Do you have multiple WhatsApp accounts? Are you frustrated of logging out of your personal account to access the one that you use for your work? Well, WhatsApp is set to make things. The popular instant messaging platform is set to make it easier to access multiple accounts on a single device.
WhatsApp owner Meta has officially confirmed the arrival of the feature which is set to be rolled out in the coming days. The social media giant’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg took to Facebook to announce that WhatsApp will soon allow users to switch between their accounts on a single device.
Currently, users either have to carry around an extra phone or tablet to access these WhatsApp accounts, or they have to continuously log in and out of accounts to switch between them.
With this feature, users will be able to switch seamlessly between the accounts in the app. The “Dual WhatsApp Account” feature will also make it easier for users to manage their conversations across multiple accounts.
Things to remember
To use Dual WhatsApp Account, you will need a second phone number (it can be a physical SIM card or an e-SIM number). So ensure that your phone supports multi-SIM or eSIM connectivity or you have to use the secondary device. Only then you will be able to set up a second account in that device.
The alternate number will be required to receive the one-time passcode. Currently, WhatsApp sends the via SMS to allow users access to their accounts. Here’s a step-by-step guide of how to set up and use multiple WhatsApp accounts on a single device.
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Open the Settings menu from the three dot option on the top left corner of the app
Here you’ll find small arrow next to your name
Tap on it select “Add account”.
Enter your second phone number and verify it with a code sent to you via SMS or a call.
Once its verified and setup, you can switch between accounts by tapping the arrow beside your name
Tap the arrow next to your name select the account you want to use.
You will be able to customise privacy and notification preferences separately for each account. Moreover, you can also independently enable other settings like mute or archive conversations, delete messages, or block specific contacts for each account.
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