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How to use two WhatsApp accounts on one Android phone in simple steps

Looking for ways to separate personal and professional WhatsApp account on your mobile? Here's a simple guide.

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Android phones these days offer the luxury to use dual or parallel apps on a single window, courtesy of the dual-SIM support. While handling calls from both numbers is an easy task, enabling dual apps on one phone needs some extra effort. WhatsApp the most popular instant messaging app that is used by billions has tons of useful features. However, the Facebook (cough! Meta) owned app has a few caveats as well, for instance, it doesn’t support multiple accounts and one can only use one WhatsApp account per phone number. Also Read - Xiaomi 12, Xiaomi 12X, Xiaomi 12 Pro might launch by the end of this month

Thankfully, mobile manufacturers have a workaround for this and allow users to have two separate versions of the same app on the Android phone. Be it Xiaomi, Samsung, OnePlus, Oppo, Vivo, or Realme, you will find this functionality hidden under settings with different terminology for, instance, ‘Dual Apps,’ ‘Dual mode,’ or ‘Parallel Apps,’ to name a few. The feature saves us from using a separate phone for using two different apps. In case you are unable to find it, here’s a simple guide- Also Read - WhatsApp to allow select users to choose different skin combinations for couple emojis

Xiaomi
Settings > Apps > Dual apps Also Read - OnePlus 9RT may not a have a different naming scheme in India, price tipped again

Samsung
Settings > Advance features > Dual Messenger

OnePlus
Settings > Utilities > Parallel Apps

Realme-
Settings > App management > App cloner

Oppo-
Settings > App Cloner

Vivo-
Settings > Apps and notifications > App Clone

That said, here’s how to enable dual WhatsApp account on one Android phone

How to use dual WhatsApp on one phone

Step 1- First up, open Settings and look for the Dual/Parallel/App Clone feature on your device

Step 2- Once found, you will see a toggle against the WhatsApp app, turn it on

Step 3- Wait for the process to complete

Step 4- Now head to the home screen and tap on the second WhatsApp icon that has a tiny marking on it

Step 5- Tapping on the app will pop up the WhatsApp setup screen

Step 6- Press on the Agree and Continue option

Step 7- Add your phone number, following which you will receive an OTP, if you have two-step verification enabled then you will have to enter that code as well

Step 8- Once done, you will be prompted to complete the setup process and on completion, you will be able to use the second account on your Android phone

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  • Published Date: November 1, 2021 1:35 PM IST



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