Users of WhatsApp can connect up to four Android phones to their main account, giving them access to all of WhatsApp’s standard features including message encryption.
According to GSM Arena, beta users of the service can activate Companion mode by choosing “Link a device” from the dropdown menu under the settings menu on the registration screen.
Only a small number of beta customers are now using the feature, but a wider distribution of this update is planned.
The most recent WhatsApp beta for Android now includes a link feature for Android tablets.
Currently, only a small number of beta testers have access to this functionality, which can be found in the linked devices beta option under the devices part of the settings menu. Simple QR code scanning is used to complete the pairing process.
With its upcoming updates, WhatsApp intends to make the new companion and link to tablet functions available to more users, according to GSM Arena.
Currently, WhatsApp users may only access their accounts on one smartphone, but they are allowed to link up to four more devices, such as computers and tablets, to their existing account.
One WhatsApp number can now be logged into on two different phones thanks to the new feature.