WhatsApp beta testing for use on multiple devices has already begun. Unlike the current system with WhatsApp Web, the new feature under test allows you to use the app on the PC even with your phone turned off or connected. Learn how what new works and how to test the new option.
As you know, you can use Zap on two devices with WhatsApp Web or the WhatsApp desktop app. The method however works virtually like a remote control of the application on the computer, for this reason, your phone needs to be connected and connected to the internet all the time. But that’s numbered!
When I activate WhatsApp Web on Xiaomi 11T Pro (wait for hands-on!), the service offered the beta test of a new feature. And it is precisely the option of independent use of WhatsApp Web and WhatsApp Desktop. Signing up for the beta is quick and easy, so I’ll explain below how it works!
How to use WhatsApp independently on two devices
If you’ve already connected WhatsApp Web or WhatsApp Desktop, you need to disconnect the app first. You can do this on your computer or tablet or simply deauthorize all connected devices on your own phone. To do this, click the three dots at the top of the screen, and then open the Connected Appliances option. There you can view devices with access to WhatsApp and disconnect them.
If you are using the “22.214.171.124” version of WhatsApp like me, the app may show a new option on the same screen. If you don’t have this version, read my article on how to update WhatsApp. If the new feature is available to you, just tap the Multiple Devices (Beta) option. Registration is fast and then you can set up WhatsApp Desktop or WhatsApp Web on your computer independently of your phone.
Finally, you can register for the multi-device beta on WhatsApp/©
A quick test by activating airplane mode on your phone confirms: WhatsApp Desktop has continued to work even when your smartphone is out of internet connection. Apparently, it’s only a matter of time before Zap offers a feature already found on Telegram and other alternatives a long time ago.