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3 Best Ways to Use Dual WhatsApp on Android

3 Best Ways to Use Dual WhatsApp on Android

WhatsApp is one of the most used internet messaging apps. As many mobile phones support a dual SIM, we still don’t have an official way to use two WhatsApp accounts on the same device. Luckily, there are multiple ways to do that today. So, let’s get into it and see how to use the dual WhatsApp account on the same Android device.

What platforms do we cover?

In this post, we are covering pretty much all the Android devices. Some of those include:

  • Xiaomi
  • Oppo
  • Vivo
  • Asus
  • Huawei
  • Nokia
  • Samsung
  • LG
  • Motorolla
  • HTC

Dual WhatsApp (no app required)

Dual WhatsApp on Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo, Asus, and Huawei
Dual WhatsApp on Android

All the mentioned brands have a built-in feature to use a second WhatsApp. Follow the steps below to find the settings on your mobile phone.

Xiaomi

  1. Go to settings
  2. Find and tap “Dual Apps”
  3. Touch on WhatsApp
  4. Follow the steps

Oppo

  1. Go to settings
  2. Look for the “Clone Apps” option
  3. Find WhatsApp

If you don’t have the clone apps option. Find “App Management” and then see if the option is there. Also, Oppo, by default, shows both apps with the same name, but you can enable the label “clone” next to the cloned app under the cloned app settings.

Vivo

Dual WhatsApp on Vivo
  1. Go to settings
  2. Find and tap on “Apps & notifications”
  3. App Clone
  4. Enable Vivo

Vivo supports the cloning of Snapchat and WhatsApp; you see the label “2nd” on the WhatsApp icon.

Asus

  1. Go to the settings menu
  2. Tap on Advanced
  3. Find and touch on Twin Apps
  4. Enable WhatsApp from the list

Once enabled, you will see an orange badge on the second WhatsApp icon.

Huawei

  1. Go to settings
  2. Find and tap on Apps
  3. Look for App Twin
  4. Find WhatsApp and enable it

Dual WhatsApp (Nokia, HTC, LG / Motorolla)

Those brands do not support the feature of using the dual WhatsApp. But, we can use a third-party app. Dual Space is an app cloner. Parallel Space is another one, but Parallel Space doesn’t support Android 10 and 11. You might also need 64-Bit support of Dual Space, depending on your device.

Open the app and add apps by tapping on the add button. Find WhatsApp in the apps menu and import it. Once imported, you are free to use the second WhatsApp on your phone. Make sure to allow permissions to get the notifications.

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Samsung

Dual Messenger

Two WhatsApp Accounts using Dual Messenger
Two WhatsApp Accounts using Dual Messenger

Samsung devices come with a feature called Dual Messenger. Although the name represents Messenger, you can use most internet messaging services.

What is Dual Messenger? According to the Samsung website, Dual Messenger is a tool that offers to use a second internet messaging service. Follow the below steps to enable the dual WhatsApp account:

  • Settings -> Advanced Features -> Dual Messenger -> WhatsApp

Once done, the second WhatsApp app will be available in the apps menu.

The feature is limited to certain models. If you can’t find the option, your device might not be compatible with Dual Messenger.

Secure Folder

Two WhatsApp Accounts Using Secure Folder
Two WhatsApp Accounts Using Secure Folder

Secure Folder, previously called Samsung Knox, allows you to use a different Android OS on your Samsung device. The primary reason for this tool is to separate home and work tasks. It is available on most Galaxy devices, including and after Galaxy S6.

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Activate Samsung Secure Folder

By default, it comes enabled, but if you can’t find it for any reason, then enable it in the settings.

  1. Set up the Samsung account
  2. Settings -> Lock screen & security -> Secure Folder. Login with your account when enabling it
  3. The shortcut is also available in the notification panel

Summary

WhatsApp has been downloaded over 5 billion times, but the company has not released an official way to use dual WhatsApp. The article covered the easiest ways. Please let me know your views in the comments so we can discuss more.

Harry

Tuesday 5th of October 2021

Works great, but one question. When I try and share a web address URL to WhatsApp it automatically sends it from my second WhatsApp account, which is a private account I do not want to be public to everyone. How can I force "share" to send from my main WhatsApp?

Madhsudhan

Tuesday 5th of October 2021

That's strange. Which method are you using to use the dual WhatsApp? Is it an app? If yes, try using a different app.

Srujal

Sunday 16th of May 2021

Whenever I go to whatsapp on secure folder it's aks to verify ..so I did it ...then everything is OK.. but when go to whatsapp without secure folder it's say u were logged out

Madhsudhan

Wednesday 19th of May 2021

If you log in to the same WhatsApp account, it won't work. WhatsApp only allows login in one mobile phone at a time.

Sudha

Sunday 1st of November 2020

Hi, I recently bought One plus Nord last week. I'm not able to find or activate the first widget for the "parallel what's app"... The widget options for parallel what's app are WA camera and 1x1 WA chat but not main list of unread messages widget. How do Ito get it ? Will be grateful for your advice!

Sudha

Madhsudhan

Monday 2nd of November 2020

Have you tried clearing the cache and data for Parallel Space?

Voser

Thursday 12th of September 2019

Hi, well, to be honest, neither parallel space nore Dual space are working under Android 10. Parallel space came back to me and wrote that there is big issue, will take a long time. Any idea what I could use?

M K

Saturday 21st of September 2019

Sorry! Couldn't get here quickly. Has the issue fixed? Which app did you use?

Voser

Wednesday 11th of September 2019

Hi, yes, that was the problem, thanks

M K

Wednesday 11th of September 2019

Glad, it worked.