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Friday, February 23, 2024 • Tamil Comments
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In India, where most people have two phone numbers due to smartphones offering dual SIM support, using two WhatsApp accounts on one phone has always been a challenge. However, Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and CEO of Meta, recently announced a solution to this problem. WhatsApp users will soon be able to use two accounts on one phone within a single app, allowing them to easily switch between the two accounts without needing to install any additional applications or use the WhatsApp Business application.

To use two WhatsApp accounts on one phone, follow these steps:

Use Two WhatsApp Accounts on One Phone with Ease:

1. Update WhatsApp: Ensure your WhatsApp app is updated to the latest version.

2. Add Second Account: Open WhatsApp and tap your profile picture in the top right corner. Click on the down arrow next to your name. Select "Add account" and tap "Agree and continue."

3. Enter Phone Number: Input the phone number for your second WhatsApp account. Tap "Next" and verify your phone number with an OTP.

4. Set Up Second Account: Follow the prompts to set up your second WhatsApp account. Grant necessary permissions to continue.

5. Switch Between Accounts: To switch between accounts: Tap your profile picture in the top right corner. Select the account you want to use. You can easily toggle between accounts.

6. Separate Notifications: WhatsApp allows you to set separate notification tones for each account. Go to WhatsApp Settings > Notifications > Notification sound. Set unique tones for each account.

7. Privacy Settings: Each account can have its own privacy settings. Go to WhatsApp Settings > Account > Privacy. Customize settings for profile picture, status, and other privacy aspects.

8. Manage Multiple Accounts: WhatsApp allows managing multiple accounts simultaneously. Keep in mind that each account requires a unique phone number.

Note: Currently available for Android users. iPhone users can use WhatsApp Business app for a second account.

You have now added a second WhatsApp account on your phone and can easily switch between the two accounts. However, having two WhatsApp accounts on your phone may lead to notifications getting cluttered and confusing between the two accounts.

To address this, WhatsApp allows you to set notification and privacy settings separately for each account. This means you can change the notification tone for each account to differentiate between messages on both accounts. Additionally, you can change the privacy settings for your picture or status for each account.

This new feature will be particularly helpful for users who need to switch between accounts, such as work and personal accounts, without the need to log out each time or carry two phones. The feature is set to be rolled out to Android users in the coming weeks and months, making managing multiple WhatsApp accounts more convenient.

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