WhatsApp ties down customers to a single energetic account on one gadget, even when they will select to make use of the favored messaging platform on totally different units. To entry a secondary account tied to a distinct telephone quantity, customers need to sign off from their major account on the identical gadget. That’s about to alter. The Meta owned instantaneous messenger introduced Thursday that it’ll enable customers to have two energetic WhatsApp accounts logged in on the similar time on Android units. WhatsApp customers can change between the 2 accounts seamlessly, with out having to sign off.
In a weblog publish, WhatsApp mentioned that to arrange two accounts, customers would want a second telephone quantity and SIM card, or a telephone that helps multi-SIM or eSIM. Customers can then head to WhatsApp settings, faucet on the arrow subsequent to their title, and click on “Add account.” Utilizing their secondary telephone quantity, they will then arrange a second WhatsApp account on the app.
It is also value noting that customers can alter privateness and notifications settings individually on every account. For instance, you would mute notifications in your private account and permit them to your work account, or vice versa. Messages despatched and acquired on each accounts may even, after all, be end-to-end encrypted.
The multi-account characteristic would let customers simply change between work and private accounts on WhatsApp and would additionally remove the necessity to carry two telephones to take action. On its weblog, WhatsApp additionally cautioned customers to solely use the official WhatsApp app on the Google Play Retailer and never obtain imitating apps. The corporate has not but confirmed the characteristic on iOS units.
WhatsApp has been having a busy week, rolling out a bunch of recent updates and options for customers. Just lately, the app was additionally reported to be testing a ‘view as soon as’ mode toggle for voice messages, identical to the one current for sending pictures and movies on the app.
Earlier this week, the app additionally rolled out help for passkeys on Android. The characteristic lets Android customers log again into their WhatsApp account securely utilizing biometric authentication on their telephones or their gadget PIN.