Earlier, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had confirmed that the Facebook-owned messaging app, WhatsApp will get a multi-device feature in a little while. He was true to his word when WhatsApp revealed support for this highly-anticipated feature on the beta version of its application on the Android mobile operating system at the beginning of the month.
Nevertheless, Apple iPhone users were left unhappy because they did not get this WhatsApp multi-device support feature. Currently, in what is going to be good news for iPhone users, WhatsApp has begun revealing this WhatsApp multi-device support feature on the beta version of WhatsApp’s application on iOS, as per the report issued by the WABetaInfo.
However, here we have a quick guide for you if you missed all the hullabaloo around the WhatsApp multi-device support feature. WhatsApp’s impending multi-device functionality feature allows users to utilize their WhatsApp account on up to four connected devices. And before anything else, they are not going to need the primary device, the smartphone, entirely.
That’s why in case you are utilizing WhatsApp through a phone number on your smartphone. You will be able to utilize the same account to access the messaging app through your laptop and tablet also despite the fact your smartphone’s battery dies and it gets powered off.
According to the previous reports, users can connect web, desktop, and Facebook’s Portal utilizing this function. The only warning is that messages and calls cannot be made to users who are utilizing the older version of the application.
Moreover, it is important to note that this WhatsApp multi-device support feature has not been released to the main application for the wider public still. Facebook is going to be the first to test it in its beta app, iron out all the bugs, and then release this update onto the main application.
According to a blog post, WhatsApp is not launching the multi-device support feature for all iOS beta users.
The blog site wrote in a post,
“WhatsApp is still partially rolling out the feature for specific users. So it’s possible your WhatsApp account is not eligible yet.”
Consequently, how do you confirm if you have acquired the update containing the multi-device support feature or not? By following the steps given below. Before everything, you are going to need to make sure that you are utilizing WhatsApp’s beta version on your iPhone.
Here’s how you can check if you have received multi-device support in WhatsApp on your iPhone:
- On your iPhone, open WhatsApp
- Then go to WhatsApp Settings
- Afterward, go to the Linked Devices option. Previously it was referred to as “WhatsApp Web/Desktop”.
- If you see a new row known as multi-device. It indicates you can utilize the multi-device support feature on your iPhone.
Moreover, as long as you don’t perceive the option in the application still. You are possibly going to need to wait for the further update when the feature will be available to more beta users.