WhatsApp for Android tablets is changing: Here’s everything you need to know about it

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WhatsApp has been working on a new version of its app, especially for big-screen devices like Android Tablets. WhatsApp for tablets is currently being tested with a select number of beta users and here’s everything you need to know about the updated WhatsApp app for tablets.
WhatsApp for tablets: What has changed and how it is different from previous versions
Android tablet users have always been able to download the WhatsApp app from Google Play Store and configure it with their phone number and use it. However, to do that, they either needed a different phone number or logout from their smartphone and then login into the tablet, which is a lot more complicated than it sounds in the case of WhatsApp.

With the version that WhatsApp is currently testing, the company has added a new option to sign into the app. What this means is users will now see a new ‘WhatsApp Web’ or desktop app-like login screen with a QR code and users can now log in using the Link devices option within their smartphone’s WhatsApp.
Don’t fret, WhatsApp has retained that older login option under the ellipsis menu at the top right corner. So, if in case someone wants to set up fresh on their Android Tablet, the option — Setup new account is still there.
WhatsApp for tablets: How to get it, set up guide and more
WhatsApp for tablets is currently in beta and to get this update, you’ll need to enrol on the beta program. For this, head to Google Play Store → Search WhatsApp → Scroll down to ‘Become a beta tester’ and enrol in the program.

If you are already a beta tester, all you need to do is download the latest version of WhatsApp on your tablet. Open the app and check if you are seeing a new screen with a QR code. If yes, open WhatsApp on your phone, head to the Link devices option and scan the QR code to link the device. That’s it. Your Android tablet is now linked to your primary WhatsApp account.
When it will be available for the stable version of WhatsApp
WhatsApp hasn’t revealed anything officially about the rollout of the new tablet app. However, we expect to arrive with future updates in the coming months.

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