WhatsApp may soon extend multi-device support to smartphones

WhatsApp has been supporting multiple devices for a while now, but users couldn’t use their devices on other smartphones because WhatsApp Web allowed them to use their account only on desktops and laptops. However, it now looks like WhatsApp will soon bring cross-device functionality to smartphones as well.

According to a new report from WABetaInfo, the messaging service extends its cross-device support to secondary smartphones and tablets. The feature will allow users to use the same WhatsApp account on multiple smartphones just like you can now use the account on multiple browsers.

WhatsApp Beta for Android 2.22.10.13 refers to the second version of the multi-device feature which will bring support for secondary smartphones. A screenshot shared by WABetaInfo also shows an option called “Save device as a companion”, which gives us an idea of ​​what to expect.

To pair a second phone to the WhatsApp account, users may need to scan a QR code, just like with WhatsApp Web. Note that the feature is still in development and some elements of the beta may change before the final version is released, which in itself may be a long way off.

WhatsApp last month announced multi-device support for all users. This allowed Android and iOS users to open their WhatsApp accounts on different devices to send and receive messages. Users no longer need to keep their primary device connected to the internet for WhatsApp to work on other devices.