WhatsApp Multi-Device feature will only work with Desktop, out beta for multi-device access


Earlier this month, Mark Zuckerberg hinted that multi-device access could be coming to WhatsApp soon. The company had allegedly solved some related technical issues and planned to release the feature soon. Now, we have some more details on it.

As the name suggests, Multi-Device lets you use your WhatsApp account on multiple devices, even if there's no Internet connection on your phone. According to WABetaInfo, the first beta version of the feature will only be available on WhatsApp Web, WhatsApp Desktop, and Facebook Portal. In other words, you can't use it on a second smartphone or tablet - at least not yet.


There are also few more things worth pointing out. First, you can only link up to four devices to one account. In other words, you can have combinations like one smartphone and three PCs. Also, you won't be able to call or send messages through your linked devices to people with outdated versions of the app. And while left unsaid, you'll definitely have to accept the new data privacy policy.

Since Multi-Device is in the beta testing phase, we might be able to get the feature really soon. It's really useful for people who work on multiple devices, so I'm looking forward to it. Are there any other features you would like to see added to WhatsApp? Share your ideas in the comments, and stay tuned to TechNave for further updates.