WhatsApp is working to sync the chat history across platforms!

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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!

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IMPORTANT NOTICE
  • 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.
MULTIPLE DEVICES

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:

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.

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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):

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:

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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