WhatsApp will allow you to link an Android Tablet to an account: this is how it works

WhatsApp continues to improve the ability to add multiple devices to a single number and have them work independently.


WhatsApp continues to refine the resources that will allow the use of a single account on multiple devices . After announcing the ability to separate the connection of the same number on PC and WhatsApp Web, now Android tablets can be added to this set of solutions.

It has been WABetaInfo , a media outlet on WhatsApp, responsible for sharing this data on the implementation of Android tablets for the “Company Mode” of the Meta app.

“The feature is still in development for mobile devices and we’re not even sure when it will roll out to users, but WhatsApp is now rolling out a particular version of Companion Mode to allow people to link their WhatsApp account to an Android tablet.” points to the note.

How to use your Android Tablet with WhatsApp

While under development, WABetaInfo was already able to take a screenshot of the pairing method. For this system, WhatsApp allocates up to 4 different devices that can work connected to a WhatsApp account , regardless of the connection of the smartphone where the main app is hosted.

In the future, to add an Android tablet to your WhatsApp account, you must follow the same steps as a general link. You must enter:

Configurations / linked devices

On that screen, you must scan the QR code that appears on the screen with your phone. Remember that while connectivity is separate from the phone, the pairing process requires your Tablet to be connected to the Internet.

According to the report, the interface is not yet optimized for large screens, nor does it include tools such as “Communities” or the real-time location of other connected devices.

WhatsApp used on various devices

Within this new operating scheme, WhatsApp announced several months ago a connection mode that allows users to add up to four additional devices to the main connection based on a phone number.

This “Companion Mode” enables the use of WhatsApp outside the phone and independently of the phone’s Internet connection, synchronizing each record in the cloud and updating the entries on each device added to the main account.

In future updates, the possibility of incorporating other phones to this system is expected. This will allow you to sync messages between iOS and Android more efficiently and manage a single number from different devices.

However, this overview, based on Meta’s end-to-end encryption tools, is still being fully developed. For now, the first approach is the possibility of using desktop and web apps independently of the cell phone.

To check that your WhatsApp account is already enabled for this end-to-end encrypted synchronization, you must update the applications to the latest version. Then, turn off the cell phone and send a message from the PC or the web, and verify that it has been received by someone or that, at least, a gray check appears.