HOW TO USE TWO DIFFERENT WHATSAPP ACCOUNTS ON ONE PHONE

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Can you use two different WhatsApp accounts on one device?

Whatsapp messenger is compatible with Android devices, iPhones, Mac and Windows PC. It offers simple, secure and reliable messaging/chatting platforms worldwide.

WhatsApp also supports audio messages, and voice and video calls. It is a perfect tool for the worldwide sharing of all kinds of media content.

Most of the Andriod phones presently support using a dual SIM card, which allows phone users to use two different phone numbers on the same device.

Consequently, phone users may want to have two different WhatsApp accounts which may require carrying multiple devices.

However, with a few simple steps, two different WhatsApp accounts can effectively be used on one smartphone.

Some phone manufacturing companies support a dual mobile App feature that allows using two different WhatsApp accounts or other social media accounts such as Facebook on one device.

The name given to the dual app mode/feature depends on the type of device and is stated below.

DEVICE TYPEDUAL APP MODE NAME
Samsung phonesDual Messenger
Xiaomi phonesDual Apps
Realme phonesApps cloner
OnePlus phonesParallel Apps
Oppo phonesApps Cloner
Vivo phonesApp Clone
Asus phonesTwin Apps
Huwaei and Honor phonesApp Twin

How to use two different WhatsApp accounts on one device

Below, are steps to use two different WhatsApp accounts or dual WhatsApp accounts on one supported device;

Samsung phones

  • Go to phone settings  
  • Tap on the Advance feature
  • Tap on Dual messenger.
  • Tap on Install Whatsapp and follow the instructions 
  • Wait for the process to complete
  • Return to the home screen of your Samsung device
  • Tap on the second WhatsApp Icon
  • Fill in the required details including another phone number.

Xiaomi phones

  • Go to phone settings 
  • Tap on Apps
  • Tap on Dual Apps
  • Select the social media account(s) you want to duplicate ( in this case select WhatsApp)
  • Tap on Install Whatsapp and follow the instructions 
  • Wait for the process to complete
  • Return to the home screen of your Xiaomi device
  • Tap on the second WhatsApp Icon
  • Fill in the required details including another phone number.

Realme phones

  •  Go to phone Settings 
  •  Tap on App management 
  •  Tap on App clone
  •  Select the social media account(s) you want to duplicate ( in this case select WhatsApp)
  • Tap on Install Whatsapp and follow the instructions 
  • Wait for the process to complete
  • Return to the home screen of your Realme device
  • Tap on the second WhatsApp Icon
  • Fill in the required details including another phone number.

Oneplus phones

  • Go to phone Settings 
  • Tap on Utilities 
  • Tap on Parallel Apps
  • Select the social media account(s) you want to duplicate ( in this case select WhatsApp)
  • Tap on Install Whatsapp and follow the instructions 
  • Wait for the process to complete
  • Return to the home screen of your Oneplus device
  • Tap on the second WhatsApp Icon
  • Fill in the required details including another phone number.

Oppo phones 

  • Go to phone setting 
  • Then tap on App clone.
  • Tap on Install Whatsapp and follow the instructions 
  • Wait for the process to complete
  • Return to the home screen of your oppo device
  • Tap on the second WhatsApp Icon
  • Fill in the required details including another phone number.

Vivo phones 

  •  Go to phone  Settings  
  •  Tap on Apps and notifications 
  •  Tap on App clone
  •  Select the social media account(s) you want to duplicate ( in this case select WhatsApp)
  • Tap on Install Whatsapp and follow the instructions 
  • Wait for the process to complete
  • Return to the home screen of your Vivo device
  • Tap on the second WhatsApp Icon
  • Fill in the required details including another phone number.

Asus phones

  •  Go to phone Settings 
  •  Tap on Twin App
  •  Select the social media account(s) you want to duplicate ( in this case select WhatsApp)
  • Tap on Install Whatsapp and follow the instructions 
  • Wait for the process to complete
  • Return to the home screen of your Asus phone
  • Tap on the second WhatsApp Icon
  • Fill in the required details including another phone number.

Huawei and Honor phones

  • Go to phone Settings 
  • Tap on App 
  • Tap on Twin App
  • Select the social media account(s) you want to duplicate ( in this case select WhatsApp)
  • Tap on Install Whatsapp and follow the instructions 
  • Wait for the process to complete
  • Return to the home screen of your phone
  • Tap on the second WhatsApp Icon
  • Fill in the required details including another phone number.

Phones without Dual App feature 

Some smartphones do not support the use of two different WhatsApp accounts on one device or the “dual app” feature.

To use two different WhatsApp accounts on such smartphones will require downloading third-party apps from the Google play store such as the Multiple Accounts App.

Multiple Accounts App seems to have more features than the inbuilt dual App mode and supports the use of two different WhatsApp accounts and other social media apps on your phone.

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