- OS users can now link up to four iPhones using Companion Mode.
- WhatsApp is working on adding compatibility with iPads as a linked device.
- The feature will be available in a future update.
WhatsApp has introduced the companion mode feature for Android users, allowing them to connect up to five devices at the same time. Recently, WhatsApp announced the availability of companion mode for iOS users, enabling them to link up to four iPhones.
However, iPads cannot be connected as companion devices at the moment, but this functionality is expected to be added soon. Reports suggest that WhatsApp is currently working on developing a companion mode specifically for iPad users.
According to WABetaInfo, a website that tracks WhatsApp updates, iPad compatibility is being added as a new linked device. This feature will allow users to connect up to four devices to their WhatsApp accounts while maintaining privacy and security through end-to-end encryption. The feature will be released in a future app update.
In the beta update, iPad is now recognized as a linked device, indicating that users will be able to link WhatsApp for iPad to their existing accounts. It’s important to note that WhatsApp for iPad is still in development and not yet available for beta testing. Once the update is released, users will be able to link their existing WhatsApp accounts on Android with their iPads.
The report also mentions that the ability to link an iPad as a companion device on WhatsApp for Android is currently being developed and will be available to beta testers in a future app update.