Great news for WhatsApp Beta users: Android beta users are finally receiving the much-awaited “companion mode” after months of teasing and testing. How’ll this work, and what to expect from it? We’ve compiled a guide on everything you need to know.
You’ve probably come across several ways to try the new WhatsApp companion mode because there are plenty, actually. Well, even if there are a lot of alternatives, you should know that the “companion mode” is a sleek built-in feature that will let you use your account across more handsets. Quite impressive, isn’t it?! The mode will soon roll out for everyone, but first, we need to fully test it to get an idea of it. So, everything started during the Android beta, where a select group of lucky WhatsApp users got the opportunity to try out the exclusive mode.
So, what should we expect from WhatsApp’s Companion mode?
Practically, it works like this: you can link up to four phones simultaneously, which is how it differs somehow from using the more well-known “Linked devices” thingy. So, your PC, phone, tablet, laptop, or any other desired device that supports the app, of course and runs on Android can be safely linked via the new Companion mode. Pretty easy, right?!
Moreover, every single one of your individual and group chats will be perfectly synchronized between the devices you want to connect. And the best thing is that everything is possible by pairing the devices via a QR code and utilizing the “Connect a device” option. You have to remember that both of your devices must be running WhatsApp beta version 220.127.116.11. If not, the experience won’t work.
Unfortunately, as previously mentioned, only Android WhatsApp beta users now have the full access to the new companion feature. So, for the rest of us, we might have to wait a while.