How to use two WhatsApp accounts in one smartphone

Most Androids smartphones today feature dual-SIM support which allows users to use two different numbers on a single device. With two phone numbers in one smartphone, there’s a change that you would want to run two instances of WhatsApp for both the phone numbers.

Companies like Xiaomi, Samsung, Vivo, Oppo, Huawei and Honor now offer ‘Dual Apps’ or ‘Dual Mode’ feature (the name may differ from brand to brand) which allows users to run two different accounts of the same chat app.

This means you need not carry two smartphones just to use two WhatsApp accounts. Wonder how? Here’s a ready-to-use guide.

First, let’s start with the name and location each manufacturer uses for this feature:

Samsung: DualMessenger
Settings > Advanced features > Dual Messenger

Xiaomi (MIUI): Dual apps
Settings > Dual Apps

Oppo: Clone Apps
Settings > Clone Apps

Vivo: App clone
Settings > App clone

Asus: Twin apps
Settings > Twin apps

Huawei and Honor: App Twins
Settings > App Twins

Now, how to use Dual WhatsApp feature on your smartphone.

steps

1.

Open the dual apps settings option on your smartphone

2.

Select the app you want to duplicate (in this case select WhatsApp)

3.

Wait for the process to finish.

4.

Now, head to the home screen and tap on the second WhatsApp logo you see in your app launcher

5.

Configure using another phone number and get going.


Do note that there are a few phones — Android One devices and those offering ‘stock’ Android — that don’t come with dual app features. For these, there are several apps such as Parallel, Dual App Wizard, DoubleApp and more available on Google Play Store. Users can simply download these apps to run two accounts of the same Chat app on their phones.

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April Hernandez

1170 days ago

Really helpful article. Solved my problem. thank you


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