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WhatsApp tests the ‘companion mode’ to use the same number on two cell phones at the same time

After allowing to open sessions on multiple devices, they now also activate a new function. What does it consist of.

WhatsApp began to deploy another of the functions most requested by more than 2 billion users. After enabling the possibility of opening several sessions on multiple devices, the app is ready to comply with the official announcement of “companion mode” that allows the same account to be used on two cell phones at the same time.

Until now, the messenger allows you to send and receive messages simultaneously on up to four devices, that is, if the application is used on a cell phone, tablet and the versions for computers (WhatsApp Web and desktop), but It is not possible to have the same account on two cell phones. at the same time.

As usual, the WABetaInfo site was in charge of advancing the development of this new feature. The novelty was discovered in the programming code of a beta version of WhatsApp for Android, specifically, the 2.22.24.18 update.

“Companion mode” in WhatsApp




WhatsApp’s “companion” mode option, according to the WABEtainfo leak.

According to the site in charge of closely monitoring the news that will come to the messaging service, the discovered function allows a second device to be linked as long as it is an Android device.

To do so, you have to touch the item “Link a device” on the screen that indicates a phone number for login. Then you have to follow steps similar to those already known in WhatsApp Web, which shows a QR code for synchronization.

After linking the account to a new phone, the chat history will be synced across all devices.

In its beta rollout, some features may not yet be available, for example, the ability to view live locations and manage stream lists and stickers.

The source adds that end-to-end encryption in WhatsApp chats is maintained in “companion mode.”

When is the “companion mode” launched in WhatsApp

WhatsApp.  Photo: Shutterstock


WhatsApp. Photo: Shutterstock

Without an official date confirmed, the messaging application usually respects the deadlines every time it works on the development of a new feature, therefore after the beta phase it will be time to land on iPhone and Android phones, in the next update, surely.

Regarding the latest improvements, WhatsApp recently introduced the possibility of generate surveys in the chats. They also expanded the capacity from 500 to one million participants in the groups, make video calls of up to 32 members and added Communities.

WhatsApp is the most popular mobile messenger in the world, with an active user base of more than 2 billion. That figure is impressive, being a quarter of the world’s population, which recently reached 8 billion.

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