How to use WhatsApp on multiple devices with same number

Use the same WhatsApp account across different devices to access a whole new level of convenience and connectedness, whether you’re a social butterfly, a busy professional, or an avid traveller.

You did really hear correctly! Making calls, checking your messages, and sharing experiences on WhatsApp from different devices is no longer a pipe dream.To learn how to achieve this, keep reading.

How to use same WhatsApp account on multiple phones

Note: Make sure WhatsApp is installed on your iPhone and Android devices in the most recent version. This is due to the fact that while a WhatsApp account can be mirrored from an iPhone to an Android smartphone, the reverse is not possible.

  1. Download and launch the WhatsApp app on your Android device.
  2. Select a language → Choose the arrow icon → Tap Agree and continue.

    Select a language, choose the next icon (right arrow →), and tap Agree and continue
  3. Select three dots icon → Choose Link to existing account.

    Select three dots icon and choose Link to existing account
  4. Now, on your iPhone, launch the WhatsApp app.
    Make sure you’re logged in.
  5. Head to the Settings tab on your iPhone’s WhatsApp → Choose Linked Devices.
  6. Select Link a Device → Scan the QR code displayed on your Android device using an iPhone camera.
  7. Now, you have to wait a few minutes for WhatsApp to connect to your other device. Then you should be good to go!

Note: You can’t run the same WhatsApp account on multiple iPhones.

The steps to link a WhatsApp account are the same for the official Mac app and WhatsApp Web.

Below, I have outlined the steps for the Mac app.

  1. On your Mac, download and launch the WhatsApp Desktop from App Store.
  2. Then on your iPhone, launch the WhatsApp app → Head to Settings tab → Tap Linked Devices.
  3. Choose Link a Device.
  4. Now, using your iPhone, scan the QR code displayed on the Mac app.

    Head to Settings tab, tap Linked Devices, choose Link a Device, and scan the QR code on the Web app

Wait for a few seconds for the messages to load on the Mac website, and then you should be good to go!

How to log out of WhatsApp on secondary devices

If you no longer wish to use WhatsApp on multiple devices, you can easily log out of your WhatsApp account by following the steps below.

  1. Go to WhatsApp app on your iPhone → Open Settings tab.
  2. Choose Linked Devices → Under Linked Devices, select a device to log out from.

    Choose Linked Devices and select a device to log out from beneath Linked Devices
  3. Tap Log Out → Confirm by selecting Log Out.

    Tap Log Out and confirm by selecting Log Out

Log out from WhatsApp account on the Secondary device

  1. Launch WhatsApp on your Android device → Tap the three dots icon → Choose Settings.

    Launch WhatsApp on your Android device, tap the three dots icon, and choose Settings
  2. Select Account → Tap Log out → Confirm by selecting Log out.

    Select Account, tap on Log out, and confirm by selecting Log out

Log out from WhatsApp Web or WhatsApp Mac app

  1. Navigate to WhatsApp Web or WhatsApp app.
  2. Choose the three-dot icon/dropdown icon → Select Log out.

    Choose the three dots icon:dropdown icon (downward arrow) and select Log out
  3. Confirm by clicking Log out.

    Confirm by clicking Log out

How many devices can use WhatsApp with the same number?

Starting from May 2023, WhatsApp enables users to log in to their WhatsApp account across a maximum of 5 devices, which comprises their primary phone and up to 4 additional companion devices.

Enhancing convenience and flexibility, offering a seamless and integrated messaging experience. You can now access WhatsApp accounts on your smartphone, tablet, desktop, and web browser all at once.


Is my secondary WhatsApp safe from snooping and hacking?  

Your backup WhatsApp account is safe from hackers and snoopers, thus the answer is yes. Additionally, you can increase security by turning on two-factor authentication.

Can I use WhatsApp if I don’t have carrier service on my companion phone?

If the carrier service on your companion phone is down, you can still use WhatsApp. But bear in mind that WhatsApp needs a working internet connection to operate effectively.

Does Companion mode work on business accounts?  

Yes, both regular WhatsApp accounts and WhatsApp business accounts have access to the companion mode. 

Can I use WhatsApp on my Apple Watch?  

Despite the absence of an official WhatsApp app for the Apple Watch, you can still use the app on Apple Watch by employing certain alternatives. For more details, I recommend our article on how to use WhatsApp on your Apple Watch

Will my message history appear on all my linked devices?

Your message history will sync between all of the devices you’ve connected to your account with WhatsApp’s Companion mode function. As a result, you can use the feature to access your messages from multiple devices simultaneously, such as your Mac, computer, iPhone, or smartphone.

Signing off!

You have a wide range of communication options at your fingertips using WhatsApp. Harnessing the power of WhatsApp across numerous devices has never been more crucial in a world where connectivity is essential.

This post should have provided you with answers to your concerns regarding WhatsApp’s buddy mode. However, feel free to leave a remark if you have any further questions. I’d be glad to assist.


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