WhatsApp has finally made it possible for its users to use the same account on two different phones.
The novelty is part of version 184.108.40.206 for beta users and will allow you to link your account to two Android devices , whether smartphones or tablets – where the QR Code scanning option must be enabled to carry out the process. The implementation is very similar to using WhatsApp on Windows or Mac , with your smartphone remaining as the main device and the others as secondary.
Learn how to use one WhatsApp account on two different smartphones
The update makes it possible for tablets to be enabled as secondary devices, but there is a little trick to trick WhatsApp and enable a smartphone as a second device. Follow the step by step below:
- Check and ensure your primary smartphone has WhatsApp v220.127.116.11 beta installed and fully operational. To proceed it is necessary to have this version. If you are not part of the beta users (who can update via the Play Store) and still do not have access and want to install, you can access version 18.104.22.168 from APK Mirror ;
- Now, on your secondary device, enable developer options in the main Android settings. Go to Settings > About Phone and tap Build Number multiple times until you see a popup that says ‘You are now a developer’ (depending on your system, the Build Number may be located elsewhere within settings);
- Still on the second device: Go to Settings > System > Developer Options > Minimum Width. Use the search option if you can’t find it. Write down the current number (needed to revert later) and change it to 600. This will turn your phone interface into a tablet interface. Fonts and icons will get smaller, but you can return to the original size later;
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- In this step you install WhatsApp v22.214.171.124 on the second device;
- Launch WhatsApp, choose your language, tap Agree and continue, and you will be able to see the link with your phone screen with your unique QR code. If the page shown is the one requesting the phone number, then the trick to impersonate the tablet did not work. Go again to Minimum Width and enter a larger number;
- Return to your main device, open WhatsApp, tap the floating ? in the upper-right corner, then Linked Devices > Link a Device. This will open the QR Code scanner. Scan the code that was displayed on the second device. And that’s it, the magic is done! The second device must load WhatsApp with the same account as your main device;
- If you don’t like the “tablet interface” on your secondary smartphone, just go to Developer Options > Minimum Width and return to the original value you wrote down (as we instructed above). WhatsApp will remain linked to your account.Now you have two mobile devices with the possibility to operate the same WhatsApp account. Both receive and send messages, calls, start chats and everything else. The only difference is that only the first device can unlink the used account.
Remembering that it is only possible to apply this functionality on Android devices.