What is Account Linking?

"Account linking" is a new Dwyco feature that allows people with multiple devices to keep the messages on those devices synchronized, without sacrificing privacy.

Dwyco does NOT store your messages on our servers in order to provide this feature. Messages are synchronized in the background directly between your devices.

For example, let's say you have a phone running Dwyco Phoo and you use CDC-X on your desktop computer. Using account linking, you can link those two devices, and the messages on those devices are kept in-sync. Also, your devices will appear as one account to people sending you messages.

Right now, account linking is an experimental feature, and the Phoo app is our focus on providing access to the feature. CDC-X has a stripped down version of the feature included for the adventurous.

How to use Account Linking

Account linking is simple to set up. On your first device, follow these steps:

Account

Pick an "account name" for your devices (it can be anything, but it is better if it is something fairly unique, but memorable. It is even better if it is something other people might not guess.) This is the name you will use on all your devices.

Password

Pick a password for the account. It should be something only you know. This password protects against others adding a device to your group of devices.

Click

Check the box that says "Enable account linking"

Wait...

If the account name is new, the results should be nearly immediate, indicating the device is now in group "account name".

The procedure is identical to add another device to your account. Just enter the same "account name" and password, and click "enable account linking". New devices must be able to communicate with one of your previous devices to find the account information. This can take awhile, and we recommend leaving a copy of CDC-X or Phoo online so the linking process is faster.

When a new device is added, all the devices in your "account" will view all the messages on all the devices as if they were merged into one big account. Changes you make on one device will be reflected on other devices.

How to Remove a Device

To remove a device from your account, UNcheck the "enable account linking" box on that device. The device is immediately removed from the account and syncing is stopped. No messages are removed. Phoo/CDC-X simply reverts to working as it did in the past without syncing.

What happens if I can't access the device or Phoo/CDC-X on that device anymore?

Currently, there is no way to "kick out" a device from another device. The only workaround is to remove all your current devices from the account, and re-add them to a new account, one by one. Note that having an extra device in your account is fairly harmless if the device has uninstalled the software, or has become inaccessible because of hardware failure or something.