August 8, 2022

What you need to know

  • WhatsApp appears to be adding support for automatic syncing of chat histories across multiple smartphones.
  • The feature was discovered in the app’s most recent beta version.
  • This corroborates earlier speculations that companion device support is coming to the app.

WhatsApp added multi-device support late last year to allow users to sign in to multiple devices at the same time, except for a secondary smartphone. Earlier rumors suggested that it could change soon, and yet another evidence implies that WhatsApp is taking things a step further.

Reliable WhatsApp sleuth WABetaInfo (opens in new tab) has spotted a new feature in the new WhatsApp beta on Android phones (version 2.22.15.13). It suggests that the platform is working on an automated method of syncing your chat history across multiple smartphones.