Rita El Khoury / Android Authority
Hell hath frozen about. You can lastly have the identical WhatsApp account on two phones. It’s a tiny difficult at initial, but it operates and which is all that issues.
WhatsApp just started out rolling out (in beta) the selection to website link your present account to an Android tablet. If you have variation 126.96.36.199 beta on both equally your Android cell phone and tablet, you should really get the selection to scan the QR code on the pill model of the app when you start placing it up. Essentially, this is the similar thing as employing WhatsApp on Windows or Mac now your cell phone remains the primary machine, but your secondary equipment are somewhat unbiased and can work even if the most important telephone is offline.
This new Android tablet system functions on phones also, but you have to briefly trick WhatsApp into contemplating your 2nd cellular phone is a tablet.
Step 1: Make certain your most important mobile phone has WhatsApp v188.8.131.52 beta set up, signed in, and functioning. If you’re functioning an more mature variation of the app, you can grab the APK file from APKMirror. (It’s a trustworthy source, really do not get worried about malware.)
Phase 2: On your second phone, you get started by enabling Developer Possibilities in Android’s main configurations. (Go to Configurations > About mobile phone and tap multiple moments on Construct quantity until you see a pop-up that says You are now a developer.)
Phase 3: Continue to be on the second cellphone. Go to Configurations > Procedure > Developer solutions > Smallest width. You can use the research choice if you never uncover it. Notice down the present-day quantity (you are going to need it to revert later), then alter it to 600. This will completely transform your phone’s interface into a tablet interface. Fonts and icons will be lesser, but we’ll return to the frequent sizes, never worry. On my Pixel 6 Professional, which runs Android 13, I get the taskbar at the bottom for illustration. Exciting stuff.
Stage 4: Now set up WhatsApp v184.108.40.206 on this second cell phone. Yet again, you can do this from the Play Retail outlet if you are enrolled in the beta or you can manually seize the similar APK from APKMirror.
Action 5: Open up WhatsApp, opt for the language, tap Concur and keep on, and you should really see the Hyperlink with your phone screen with your one of a kind QR code. (If you see the web page the place you’re requested to indicator in with a telephone variety, it suggests your mobile phone wasn’t tricked into “becoming” a pill. Test a better range for the Smallest width location. But 600 should really do it, in theory.)
Stage 6: Go back to your most important cellular phone now. Open up WhatsApp, tap the overflow ⋮ button on the leading proper, then Joined devices > Link a device. This will deliver up the QR code scanner, so scan the code that was exhibited on the second mobile phone. And ta-da. Your next cell phone should reload WhatsApp with the identical account as your principal gadget.
Move 7: If you really do not like the tablet interface and smaller fonts on your second telephone, you can repeat Stage 3 and go back to the original Smallest width environment. WhatsApp will continue being joined to your account.
And there it is. You’ll get messages, phone calls, and essentially almost everything on both products. You can also initiate chats and calls on each. If you go through a concept on a single, it receives marked as study on the other, and so on.
On the other hand, your 1st telephone remains the major a single and is in command — it’s the a single that can unlink the second device if required. I have not made use of this prolonged adequate to see if there is any slowness or hold off in grabbing messages like in the desktop edition (that a person desires to refresh every single now and then if you have not applied it in a though). But it seems like which is not an situation, for now.
I’ll maintain utilizing this setup for a whilst and update this write-up with a lot more facts if I detect any bugs.
In the meantime, I now have WhatsApp running on two phones and, let me to say, OH MY GOD, Last but not least.