The messaging platform WhatsApp, which is owned by Meta, is working on a new feature that will let users link their existing accounts to other devices, like Android tablets.
WhatsApp beta testers currently have access to the feature. According to Android Authority, users will be able to connect their smartphone-based WhatsApp accounts to the platform’s Android tablet app, removing the need to create a separate WhatsApp account on the additional Android device, as reported by IANS.
Last but not least, WhatsApp users will be able to use their accounts on two different phones.
How to use your WhatsApp account on two phones step by step:
- Check that your primary phone has WhatsApp v22.214.171.124 beta installed, signed in, and working.
- In order to access the updated WhatsApp app, Android tablet users will need to use their phone app to scan a QR code on the tablet app.
- When the two apps are linked, WhatsApp will move users’ chats to the tablet app.
From the phone app on their Android tablet, users will now be able to carry on their conversation.
In the interim, in accordance with the updated IT Rules 2021, which impose increased obligations on social media companies, WhatsApp deactivated over 23 lakh malicious accounts in India during the month of October.
In October 2022, WhatsApp removed approximately 24,000 accounts, of which 8,11,000 were removed proactively before any user reports were received. According to a statement released by the company, the popular messaging platform WhatsApp, which is owned by Meta, received 701 complaints in October from Indian users, with 34 records being “actioned.”
A spokesperson for WhatsApp stated, “We’ve published our report for the month of October 2022 in accordance with the IT Rules 2021.”In October, WhatsApp removed over 2.3 million accounts, as documented in the most recent Monthly Report.