WhatsApp is rolling out a new update through the Google Play Beta Program, bringing the version up to 184.108.40.206.
What’s new in this update? WhatsApp is working on adding compatibility with iPad as a companion device, and it will be available in a future update of the app!
|Name of the feature?||iPad support – linked device|
|Availability?||WhatsApp is working on bringing the ability to link an iPad to your WhatsApp account, in a future update of the app.|
|I’ve installed this update but I don’t have this feature. Why?||This feature is under development so it is not ready to be released to beta testers, but you can discover a preview in this article.|
|Previous news?||WhatsApp beta for iOS 220.127.116.11: what’s new? WhatsApp is releasing a new calling button along with a context menu!|
IPAD SUPPORT – LINKED DEVICE
In the article about the WhatsApp for iOS 23.10.76 update, we announced that WhatsApp was releasing the companion mode, allowing users to link an additional iOS device to an existing WhatsApp account. With this feature, users can link up to 4 devices to their accounts, while maintaining the same level of privacy and security thanks to end-to-end encryption. After installing the latest WhatsApp beta for Android 18.104.22.168 update available on the Google Play Store, we discovered that WhatsApp is now working on adding compatibility with iPad as a new linked device, available in the future!
As you can see in this screenshot, iPad is finally recognized as a linked device. This means you will be able to link WhatsApp for iPad to your existing account in the future. It’s important to note that WhatsApp for iPad is still in development and not yet available to beta testers. However, once it is released, you will finally be able to link your existing WhatsApp account on Android with your iPad.
Note that we previously shared similar news regarding WhatsApp for iPad by publishing a tweet on Twitter. We know the information we shared about WhatsApp for iPad was from a while ago, but things may be very different now. Since WhatsApp has recently released companion mode on iOS (and it’s gradually rolling out to some accounts), we can deduce that the next step is to release the app compatible with iPad. The fact that WhatsApp is currently working to make the application recognize iPad as a linked device could confirm that the app will be released to the public soon. We’ll have to wait and see!
The ability to link an iPad as a companion device on WhatsApp for Android is under development and it will be released to beta testers in a future update of the app. As always, we will post an additional article when we have further information to share with you.
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