WhatsApp, one of the world’s most beloved instant messaging applications, is continually adapting despite lacking some of its competitors’ features. This year alone saw WhatsApp enable its accounts to be used across multiple devices simultaneously; and now another significant change: multiple WhatsApp accounts on one single device will soon be supported by users.
WhatsApp Has Evolved Since its creation, WhatsApp has undergone remarkable growth and evolution. At first, its primary features included text messaging and voice calls; later on came video calling, voice messaging, encryption features such as end-to-end encryption as well as managing multiple WhatsApp accounts on one device – a wish that has now come true with this year’s release of multi account management functionality for WhatsApp on all supported platforms.
Multiple WhatsApp Accounts: A New Feature
WhatsApp’s recent announcement brings great delight to users who rely on WhatsApp both personally and professionally. No longer will workarounds like dual apps on Android and the WhatsApp Business app for iOS be necessary in managing two WhatsApp numbers simultaneously – instead the new feature enables logging in simultaneously to two accounts within its official app itself!
This update is being implemented across Android and iOS platforms to ensure widespread accessibility and reduce device juggling for those wanting to keep work and personal lives separate without using multiple devices for both.
Setting Up a Second Account on WhatsApp
Establishing a secondary WhatsApp account can be easy. All it requires is two phone numbers and either an actual or virtual SIM card – for best results use an actual physical SIM card if available.
- Open WhatsApp.
- Go to Settings.
- Click on the arrow next to your name.
- Click “Add account” and follow the on-screen instructions to set up your second profile.
WhatsApp Announcement Concerns Multiple Accounts Although their announcement talks of “multiple accounts,” its instructions only refer to two. This likely means you can have up to two accounts on one phone since most phones don’t yet support three active SIM cards simultaneously – an improvement for those formerly managing multiple devices simultaneously.