WhatsApp is developing companion mode to let users access WhatsApp chat on two android phones at the same time.
WhatsApp brought multi-device support feature in late 2021 enabling users to sign in to multiple devices at the same time. The feature is accessible on desktop and laptop, however, it is being speculated that the instant messaging app will bring this same feature to phones as well. This means users will be able to operate their WhatsApp account in their primary as well as secondary device soon. In a recent development tracked by WABetaInfo, a new feature has been spotted in the new WhatsApp beta for Android phones (version 220.127.116.11). It seems that the platform is working on an automated method of syncing the chat history across multiple smartphones. The statement reads, “Today, thanks to the new WhatsApp beta for Android 18.104.22.168 update, we have discovered that WhatsApp is working on syncing the chat history across mobile devices.”
As per the report, the feature will be dubbed as WatsApp’s companion mode. Once the feature is rolled out, users’ chat will be securely copied to the companion device as they log into WhatsApp from a secondary mobile device. The report further says, “This process may take a while to complete, so WhatsApp is working on adding the same system message available on WhatsApp Web/Desktop: it explains that chats are still in sync so old messages are momentarily not available.”
The feature is still under development and the release date of the companion mode is yet to be revealed.
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