When we install WhatsApp, our account is automatically linked to the mobile phone we are currently using. So what happens if we want Use WhatsApp from another device at the same time?
In such a case, we can use the version of WhatsApp webor install the desktop version of whatsapp for pc, which also works great. However, these two methods only work if we want to use WhatsApp from a desktop computer. Now, can the same WhatsApp account be used by two phones at the same time?
How to use the same WhatsApp account on two Android phones at the same time
Officially, WhatsApp only allows installation on a single phone. But luckily, thanks to a recent update, now WhatsApp also lets us use a tablet as a “companion device”..
Next, we’re going to “trick” WhatsApp into thinking that our second phone is a tablet. In this way we can send messages and chat from both devices using the same WhatsApp number. Pretty clever, right?
Make WhatsApp think your phone is a tablet
- The first thing we will do is enable developer options. To do this, go to the general menu of “settings‘ from your Android phone.
- Go to “phone information’ and press 7 consecutive times on the ‘construction number“.
- If everything went well, you will see a message saying “¡Developer options are now enabled!”
- Return to the Android settings menu and type “System -> Developer Options“.
- Look for the option “smallest width‘ (may also appear as ‘minimum width’). Record the value on a piece of paper or take a screenshot.
- Click on “Smaller width” and Change the value to 600 dpi.
You’ll notice that the screen now has a higher resolution and all text, menus, and icons appear smaller. This is a typical tablet resolution, and we will use it to make WhatsApp think that our smartphone is a tablet. Don’t panic, we’ll leave the resolution of the device as it was at the beginning.
Install and link your WhatsApp account
- Now open the Google Play Store and install the WhatsApp app.
- Open the app and tap “Accept and continue“.
- Whatsapp will appear a QR code on the screen.
Next, grab your other Android phone (on which you already have WhatsApp installed) and follow these steps:
- Open WhatsApp and click on the three dots icon that you see on the top right area of the screen. Choose “linked devices“.
- Click on “Pair a device“.
- Scan the QR code that appears on the screen of your other mobile phone (the one with the changed screen resolution).
- WhatsApp will automatically start syncing messages on your second Android phone.
We are nearly finished!
Reset the screen settings of your Android device
Now that WhatsApp works on the second phone, it’s time to go back to the screen resolution settings to leave them the way they were at the beginning.
- Grab your second phone and open the general Android Settings menu.
- Go to “System -> Developer Options“.
- Look for the option “smallest width‘ and reassigns the original value (remember you should have written it down somewhere).
From here the resolution returns to normal and you can continue using your Android phone as before but with the benefit of now having your WhatsApp account configured and synced.
If at any time you want to go back and remove access to WhatsApp, simply go to the Paired Devices menu on the first phone and disconnect the second phone. Goal achieved!