Last year, WhatsApp released a new update called Companion mode that allowed users at the time to use the same WhatsApp account but on a different phone. Today, META has improved this feature so that it now allows users to open the same WhatsApp account on up to four different smart devices. The update so far is still beta for a limited users, but despite this, it is possible to try it now if you want to by downloading the latest WhatsApp apk update and installing it manually on your Android device.
So, are you excited? So let’s get started!
Open Your WhatsApp account on four phones
In fact, this feature is not entirely new as you might imagine, because a year ago the company supported opening your WhatsApp account on more than one device at the same time, such as using it on the browser, as well as tablets, for example. But despite this, this feature at the time contained some restrictions such as that you could use the account on your phone in addition to one browser or only one other smart device and it was also through the browser and not through the usual basic app.
Now, WhatsApp has made it possible to link four additional smartphones in addition to your primary phone, so that you can use the same existing primary account on 4 phones at the same time. But the feature that I personally liked here while in this mode is that each of them using your account independently.
Meaning, your messages, calls, or even media files such as photos and videos remain encrypted, in addition to that any additional phone that you open your account with will automatically log you out of the WhatsApp account in the event that the primary phone has been inactive for a long time.
And just like what happens with WhatsApp Web, you can easily run WhatsApp on the additional phone even if the Internet is disconnected from the primary phone, whether on Android or iOS. So, yes, here you will not need your primary account to be active at all times, but here you will need to link the additional phones only once and then complete the use of the account on the other device without the need for the primary one to be connected.
Download WhatsApp apk with Multi-Device feature
The WhatsApp application in its new version with the Multi-Device feature or opening your account on several phones at the same time is still in a beta version and has not reached all users yet, so here you will need to download the beta apk with version 188.8.131.52 from below, or you can simply join the WhatsApp beta program from the following link as well.
If you want the way to join the WhatApp beta, you will be through the app page itself in the Play Store and then wait for the new beta version to arrive for your phone through the official channels. In case the beta program is full, then your only option here is to download the WhatsApp Beta apk and install it manually on your phone yourself.
- Link to join the WhatsApp beta program: Enroll in WhatsApp Beta
WhatsApp Beta apk download link “184.108.40.206 beta update”:
|Last update||220.127.116.11 (April 28, 2023)|
- Download the WhatsApp Beta apk from above and install it on the main and additional phone.
- On second phone, install a fresh copy of WhatsApp, and delete the old one, if it exists.
- On second phone, open WhatsApp, and when it asks for your number, click on the three-dot menu at the top.
- From here choose “Link a device”.
- Here a new window will appear with a QR code.
- On the primary phone, click on the three-dot menu at the top and select “Linked Devices.”
- Now choose “Link a device“.
- Now start scanning the QR code shown on the second phone.
- Enjoy the same WhatsApp account on the second phone!
- If you like, you can repeat the same steps on three additional devices.
Now we’re done! Were the steps easy? Did you encounter any difficulties? Let us know what you think about this new WhatsApp feature for use on several smart devices at the same time via the comments section below.