Instant messaging app WhatsApp has billions of users and has many features that allows user to send messages, media files, documents, and do video/voice calls to their friends and families easily. Previously, users could only open their account on a smartphone and had to keep connected to internet if they wanted to open it on a desktop.
But, now, the app allows users to link up to four devices at once without the need to keep your phone connected. With this new multi-device support feature, an users can open their account on Web, Desktop, tablet and other devices by linking them to your phone. Your phone doesn’t need to stay online to use WhatsApp on linked devices, but your linked devices will be logged out if you don’t use your phone for over 14 days. This has allowed users who needed their accounts to open in different places at the same time to manage their account more easily.
Though this feature helps users to ease your log in efforts, this could also be dangerous for them. Because, there is a chance that your chats and messages could be exposed to others if you are opening WhatsApp on multiple devices. This is especially true for those, who are using the same WhatsApp account in their offices. Someone could take advantage of this and stole some vital data. So, to protect your privacy, you need to log out of the devices before you close the app.
Here is how you can log out of WhatsApp Web or WhatsApp Desktop from your phone, computer, or Portal device.
WhatsApp Log out from your computer or Portal
– Open WhatsApp Web or WhatsApp Desktop.
-Click on the Menu option above your chats list.
-There you will see a Log out option.
-Click on it.
How to log out from WhatsApp account from your phone
- Open WhatsApp on your phone.
- If you have a Android phone then tap on More options > Linked Devices.
- If you have a iPhone then Go to WhatsApp Settings > tap Linked Devices.
- Choose the device you want to log out of.
- Tap on the log out option.
WhatsApp currently does not support these features
- Clearing or deleting chats on linked devices if your primary device is an iPhone.
- Messaging or calling someone who is using a very old version of WhatsApp on their phone.
- Viewing live location on linked devices.
- Creating and viewing broadcast lists on linked devices.
- Sending messages with link previews from WhatsApp Web.