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WhatsApp, the popular Meta-owned messaging platform, has introduced a new feature that will now allow users to log in with two WhatsApp accounts simultaneously on a single Android device.

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta, shared the news, highlighting the convenience that this update will bring to users who frequently switch between accounts.

What’s The Update?
WhatsApp users can now work on two accounts seamlessly on an Android device, eliminating the need to log in and out repeatedly.

This functionality is particularly beneficial for those who juggle between work and personal accounts. Previously, users had to carry two phones or go through the hassle of frequent logins.

How To Enable The Feature
Setting up the dual accounts is straightforward. Users need either a second phone number and SIM card or a device compatible with multi-SIM or eSIM technology. To configure the second account:

Open WhatsApp and tap the three dots in the top right corner.
Select ‘Settings’ and then go to ‘Account.’
Tap ‘Add account’ and follow the prompts to set up the second account.
Once set up, switch between accounts by tapping the three dots and selecting ‘Account.’

Security and Official App Usage
WhatsApp emphasised the importance of using only the official WhatsApp application. Meta warned against downloading unofficial or fake versions, stressing that messages are secure and private only when using the official WhatsApp app. This is important to protect users from potential privacy breaches associated with unauthorized applications.

What’s Next?
In addition to this dual account feature, WhatsApp revealed plans to introduce a password-less passkey feature for Android users.

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This aims to increase security and convenience by enabling users to unlock their WhatsApp accounts using methods such as facial recognition, fingerprint, or a PIN code. The rollout of passkey support for Android will take place gradually over the coming weeks and months.


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