Can we have two WhatsApp in one phone? Yes, we can!

Emre Çitak
Oct 19, 2023

WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging apps in the world, with over 2 billion active users. It allows users to send and receive text messages, photos, videos, and other files. While WhatsApp is a great way to stay in touch with friends and family, it can be inconvenient to have to carry two phones if you need to use two different WhatsApp accounts.

That's why WhatsApp is now rolling out the ability for users to log into two accounts simultaneously on the same phone. This means that you can finally ditch your second phone.

WhatsApp, the popular messaging app with over 2 billion active users, announced today in a blog post that it will now allow users to log in to two accounts simultaneously on the same device with WhatsApp Multiple Accounts feature. This is a major change for WhatsApp, which has previously only allowed users to be logged into one account at a time.

How to use WhatsApp Multiple Accounts
Users can now have two WhatsApp accounts on one phone - Image courtesy of Meta

How to use two WhatsApp accounts on one phone

To use two WhatsApp accounts simultaneously, you will need to have a phone that supports multiple phone SIM/e-SIMs. Many Android phones have this feature, but some iPhones do not.

Once you have confirmed that your phone supports multiple SIMs, you can follow these steps to add a second WhatsApp account:

  1. Open WhatsApp and go to Settings > Account > Add Account
  2. Enter the phone number for your second WhatsApp account and verify it using an SMS code

Once your second WhatsApp account has been verified, you will be able to switch between your two accounts by tapping on the profile picture of the account that you want to use.

There are a number of benefits to using two WhatsApp accounts simultaneously. For example, you can use one account for work and another for personal use. This can help you to keep your work and personal life separate, just like how Mark Zuckerberg showcased the feature.

Beware of the potential problems

One potential drawback of using two WhatsApp accounts on one phone is that it can be confusing to keep track of which account you are using at any given time. This can be especially true if you are receiving messages from both accounts at the same time.

Another potential drawback of using two WhatsApp accounts on one device is that it can be difficult to keep your accounts secure. If you are not careful, it is possible to accidentally share messages from one account to the other.

WhatsApp must be aware of the potential drawbacks of using two accounts on one device. The company should take steps to address these drawbacks by implementing new features and security measures.

Read alsoWhatsApp rolls out Passkeys support on Android.

For example, WhatsApp might soon start working on a new feature that will allow users to quickly switch between accounts without having to tap on their profile picture. The company might also work on new security features that will make it more difficult for users to accidentally share messages from one account to another.

But at the end of the day, no matter what the potential problems, the WhatsApp Multiple Accounts feature was something that we have been waiting for a long time and suffered from its absence.


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