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How To Have Two WhatsApp Accounts


Some time ago, those who had to use two numbers for work were forced to face a number of restrictions. Most importantly, without any doubt, always have two mobile phones with you, with all the problems that came with it. Fortunately, with the introduction of dual SIM smartphones, a significant step forward has been taken on this front, providing users with the ability to integrate both the private and the work space in one device.

However, some problems continue to affect those with this real need. One of them is associated with two WhatsApp accounts. Even though dual SIM smartphones have been on the market for several years now, an app owned by Facebook doesn’t give you the ability (at least by default) to use two different numbers at the same time. It is for this reason that today I decided to address this topic once and for all, trying to help you not necessarily rely on a second device. So let’s see how to proceed.

How to have two WhatsApp accounts

Using two profiles on WhatsApp can be a real winner when you have two separate lines, one for friends and one for work. In this way, we essentially avoid being on call or getting annoyed even on weekends, in addition to many other positive aspects that we will not analyze here.

It should always be remembered that, at least for now, you will not find the option to use two WhatsApp accounts in the official app. And it is from this moment that the need for such guidance arises. In the following paragraphs, I will explain in detail what steps you must take to use two WhatsApp profiles at the same time. It’s much easier than you think. If you are ready to start our journey, then let’s not postpone any longer. Stay in my company for a few minutes and I promise you you won’t regret it.

Is it possible on the same phone?

As you probably guessed, otherwise I would not be able to write this article, you can use two WhatsApp accounts at the same time. However, this will require thinking “outside the box”, since the official application does not yet provide such an opportunity to its users.

Don’t worry, luckily, in most cases you won’t need to unlock your bootloader or get root privileges. This operation is actually very easy to perform, even if you are a neophyte in the world of technology.

However, always remember that you cannot use a WhatsApp profile on two phone numbers.

Can you do it with the same number?

In this case, the situation becomes very difficult. Using two WhatsApp accounts with the same number is currently not possible , and the reason is simple enough to explain: in order to work, the instant messaging application uniquely connects to your phone number, registering a dedicated account that will always be present. That is, unless you decide to cancel it.

If you try to re-register the same number with WhatsApp, you will not be able to complete the operation. But even if it were possible, just because of the way the instant messaging service is built, you would not get anything other than the result of receiving duplicate messages on your account.

As a result, a WhatsApp profile can only be associated with one number, while a number registered with WhatsApp can only be associated with one account.

I also advise you not to set up the same WhatsApp account on multiple phones . As described on this WhatsApp FAQ page , you cannot use the same number on multiple devices at the same time (at least not yet). You risk getting banned from the team of applicants.


The requirements for using WhatsApp with two numbers are actually much less stringent than you might think. If I told you before that you need a dual SIM smartphone to perform the operation, I must tell you that this is actually not the only way forward. You should be aware that even devices with one SIM card allow you to have two WhatApp accounts through the functions of the operating system.

All you need:

Please note that WhatsApp Inc. begins to make its messaging service inaccessible to some especially “old” devices. But don’t worry, if you’ve purchased your smartphone in the past two years, you will be able to use the messaging app for a long time to come.

Set up two WhatsApp accounts on one phone.

After a quick introduction, which I’m sure will help you clarify some of the things taken too often for granted, it’s time to move on to the funniest part of this guide. In the following paragraphs, I will show you how to activate two WhatsApp accounts on the same smartphone . Sit back and insert two SIM cards into your device, or get ready to insert a second one at the right time.


To use a second WhatsApp account, the first thing you need to do is check your smartphone settings . While there are free third-party apps built for this purpose, most Android devices today natively allow one or more apps to be cloned , so you can use two accounts at the same time. This feature will allow you to use two numbers on WhatsApp in minutes.

First open Device Settings and check if the option is “Clone App ” or “Duplicate Apps “. After you click on the corresponding entry, you will be presented with the applications available for this process, which usually correspond to the most commonly used messaging, such as WhatsApp or Telegram.

Now click on the WhatsApp icon , enable cloning and then go to the App Drawer . In the list of applications, you will find a second WhatsApp icon , which will correspond to the new account you have chosen to create.

If you have a monochrome SIM smartphone , before proceeding, remove the card that you inserted into the phone and insert the card associated with the number you want to register. Immediately after that, tap WhatsApp and follow the onscreen instructions to verify the number. Before removing the SIM card, make sure you have received the verification code via SMS.

