Finally! You can use same WhatsApp account on 2 phones now

    Now you can use your WhatsApp account on two smartphones. But it is a bit tricky. Know the process here.
    By: HT TECH
    | Updated on: Dec 02 2022, 13:55 IST
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    2/5 How to send the best quality photo on WhatsApp: Open WhatsApp on your iPhone or Android device and click on the three dots to go to WhatsApp Settings. From Settings you will have to select Storage and Data. After that you will have to tap on the Photo upload quality and select the Best Quality option and then click on Ok. (REUTERS)
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    3/5 Meanwhile, you can also check the steps to send photos and videos on WhatsApp here: Go to WhatsApp and open an individual or group chat where you want to send the photo or video. Click on the Attach icon, then follow the steps mentioned below: (PTI)
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    4/5 On an Android device, click on the gallery to select an existing photo or video from your phone. Tap and hold to select multiple images. You can also add captions to photos and videos. Swipe between photos to add captions to each one and finally click on the send icon. (REUTERS)
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    5/5 While iPhone users will have to click on the plus icon and then select Photo and Video Library to select a photo or video from your iPhone's photos or albums. After selecting a photo or video, tap Add at the bottom left to select multiple photos or videos at once. (Pixabay)
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    WhatsApp beta version is here which will let you use your WhatsApp account on two phones. (Bloomberg)

    There must have been several times when you had wished to have your same WhatsApp account on two different smartphones. Finally! WhatsApp heard your wish and rolled out this feature which will let you link your account on two Android phones simultaneously. Android Authority reported that WhatsApp just started rolling out a new WhatsApp Beta version for Android as well as Android tablets. This brings a new feature that will allow you to scan the QR code on the tablet version of the app when you start setting it up. However, to open the same WhatsApp account, you will need to follow the same process on your Android smartphone. Here is what you need to do to use the same WhatsApp account on two phones.

    WhatsApp on two Android smartphones

    • First, you need to ensure your primary phone has WhatsApp v2.22.25.8 beta installed and then sign in.
    • After that, start by enabling Developer Options in Android's main settings on the second Android phone. You will need to go to the Settings, and there you will find the About Phone option.
    • Then tap multiple times on Build number till you see a pop up option which reads You are now a developer.
    • You will need to continue to stay on the second phone. Open the Settings app and then System. Here, open the Developer options and then Smallest width.
    • Here, note down the current number and then change it to 600. This will help you to change the phone's interface into a tablet.
    • Just like the first phone, install WhatsApp version on the second phone. Continue with the initial settings of WhatsApp and then you will see a QR code.
    • Link it with your phone. Now go to your first phone and open WhatsApp and tap the overflow. On the top right corner, open Linked devices. It will open the QR code and then you will need to scan it via your second phone.
    • And it is done! You will be able to receive messages, calls, and everything on both Android smartphones.

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    First Published Date: 02 Dec, 13:50 IST
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