WhatsApp tips and tricks: How to use two WhatsApp accounts on one Android phone

WhatsApp is one of the most popular apps used by billions of users for instant messaging services worldwide. Sometimes users want to use two WhatsApp but we can’t use two WhatsApp number in one phone. But, if you want to run two WhatsApp accounts on one phone then there is a way that might work.

Users can achieve the same by virtue of an inbuilt feature, that is offered by most up-to-date smartphones. This can be done by using the dual apps or parallel apps set up available in smartphones. Even if your smartphone does not have this feature inbuilt, there are various third-party apps that can be used to achieve this.

Companies including OnePlus, Samsung, Xiaomi, Vivo, Oppo, and Realme among others, allow users to set up dual apps or parallel apps, or twin apps. This feature allows users to have two separate versions of the same app.

If you own a Samsung device, you can go to Settings >> Advance features >> Dual Messenger. OnePlus users can find the app by going to Settings >> Utilities >> Parallel Apps. The users who have a Xiaomi phone running MIUI, can go to Settings >> Apps >> Dual apps. Realme users can go to Settings >> App management >> App cloner. Vivo users can open the Settings app >> Apps and notifications >> App Clone. Oppo smartphone also has a App Cloner option in its settings.

Follow these steps to use dual WhatsApp account

  • First you go to your mobile settings.
  • Scrolling down to Dual App / Clone app / App Twin or the the designated name of the feature depending on the brand.
  • Click on it.
  • You will see a list of apps on your device.
  • Turn on the toggle you will see against the WhatsApp.
  • Head back to the home page.
  • Now you will see a second icon of WhatsApp in the menu with some kind of marking on it.
  • You can open the app and register with a new number and use two WhatsApp in one phone.

Even if your smartphone does not have this feature inbuilt, there are also apps with which you can run two WhatsApp accounts simultaneously from one phone. But keep in mind that before downloading any app, understand their privacy policy.

Also Read: Here’s how you can use two WhatsApp accounts on an iPhone

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