WhatsApp Begins Testing Multi-Device Logins
WhatsApp is testing multi-device logins features for iOS and Android, according to WABetaInfo.
WABetaInfo first discovered signs of multi-device support in WhatsApp in November 2019 on iOS and Android. At the time, a “Registration Notification” hinted at asking for a new security code from a secondary phone, and a hidden warning text in chats suggested the ability to have multiple devices per recipient.
At the moment, you can only have one mobile device signed-in to WhatsApp, with a further PC, Mac or web browsers logged in. You can swap between these but, only one can be logged-in at a time. This makes seamless use difficult and switching devices frustrating at best, especially as the sign-in process is so convoluted and drawn-out.
WABetaInfo has found that it is being tested with up to four devices logged in simultaneously. This isn’t quite a high as services like Telegram but is still a heck of a lot better than the current two device limit.
While the feature is clearly still in development and can’t be manually enabled, it’s surely intriguing. It’d be so nice to finally be able to have the app installed on two phones or a phone and a tablet simultaneously.