Earlier this year, after a long wait, WhatsApp finally added support for multiple devices, but with some limitations. It seems that the upcoming update with a feature codenamed “multi-device 2.0” will allow users to use the messenger on multiple smartphones at once.
The main drawback in the implementation of the current support for multiple devices in WhatsApp is the inability to connect the same account on multiple smartphones at the same time. To date, it is allowed to use only one smartphone and four other devices linked to one phone number. This is enough for many people, but there are those who want to use WhatsApp on two smartphones.
According to the profile resource WABetaInfo, the developers plan to remove these restrictions. The relevant evidence was found in the application code. This means that users will be able to connect a backup or secondary smartphone to their main account in a similar way to how it is implemented in WhatsApp Web after joining the beta program of several devices.
Other competing services, such as Telegram, have long been running on multiple smartphones and devices without any restrictions, albeit without some of the security benefits of end-to-end encryption. There is no exact timeline for the launch of the new function, but judging by the provided screenshot, it is now actively being tested.