Many Android smartphones now boast support for dual-SIM card slots, allowing people to use two different numbers on a single device. You officially cannot use two WhatsApp accounts in one smartphone.

However, companies including Samsung and Huawei now offer the Dual Apps, also known as Dual Mode feature, allowing users to switch between two different accounts of the same chat app, while Google Play is another option.

WhatsApp’s position is an account can only be verified with a single number on one device.

Those owning a dual SIM phone must select only one number to verify with WhatsApp.

The mobile messaging app offers no option to have a WhatsApp account with two phone numbers.

Attempting to frequently switch WhatsApp account between different devices may eventually result in becoming blocked from re-verifying their account.

WhatsApp wrote in a statement: “Please don’t repeatedly switch between different devices and numbers.”

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How to use WhatsApp on two devices:

Here are the names and locations every manufacturer uses for this feature.

Xiaomi (MIUI): Dual apps – Settings > Dual Apps

Samsung: Dual Messenger – Settings > Advance features > Dual Messenger

Oppo: Clone Apps – Settings: Clone Apps

Vivo: App clone – Settings: App clone

Asus: Twin apps – Settings: Twin apps

Huawei and Honor: App Twin – Settings: App Twin

How to use Google Play to manage multiple accounts:

Many smartphone users create multiple online accounts on the same service to manage multiple tasks or partition their personal and professional lives.

So sometimes it can help for users to have multiple accounts of the same app, not just WhatsApp.

Google Play supports many apps enabling multiple or dual app accounts for all of the biggest names in social media.

These include Parallel Space, App Cloner, Multiple Accounts, Multi, Dual Space and Super Clone Pro.