WhatsApp may introduce a new subscription plan for expanded support for multiple devices

The subscription for business users will likely include other benefits as well


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WhatsApp only recently got proper support for multiple devices – something Telegram has been able to do for years now. Although you could chat on multiple devices using the same account, everything was still tied to your phone as the primary point of contact. Thankfully, the app recently changed that, untethering other connected devices and letting you access WhatsApp even when your phone is dead or has no signal. While up to four bonded devices are supported with the current implementation, a new subscription offering could allow for even more than that.

WhatsApp seems to be developing a new plan for business accounts with the aim of offering a few more features to subscribers, as revealed WABetaInfo. One of them will support up to 10 linked devices on one account – more than double the current limit – allowing more people within a company to use the same official point of contact for communicate with customers.

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Source: WABetaInfo

It’s entirely possible that this upcoming subscription will include other extras beyond that upper limit of 10 devices, but so far we haven’t seen anything indicating exactly what that might entail. The Android and iOS versions of WhatsApp Business currently show no public signs, so you’ll probably have to wait for it to be introduced with a future update.

At present, there is also no evidence that WhatsApp Business as a whole will be chargeable after this subscription arrives – WhatsApp is a free service and will (hopefully) remain so. We might think the upcoming plan is more like Twitter Blue – an offer that gives subscribers access to exclusive features and benefits while existing alongside the free tier.



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