Do you have two phones? WhatsApp has a surprise for you

WhatsApp's long-awaited multi-device support feature will be ready for testing soon, allowing you to log in on multiple phones at once.

Currently, logging into WhatsApp on a second device will log you out of the first device as a security precaution, which can be frustrating for anyone who regularly switches between phones, or uses one phone for work and another for personal use, for example.

Now, according to what experts at WABetaInfoAnd, who specializes in researching hidden features in WhatsApp beta versions, that's finally about to change.

Multi-device support for WhatsApp has been touted for a long time, with hints that this could first come out in March of this year. Not surprisingly, it takes a long time to implement, although this feature not only involves multiple logins of up to four, but also needs to securely sync messages and files between devices.

Optimized sync experience

Now, it appears that support for multiple accounts will soon be available for WhatsApp beta testers. WABetaInfo has discovered a new settings screen with a button for data access and a button for connecting additional devices to your account.

You'll also be able to see a list of all the devices currently linked to your account - and you don't need to be connected to your main phone in any way for the feature to work.

If you want to be the first to test it, you will need to join the WhatsApp Beta program. Unfortunately, you can't try this if you own an Apple phone because the user slots are full.

To try out the Android beta, visit the WhatsApp Beta page on the Google Play Store and enter your details. If you already have the public version of WhatsApp on your device, it will update to the beta version automatically, keep in mind that this may take a few hours.

Stay tuned, we'll let you know as soon as multi-device support is ready for testing, and when it's available for use by everyone.

Mohamed Hamed

Mohamed Hamed

A BA in English literature and a diploma in translation from AUC University, age 25 - I love the technical field, you will find me either reading an article or books about a new technology, I write on many technical websites.

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