The option that allows to use the same account on different devices at the same time is surely one of the most requested features, but surely it’s one of the most complicated to develop. This is because WhatsApp has always worked on a single device, and it takes a long time to implement… for this reason WhatsApp is developing the feature in parts: discover every known detail below!
- It’s not possible to use your WhatsApp account on multiple devices currently.
- This feature is under development: it means WhatsApp is still working on it and it will be released in a future update.
- When there will be other details about the feature, WABetaInfo is going to publish an announcement.
As mentioned in these months, WhatsApp is working on the possibility to use the same account on different devices. Actually they are testing the feature in order to work with 4 devices at the same time. WhatsApp is already working to create an interface on the Android app, as noted in this article and on WhatsApp for iOS:
When the user wants to use WhatsApp on a second device, there is the need to copy the chat history. In this case WhatsApp always requires a Wi-Fi connection, because it may use a large amount of your data plan:
Yes, it's the ability to use your WhatsApp account from 4 devices at the same time.
Under development, but it's great!
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) June 12, 2020
When you’re connected to the Wi-Fi network, it’s possible to begin the login process:
In this case WhatsApp Desktop was used for the test, but it will work on a second mobile device too, but it’s really possible that WhatsApp will allow mobile devices to be connected to your main device later than WhatsApp Desktop. Note that, using this feature, an Internet connection on your device will no longer be needed to use WhatsApp Desktop.
When WhatsApp has safely copied the chat history to the second device, it will be finally possible to use your account from it. Note that any message will be delivered to all your family devices, so your chat history will be always synced across platforms, and when you use or remove a device, your encryption key changes.
When the encryption key changes, all active chats will be notified (if Security Notifications are enabled in WhatsApp Settings):
When someone adds a new device in his WhatsApp account, you will be notified because encryption keys change.
Available in future for iOS and Android! pic.twitter.com/WqrM6cRHWW
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) March 24, 2020
Note that WhatsApp has also developed an iPad app, that will be released after the activation of the feature, so you will be able to use WhatsApp on your iPhone and your iPad at the same time:
I know this announcement was published 16 months ago, but WhatsApp will likely release the iPad app when the feature that allows to use the same WhatsApp account on different devices at the same time is ready. https://t.co/OhH73R7cKb
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) August 7, 2020
NOTE: iOS <--> Android is not confirmed yet. It should work, but wait for a future confirmation.
WhatsApp was previously working to convert the iOS database to the one compatible with the Android format. We’re looking for more references in future.
This feature is under development and it will be available in future.
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