How To Use One WhatsApp Account On Multiple Devices

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WhatsApp is introducing new features due to its mass user database. In the early stage, WhatsApp lacked a popular feature, and now they have launched it. It introduces a new function to use one WhatsApp account on several devices. Now, you can run one account not only on an Android phone but also on a laptop and PC.

You can run one WhatsApp account on one primary device and 4 additional secondary devices. These additional secondary devices may be Android phones, PCs, and laptops. The whole conversation, e.g. changing text messages, images, video, audio, and calls, is end-to-end encrypted in all linked devices.

Why do we use one WhatsApp account on multiple devices?

To link one WA account on many devices makes it easy to handle small businesses. More than one employee can respond quickly to their customers by using the same account. In the early stage, to use the same account on WhatsApp web, keep connected to the internet on the primary device. 

But, Now users can run the same account on secondary devices without being connected for up to 14 days. After 14 days, primarily devices will log out due to security measures. We don’t need any separate number to run the same account on other devices.

Method to connect one account on multiple devices

 To run an account on multiple devices, you should first create an account on one primary device and then follow these guidelines to run on other devices.

  • Create an account on the primary device. To connect it to other devices, install WhatsApp on secondary devices.
  • Select your language on an additional device and go to next. Now click on “Agree and continue” to go to the next window to enter the phone number.
  • Click on the three dots that exist in the upper right corner of this window. After clicking it, a new option will appear.
  • Tap on “link to existing account”. On the secondary device, a QR code will appear. Scan in with the primary device.
tap on the link to existing accounts to add accounts on multiple device
  • Now go to the primary device, press the three dots, and press the “linked devices”.
  • In the new window, click on “link a device” and scan the QR code of the secondary device. After scanning the code, you will log in to both devices.

Now, you run an account on both devices independently. If your internet connection was lost on the primary device, you can use it on the secondary device without any hesitation. You can connect the same account on either three devices by using the same steps that were discussed before.

What feature that we access on a secondary device?

You can use the same feature on secondary devices that you use on primary devices. You can use separate locks, disappear messages, share live locations, and many others. In additional devices, you can even hide online status, hiding chat, and profile photo.

Method to log out from secondary devices

If you want to log out from additional devices due to privacy issues, then the following steps are followed.

  • Open WhatsApp on the secondary device and click on three dots.
  • After clicking on the three dots a drop-down menu will show. Select “Account” and go to the next tab. 
  • In the “Account” section, press the log-out button. A new confirmation will appear; select log out. Now, you log out to your primary account.


In conclusion, WhatsApp introduced a new feature to run one account on more than one device. To run an account on the secondary device, scan the QR code using the primary phone.
You can enjoy the same feature that you use in the primary account. You can log out from other additional devices when you want. You use one account for 5 devices.

frequently asked questions (FAQs)

You can use one WhatsApp account for up to 5 devices, one primary and 4 other additional devices.

No, you don’t need any SIM to run an account on a secondary phone. You need an internet connection.

Yes, you can manage one account on multiple devices like mobile phones, PCs, and laptops. To manage the account on 2nd device, you should scan the secondary WhatsApp QR code to the primary account.