Instant messaging app WhatsApp has introduced a new feature to allow users to have two WhatsApp accounts logged in simultaneously on the same device. With multiple accounts support in WhatsApp, users can easily switch between personal and professional chats on the same device without logging out.
“Today, we’re introducing the ability to have two WhatsApp accounts logged in at the same time. Helpful for switching between accounts – such as your work and personal – now you no longer need to log out each time, carry two phones or worry about messaging from the wrong place,” the company said in a blog post.
To use this feature, users need to have a second phone number and SIM card or a phone that supports dual-SIM or eSIM. Then, they can open WhatsApp on their phone, tap the three dots icon on the top right corner of the app, and select Settings. After that, they can tap the small arrow next to their name and choose Add Account. Alternatively, users can tap Accounts on the Settings page and select Add Account. Then, users can add their second phone number and verify it with a code sent via SMS or a call. Lastly, they can set up a profile picture, name, and status for their second account.
Moreover, users can easily switch between their WhatsApp accounts by tapping the arrow next to their name and selecting the account. Further, each account will have its own privacy and notification settings, and users can customize it based on their preferences. Users can also mute or archive chats, delete messages, or block contacts for each account individually.
Support for multiple accounts on WhatsApp is currently rolling out to Android users in the stable channel. The company hasn’t shared any details about the availability of this feature for iOS users.