In its latest feature upgrade, the mega messaging platform WhatsApp announced that users can avail multiple WhatsApp accounts on the same phone. This will streamline the process of managing multiple WhatsApp accounts on the same device. The option will be rolled out in the coming days on the Anrdoid platform, whereas there is no uppdate on when it will be available for iPhone users.
Subsequent to its previous upgrade, which permitted users to access the same account from multiple devices even when keeping their main phone offline, the biggest messaging platform in the world has provided the option to log in to different accounts on the same device. For users who manage the Work WhatsApp and Personal WhatsApp separately, this option will be a welcome change. The User will not have to log out of one WhatsApp Account to log in to the other. The User will also not have to carry multiple phones and will also mitigate the chances of wrong message being sent on a wrong WhatsApp. The User can conveniently use a single app and switch accounts by tapping on the Icon near the name in Settings.
What do you need to avail this option?
1. Second Phone Number of SIM Card
2. Phone that supports multiple SIM Cards
How to SetUp
1. Open Settings on WhatsApp
2. Click on the Icon next to your name and select "Add Account"
3. Enter the alternate phone number and verify the Code (through SMS or Call)
4. Switch between accounts by clicking on the same Icon next to your name.
The Settings fn Privacy Options for each account will be separate and users can mute chats, archive chats, delete messages or block contacts on each account separately.