WhatsApp: How to use two accounts on the same phone?

Christina d'souza
Christina d'souza
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WhatsApp is one of the most used applications around the world. If we talk about free instant messaging, WhatsApp has become the most popular platform to communicate with our friends and family. However, it does present some tricks that most users are unaware of. One of these methods has just gone viral on social networks since it allows you to have two different accounts of the app on the same phone, be it Android or an iPhone. In this note, you will be able to know how it works.

WhatsApp, unlike Instagram or Telegram, only allows you to add one account per smartphone. It is a very annoying limitation for those users who have two SIM cards in the same device and need both lines to have a connection to the messaging app owned by Meta.

Although the messaging app doesn’t allow you to use two different accounts natively, if you have an Android phone you can do it thanks to a simple trick. You just have to use the application mirroring function of your mobile.

This feature is available on Samsung Galaxy terminals, where it is called ‘Dual Messaging’, on Huawei mobiles, it is called ‘App Twin’ and on Xiaomi phones it is called ‘Clone Apps’, to name a few.

Step by step to mirror WhatsApp on Android

This method to have two different WhatsApp accounts on your cell phone does not require third-party apps, you just have to follow these steps:

  1. Access the ‘settings’ of your device
  2. Go to ‘Advanced functions’ or the ‘Applications’ section
  3. Look for the option that says ‘dual messaging’, ‘dual apps’, or ‘app cloner’ (the name may vary depending on the manufacturer)
  4. Select the WhatsApp application
  5. Now you will have two WhatsApp applications installed
  6. Access the second one and log in with the new number.

On the other hand, if your smartphone doesn’t have its own method to clone applications, you can resort to Parallel Space, a free tool that fulfils the same function. What it does is create an independent virtual space on your cell phone so that it is possible to install a copy of any app.

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