WhatsApp Update: Launched Multiple Accounts feature on Android; Know how to activate the feature
1 month ago
WhatsApp Update: WhatsApp has introduced the ability to have two WhatsApp accounts on Android logged in at the same time. Users can now switch between accounts – such as work and personal. Now a user no longer needs to log out each time, carry two phones, or worry about messaging from the wrong place.
According to a blog post, users will require a second phone number and SIM card, or a phone that supports multi-SIM or eSIM, to set up two accounts. Users can then go to their WhatsApp settings, push the arrow next to their name, and select “Add account.” They can then create a second WhatsApp account on the app using their alternative phone number.
It’s also worth mentioning that users can customize their privacy and notification settings on each account separately. You may, for example, silence notifications on your personal account while allowing them on your work account, or vice versa. Messages sent and received on both accounts will be encrypted end-to-end.
The multi-account capability would allow users to seamlessly switch between business and personal accounts on WhatsApp, eliminating the need to carry two phones. WhatsApp also warned users on its blog not to download mimicking apps and to only use the genuine WhatsApp app from the Google Play Store. The feature on iOS devices has yet to be confirmed by the business.
The app also added support for passkeys on Android earlier this week. Android users can utilise biometric authentication on their phones or their device PIN to log back into their WhatsApp accounts securely.