WhatsApp now allows you to use the same account on multiple phones
(CNN Spanish) — This week WhatsApp announced a new change in the app: now you can use the same account on multiple mobile phones at the same time.
“Now you can connect your phone to up to three additional devices, just like connecting WhatsApp to web browsers, tablets and desktop computers.” The company explained on its blog on Monday.
Each mobile’s connection to the app is independent, which means messages, files and calls are “end-to-end” encrypted and pose no security risks, according to WhatsApp. On the other hand, if the main device is idle for a long time, the application will automatically log out the sessions of all other connected phones.
WhatsApp has already started rolling out this update and says it will be “available to everyone in the next few weeks”.
In addition to the benefits for individual users – being able to change their phone without leaving – the application highlights that this change is especially useful for those with businesses and those who use a WhatsApp business account: they can reply to many people from different devices on the same account.
Last year, the app introduced three major updates related to user privacy: allowing you to leave groups silently and without notifying other members, notifying your contacts when you’re online, and blocking the ability to take screenshots. In single display messages.