Multiple Accounts are now available on WhatsApp for Android

WhatsApp ties down customers to a single lively account on one device, even if they can pick out to use the famous messaging platform on one-of-a-kind devices. To get right of entry to a secondary account tied to a specific cellphone number, customers have to log out from their predominant account on the equal device. That is about to change. The Meta owned on the spot messenger introduced Thursday that it will permit customers to have two lively WhatsApp money owed logged in at the identical time on Android devices. WhatsApp customers can swap between the two debts seamlessly, barring having to log out.

In a weblog post, WhatsApp stated that to set up two accounts, customers would want a 2nd smartphone wide variety and SIM card, or a smartphone that helps multi-SIM or eSIM. Users can then head to WhatsApp settings, faucet on the arrow subsequent to their name, and click on “Add account.” Using their secondary smartphone number, they can then set up a 2d WhatsApp account on the app.

It’s additionally well worth noting that customers can regulate privateness and notifications settings one after the other on every account. For example, you should mute notifications on your private account and permit them for your work account, or vice versa. Messages despatched and obtained on each debts will also, of course, be end-to-end encrypted.

The multi-account characteristic would let customers effortlessly change between work and non-public debts on WhatsApp and would additionally put off the want to elevate two telephones to do so. On its blog, WhatsApp additionally suggested customers to solely use the respectable WhatsApp app on the Google Play Store and no longer down load imitating apps. The organization has now not but verified the characteristic on iOS devices.

WhatsApp has been having a busy week, rolling out a bunch of new updates and elements for users. Recently, the app was once additionally mentioned to be trying out a ‘view once’ mode toggle for voice messages, simply like the one current for sending pix and movies on the app.

Earlier this week, the app additionally rolled out aid for passkeys on Android. The function lets Android customers log lower back into their WhatsApp account securely the usage of biometric authentication on their telephones or their machine PIN.