If you happen to use two totally different WhatsApp accounts, you’ll quickly be capable of entry each from only one machine. Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Thursday that WhatsApp is rolling out the power to modify between accounts on Android, and also you received’t have to lug round an additional machine or repeatedly sign off of your account to have the ability to accomplish that.
This new function ought to make it simpler to handle your conversations throughout a number of accounts, like when you’ve got 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 cellphone quantity and SIM card (or a cellphone that accepts multi-SIM or eSIM) if you wish to arrange a second account. You’ll additionally want the second cellphone 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 special machine. After this preliminary verification, the app will proceed to work for each accounts with out the second machine or SIM, says WhatsApp spokesperson Ellie Heatrick.