Malaysian WhatsApp users on Android can now use two accounts on a single smartphone


WhatsApp says that the feature will make the app more convenient for users, removing the need to manually log out to switch accounts for work or personal use. — Photo by Dima Solomin on Unsplash

Following the feature’s announcement back in October last year, WhatsApp has finally rolled out the ability to use two accounts on a single device to Malaysian Android users.

To add a second account to a device, first navigate to the settings menu and tap on the dropdown icon next to the user’s account name, after which users will have the option to add a new account.

After selecting the option, the app will prompt users to accept its terms of service, much like when initially adding an account to a device.

Users then need to input the phone number associated with the second account in order to receive a one-time passcode through SMS in order to link it to the device.

Once done, users will be able to receive messages sent to both accounts on the same device, with the added benefit of additional control over privacy and notification settings for the respective accounts.

WhatsApp says that the feature will make the app more convenient for users, removing the need to manually log out to switch accounts for work or personal use.

The messaging app has not confirmed when the ability to add multiple accounts will be rolled out to WhatsApp on iOS and desktop.

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