If you happen to use two totally different WhatsApp accounts, you’ll quickly be capable of entry each from only one gadget. Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg introduced Thursday that WhatsApp is rolling out the flexibility to change between accounts on Android, and also you gained’t must lug round an additional gadget or repeatedly log off of your account to have the ability to accomplish that.
This new characteristic ought to make it simpler to handle your conversations throughout a number of accounts, like in case you have one WhatsApp account for work and one other for messaging family and friends members. It’s rolling out within the coming weeks.
Meta notes that you simply’ll nonetheless want a separate telephone quantity and SIM card (or a telephone that accepts multi-SIM or eSIM) if you wish to arrange a second account. You’ll additionally want the second telephone or its SIM card to obtain the one-time passcode that WhatsApp will ship by way of SMS to achieve entry to your second account on a distinct gadget. After this preliminary verification, the app will proceed to work for each accounts with out the second gadget or SIM, says WhatsApp spokesperson Ellie Heatrick.