How to link a device

You can use WhatsApp on up to four linked devices at once without the need to keep your phone connected. You can only have one phone linked at a time.
Link a device
Open WhatsApp Web or Desktop on the device you want to link.
Android
  1. Open WhatsApp on your phone.
  2. Tap More options
    > Linked devices.
  3. Tap LINK A DEVICE.
  4. Unlock your phone:
    • If your device has biometric authentication, follow the on-screen instructions.
    • If you don’t have biometric authentication enabled, you’ll be prompted to enter the pin you use to unlock your phone.
  5. Point your phone at the screen of the device you want to link to scan the QR code.
iPhone
  1. Open WhatsApp on your phone.
  2. Go to WhatsApp Settings.
  3. Tap Linked Devices.
  4. Tap Link a Device.
  5. Unlock your phone if you’re on iOS 14 or above:
    • Use Touch ID or Face ID to unlock.
    • If you don’t have biometric authentication enabled, you’ll be prompted to enter the pin you use to unlock your phone.
  6. Point your phone at the screen of the device you want to link to scan the QR code.
Note: For the best experience, update to the latest version of WhatsApp.
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