We have heard a lot of information regarding the multi-device feature from WhatsApp for quite some time now. However, according to a recent report from the alert folks at WABetaInfo, this feature could be named Linked Devices. With this new feature, people will be able to add a linked device by using unique codes generated by the app.
Furthermore, the report also claimed that multiple device support would obligate the users to enter their mobile number and an OTP they will receive as an SMS. Additionally, you have to input the code in the new device that you want to link to your account.
Now, let’s talk about the multi-device support feature in the latest Android beta. The latest WhatsApp beta for Android devices highlights the new Linked Devices feature, and once it passes the beta version, it will spread widely for all versions. It is one of the most-awaited features of WhatsApp that will make its way soon to all users.
As for the procedure, it is quite a similar process that one does when he logs into WhatsApp on a new device. Although instead of Whatsapp not working on an older device, both devices will now be able to send and receive messages concurrently. Presently, the beta app supports up to 4 devices. According to the information from WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is creating a UI to manage linked devices.
The Linked Devices feature allows the same WhatsApp account to run on up to 4 devices, which includes an iPad too. But, as we know, not every feature from beta makes it to the final version. So, we advise you guys to wait until the rollout gets completed.