How to Use WhatsApp on Multiple Devices

WhatsApp has finally rolled out its much-awaited multi-device feature, allowing users to use the same WhatsApp account on up to four non-phone devices simultaneously. In this article, we will guide you on how to set up and use WhatsApp's multi-device feature, along with its limitations.

How to Get WhatsApp Multi-Device Feature

To access the multi-device feature, you need to enroll in WhatsApp's Beta program. Here's how you can do it:

  1. Open WhatsApp on your phone and select “Linked devices” from the three-dot menu.
  2. Beta users will already have the invitation to try out the feature. For non-beta users, WhatsApp will prompt you to try new improvements. Confirm by tapping on “OK.”
  3. Tap on the “Multi-device beta” option and join the beta program by tapping on “JOIN BETA.”
  4. A confirmation pop-up will appear. Tap on “Continue” to proceed.

Congratulations! You have successfully joined WhatsApp's Multi-Device beta program. Now, let's explore how to use this feature to enjoy WhatsApp on multiple devices.

How to Use WhatsApp on Multiple Devices

Once you have enrolled in the multi-device support, you can link your devices in the same way as before. However, now you can connect and use your WhatsApp account on up to four non-phone devices, including WhatsApp Web, WhatsApp for Windows and Mac, and the Facebook portal.

Follow these steps to set up and use WhatsApp on multiple devices:

  1. Download and install the WhatsApp app on your PC or visit WhatsApp Web on any browser.
  2. On your phone, go to “Linked devices” from the three-dot menu. Click on “LINK A DEVICE” and scan the QR code displayed on your PC or browser using your phone's camera.
  3. Once your account is set up on the PC, you can use WhatsApp even if your phone loses internet connection or runs out of battery.

How to Leave WhatsApp Multi-Device Beta

If you want to opt-out of the WhatsApp beta program at any point, follow these steps:

  1. Open the WhatsApp app on your phone and go to “Linked devices” from the three-dot menu.
  2. Select “Multi-device beta” and tap on the “LEAVE BETA” option.

By leaving the beta program, you will be logged out of all your connected devices. Remember that you can always rejoin the beta program in the future to try out newly announced features.

WhatsApp Multi-Device Limitations

As the multi-device feature is still in beta, there are some limitations to be aware of:

  • Live location cannot be viewed on your phone.
  • You cannot pin chats on WhatsApp Web or desktop.
  • Group invitations cannot be joined, viewed, or reset directly from WhatsApp Web and desktop.
  • You cannot message or call someone who hasn't enrolled in the multi-device beta from your companion device.
  • Calling feature is not available on portals or WhatsApp desktop that haven't joined the multi-device beta.
  • Another WhatsApp account on your portal needs to join the beta program for multi-device functionality to work.
  • WhatsApp Business app users cannot modify their business name or label from WhatsApp Web or desktop.

Additionally, while using WhatsApp on your connected device, you can only access messages that are less than three months old. To check older messages, you'll need to use the WhatsApp app on your phone.

Closing Remarks: Use WhatsApp on Multiple Devices

Despite the limitations, the WhatsApp multi-device feature works seamlessly and brings us closer to a true multi-device experience. We can expect WhatsApp to address these limitations in the final version. Stay tuned to see how the feature evolves and whether these limitations are resolved.

If you want to learn more about WhatsApp features, check out our article on how to send disappearing messages using WhatsApp's View Once feature.