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WhatsApp to Link to 4 Mobile Phones via Companion Mode

Fri 18 Nov 2022 | 01:16 PM
Omnia Ahmed

WhatsApp is testing a new feature called “companion mode” for its beta users which enables them to link their accounts on multiple devices at the same time, WABetaInfo reported.

According to the report, once you have linked your WhatsApp account to secondary smartphones, your chat history will be then synced across all the linked mobiles.

Although the data is synced, messages and calls are still end-to-end encrypted and remain private. This means, even if someone sends a message from a linked mobile phone, the message is sent to all the linked devices preserving the encryption.

The feature is currently available to only a few beta users. Those who are enrolled in the beta program can install the latest WhatsApp beta for Android update on Google Play

Meanwhile, the messaging app is working on a new solution for Android users that will automatically reduce the notifications on its users.

WABetaInfo reported that the platform released a new beta version ( for its Android app that will automatically mute groups with more than 256 people by default. This will happen when the number of participants in a group exceeds 256.

Earlier this month, WhatsApp disabled the "view-once" feature for desktop users. The feature is important for those wanting to share an image or a video that can be viewed only once and disappears after that.