WhatsApp messenger previously did not allow you to log into your account from several smartphones, despite the fact that it supported parallel use on tablets, computers, and browsers. Now Meta has announced that this policy will change and in the coming weeks, users will be able to install the messenger and log into their account on multiple smartphones.

This will eliminate the need to enter your phone number during setup and sign-in, instead you will be able to select the new “link to existing account” option. WhatsApp will generate a QR code that will need to be scanned with a smartphone with an already linked account. The option will be available on WhatsApp on iOS and Android.

In this way, you will be able to log into your account on additional smartphones, but if the main one becomes inactive for more than 14 days, the messenger will automatically delete the account from other devices. Users will also be able to manually log out of tethered devices from their primary device.

After linking the additional smartphone to the WhatsApp account, the messages between the devices are synchronized for the last year, regardless of the operating system. Personal messages also remain end-to-end encrypted, regardless of whether one or more smartphones are used.