Tech Tips: Now users will be able to use one WhatsApp on two Android phones, know-how!


Instant messaging and voice-over-IP service WhatsApp will now allow its beta users to link their accounts to a secondary phone and an Android tablet.

According to GSM Arena, the latest WhatsApp beta for Android - version has brought in Assistant Mode that allows users to link a secondary phone to their primary account.

WhatsApp lets users link up to four Android phones to their primary account and they get access to all the regular WhatsApp features and message encryption.


As GSM Arena reports, beta users of the service can activate Companion Mode by going to the options menu on the registration screen and selecting 'Link a device from the dropdown menu.

The feature is only rolled out to some beta users for now, while the wider rollout will take longer.

This latest WhatsApp beta for Android also brings the ability to link to Android tablets.

This feature is only available to certain beta testers for now and is found in the linked Device Beta option in the Devices section of the Settings menu. The pairing process is simple and is done by scanning the QR code.


According to GSM Arena, WhatsApp is planning to bring a new companion and tablet features to more users with its next update.

Currently, users of WhatsApp can access their existing account only on a smartphone but they are allowed to link up to four other devices such as laptops and tablets.

With the new service, people can log in to one WhatsApp number on two phones.