WhatsApp has been rolling out new features lately, like communities, booking the metro ticket, meta avatars, and more. However, the most requested feature of using WhatsApp on two phones is finally here and is called WhatsApp Companion. Today in this read, we will be discussing how to set up and use it, and remove it if you don’t want to use it anymore. So without further adieu, let’s get started.
What is WhatsApp Companion Mode?
WhatsApp Companion mode is the long-requested feature to use one WhatsApp on two phones. It allows you to use one WhatsApp on a maximum of four devices, which can be either a web app, PC, or Mac app, and now it has been extended to another phone as well. It works independently, even when your primary device is offline, with some limitations. Now that we have learned, about companion mode, let’s see how to set it up, and use it.
Requirements to Use WhatsApp Companion
- You need to be a WhatsApp Beta tester, until it rolls out to the stable build.
- The WhatsApp for Android version should be 18.104.22.168 or above.
- You need to have at least two phones, both of them running on the beta build.
Note: It will be rolled out on the iOS beta version soon.
Steps to Setup and Use WhatsApp Companion
If you have met the requirements mentioned above, you need to follow these steps in order to use your WhatsApp on two phones using the WhatsApp Companion mode.
1. Do a Fresh installation of WhatsApp on your second phone, and tap the Agree and Continue Button.
2. On the Next Screen, where you are asked to enter the number. Tap the three dots menu at the top right.
3. Choose the Link a device option from the pop-up menu, you will now see a QR code.
4. Now, launch WhatsApp on your primary phone, tap the three dots menu at the top right, and tap on linked devices.
5. On the linked devices page, tap on Link a Device.
6. Verify your PIN or biometric on your phone.
7. Now, scan the QR code on your second phone from your primary phone.
6. In a few seconds your entire WhatsApp Chat history will be copied to the second phone.
How to Logout WhatsApp Companion?
If you no longer want to use the WhatsApp companion mode on your phones, WhatsApp gives you the option to disconnect this companion from both phones. Let’s see how it can be done.
Steps to Logout WhatsApp Companion from Primary Phone
You can remotely log out of the WhatsApp companion running on your secondary phone, from your primary phone by following these steps.
1. Go to the linked devices option from the three dots menu.
2. On the linked devices page, tap the device you want to log off your WhatsApp and tap Logout to confirm.
Steps to Logout WhatsApp from Companion Phone
You can log out of the WhatsApp companion from your secondary phone, by following these steps.
1. Go to WhatsApp Settings from the three dots menu.
2. Here, go to Accountand then tap on Logout to disconnect WhatsApp from the secondary phone.
Q: How to use One WhatsApp on two phones?
A: You can use the WhatsApp companion mode, to use one WhatsApp account on two phones simultaneously. Follow the steps mentioned in this article above to learn the complete process in easy steps.
Q: Does WhatsApp Companion Transfer complete data on another phone?
A: It will transfer only the chat history, to another phone. The media needs to be manually downloaded for each chat, and it requires the primary phone to be connected to the internet.
Q: Does WhatsApp Companion Transfer All Chat History?
A: WhatsApp will transfer chats from the last few months only (most probably the last three months). Chats older than three months can be accessed from the primary phone only.
Q: Does WhatsApp Companion save data on the second phone, after logout?
A: No, it does not save the data on the second phone after logout. If you can specifically save any media, in the gallery app, then it will remain saved on the second phone.
In this read, we discussed how you can use one WhatsApp on two phones, using WhatsApp Companion. Right now, it is available only for Android WhatsApp Beta users, this will be rolled out to iPhone users soon. WhatsApp hasn’t mentioned when it will be rolled out to a stable build, but it should arrive in 3-4 weeks. Check out other tips linked below, and stay tuned to GadgetsToUse for more such tech updates, and tricks.
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