Soon, you will be able to use same WhatsApp account on two Android phones; here’s how
WhatsApp, the Meta-owned messaging platform is developing a new feature that will allow users to link their current accounts to additional devices, such as Android tablets.
The feature is currently available for WhatsApp beta testers. Android Authority reports that the new feature will enable users to connect their WhatsApp account from their smartphone to the platform’s Android tablet app, eliminating the need to set up a separate WhatsApp account on the additional Android device, IANS reported.
Finally, WhatsApp users will be able to use WhatsApp accounts on two phones. (Also Read: Meta, Twitter, Amazon and more: List of 20 big tech companies laying off employees amid global recession fears)
Step-by-step guide on how to use WhatsApp account on two phones:
- Ensure that WhatsApp v126.96.36.199 beta is installed, signed in, and operational on your primary phone.
- Users of Android tablets will need to scan a QR code on the tablet app with their phone app in order to access the updated WhatsApp app.
- After linking, WhatsApp will transfer users’ chats to the tablet app
Users will now be able to continue their conversation from the phone app on their Android tablet.
In the meantime, WhatsApp has deactivated over 23 lakh malicious accounts in India during the month of October in accordance with the updated IT Rules 2021, which impose increased obligations on social media companies.
WhatsApp banned around 24,000 accounts in the month of October 2022 and 8,11,000 of these accounts were proactively banned, before any reports from users. The Meta-owned popular messaging platform WhatsApp received 701 complaint reports in October in India, and the records ‘actioned’ were 34, said the company in a statement.
WhatsApp spokesperson said, “In accordance with the IT Rules 2021, we’ve published our report for the month of October 2022. As captured in the latest Monthly Report, WhatsApp banned over 2.3 million accounts in the month of October.”