WhatsApp is one of the very popular instant messaging app which comprises, very innovative and simple user interface, so everyone love to use WhatsApp for their daily social needs. But nowadays many WhatsApp users want to run 2 WhatsApp accounts on a single device so that they can manage personal and work contacts separately. So here is The Trick to Run 2 WhatsApp account in a single phone.
METHOD 1: Using Built-in Multi-User in Android Lollipop devices
This method uses built in Multi-User features and works with any android phone which is loaded with Lollipop OS, Cyanogen OS and also with devices which are powered by some custom ROMs.
STEP 1. Go to your Lollipop/Cyanogen Phone settings, click Users and then create a user using Add User menu.
STEP 2. After Successful user creation, just fill out complete user details to complete setup a new user account.
STEP 3.Now access notification bar, switch to the new user by clicking on New User icon.
STEP 4.This will create a new user profile, with factory default settings and apps.
STEP 5.Now go to play store app, download and install WhatsApp in new user mode.
STEP 6.After successful installation of WhatsApp, activate WhatsApp by filling personal details and OTP verification.
Yay! Now you can use successfully installed 2 WhatsApp account. You can use both WhatsApp account simultaneously on a single phone just by switching user accounts.
METHOD 2: Parallel Space-Multi Accounts App for 2 WhatsApp Accounts
A came across a new Interesting app Parallel Space-Multi Account while searching for an app in Playstore. Parallel Space seems to be a unique app in the market which minimizes the hurdle of maintaining two different social accounts on single android phone/devices simultaneously.
1. Just Go to Play store search for “Parallel Space-Multi Accounts”, and download and install Parallel Space-Multi Accounts
2. After successful installation. It will ask you to add an app which you will use for multiple accounts, just tap WhatsApp icon, it will be inserted to the account list.
3. Just tap on added WhatsApp icon, this will lead to the screen of second WhatsApp registration and activation screen. So now you can complete registration.
4. Done ! Now your second WhatsApp is ready for use.
Along with WhatsApp, you can have multiple accounts of GMAIL, Facebook, and also Gaming accounts using this tiny Parallel Space-Multi Account app.
Both methods checked and verified on 28-03-2016. Let me know if you have any similar apps or tips to have 2 WhatsApp accounts on the single phone simultaneously.