WhatsApp has the expanded availability of its Multi-device beta through an update making it available to non-beta users. Those who are not part of the WhatsApp beta programme can now join the WhatsApp Multi-device beta even without signing up for the app-wide beta programme. The company is now showing a popup inviting WhatsApp users to try new improvements when one opens up the ‘Linked Devices’ option in WhatsApp.
Those keen on joining the Multi-device beta can do so at a simple push of a button. The company is allowing WhatsApp Multi-device beta users to leave and rejoin the beta at any time. The opt-in program giving you early access to try a new version of WhatsApp for Web, Desktop, and Portal is only available to eligible WhatsApp and WhatsApp Business using the latest version of WhatsApp on Android and iPhone. As per WhatsApp, the multi-device beta is available in limited countries.
WhatsApp Multi-device beta will no longer need your phone to stay online to use WhatsApp on the web, portal, or desktop after your devices are linked. The Multi-device functionality supports up to 4 additional devices and 1 phone. The personal messages and calls will continue to remain end-to-end encrypted.
One will however still have to register their WhatsApp account and link new devices to their phone. If you don’t use your phone for over 14 days, WhatsApp will disconnect your linked devices. The Multi-device beta currently doesn’t allow messaging and calling web, desktop or portal to WhatsApp users who have an outdated version of WhatsApp on their phone.