WhatsApp may automatically log your linked devices out

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After rolling out multi-device for more people by default, WhatsApp is now implementing a security fix to privately sync your linked devices correctly.


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What’s this story about? Automatic logout
Status? Rolling out
Compatibility? WhatsApp may automatically log your linked devices out if you have installed a recent version of WhatsApp.
I’ve installed the most recent update and my linked devices were logged out. What to do? You can simply link your devices again from WhatsApp Settings > Linked Devices using the QR Code.
Thanks: Hypogriff for testing and reporting!
Previous news? WhatsApp Desktop beta 2.2147.11: what’s new?

WhatsApp is now introducing a security fix to address an issue that makes your devices not properly synced. This issue may cause data to be wrongly synced between your linked devices, so your chats and messages. In order to fix this issue, WhatsApp may automatically log your linked devices out:

This fix has been implemented on WhatsApp beta for Android, but there is also some real evidence that WhatsApp has introduced the same fix on WhatsApp beta for iOS as well, and this operation is automatic. In this case, if your WhatsApp account experiences some issues syncing data between linked devices, WhatsApp is able to automatically log you out as a safety precaution and it’s rolled out to people that experience this kind of issue. If you open WhatsApp Settings > Linked Devices and you see the same message, don’t worry: you can relink your devices again in the same section using the QR Code, and your chats and messages will be in sync again and properly.

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