”, it means that you will not be able to register for it. What you can do is keep checking Play Store more frequently for the beta program.
For those who are using the beta version of WhatsApp, here is how to use a WhatsApp number on two mobile phones
Devices linked to WhatsApp: steps for the main phone
Step 1: Open the WhatsApp app on your primary mobile phone.
Step 2: Press three dots iconwhich is visible in the upper right corner.
Step 3: Press again “Linked Devices” option.
Step 4: Now just press the “connect a device“, which will display a QR code on the screen.
Steps for secondary phone
-Once you have signed up for the beta program, you don’t have to do anything else to activate it. You are already part of it. Simply open the WhatsApp application on your secondary mobile phone and log in.
-Now press three dot menu iconwhich is located in the upper right corner of the screen.
-Press again “Link a device” option.
-Now you have to scan QR codewhich is available on the primary phone.
To note: The process of linking a WhatsApp account to other devices (like laptops and tablets) is similar to the steps mentioned above.