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If you have more than one phone, say one for your personal life and one for your work, you may have trouble syncing your information between devices. This is especially true for WhatsApp. Officially, the company doesn’t allow the same number to be used with more than one device. So syncing your WhatsApp messages between two devices officially becomes impossible. But there is another way – but not the most elegant solution.
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To use the same phone number on more than one device, use WhatsApp Web in your phone browser on the second phone. Make sure to request the desktop version of WhatsApp to avoid being redirected to the App Store or Play Store. Pop-up notifications may not work depending on your browser, but you can still use WhatsApp Web as a secondary device for the same number.
How to use WhatsApp on two or more phones
Let’s refer to the two devices as phone one and phone two. Phone One has installed the WhatsApp app, with the phone number officially registered in the settings. Phone One also has all of the previous call logs and media. Now you want to use the same number on WhatsApp from phone two, access these conversations and media attachments, and sync all changes on both devices.
So how do you do it Well, not with the WhatsApp app on phone two. This requires an entirely separate number, and while you can officially transfer your WhatsApp message history between phones, it won’t sync between devices. The transfer is a one-way street and is intended for users who change devices permanently.
Instead, this is one of the ways to use WhatsApp Web. On phone two, open your internet browser and go to https://web.whatsapp.com. Request the desktop version of the website right away. The mobile version of the site will automatically transfer the app to you.
When it switches to the desktop site, you will see the QR code for device pairing.
I want to call one, go to Settings—> Paired Devices. crane Pair a device and when the QR code scanner pops up, scan the code on phone two.
The two phones will now be paired, messages synced, etc. However, you will immediately see that the WhatsApp desktop is not optimized for mobile devices. So, like I said, this is not the most elegant solution, especially for long chat sessions. But to check for new messages and quickly message someone, it will work. The screenshot below actually makes it look bigger than it actually is. In reality, you have to pinch and zoom in to read the news.
Using this method on iOS Safari, you can ask Safari to put a direct link to WhatsApp Web on your home screen for easier access.
Unfortunately not. The WhatsApp app only accepts one number. If this number is used by WhatsApp on another phone, WhatsApp will tell you that the number is already in use and ask for another number.