In a recent update, WhatsApp has introduced a new feature that enables Android users to maintain two active WhatsApp accounts on a single device, simplifying the way you manage your messaging needs.
Two Active Accounts
Previously, WhatsApp restricted users to a single active account per device, even if they used WhatsApp on different devices. However, with this latest announcement, you can have two active WhatsApp accounts on your Android device, eliminating the need to log out of one to access the other.
Setting Up Multiple Accounts
To set up two accounts, you’ll need a second phone number and SIM card or a phone that supports multi-SIM or eSIM. Follow these simple steps:
- Open WhatsApp settings.
- Tap the arrow next to your name.
- Click on “Add account” using your secondary phone number.
- Set up your second WhatsApp account on the app.
This feature allows you to customize privacy and notifications settings for each account separately. You can mute notifications for your personal account while allowing them for your work account, or vice versa. Moreover, messages sent and received on both accounts remain end-to-end encrypted for security.
WhatsApp’s multi-account feature is a game-changer for users who frequently switch between work and personal accounts. No need to carry two phones; everything can be managed on one device seamlessly.
WhatsApp has also emphasized the importance of using the official app from the Google Play Store to avoid imitating apps. While this feature is available for Android, it has not been confirmed for iOS devices yet.
In addition to this, WhatsApp has been busy introducing new updates, including a ‘view once’ mode toggle for voice messages and support for passkeys on Android, enhancing user security.
With WhatsApp’s latest feature, managing multiple accounts has never been easier. Stay connected and organized effortlessly with this new functionality.