You can set up dual WhatsApp accounts on a single device without installing any third-party phone number applications or performing any kind of dark magic - here is our step-by-step guide.
In order to do this, you need to install and verify both WhatsApp Messenger and WhatsApp Business apps on your phone. Use the Google Play Store or the App Store to download these apps.
Here’s the important part – you can only use one phone number for each app. So you will need a virtual secondary phone number to verify one of the apps.
Luckily YBN offers that feature - generate your virtual number now.
It’s completely up to you to choose which number you will use for WhatsApp Business vs WhatsApp Messenger chat app. Consider which number you already use for family or customers and which will cause the least confusion overall if you move it to your second WhatsApp account.
For example, if you’re setting up a brand new company, it makes sense to keep your personal number private and generate a new number to use for your new Business account.
If you’re splitting out existing messages from one WhatsApp account into dual WhatsApp apps, consider how you’ll inform your customers that you’re moving to a new number. Luckily, WhatsApp Business broadcast lists offer an ideal solution – you can quickly and easily let them know en masse, right in the app.
Once the setup process is complete, you can repeatedly switch between the two accounts as often as needed, depending on which chats you want to see – work or private. Just return to your home screen, and open WhatsApp or WhatsApp Business.
Third-party apps such as App Cloner or App Twin are used to create multiple WhatsApp accounts on a single phone. However, if you just want to use the WhatsApp app and WhatsApp Business, they’re not necessary, as you can install one version of each app simultaneously on the same phone.
If you want to use two WhatsApp chat app accounts with separate phone numbers, you might have considered using a primary phone and a secondary phone, or a dual SIM smartphone. With YourBusinessNumber, you don’t need to buy two phones to get a second mobile number – and you can set up multiple accounts in minutes on most phones.
WhatsApp Business is a Meta (aka Facebook)-owned app that has been designed with small business owners in mind. The app provides useful tools to automate, sort and respond quickly to messages, making it easy to stay on top of communication with clients and customers. WhatsApp Web can also be set up easily using the QR code, allowing you to access your messages via different devices, such as a laptop or desktop.
Read more about how you can use its features to connect with your clients and customers here.
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