Mark Zuckerberg, head of Meta, the company that owns WhatsApp, announced on Tuesday that users can log in to their WhatsApp account from four additional phones, or 5 in all.
“Starting today (Tuesday), you can log into the same WhatsApp account on up to four phones,” Zuckerberg said, via a post on his official Facebook account.
WhatsApp users can now link up to four additional smartphones by scanning QR codes with their primary phones. Previously, users could already connect up to four computers or tablets to a single WhatsApp account, but now they can log in via phones.
This ‘much needed’ feature will suit those who have a phone for work and a phone for personal use but still want all their conversations under one WhatsApp account – although some said couples they don’t trust will try to log into their partner’s account.
“WhatsApp” has begun rolling out the update to users globally and will be available to everyone in the coming weeks, and in response to concerns about strangers logging into their own account, WhatsApp said that users can check any other devices connected to their accounts and log them out remotely from their phones.
And WhatsApp began in 2021, allowing users to connect up to four additional non-phone devices such as computers and tablets to their accounts, independently of the phone, and this means that the user was able to operate his phone, two tablets and two computers all working with the same individual WhatsApp account.
This feature was introduced globally by 2022, but WhatsApp is now taking it a step further by offering the ability to use the same WhatsApp account on multiple phones as well.
And WhatsApp said that each linked device will connect to “WhatsApp” independently, ensuring that all personal messages, media and calls are synchronized, and if the “primary” smartphone – defined as the phone that had your WhatsApp account on it – is inactive for a long time. , you will be automatically signed out from all “companion” phones.
WhatsApp employees confirmed that regardless of the device running a WhatsApp account, all chats will remain end-to-end encrypted, and end-to-end encryption ensures that only the participants read the messages, and no one in between — not even the company that owns the service.