Users of WhatsApp can now manage several accounts on a single gadget.
In a blog post published on Thursday, the Meta-owned platform made the announcement.
There will no longer be any need to “worry about messaging from the wrong place,” according to WhatsApp because users will be able to “switch between accounts.”
However, it noted that in order to use the function, users must have two unique phone numbers.
“Starting today, you can use two different WhatsApp accounts at once. “No more logging out, switching between devices, or worrying about sending a message from the wrong account when switching between your work and personal lives,” the post continues.
A second phone number and SIM card are required for second account activation; a multi-SIM or eSIM-capable phone is also acceptable. Then, in the drop-down menu that appears, select “Add account” to add the new number. Each account has its own privacy and alert settings that you can adjust as needed.
“Just a friendly reminder that you should stick to the original WhatsApp and not download any fraudulent or modified versions to add more accounts to your phone. Only the official WhatsApp app ensures the privacy of your communications.
To better serve its users and adapt to shifting communication norms, WhatsApp has been steadily releasing new features in recent months.
The social network launched its screen-sharing function for improved video calling on August 8.
In July, the company, which is owned by Meta, introduced a video chat option for instant messages.