How to Use Multiple WhatsApp Accounts on the Same Phone

WhatsApp has started rolling out the much-awaited multi-account feature on every device. With this feature you can finally use two WhatsApp numbers on one device. This feature comes in handy especially if you use different WhatsApp accounts for personal and office work.

Previously, you had to rely on a secondary phone, your Android device’s app cloning feature (if available), or a third-party app, which isn’t exactly secure. Now that we have an official solution, let’s see how to use multiple WhatsApp accounts on one phone.

How to log in to the second WhatsApp account

Currently, WhatsApp’s multi-account feature is only available to Android users. Hopefully iOS users will get it soon too. Therefore, follow the steps below to use the feature:

1. Open WhatsApp and tap vertical icon with three dots in the top right corner of your screen.

2. Then select the Institutions choice.

3. Here, at the very top, you see a little one arrow down next to your name. Tap it.

Find the down arrow to add another account on WhatsApp

4. When you tap it, you will see a small pop-up window at the bottom. Tap here Add Account.

5. On the next page, tap Agree and move on. Then enter the number associated with your second WhatsApp account that you want to use on your primary phone.

6. You will now see the phone number verification page. Here, tap Continue, and you will receive a phone call from WhatsApp for verification. Or you can choose the ‘Verify in another way’ option to receive the verification code via SMS.

How to use multiple WhatsApp accounts on the same phone

Remark: If you do not have a second SIM card in the device on which you want to use the WhatsApp account, simply enter the code you receive via SMS and WhatsApp will verify the number.

7. Then type in the name, add a profile picture, and the usual things you do when setting up a WhatsApp account, and click Next one

How to use multiple WhatsApp accounts on the same phone

Your second WhatsApp account is now ready to use on the same phone as the first. However, keep it in mind This feature only allows you to add two songs. However, Android users are well aware that the cloning app feature allows them to use four accounts on one phone. Can your iPhone do that?

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How to switch between WhatsApp accounts

Now that you know how to add a second number to your WhatsApp, you should also know how to switch between the two numbers easily. Open WhatsApp and tap the vertical three-dot icon. Then select the Switch accounts choice.

You will now see the account switcher appear from the bottom. Select the other account here and you are good to go. To switch accounts, you can follow the same steps as adding a second WhatsApp account, but that’s tedious. It will lead you to the same account switcher.

How to use multiple WhatsApp accounts on the same phone

Now you must be wondering how notifications, whether messages or calls, are handled when you use the multi-account feature on WhatsApp. As the company states on its official FAQ page, you “receives notifications for new messages and calls”, but you will not be automatically switched to the relevant account.

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If you use the first account and receive a notification about the second account, WhatsApp will show this, but that will also happen ask you to switch accounts to view the message or answer the call. In the notification you will see the ‘Switch account’ button. Once you do that, you can answer, accept the call, or perform any other function in the second account.

switch accounts on WhatsApp when a notification is received

How to delete the second WhatsApp account

If you no longer want to use the second WhatsApp account or want to use it on a separate device, you can also easily delete it as follows:

1. First, switch to the account you want to delete and go to the app’s settings.

2. In the Settings, select the option “Bill -> Delete account choice.

WhatsApp second number Account settings

3. Then tap the ‘Delete account’ button under the number associated with the account. Crane “To delete” in the little confirmation box that pops up, and that’s it.

Delete second number on WhatsApp

This way you can add and use two numbers in WhatsApp on your phone. This is a new and highly requested feature, which will prove useful to many people in countries like India, Brazil and other countries. Furthermore, do not confuse it with the use of the same WhatsApp account on two phones. That’s another useful feature.

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In the meantime, if you don’t know yet, now you can share your screen on WhatsApp and organize voice chats in the messaging app, just like Discord. If you have any trouble setting up the multi-account feature, let us know in the comments below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Can I have two WhatsApp accounts on one phone?

The Multiple Accounts feature allows you to add up to two numbers in WhatsApp on the same phone. This is useful if you have two SIM cards used on the same device. However, if the feature is not available to you, you can also clone WhatsApp on your Android device and add more than two numbers to one device.

Q. Can I use WhatsApp on 2 devices?

You can link up to 4 devices to your WhatsApp account and use them on those devices at the same time using the Linked Devices feature.

Q. Can someone see my WhatsApp messages from another phone?

If you haven’t linked your WhatsApp account to someone else’s device, no one can read your messages. If you feel like a device you may have paired with is being used by someone else, just go to WhatsApp and navigate to Paired devices -> Tap signed in devices and log out.

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