WhatsApp may soon launch a companion mode to link a second mobile device

A few days ago we saw news about WhatsApp’s extended multi-device mode capability, which allows you to add a secondary device to your WhatsApp account. It is now suggested that the Meta-owned messaging app will now test the feature as more details have emerged online.

WhatsApp starts testing companion mode

The latest report from WABetaInfo reveals that the Companion mode will allow you to easily link a secondary mobile device to a WhatsApp number. This basically means that users will be able to use a WhatsApp account on multiple mobile devices, like another smartphone or a tablet.

Currently, the multi-device feature only allows you to link a WhatsApp account on a phone and a PC at the same time. This feature can even work when your smartphone is offline.

There’s also a screenshot, which reveals more information about the upcoming feature. You can also access companion mode by linking a secondary device to another WhatsApp account. This will not only allow you to link your second phone to your WhatsApp account, but also to someone else’s account. Here is a screenshot preview to give you an idea.

whatsapp companion mode test
Image Courtesy: WABetaInfo

Although it is worth noting that linking a device to another account will log you out of the currently logged in account. Also, you will lose all locally stored data. Therefore, it is advisable to back up data before entering companion mode.

The report also points out that this feature is currently under development, which is why little is known about it. That said, it is tested for Android and iOS versions of WhatsApp. So, you can expect it to reach all users whenever it becomes official. It will probably take some time for it to be available to users. Until that happens, more information should be coming our way, and we’ll be sure to share it with you.

In related news, WhatsApp recently announced that it will soon allow people to add up to 512 members to a group in addition to rolling out message reactions, 2GB of file size, and even the ability to add up to to 32 people in a group voice call.

Harry D. Gonzalez