How to use Linked devices on WhatsApp

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Cross-platform syncing across multiple platforms is fast becoming the must-have add-on for WhatsApp and other similar services. You can now use your WhatsApp account on up to four devices without keeping your phone connected to the internet. This is such a welcome change and a relief to many.

With multi-device WhatsApp, you can use WhatsApp on your phone and up to four other devices. These other devices include WhatsApp Web, WhatsApp for Windows and Mac, and the Facebook portal. But, unfortunately, you still can't use the same WhatsApp account with the same mobile number on two mobile phones.



How does connected devices on WhatsApp work.

HOW TO CONFIGURE MULTIPLE DEVICES ON WHATSAPP

You have successfully registered to use the multi-device feature for WhatsApp. Follow the steps below to set it up with WhatsApp Web or Desktop.

  • Download and install the app. You can also visit from any browser and set it up there.
  • WhatsApp will ask you to scan a QR code.
  • Open WhatsApp on your Android phone and tap on the three dot menu at the top.
  • Select Connected devices and touch Collect a device.
  • Scan the QR code on your desktop using the built-in scanner from your phone.
  • Give it a couple of minutes. WhatsApp will take some time to organize your end-to-end encrypted messages.
  • Now you can go ahead and disable the internet on your Android phone. The WhatsApp desktop will continue to function as before, which was not possible before.

Disconnect a device on WhatsaApp

To disconnect a device on WhatsaApp:



  • Open WhatsApp on your Android phone and tap on the three dot menu at the top.
  • Select Connected devices
  • Here find the device and unplug it.
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