It was revealed last year that the instant messaging app WhatsApp was experimenting with a special feature. It is known that due to this functional feature, users will be able to send and receive messages from the desktop even if the phone does not have internet connection. Simply put, once the so-called feature is rolled out, it will no longer be necessary to turn on the Internet on the phone when using WhatsApp on a laptop or desktop, it was said at the time. The reason for the sudden rise to this topic is that almost 6 months after the announcement, the beta version (update) of this much talked about feature has finally been released for the WhatsApp beta users, the app under Meta. As a result, beta version users will now be able to use WhatsApp on their desktop while keeping the phone in flight mode. Let us know in detail how to activate this feature.
How to activate this new feature of WhatsApp
First of all, this new feature is only for desktop users. So, if you use WhatsApp on laptop or desktop, this feature will prove to be very useful for you. In that case, follow the steps below to activate the feature:
- First, update your WhatsApp.
- Now, to activate the feature, you need to go to WhatsApp settings.
- Then, click on the ‘Linked Devices’ option.
- Now, you will see an option called ‘Multi-Device Beta’, click on it to use the beta version.
- Finally, open WhatsApp installed on your desktop. The process of joining the beta version will be completed right away. Now you can use WhatsApp on your laptop even if you don’t have internet on your phone. Because, WhatsApp will now use the internet on your laptop.
Multi-device feature support can be found on WhatsApp
With this new beta software update for desktops, WhatsApp has added a special feature called ‘linked device’ or ‘multi-device support’. The name of the feature gives a clear idea that enabling this feature will enable users to access chats coming from multiple devices on the messaging platform, so there is no need to keep the smartphone close all the time. In this case, the messaging platform reports that WhatsApp accounts can be accessed simultaneously from four different devices. Although, these four devices but four different smartphones will not work. Except for one mobile, the other three must be web version only supported devices (eg: laptop, desktop, tablet, etc.). Otherwise, the feature will not work. However, to use the multi-device feature, you need to join the beta version described above.