WhatsApp keeps rolling out new features for its users. Communities, call link, message yourself, and forward media with captions are some of the updates the Meta-owned messaging app service has worked on in the past few weeks. The latest to join the list is the ‘Companion Mode’.
Here are the details of this new feature:
What is Companion Mode?
The newly introduced feature allows users to access the same WhatsApp account on up to four devices at the same time. Calls and messages will still be end-to-end encrypted on linked devices to ensure privacy. The chat history of the person will automatically be synced across the other devices as well. Earlier, users could only link their accounts to a PC using WhatsApp Web.
Who Can Use Companion Mode?
As per WABetaInfo, the feature is available to only a few Android users, at this point. More users will be able to access it in the coming days.
How to Use Companion Mode
Tap “Link a Device” on your phone. The WhatsApp account can be accessed on additional devices if the QR code is available. Scan the code using the other devices you want to connect to, to use your WhatsApp account on them.
However, some of the features such as viewing the live locations and stickers may not be available immediately in Companion Mode.