How to use WhatsApp on two smartphones at the same time (official app!)

How to use WhatsApp on two smartphones at the same time (official app!)

Unlike many available alternatives, one of which is the always loved Telegram, WhatsApp has never allowed to actively use the same account on multiple devices at the same time.

Things have changed with one of the latest updates, which enables the possibility of connecting the same profile to a tablet and to a PC, both of which can be used even if the main telephone is offline. With a simple trick it is possible to take advantage of the function to use the same WhatsApp on multiple smartphones, let's see how.

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If you have WhatsApp (Beta) version or later available, it is finally possible to officially link your account to a tablet that will function as a secondary device with respect to the smartphone, however capable of sending and receiving messages even when the main phone is offline. The procedure is very simple and is similar to activating WhatsApp on Windows and Mac, by scanning a QR code.

Some users have therefore discovered that it is possible to take advantage of the novelty of WhatsApp to use their account on two different smartphones at the same time, all by making the official application believe that the second device is a tablet!

This article is focused on using two Android smartphones, but the same trick works with iPhone and Android. However, it is necessary to use the iPhone as the primary device.

How to use WhatsApp on two smartphones at the same time

First, make sure your primary smartphone has the beta version of WhatsApp v2.22.25.8 installed, logged in, and working. If you are using an older version of the application, on Android you can get the APK file from APKMirror. Done? Well, now it's time to follow the steps below:

On the second smartphone, start by activating Developer Options in the main Android settings. Just go to Settings> About the phone and tap the Build number several times until you see a message with the words " You are now a developer ". Still on the secondary phone, go to Settings > System > Developer options > Minimum width. If you can't find it, you can use the search option. Write down the current number (you will need it to restore the initial setting later), then change it to 600 . In this way the telephone interface will be transformed into the interface dedicated to tablets. The fonts and icons will be smaller, but they will return to their normal size when finished, don't worry. Now install WhatsApp v2.22.25.8 on this second device. Again, you can do it from the Play Store if you are subscribed to the beta or you can manually install the same APK you previously downloaded from APKMirror. Open WhatsApp, choose your language, tap Accept and continue and you should see the page Connect with your smartphone with a unique QR code. (If you land on the page where you're asked to log in with a phone number, that means your smartphone doesn't think it's a tablet yet, try a higher number for the Minimum Width setting. In theory, 600 should be enough though) . On your primary device, open WhatsApp, tap the ⋮ button in the top right, then Connected devices > Connect a device. The QR code reader will appear, use it to scan the code displayed on the second smartphone. It should therefore activate WhatsApp with the same account as the main device. Now it is possible to restore the interface of the second device to the original one, following what was done in point 2 but entering the number you had written down.

That's it. You will receive messages, calls and you will be able to do practically everything that WhatsApp allows from both devices. You can initiate chats and calls from both, if you read a message on one, it's marked as read on the other, and so on. However, remember, the first smartphone remains the primary one and has control : it's the one who can disconnect the second device if needed.

Have you tried this trick on your devices? How are you finding yourself?