Meta’s instant messaging platform, WhatsApp, now allows users to log in to two accounts on the same phone at the same time. This means that users no longer need to carry two phones or log out of one account to use the other.
To set up a second account, users will need a second phone number and SIM card, or a phone that accepts multi-SIM or eSIM. Once the second account is set up, users can switch between accounts by tapping on the three dots in the top right corner of the app and selecting “Account.”
WhatsApp has also introduced passkey support for WhatsApp on Android. This means that users can now unlock their WhatsApp accounts using their face, fingerprint, or PIN instead of a password.
Passkeys are a more secure way to confirm ownership of an account than passwords, as they cannot be phished or leaked. To enable passkey login, users will need to update to the latest version of WhatsApp and then go to Settings > Account > Security > Passkey.
WhatsApp’s new features are a welcome addition for users who need to manage separate accounts for work and personal use.