We have been talking about WhatsApp’s multi-device mode for a long time now. Mark Zuckerberg himself, CEO of Facebook, and Will Cathcart, CEO of WhatsApp, confirmed a few months ago that each account could be used on a total of four devices, something that we have already been able to test in the beta of the app.
Last year we also learned that WhatsApp’s multi-device support for Android would allow us to use our account not only on different mobiles but also on tablets. So far, we have only seen it on smartphones and the web version, but now WaBetaInfo says that thanks to device mode 2.0, one of those devices could be an Android tablet.
Android tablets will support WhatsApp and its multi-device mode
Although many people already use WhatsApp on their Android tablets, so far it is only possible to do so via WhatsApp Web or by downloading the corresponding APK. This is about to change because a multi-device mode is in the works for the native app that will be able to run on tablets as well.
WhatsApp already has multi-device mode ready that can be tested in beta and will soon be available in the stable version. Although at the moment there is no trace of support for tablets, WaBetaInfo advances that the official WhatsApp application will have a multi-device mode 2.0 that will allow using the iPad or an Android tablet as one of the four linked devices.
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Android tablets are also planned to support multi-device on WhatsApp for Android!
It's under development and it will be released in a future update. Follow me to discover more ? pic.twitter.com/rND4xQfBDj
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) August 20, 2021
That native version for tablets, WaBetaInfo assures, is in development and will arrive in a future update (although it does not specify a release date). He has shared a screenshot with an iPad as the linked device in WhatsApp’s multi-device mode but says it will support both the iPad and Android tablet versions.