Support for multiple WhatsApp devices: you cannot do this on paired devices

WhatsApp is introducing its features on devices to its beta users. Multi-Device Beta is an optional app that gives you early access to try a new version of WhatsApp for web, desktop, and portal. The feature allows WhatsApp beta users to connect up to four devices to their account, including browsers and other devices, but no other phones.

The feature allows users to use WhatsApp on these connected devices, even if the headset does not have an active internet connection. However, if the primary device has not been connected for more than 14 days, the connected devices will be automatically disconnected.

The multi-device beta is available for WhatsApp and WhatsApp Business app beta users using the latest WhatsApp beta on Android and iPhone, and WhatsApp and WhatsApp Business app users in some countries. The multi-device beta has launched worldwide, WhatsApp said in a message.

What can’t you do on paired devices?

Despite the features that the feature offers, the list of WhatsApp features that cannot be used on paired devices is also worth mentioning. This includes viewing live locations in add-ons, chat, joining, viewing and restoring WhatsApp groups and group invitations, and much more.

Also, users will not be able to call someone using a very old version of WhatsApp on their phones directly from a connected device. Moving from Portal or WhatsApp Desktop is also not supported for connected devices that are not enrolled in the multi-device beta.

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