One whatsapp account running on two phones simultaneously

Credit: Rita El Khoury / Android Authority

Hell hath frozen over. You can finally have the same WhatsApp account on two phones. It’s a little tricky at first, but it works and that’s all that matters.

WhatsApp just started rolling out (in beta) the option to link your existing account to an Android tablet. If you have version beta on both your Android phone and tablet, you should get the option to scan the QR code on the tablet version of the app when you start setting it up. Basically, this is the same thing as using WhatsApp on Windows or Mac now; your phone remains the main device, but your secondary devices are slightly independent and can work even if the main phone is offline.