Some apps such as Facebook Messenger, Instagram, Twitter, etc., let you switch between multiple accounts quite easily. However, other popular apps, such as WhatsApp do not offer this functionality. Many WhatsApp users want to use two accounts on their Samsung phone. If you are interested in the same, here we will tell you how to use two WhatsApp accounts on your Samsung phone.
Running multiple accounts of the same app on Android comes handy to switch between personal and professional accounts. Of course, it’s different than the multiple users feature on Android. You don’t need to log out and log in repeatedly with dual apps on the same phone. Both accounts run simultaneously like two normal apps.
Let’s see how to run two WhatsApp accounts on one Samsung phone.
Method 1: Using Dual Messenger
Samsung phones come with a native feature of Dual Messenger that lets users use two instances of the same app. Each app will run a different account and work independently of the other. You can even use separate contact lists. The supported apps include WhatsApp, Facebook, Telegram, Skype, WeChat, etc. The supported apps will automatically appear in the list after you install them.
Using the same feature, you can run dual WhatsApp accounts on your Samsung phone. A new WhatsApp app will be created on your phone. You will be notified about messages from each account separately. Here are the steps to use two WhatsApp accounts using Dual Messenger on Samsung.
Step 1: Install WhatsApp on your phone. Set up your first account.
Step 2: Open phone Settings and go to Advanced followed by Dual Messenger.
Step 3: Enable the toggle next to WhatsApp. A pop-up will appear confirming you about the installation of the second WhatsApp. Tap on Install.
Step 4: You will be asked if you want to use a separate contact list for the second WhatsApp. Turn on the toggle if the answer is yes and select the contacts. Otherwise, tap on Next. Wait for your phone to install the second copy of the app.
Step 5: Open the app drawer, and you will find the newly installed WhatsApp on your phone. The second WhatsApp will have the Dual Messenger symbol on them to differentiate between the two apps. Set up your account on the second WhatsApp, and you are good to go.
Method 2: Use WhatsApp Business
Another way to use dual WhatsApp accounts on the same phone is by installing the business version of WhatsApp. It’s a free app from the house of Facebook only, who owns WhatsApp as well. The business app works just like WhatsApp with additional features.
Designed essentially for business users, WhatsApp Business offers features like labels, catalogs, greeting messages, quick replies, etc. This method also makes it easy to use two WhatsApp accounts without putting any extra effort. You can customize everything on your second WhatsApp account as well. You can check the full comparison between WhatsApp and WhatsApp for Business.
Pro Tip: By installing WhatsApp Business, you can use three WhatsApp accounts on the same phone. Two will run using the Dual Messenger feature and one with WhatsApp Business.
Method 3: Use Third-Party Apps
Earlier, the native feature to use dual apps wasn’t supported by manufacturers. Some phones still do not offer the functionality. For such unsupported Samsung phones, third-party apps come to the rescue. If the above two methods do not suit your requirements, you can take help of this method. Parallel Space is one of the most popular apps.
It even has a lite version for phones having less RAM. Find out how the Parallel Space Lite differs from Parallel Space. Unlike the above two methods, using third-party apps may feel a bit heavy on your phone. There may be a delay in notifications and a slight battery drain. You also need to open the third-party app, such as Parallel Space first, to use the second app. The overall process is a bit hectic as compared to the first two methods. If you don’t like Parallel Space, check its alternatives.
Troubleshoot: WhatApp Contacts Not Showing Up
When some users run two WhatsApp accounts on the same phone, the contacts do not show up in one of the accounts. To fix that, you need to open WhatsApp and tap on the floating new message icon at the bottom.
You will be taken to your contacts list. Tap on the three-dot icon at the top-right corner and select Refresh. Now check again, and your contacts would show up. If that doesn’t fix it, restart your Samsung phone.
Those were the three methods to use two or even three WhatsApp accounts on the same Samsung phone. If you don’t want to install and use WhatsApp Business, you should use the Dual Messenger feature. Since it is baked in functionality, it will work like a charm.
Next up: Once you have added two WhatsApp accounts, you can hide one of them on your phone. Find out how to hide apps on Samsung phones from the next link.
Last updated on 07 February, 2022
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