Without Internet and not even a battery ... WhatsApp offers a magical solution for your conversations

By: News Desk      Published: 08:42 AM, 7 Nov, 2021
Without Internet and not even a battery ... WhatsApp offers a magical solution for your conversations
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WhatsApp is testing a new feature that allows users to link their account to a second device and continue to send and receive messages without having to connect to their primary smartphone over the internet.

And this new feature has come in in force for users of the “WhatsApp” application, after activating the latest updates of the application on phones with “iOS” or “Android”, according to the site web “GS Marina”.

Previously, the users had to make sure their primary smartphones were still connected to the internet before they could have any conversations on computers connected to the main device.

To enable this feature, that’s still in beta phase, all devices will be disconnected before reconnecting to the primary device. Once activated, the user will be able to chat, regardless of whether their main smartphone is connected to the Internet or not.

Connected devices will continue to receive and send messages for up to 14 days after the main smartphone connection has been disconnected.

The feature is useful if the user loses his or her smartphone and needs to hold on in contact with people via the app, or if your smartphone’s battery is low but you are close to a computer connected.

And there will be restrictions, for users of “iOS” devices, in how much they will not be able to delete messages and conversations from the second device.

How to use WhatsApp Web without your smartphone

WhatsApp presently has a multi-device beta programme that allows users to check out a new version of WhatsApp for Web, Desktop, and Portal before it is released to the public. It enables WhatsApp users to utilise associated companion devices without having to keep their phones connected to the internet.

Up to four devices, including browsers and other gadgets, will be able to be linked to one’s account. End-to-end encryption is supported by the feature, which means all of your personal conversations, media, and calls will stay private.

The good news is that you’ll be able to utilise WhatsApp Web, Desktop, and Portal even if your primary phone isn’t connected to the internet. The linked devices will be automatically logged out if the primary device is not connected for more than 14 days.

It’s worth noting that you’ll need to connect your device to the Web, Desktop, or Portal at first, after which you’ll be able to use WhatsApp without having to connect your phone. Here’s a brief rundown on how to execute it.

On your phone, open WhatsApp and touch on the three-dotted icon in the top right corner of the screen.

Tap “Linked devices” once again, then “Multi-device beta.” WhatsApp will next show you a page that describes the feature’s restrictions and other details.

Now hit the “Continue” button after tapping the “Join Beta” button. After that, all you have to do is scan the QR code on your smartphone to connect it to WhatsApp Web.

If you want to use this multi-media functionality, there are several features that aren’t currently supported. This functionality will not operate if someone clears or deletes chats on companion devices if the primary device is an iPhone, according to the company’s blog post.

The functionality isn’t available for devices running an older version of WhatsApp. This is also true when it comes to tablets.

WhatsApp warns that companion devices won’t be able to see real-time location updates. Messages containing link previews via WhatsApp Web and creating/viewing a broadcast list on companion devices are also not supported by the multi-device beta functionality.