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 It suggests that the platform is working on an automated method of syncing your chat history across multiple smartphones.