The WhatsApp Companion Mode for multiple smartphones has begun testing, according to reports

The WhatsApp Companion Mode for multiple smartphones has begun testing, according to reports ...

WhatsApp is reportedly testing a companion mode feature with a few of its beta users that allows them to add a secondary device as a companion for their primary phone with WhatsApp on it. Earlier, WhatsApp introduced multi-device support for all users who have access to their accounts on multiple platforms simultaneously to send and receive messages on the app, even without active Internet access on their phones. This is expected to happen soon with the release of companion mode.

According to a WhatsApp feature tracking company WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is developing a Companion Mode that allows connecting a secondary device to another registered WhatsApp account. The feature was first spotted at the end of April, with v2.22.10.13 beta for Android. However, we have more details about it now.

The following screenshot shows a full-screen prompt warning for users registering a secondary device as a companion for their main account. According to the screenshot, when you are connecting the secondary device to another registered WhatsApp account, you will be removed from the current WhatsApp account on the secondary phone. Also, adding to WhatsApp Companion Mode will erase locally stored messages and data. Both WhatsApp for iOS and Android are being tested.

This feature is in development, according to a report. It may be updated before the final release.

WhatsApp granted additional support for all users earlier in March. This functionality allows users to connect their instant messaging account to up to four devices, including laptops and PCs, even if they have not received an internet connection on the primary device. However, the linked devices will be deactivated if the phone remains active for more than 14 days.