If you have a dual SIM card phone, you may have wondered if it is possible to activate a WhatsApp account with two phone numbers on the same device. In this article, we'll show you how to get started using WhatsApp with two numbers.
According to the platform's help center, you can only activate a WhatsApp account with one phone number and one device at a time. If you have a dual SIM card phone, you can only use one of the numbers to verify your WhatsApp account. There is no option to have the same WhatsApp account with two phone numbers.
Actually, this is not entirely true. There's a way around it.
How To Use WhatsApp With Two Numbers
If you have a cell phone with dual cards and Android operating system, you can use two phone numbers and different WhatsApp accounts on the same device. Below we will explain how to do it depending on your preferences and the type of mobile you have.
Use Parallel Space
Parallel Space is an application available at Google Play
that allows you to duplicate applications. In the WhatsApp case, you can also clone it and register the second version with your other phone number. Therefore, you can use both accounts at the same time.
Create Two Users With Two WhatsApp Accounts
The Android 5.0 Lollipop update introduced a very interesting improvement: the possibility of creating different users in the same terminal, just like in computers. Thanks to this change, each 'user' can have their own WhatsApp account (or other applications).
To take advantage of this option, first enter the SIM card of the second user and register this number in WhatsApp. Once the operation is done, you can use your new account on the platform.
Use My KNOX (Samsung Phones)
Although not designed for that purpose, Samsung's security application called My KNOX also allows you to duplicate your WhatsApp accounts, even if you don't have a dual SIM phone. The program virtually divides the space of your phone, as if it were two devices.
To use it, download the app and configure the security data. Then enter it and search WhatsApp among third-party applications. To avoid having to go through Knox every time you want to use your second WhatsApp account, create a shortcut. To do so, enter KNOX mode, press WhatsApp until it is checked and drag it to the Add to personal
option. You can distinguish both accounts because the KNOX will show a small padlock.
Use Second Space (Xiaomi Phones)
Xiaomi phones also allow you to create a second space in your terminal. To do this, go to Settings
> Second space
. There you can choose which apps you can include in both: select WhatsApp. A new icon will appear on the home screen of your phone to access the duplicate space. Remember, to create the new account with another number, you must enter the second SIM to receive the activation code via SMS.
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