Before, the companion mode was only available to a small set of beta testers, according to WABetaInfo.
This feature, which is an expansion of multi-device compatibility, allows users to attach their existing WhatsApp account to another mobile phone.
According to the article, users who link their current WhatsApp account to a secondary mobile phone may now view their chats on the second device without requiring an active internet connection on their primary phone.
When users attach their WhatsApp account to a new phone, their chat history is synchronised across all devices.
Furthermore, while the companion mode has been made accessible to all beta testers, several functionality, such as the ability to control broadcast lists and submit a status update from the associated device, may still be unavailable, according to the source.
Meanwhile, Whatsapp has included a new function called “manage contacts within the app,” which allows Android users to add and edit contacts without leaving the app.
The ability to add and modify contacts within WhatsApp for Android is currently accessible to certain beta testers using the most recent beta version, and it will be available to even more people in the coming days.