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WhatsApp Can Now Be Used on Secondary Devices Without Having to Keep Your Phone Online: How to Enable

We all have used WhatsApp Web to send in photos and documents that aren’t on our phone but to do that you have to keep your phone online and nearby. Not anymore.

Just like other apps like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, you can now access WhatsApp elsewhere without keeping your phone beside you. WhatsApp has begun to roll out this update for a great number of Android and iOS users.


Now you can connect your WhatsApp up to 4 devices simultaneously. It is great news for those who use WhatsApp on laptops more than the phone. This update was under testing since the month of July for users to connect WhatsApp to a secondary device. It will have end-to-end encryption even in the secondary device. It means that neither WhatsApp nor someone else cannot read your personal chats that you communicate via PC. Now, let’s take a look at how can you connect your WhatsApp account to your PC or tablet.

Linking WhatsApp to other devices


Before you start with the procedure make sure that you have the latest version of WhatsApp. This new feature is still in ‘beta’ mode and can be unstable sometimes.

It is also limited to WhatsApp Web and not the app. This means if you try to open your WhatsApp account on a secondary device through the app, you can’t do that.



  • Go to settings à Linked Devices à Multi-Device Beta
  • Go to the Linked device’s screen; click on Link a Device to link a new device.
  • Scan the QR code on the secondary device to link your WhatsApp account.

After you link your WhatsApp account, you can send and receive messages on that device. You can also access the previous messages on that device. However, if you delete a message from your primary device, you won’t be able to see it in your secondary device too and vice versa.


This delete feature doesn’t work the same with an iPhone.

So, now you can access your WhatsApp account easily with your primary account besides you without connecting your phone each time.


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