WhatsApp Web now works even with the cell phone off: how to activate it

After several weeks of development in beta form, WhatsApp began to activate the new multi-device mode for all users for both the web version and the desktop software. This ambitious new feature allows you to use an account without the main device being connected to the internet.

Therefore, it will be possible continue to have conversations if the cell phone runs out of battery or does not have a stable connection. Also maintaining the synchronization of conversations and multimedia content.

The process to activate the new WhatsApp multi-device mode is very similar to the one that the messaging app used in the previous version.


By selecting the option “Linked devices”, WhatsApp clarifies that the function will come to link up to four from the same account.

WhatsApp, remember, allowed to connect the account to the PC, but it was essential that the main smartphone was connected to the internet. Now, users with an iPhone or Android cell phone can access the “Settings or Configuration” option from the app and go into “Linked Devices” to add a new one.

Next, it will be necessary to access the web or desktop version and scan, using the phone’s camera, the QR that will appear on the screen.

The new multi-device mode of WhatsApp has as its main feature a new architecture that gives priority to sending messages, calls and video calls from any device.

The updated version of WhatsApp Web now does not depend on working connected to the cell phone.

If a contact sends a WhatsApp message from the PC, the app will send it directly to the recipient, while it will also backup the chat to the main device in order to have the messages synced. Previously, the smartphone always acted as an intermediary in this process.

What is the multi-device mode of WhatsApp for?

The messaging service, owned by Meta, allows link up to four devices additional without the need for the main cell phone to have an active Internet connection, either through data or Wi-Fi.

At the moment, the new multi-device mode is only available in the app for iPhone and Android devices, as well as in the desktop version; both through the web and through applications available for macOS and Windows.

Despite this innovation in the platform, the messenger is still in debt to its users, since they have not yet managed to make the same account work on two phones; although sources involved in filtering the news that reach the messaging platform predict that it could arrive in the coming months.

WhatsApp, on the other hand, is working on a native app for iPads, Apple tablets. If successful, it will enable this new multi-device mode to be activated beyond the web or desktop version. For now, the application is in development, but it is expected to arrive in final form in the coming months.

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