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WhatsApp is testing a new feature that allows users to link their account to a second device and continue to send and receive messages without having to connect it to the main smartphone via the internet.
This new feature came into effect for users of the WhatsApp application, after activating the latest updates to the application on phones running “iOS” or “Android”, according to the site “GSM Arena”.
Previously, the user had to make sure that their primary smartphone was always connected to the internet before they could conduct conversations on the computers connected to the primary device.
In order to activate this feature, which is still in beta phase, all devices will be unpaired before reconnecting to the main device. Once activated, the user will be able to chat whether or not your primary smartphone is connected to the Internet.
Paired devices will continue to receive and send messages for up to 14 days after the primary smartphone connection is disconnected.
The feature is useful if the user loses their smartphone and needs to stay in touch with people through the app, or if your smartphone’s battery is dead but you are near a connected computer.
There will be restrictions for users of “iOS” devices. They cannot delete messages and conversations from the second device.