WhatsApp multi-device feature

About multi-device beta

The multi-device beta is an opt-in program that gives you early access to try a new version of WhatsApp for Web, Desktop, and Portal. If you join the multi-device beta, you’ll be able to use linked companion devices without the need to keep your phone connected. Your personal messages, media, and calls are end-to-end encrypted.

Note:

  • You can use WhatsApp on up to four companion devices at one time, but can only have one phone connected to your WhatsApp account at one time.
  • You’ll still need to register your WhatsApp account and link new devices with your phone.
  • If you don’t use your phone for over 14 days, your linked devices will become disconnected.

Eligibility

The multi-device beta is currently available to eligible:

  • WhatsApp and WhatsApp Business app beta users using the latest version of WhatsApp beta on Android and iPhone.
  • WhatsApp and WhatsApp Business app users in limited countries. The multi-device beta will be rolling out worldwide.

How to join or leave the multi-device beta

When you join the multi-device beta, you can use WhatsApp on up to four linked companion devices at once without the need to keep your phone connected. For the best experience, update to the latest version of WhatsApp on your device. After joining the multi-device beta, you’ll need to relink your companion devices.

Android
  1. Open WhatsApp
  2. Tap Linked Devices.
  3. Tap Multi-device beta.
  4. Tap JOIN BETA.

iPhone
  1. Go to WhatsApp Settings.
  2. Tap Linked Devices.
  3. Tap Multi-Device Beta.
  4. Tap Join Beta.

Leave the multi-device beta

Android
  1. Open WhatsApp
  2. Tap Linked Devices.
  3. Tap Multi-device beta.
  4. Tap LEAVE BETA.
iPhone
  1. Go to WhatsApp Settings.
  2. Tap Linked Devices.
  3. Tap Multi-Device Beta.
  4. Tap Leave the beta.

 

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