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Amazing WhatsApp update is changing the app for MILLIONS of phones – but only if you’re lucky

WHATSAPP makes an ingenious change that allows you to use the app on multiple phones.

The chat app already works across laptops and desktops – but not for a second smartphone.

WhatsApp is testing a major change for the app

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WhatsApp is testing a major change for the appPhoto credit: WhatsApp / WABetaInfo

It’s a major overhaul for the very popular Meta-own chat app.

And it has long been requested by users who may have a spare cell phone.

For a long time only use was possible Whatsapp on a computer if your phone was online and connected.

But in November 2021, WhatsApp started offering users the ability to “link” devices..

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This meant you could use the desktop version of WhatsApp even if your phone wasn’t available.

That still doesn’t work for someone using a second smartphone – you’re just stuck.

Now WhatsApp seems to be testing the possibility of connecting a second smartphone.

An image showing the change has appeared in a trial version of WhatsApp.

The surprising feature was uncovered by the detectives WABetaInfobrowsing WhatsApp’s beta testing app for upcoming changes.

The text reads: “Register device as a companion to use WhatsApp on another device.

“Open WhatsApp on your phone. Tap “Menu” or “Settings” and select “Linked Devices”.

“Point your phone at this screen to scan the code.”

There are really two catches.

The first is that it’s only useful if you’re lucky enough to own two phones.

And secondly, it is currently not available: it is being developed for the beta version of WhatsApp.

So you get access first when you’re accepted into the WhatsApp beta trial.

Otherwise you’ll have to wait until it’s available to the general public.

Depending on the development, this can take weeks, months or even years.

But if it continues, it would open the app to millions of additional devices.

If you want Join the WhatsApp betafollow our guide below.

How to join WhatsApp Beta

To download WhatsApp Beta for your smartphone, you need to go to Google Play on your Android and search for WhatsApp.

Scroll down the page until you see “Become a Beta Tester”.

Tap the “I’m in” button, then tap “Join” to confirm.

Now all you have to do is wait for the update to the beta version of the app.

Participating in the WhatsApp beta on iPhone is more difficult and has a limited capacity.

Follow Apple’s instructions here.

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