WhatsApp has grown many-folds in the last few years and now has two billion active monthly users. Facebook has been continuously improving the ease of use for app and a new report suggests that WhatsApp will soon let users access the same WhatsApp account on multi-device using the same phone number.

The WhatsApp messenger has been stuck to the equation of one number and one device since its inception, which also puts it at a disadvantage when compared to services like Telegram. While multi-device support has always been a need when it comes to a person using more than one mobile phone or tablet, it’s more of a necessity for business users where the same account needs to be accessed by different operatives.

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Access WhatsApp on Multiple Phones

First discovered by WABetaInfo, a series of clues were later identified that hint towards multi-device support. The dedicated section on the app will show a list of devices on which a WhatsApp account is being used.

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The shared screenshots, however, suggest the company will be limiting four devices to be linked with a WhatsApp number. The shown message hints that it also counts web logins through browsers. As of now, users can open Web WhatsApp on a single browser at a time.

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Multi-account support is definitely convenient but do you think it is a move in the right direction? One number one account lends a sense of security and privacy to Whatsapp which has come to be a defacto messenger service, at least in India. Let us know what you think in the comment section below.


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