Link a WhatsApp account on a secondary mobile: WhatsApp plans to improve its cross-device mode by adding the ability to connect the same account on a secondary smartphone or tablet revealed wabetainfo, a portal specializing in the news and novelties of the messaging application owned by Meta. This feature seems to work the same as WhatsApp Web’s multi-device mode, but with a few differences.
The app, in particular, will display a section titled “Register device as a partner” whenever someone tries to link an existing account on a new mobile or tablet. The user will therefore be able to choose between linking the WhatsApp account on the new device and logging out on the old one or keeping the session on both smartphones.
In the second case, it will be necessary to perform the pairing steps via the main device. That is, go to the messaging application, select the “Linked devices” option that appears in the settings and scan the QR code that will be displayed on the screen of the new smartphone or tablet.
WhatsApp, let’s remember, already allows the use of multi-device mode in its web version or through the desktop application. The user, in this case, can link his account by scanning a QR code through the application and chat with his contacts even when the smartphone, for example, is turned off or simply does not have a stable Internet connection.
It is likely that the possibility to link a WhatsApp account on another smartphone or tablet also allows the ability to chat when the main device, although there are no details on this. The feature, in fact, is in the development phase, and it could take some time to arrive.
The WhatsApp app for iPad is closer than ever
The new multi-device mode in which WhatsApp works promises to be extremely useful for users who have a tablet. Especially if we take into account that the messages could be synchronized even when the main smartphone is switched off. The launch of this function could therefore also mean the arrival of the whatsapp app for iPad.
WhatsApp, in fact, has been working as an application for Apple tablets for some time. This will have a very similar interface to the smartphone app and will include very similar functionality. Among them, is the ability to make calls or video calls.
The iPad app can also function as a secondary device. It will also not require a connected mobile phone, although end-to-end encryption will be maintained in all conversations. Its launch, at the moment, is unknown, but it should be available soon on the App Store.