How to use ONE WhatsApp number on two mobile phones.
WhatsApp is rolling out a new feature that allows people to use one WhatsApp number on two mobile phones. This is an expansion of the current Linked devices feature that was launched earlier this year. However, the latest update is currently only available for beta testers of the platforms. It is yet to come to the stable version of WhatsApp and the company could make it available for everyone in the coming months.
Currently, all WhatsApp users can access their existing account only on one smartphone and people are allowed to link up to four other devices like laptops, and tablets. Now that the company is planning to let people log in to one WhatsApp number on two phones, it will make life easier for those who use two mobile phones.
WhatsApp will also provide a way to check how many devices are currently logged in to a particular account, to let people keep a check on log-in details. This will also give some sense of security to users and they don’t have to fear whether their account is being used on an unknown device. The good thing is, WhatsApp will allow people to log out from any device remotely, which you will be able to do using your primary phone.
How to use one WhatsApp number on two mobile phones?
People who want to try out the new feature of WhatsApp will first have to sign up for the beta version of the messaging app. While the beta program of the app mostly remains full, you can still try out your luck. Just go to Google Play Store, and search for WhatsApp app. Once you open it, you will see Beta program written on the page. If you see a message saying “Beta program is full,” then it means that you won’t be able to sign up for it. What you can do is keep checking Play Store more frequently for the beta program.
For those who are using beta version of WhatsApp, here is how to use one WhatsApp number on two mobile phones at a time. Follow these simple steps given below
WhatsApp linked devices: Steps for Primary phone
Step 1: Open WhatsApp app on your primary mobile phone.
Step 2: Tap on three-dotted icon, which is visible on the top right corner.
Step 3: Tap again on “Linked devices” option.
Step 4: Now, just tap on the “link a device” option, which will display a QR code on the screen.
Steps for secondary phone
-Once you sign up for the beta program, you don’t have to do anything else to activate it. You are already a part of it. Just open the WhatsApp app on your secondary mobile phone and log in.