WhatsApp’s companion mode beta allows you to link your account to multiple phones

Edgar Cervantes / Android Authority

TL;DR

  • WhatsApp users on Android can try a beta version of companion mode.
  • The mode allows users to link up to four Android phones to their primary account.
  • The beta also allows users to link an Android tablet.

WhatsApp’s companion mode has started to be rolled out to Android mobile phones in the form of a beta version. The feature allows Android users to connect multiple phones and/or an Android tablet to their primary accounts.

In its latest beta – version 2.22.24.18 – WhatsApp brings companion mode to Android phones WABetaInfo. This feature allows users to link their primary account to up to four Android phones. Any device connected via companion mode gets access to all regular WhatsApp features and message encryption.

In addition to support for Android mobile devices, the beta will also bring support for Android tablets. However, unlike the support for multiple phones, you can only link one tablet.

At the moment, companion mode only seems to be available for some of the beta testers who have installed the latest update from the Play Store. However, the feature is expected to roll out to more users in the coming weeks. If you’re one of the lucky few who have access to Companion Mode, you can find it in the Settings menu under the Devices section.

However, before they can use companion mode, users must first enable it. To do this, go to the options menu on the registration screen and select “Link device” from the drop-down menu.

Just earlier this month, WhatsApp also started rolling out its Communities feature. Communities should be available to everyone in the next few months.

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