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How to use two WhatsApp accounts in one smartphone

How to use two WhatsApp accounts in one smartphone

Shaurya Shubham / Updated: Nov 9, 2021, 05:59PM IST
How to use two WhatsApp accounts in one smartphone
Most Android 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 instaces 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. Wondering how? Here's a ready-to-use guide.

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

Samsung: Dual Messenger
Settings > Advance 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 Twin
Settings> App Twin

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


Open the dual apps settings option on your smartphone


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


Wait for the process to finish.


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


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 do not 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 just download these apps to run two accounts of the same Chat app on their phones.


Top Comment
April Hernandez
754 days ago
Really helpful article. Solved my problem. Thank you.

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