Many corporate offices have adopted WhatsApp for their internal communication and appreciate its convenience and benefits. The challenge of distinguishing between personal and professional conversations has been around for some time.
In a recent announcement, Mark Zuckerberg revealed a practical solution to this problem. He shared a post on Facebook that included a screenshot of the WhatsApp account switching feature, with a comment that foreshadowed the upcoming ability to manage two WhatsApp accounts within a single app on a person’s phone.
The caption of the post reads: “Switch between two WhatsApp accounts. Soon you will be able to have two WhatsApp accounts on one phone within the app.”
accordingly facebook post, This feature is useful for switching between accounts – such as work and personal accounts – and now you don’t have to log out every time, carry two phones or worry about messages coming from the wrong place.
How to set up a second WhatsApp account for work or personal use:
To set up a second account, you need a second phone number and a SIM card or a phone that accepts multiple SIMs or an eSIM.
Just open WhatsApp Settings, tap the arrow next to your name, then tap Add Account. It allows you to manage two separate accounts within the app.
Additionally, you have the ability to adjust privacy and notification settings for each of these accounts individually.
Warning for WhatsApp users:
In this blog post, the company warned users: “As a reminder, use only the official WhatsApp app and do not download any imitation or fake version to get more accounts on your phone. Your messages are only safe and private when using official WhatsApp.”