WhatsApp introduces multiple accounts on Android, Here’s how to enable the feature. WhatsApp, the renowned messaging platform owned by Meta, is introducing a groundbreaking feature that allows users to access two active WhatsApp accounts on a single Android device.
This means you can seamlessly switch between personal and work accounts without the inconvenience of logging out. To set up two accounts, you’ll require a secondary phone number and SIM card or a device that supports multi-SIM or eSIM. Here’s how to get started:
- Navigate to WhatsApp Settings and select the arrow next to your name.
- Click on “Add Account” and use your secondary phone number to establish a second WhatsApp account.
The added benefit is that you can tailor privacy and notification settings for each account independently. This enables you to mute notifications for your personal account while allowing them for your work account, or vice versa. It’s important to note that messages sent and received on both accounts are fully end-to-end encrypted.
This new multi-account feature streamlines the process of switching between accounts and eliminates the need to carry two phones for personal and work use. WhatsApp underscores the significance of using the official WhatsApp app from the Google Play Store and avoiding imitation apps.
While this feature is currently accessible for Android users, there’s no confirmation regarding its availability on iOS devices at this time.
WhatsApp has been quite active lately, introducing various updates and features. Users can now test the ‘View Once’ mode toggle for voice messages, a feature akin to the one already available for photos and videos. Additionally, the app has rolled out support for passkeys on Android, enabling users to securely log in using biometric authentication or their device PIN.