In the recent major update, WhatsApp development team has allowed a billion users around the world to access/synchronize their WhatsApp account and its chat on their other phones. Previously, WhatsApp only allowed access to up to 4 devices (tablet, web-browser and Mac/Windows Desktop) through WhatsApp web. With this new update, you can also link your other secondary (companion) phones with same number.

Transfer and Use whatsapp same number between multiple phones


For example:

You have WhatsApp installed on a Xiaomi phone, on your primary Mobile Number. You can link additional/sync another Android/iPhone utilizing same mobile number, no additional sim card is required. It works between iOS and Android too (cross platform)

How to Use Same WhatsApp Number on Different Phones Without Additional Sim Card


  • 2 Android Phones, or iPhones with functioning camera (for scanning QR codes)
  • Latest WhatsApp messenger version. Go to AppStore or Google Play and update it.

Step 1: Open WhatsApp Settings on Primary Phone

Open WhatsApp on your primary device (with phone number) and tap on the three dots in the top right corner of the screen. Then tap “Linked Devices“.

Companion phone WhatsApp same number

There will be a big green button that says “Link a device”, tap it. It will open your phone’s rear camera. Now put down your phone for couple of minutes while we configure the other device on step 2.

Step 2: Install Fresh WhatsApp Messenger on your Secondary Phone

Open PlayStore or AppStore, install WhatsApp Messenger app on your secondary/alternate phone. Open WhatsApp and tap Agree & Continue. Don’t sign-up with any mobile number. 

Now tap  ⋮ Options on the right top corner on your secondary/companion phone, tap “Link to existing account“. It will give you a QR code to scan on your primary device.

Copy/Transfer WhatsApp chats on other phone

Video Instructions

Step 3: Scan QR Code on WhatsApp on Your Primary Phone

Now scan the QR code that we have using your primary phone’s camera (refer to Step #1)

linking companion device WhatsApp

Android: Tap More options > Linked devices > Link a device.
iPhone: Go to WhatsApp Settings > Linked Devices > Link a Device

It will take few seconds for the chats to appear on your secondary phone. If you have a lots of pictures or videos, it may take more time. That’s it. If you want to add more phones, repeat the same steps.

Note: This method words on both Android and iPhone, make sure your WhatsApp app version is up to date. Live Location and status features are not supported on secondary phones. Secondary phones will be automatically logged out if primary phone is left unused for 14 days. Also, you can check Linked Devices on your primary phone. If you find any suspicious web browser or device connected, tap it and click “Log out”


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