Connect with us

Technology

Just IN: WhatsApp Multi-Device Feature Beta Now Rolling Out

Published

on

The long awaited WhatsApp multi-device feature is right at the corner, and stage A is already rolling out to some beta users. The feature has been in development for long, and now gradually rolling out.

The company promised earlier in June that it will roll the feature out in two month time, and now, stage A multi-device  feature is already rolling out for some specific beta testers on WhatsApp beta for Android and iOS today.

WhatsApp multi-device feature

If you want to discover if you’re one of the lucky users, just open WhatsApp Web/Desktop Settings from your iPhone or Android device (WhatsApp might rename it to Linked devices in the meantime, but this does not mean you have received the feature) and, if the feature is enabled for your WhatsApp account, you can see a new row called “Multi-device beta”.

WhatsApp multi-device feature

At the moment, you need to manually Join Multi-device beta”, but you can always opt out if you don’t want to continue with the multi-device beta. Once you join, you can connect to WhatsApp Web/Desktop for the first time, and then start using a beta version of the web/desktop client.

With this new multi-device rollout, it would allow users to verify their accounts in the native WhatsApp messaging app on multiple devices. And also use WhatsApp Web without an Internet connection on your phone. Just turn off your phone and you can see you can use WhatsApp Web normally!

What You Should Know About Multi-Device Beta Rollout

  • When you join multi-device beta, all your previous sessions will be removed and you need to link your devices again. Probably WhatsApp will ask to connect your phone to WhatsApp Web or WhatsApp Desktop twice when you join the multi-device beta the first time. This is to ensure the transition to multi-device.
  • Linked devices are automatically logged out from your WhatsApp account after 14 days of inactivity on your phone, due to security reasons. So you need to use your phone at least once every 14 days.
  • Some features are not supported yet, because it’s a beta version, like the possibility to view live locations on linked devices, pinned chats don’t show up immediately but you need to manually search for them the first time and, if you use WhatsApp Business, your business name and labels cannot be edited from WhatsApp Web and WhatsApp Desktop.

If the multi-device beta program is not visible for you, don’t worry, WhatsApp is testing the feature for specific people and, after some time, WhatsApp will start rolling it out for more beta testers.

Note that when you enroll in the multi-device beta, you might experience some small issues like bugs. Things like that happen on beta but you can always give your feedback to WhatsApp regarding any bug experienced before rolling it out to stable users.

Let us know in the comment if you have the feature already working for you.

Just IN: WhatsApp Multi-Device Feature Beta Now Rolling OutNewsNgr.

Lifestyle6 mins ago

Urethra Diseases in Men and Women and How to Identify Them

Entertainment44 mins ago

BBNaija 2021: Ebuka’s Super Dapper Look For Launch Day 2 Tonight (Photos)

World50 mins ago

Nigeria: Muslims block road, kidnap Christian travelers, let the Muslims go on their way

Lifestyle1 hour ago

5 Key Facts About Thermography

Entertainment1 hour ago

Actress Etinosa Idemudia Becomes A New House Owner in Lagos (Photos)

Metro2 hours ago

Lady Gives Bestie the Beating of her Life for Sleeping with her Man

News2 hours ago

Trial of alleged killer Of Akwa Ibom jobseeker, Iniubong Umoren, begins on Monday

Lifestyle2 hours ago

How The Pain Killers Can Be Pain Causers? And How To Get Rid Of Them?

Politics2 hours ago

White Jesus Fix It! Tiffany D. Cross Calls Out “50-Year-Old” Bully And Blackface Connoisseur Megyn Kelly Over Attacks On Naomi Osaka

Entertainment2 hours ago

BBNaija 2021: Obi Cubana Throws His Support Behind Anambra Housemate, Cross

World2 hours ago

Ben & Jerry’s Board chair supports jihad terror against Israel, has defended Hamas and Hizballah

News2 hours ago

There won’t be bickering over choice of my successor –Umahi

Entertainment3 hours ago

Watch BBNaija Season 6 Housemate, Boma On American TV Series, The Blacklist

News3 hours ago

Comedienne/actress, Etinosa, acquires a home in Lagos

News3 hours ago

IPOB: Security alert in Abuja as Nnamdi Kanu faces trial tomorrow

Lifestyle3 hours ago

The Benefits of Mercury Free Dental Fillings

World3 hours ago

France: Muslim screaming ‘Allahu akbar’ attacks man with box-cutter, terrorism ruled out

News3 hours ago

Fashion designer, Tolu Bally, acquires 2020 Range Rover Vogue (photos)

News3 hours ago

Family announces burial details of murdered Super TV CEO

Entertainment3 hours ago

Meet 2 BBNaija Season 6 Housemates Who Never Fulfilled Their Football Potentials

News22 hours ago

Meet BBNaija housemate, Niyi’s beautiful Wife, Bella (Video/Photos)

News18 hours ago

“I’m a moving train, I’ll crush you” – Peruzzi reacts after being called out for walking out on fans (Video)

News16 hours ago

#BBNaija2021: Checkout impressive interior of the Big Brother house for this year’s edition (Photos)

Entertainment20 hours ago

BBNaija Season 6: Photos Of “Happily Married” Niyi, With His Wife And Son

World4 hours ago

UK: Muslim reportedly stabs Christian speaker Hatun Tash at Speakers’ Corner

Entertainment22 hours ago

BBNaija Season 6: Who Is Niyi? All The Facts About BBNaija 2021 Housemate Niyi

News24 hours ago

#BBNaija2021: Nigerians drag new housemate, Yousef for saying his students usually have crushes on him and “thank God he’s not a ‘pedophile’”

News7 hours ago

“So many fine boys in Nigeria but Big Brother decided to select the M*nkeys” – Bleached Nigerian Male-Barbie, Bobrisky writes.

News19 hours ago

BBNaija former housemate, Dorathy, reacts after seeing the “washing machine” in Biggies house this season

Entertainment23 hours ago

BBNaija Season 6: All You Need To Know About BBNaija 2021 Housemate JayPaul

Entertainment20 hours ago

BBNaija 2021: Who Is Sammie? All The Facts You Need To Know About BBNaija 2021 Housemate Sammie

News10 hours ago

BREAKING: Abducted students of Kaduna Baptist school regain freedom

News13 hours ago

Oyedepo reportedly pays graduate pastors N38,000 monthly

News14 hours ago

I was in debt before COVID-19 pandemic – Ubi Franklin

News3 hours ago

Family announces burial details of murdered Super TV CEO

News11 hours ago

#BBNaija 2021: Jaypaul reveals he was turned back day of 2020 premiere

News12 hours ago

Delta housewife allegedly stabs husband to death

News15 hours ago

Uzodinma to Imolites: Expose me if I ever steal public funds

News13 hours ago

Olamide reveals why he features artistes who have no platform

News15 hours ago

Igboho: It’s better for us to kill him in Benin than return him to Nigeria

Trending