There is no doubt that the upcoming multi-device support for WhatsApp is highly anticipated, but according to some new findings, the initial release might be limited to just one phone per account.
WhatsApp oracle WABetaInfo has found evidence suggesting that our dreams of proper multi-device support for the messaging app might need to be toned down a little. Multi-device support will initially be limited to WhatsApp Web, WhatsApp Desktop, and the Facebook Portal smart display. That is incredibly frustrating if you, like us, hoped that you’d be able to run your WhatsApp account across an iPhone and Android phone simultaneously — or multiple Android smartphones.
Given just how massive WhatsApp is across the globe, this feels like a massive oversight and hopefully won’t be a long-term limiting factor. WABetaInfo shared a screenshot that appears to confirm some other information on how multi-device support will work on your WhatsApp account. The feature will be limited to four devices plus one smartphone, all of which will need to be linked and with the most up-to-date build of the cross-platform messaging app to ensure it works correctly.