After that, you can use your new WhatsApp account even without a SIM card. And if you don’t restore your phone or delete WhatsApp, you won’t need to reinsert it (no, even if you restart your smartphone).

As for the iPhone , there is still no such option in the iOS settings. You will have to rely on the methods I suggest below.


Your smartphone doesn’t have the ability to clone apps? Don’t worry, you can rely on some of the free apps from the Play Store to work great. This ability will save you the hassle of unlocking your device and getting root, the only way forward until recently.

For example, you might decide to use Parallel Space, which is perhaps the type of service most used by Android users. In simple terms, this application allows you to create multiple accounts for each application , thus duplicating the applications themselves, just like you do with system settings.

If you have an iPhone , you can try an app called Multi – Dimensional Dual Account App which you can find in the App Store. It can also be useful here, especially if you don’t have a jailbreak and don’t want to install mods through third-party digital stores.

Anyway, if you want to know more about this topic, I suggest you consult the WhatsApp cloning guide where you can find all the information you need.


This is followed by the WhatsApp mods, i.e. app forks, then alternate versions that indirectly offer this kind of functionality. Read on to understand what I’m talking about.


WhatsApp Business is an official fork of the app also developed by WhatsApp Inc. and extremely useful for business. In this case, you can use the WhatsApp Business app, which can be found on both Google Play ( Android) and the App Store (iOS ), to activate a dual WhatsApp account on the same phone.

If you did, you would not need the applications or settings that I have described so far. You just need to familiarize yourself with the graphical interface of the application, which is somewhat different from the others (more in functionality). You can find more information in the tutorial related to WhatsApp Business.


GBWhatsApp is a mod for Android developed by third-party developers, therefore subject to ban (although this feature is remote, but still specific). You might decide to use it to check a second WhatsApp account on your smartphone.

Once you use GBWhatsApp, the hardest part is getting by without it. This mod is actually full of customization and additional features that the official messaging app does not offer at the moment. You can find the mod using a simple internet search.


WhatsApp ++ Duplicate is an iOS mod inspired by the famous tweak, Watusi. While this may seem like a tweak, WhatsApp ++ is actually a third-party application that you can install even without the jailbreak.

This app, however, is not available in the App Store. You will need to update with BuildStore , a third-party digital store that offers packages not available in the Apple store.

Once you install the WhatsApp ++ Duplicate mod, you can use this app to link your second WhatsApp account on your iPhone. For additional functionality, you can also try one of its alternatives, always available through the BuildStore, a mod called Duplicate Watusi .


Looking for a solution that will only allow you to have two WhatsApp accounts temporarily ? By the way, I have the right solution for you. If you only occasionally need to use a second WhatsApp account on the same smartphone, you might want to consider using WhatsApp Web. Perhaps you have two phones and from time to time you would like to manage both accounts from one device.

To do this, you can use a browser on your mobile phone, such as Chrome or Safari . You can enable WhatsApp web chat and temporarily use two numbers on the same smartphone. Remember, however, that for this you will need a number already registered and inserted into your smartphone. After that, simply connect to , activate the desktop version of the site, and then scan the QR code associated with the WhatsApp app that is installed on the secondary device.

If you’ve heard of this practice of checking someone’s chats without using your PC or WhatsApp Desktop, it’s illegal. Anyway, to understand how it works, you can go to the section where I explained how to spy on WhatsApp Web (be careful: I said consult, don’t use).

Merge two WhatsApp Numbers

The last topic I want to talk to you about today is the possibility of merging two WhatsApp numbers . This can be especially useful if from now on you only want to use one number instead of two.

Luckily for you, there is an opportunity to simplify the process a lot. You can find it by opening Settings, clicking WhatsApp Settings and selecting Account . There will be an option to Change number. You will go through the merge of two WhatsApp numbers, which will take no more than a few minutes.

Then you can transfer chats from the old WhatsApp .crypt12 database to the new one . All of this will happen automatically, and you won’t even leave the groups. I mean, everything will remain the same. Yes, backups will also continue to work as expected.

Remember, however, to do this as quickly as possible , preferably before using WhatsApp with your new number. This way, you will prevent the deletion of new chats and messages in favor of the old database. For more details, read the tutorial where I explain how to change WhatsApp questions I’ve already posted.

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