About a month ago, WhatsApp officially rolled out the Companion mode for its Android users, allowing you to link up to five Android phones to a single account. Now, the feature is made available to iOS users as well.
WhatsApp version 23.10.76 for iOS is bringing the new functionality and it's available for download via the App Store. Just like on Android, the iOS version of the messaging app syncs your history and all your messages are delivered to all of your devices. The company ensures that all your conversations remain end-to-end encrypted, even on linked devices.
Still, some features like messaging broadcast lists and status updates are available only on the "main" device.
In addition, the new version now plays GIFs automatically in chats without having to tap on the message.
WhatsApp for businesses on Android will soon be getting a Status archive feature as it was spotted on a beta version of the software. It allows business owners to archive certain account statuses and reuse them when needed in the future.
Hello, when will it be possible in Germany to pair an iphone as a companion device? I have installed version 23.12.71 and it does not work. How long will it take until the update is completely distributed?
The real question is when we get it to work, does iCloud backup work if iPhone is a secondary device for WhatsApp?
+1 from India