If you are also thinking of using a WhatsApp account on Mac or WhatsApp desktop without needing to keep your phone online, then here is an easy solution.
After years of WhatsApp not supporting users who want to access WhatsApp on the desktop app without their phones to be connected to the Internet, now WhatsApp brings a new feature that allows users to connect multiple devices at once. Although WhatsApp’s official website has not mentioned if this is a permanent change or temporary, this is undoubtedly helpful for users who have iOS and Android phones but want to fully utilize WhatsApp functionality without having their mobile data connection 24/7.
Now you can link up to four devices simultaneously via WhatsApp Web, allowing you to send messages even when a cellphone data connection is interrupted. WhatsApp’s website will come up with a code to be used for each device, posted at WhatsApp > Settings > WhatsApp Web. The WikiHow article below shows you how to connect WhatsApp on Mac and Windows PC to access your account from different devices without having your phone online or nearby.
And now, WhatsApp finally allows users to link WhatsApp accounts on more than one device, allowing them to do much more than chat with friends and family members.
Here are the steps:
Step 1: Install WhatsApp Web on the Secondary Device Before proceeding, make sure you have WhatsApp Web installed in your secondary device where it has been linked to your WhatsApp account and other devices registered under the same phone number. You may also see WhatsApp WhatsApp and WhatsApp Mac and WhatsApp WhatsApp and WhatsApp Desktop for WhatsApp desktop.
Step 2: Activate WhatsApp Web in Secondary Device Now head to the Settings menu of your secondary device where you want to enable WhatsApp web, tap on WhatsApp > Settings > Chats > Chat backup & restore and turn ON WhatsApp Web. Then restart your device once it is activated.
Step 3: Scan QR Code Using WhatsApp Web Once you have activated WhatsApp web, open WhatsApp Web from any devices that already support it. You will be directed to the screen below that shows the number of linked devices currently active with your account and one code generated for each device by clicking More options (vertical ellipsis).
Now scan this code using the QR scanner installed in your secondary device to link your WhatsApp account with WhatsApp Web.
Step 3: Enter WhatsApp Account Information Once you have successfully scanned the QR code, WhatsApp will ask that the code be entered into WhatsApp on other linked devices to link WhatsApp accounts into WhatsApp Web. Enter it before proceeding any further.
And finally, you will receive a welcome message from WhatsApp if everything goes well. Now you are ready to chat with all connected devices at once. You can also see your contacts list without registering on multiple WhatsApp apps on different Android or iOS smartphones or Windows PCs for Whatsapp Desktop.
Now that you have completed linking up all of your devices together, any messages sent and received by one of the four linked devices appear in all other linked WhatsApp clients. WhatsApp does not offer you the facility to customize WhatsApp messages on each device.
And if WhatsApp fails to link your accounts together, WhatsApp will ask you to check any incorrect information entered before trying again. WhatsApp will not allow you access until all WhatsApp clients are linked up successfully. Once they are, feel free to enjoy the new WhatsApp experience to enable users to reach out whenever and wherever they desire without having their phone online or nearby.
It’s worth mentioning that WhatsApp Web is only available for WhatsApp Android version 2.11.821+. The update must be installed on devices such as an Android smartphone with WhatsApp enabled and a Windows PC with WhatsApp Web installed for secondary accounts to be linked up correctly via QR code scanning/input method. WhatsApp Web is not available to all WhatsApp users.
Note: WhatsApp for iOS devices does not support WhatsApp web right now, but WhatsApp has confirmed that WhatsApp web will be available to iOS users soon! No worry if WhatsApp messages being sent and received from one device appear in all other linked WhatsApp clients as it could be a bug rather than a feature.
Here’s what you can do:
– Turn off the chat synchronization feature on WhatsApp Web by going to your account’s WhatsApp settings. To do so, go to Settings > Chats > Chat Sync. From here, you can sync messages only when your phone is online or offline – depending on your preference.
– In addition, turning off syncing isn’t the only way to correct WhatsApp chat synchronization. Here is a series of solutions that you can follow up to disable WhatsApp web:
– WhatsApp for iOS – Disable WhatsApp Web on WhatsApp Android – Go to the WhatsApp Web settings and uncheck the ‘Enable WhatsApp Web’ option or click here.
How to Enable WhatsApp on Secondary Devices Without Having to Keep Your Phone Online
e Device” and input your number. Then, tap “Link”. After linking both devices, scan the QR code using WhatsApp Web in your secondary device by tapping the icon at the top left corner of your screen. This will complete the process. Now open WhatsApp on both devices and check if they are correctly linked with each other. The best part about this trick is that it does not need an active WhatsApp connection, making it even easier to follow.
And if WhatsApp fails to link your accounts together, WhatsApp will ask you to check any incorrect information entered before trying again. WhatsApp will not allow you access until all WhatsApp clients are linked up successfully. Once they are, feel free to enjoy the new WhatsApp experience that will enable users to reach out whenever and wherever they desire without having their phone online or nearby.
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