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WhatsApp Web multi-device login failure a known issue, No official ETA for fix! Workaround inside

WhatsApp Web is a fantastic way to keep track of your WhatsApp communications on phone and computer simultaneously. To improve the platform’s reach, WhatsApp Web was released for PC a few years ago. However, like any other software, Whatsapp gets infected with bugs and glitches with versions released every few months.

There have been issues related to accessibility, connection, network, Wi-fi connection, web network, or phone accessibility ranging in their severity. The latest one is the WhatsApp Web login failure after the latest version was released by the devs. Many people are unable to connect to the Whatsapp web on PC/laptop browsers after the update entirely ruined the functionality. It happened after they updated to the latest version of Whatsapp released.

In July, a roadmap of new features was announced. One such was the multi-device login feature. It was on similar lines as its rival application Telegram. However, WhatsApp decided to limit the multi-device login capability to just four devices.

The multi-device functionality of Whatsapp was rolled out a few days ago but for the ones with the beta version. However, WhatsApp users are now complaining that they are unable to log in to the web version, They are unable to connect anywhere, be it web, windows, mac, linux. For some, login to the web version made the QR code on Safari on load mode. Business users have been impacted because of this update as they are having issues with maintaining the critical chat history.

The WA multi-device beta has been found to be buggy, which isn’t unusual. Although risky, it has broken a lot of stuff. It becomes all the more critical when the issue doesn’t let you use its main feature of messages exchange.

Has Whatsapp released an official fix?

Thankfully, WhatsApp devs are aware of the multi-device login issue on WhatsApp. They didn’t, however, provide an ETA to the fix.

One can report the bug using the feature on WhatsApp Settings > About > Contact Us with the appropriate screengrabs or videos.

In the meanwhile, if you have no other option but to work on the WhatsApp web, we recommend leaving the multi-device beta program following the steps listed. It was earlier reported to be not working but it has been enabled as reported by a few users.

How to fix multi device Whatsapp Web issue?

Users who are having trouble using WhatsApp Desktop as a result of the recent multi-device beta update should delete and reload the app, according to WABetaInfo. However, ensure that chat history has been backed up!

Are you facing WhatsApp Web Not Working bug?

In the meantime, here are a few tried and tested means to the ‘WhatsApp Web Not Working‘ issue.

Reactive WhatsApp Web

Usually, signing out and back in fixes WhatsApp Web issues on your PC. To finish this, you’ll need a fully functional smartphone. Follow the below steps:

  • On your PC / laptop, open “WhatsApp Web” in a browser.
  • Select “Sign out” from the three dots at the bottom of the screen.
  • On your phone, open WhatsApp and tap the three dots in the upper right corner.
  • Choose “WhatsApp Web” and your phone’s camera will open to scan the QR code.
  • To re-log in, please scan the QR code displayed on the PC / laptop with your phone.

Delete cookies

By clearing the cookies in your browser, you can repair your WhatsApp Web.

  • By clicking on the three dots in the upper right corner, you’ll be able to access the “Settings” settings.
  • Click “Clear browsing data” on the next screen after selecting “Advanced.”
  • From the time range choice on the “Basic” tab, choose “All the time.” Select “Cookies and other site data” from the drop-down menu.
  • “Clear data” is the option to choose.

Open in Incognito mode

A normal web browser generally has caches, cookies, and different files stored on it. They can interfere with the functioning of WhatsApp. Incognito mode or Windows does not use caches, cookies, and previously stored data. Following the procedure, activate WhatsApp Web in incognito mode in Chrome.

  • Click on the three dots in the upper right corner and select “New Incognito Window”.
  • In the new window, open WhatsApp Web.
  • Follow the same procedure to log into your WhatsApp account.

Disable “Sock Proxy” on Firefox

Another alternative is to disable your “Socks proxy” in your Firefox browser to resolve the issue. Follow the steps below

  • Go to “Options” by clicking on the browser’s three horizontal lines.
  • On the “General” panel, select “Network Settings.”
  • You’ll be taken to a menu where you can choose “No proxy.”


We’ll continue to monitor the situation and update this post as needed. If your query remains unanswered on ‘WhatsApp Web Not Working’, post your question in the comments box below.

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