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How to use WhatsApp on two devices at the same time

17/11/2015

Here’s a quick and easy guide to use the same WhatsApp account on two different devices while keeping the same mobile number.

The world of smartphones is evolving. Their use has become so frequent that having only one phone (or a single SIM card) is not enough. In fact, many people have begun to use dual-SIM mobile phones, or two devices for different purposes. There’s usually one for the family and one for work (or, in some cases, for lovers!). The reasons may be different, but the problem is that one phone is simply not enough anymore. So, when we get a second phone, some questions arise: How can I use WhatsApp on two phones simultaneously? Do I have to create two different accounts, one for each telephone number? In this article, we show you how to do it. The technique is well within everyone’s reach, even for non-experts. In just a few steps, you will have your WhatsApp account on two different phones.

In this article we will examine this technique in detail. The whole procedure is fast and simple and works on many different mobile platforms (Android, Apple iPhone, Windows Phone, etc.).

A quick note before moving on to the guide. The “trick” works both on smartphones and tablets of any kind.

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Run WhatsApp on two devices via WhatsApp Web: the guide

When you create a new WhatsApp account, you have to provide your phone number and wait for a text message with a code. This procedure prevents you from using the same WhatsApp account on two different phones.

Officially there is no way to overcome this limitation, but there is a simple trick that allows us to do so. That is possible thanks to a new service called WhatsApp Web. By using this service, you can have the same WhatsApp account on two devices. The only requirement is that both of the devices must have an Internet connection available. Finally, at least one of the two must have WhatsApp installed.

Let’s move on to the step-by-step guide.

 

How to install WhatsApp accounts on two different phones

First of all, make sure both phones have an Internet connection and WhatsApp installed.

At this point, do the following:

  • Be sure to have WhatsApp updated to the latest version available.
  • Open the second phone’s browser (Chrome, Firefox or Safari) and go to web.whatsapp.com.
  • From the browser’s settings select the “desktop site” mode.
  • If the desktop version has been successfully activated, you will see a QR code on the page.
  • On the first phone, go to Settings > WhatsApp Web (this step will activate the QR code scanner).
  • Now, scan the QR code that appears on the screen of the second phone with the first phone’s camera. It will not take much time.
  • Once the scan is complete, the account of the first phone will be automatically activated on the second one.

That’s all! Now, if you carried out all steps correctly, you’ll have the same WhatsApp account active on both phones.

P.S. The same procedure can be used on a tablet (iPad, etc.) instead of a phone. This way, you can have the same WhatsApp account on your phone and tablet.

To log out, go on WhatsApp Web using the first phone. Click on Settings,(the three dots on the top in the column of contacts) and then log out. By doing so, you will only use WhatsApp on one device again.

Note: This technique only works with two phones that have WhatsApp installed. If you try to connect to a third mobile device, the service will need you to log out of one before proceeding.





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  • Hello Geoff,
    Could you tell me what kind of devices you’re using? Anyway, from Phone 2 open https://web.whatsapp.com/ in “desktop site” mode. Once you’ve successfully activated the desktop site mode, a QR code will appear on the web page. With the Phone 1, go to Settings > WhatsApp Web and scan the QR Code on the screen of Phone 2. Then, you should be able to use WhatsApp on the two devices at the same time.

  • Hello Marc, yes it’s possible. The only requirement is that both of the devices must have an Internet connection available.

  • Hello BB,
    sometimes some error might occur on WhatsApp web platform. Try again after sometime

  • Hello there,
    unfortunately the only way to use WhatsApp on to devices is only through WhatsApp web. We hope it will be possible directly through the app soon

  • Hello Alfonso,
    just go to web.whatsapp.com/ and you will see the QR code

  • sunny verma

    if i have different contact numbers in phones than can i receive the massage on whatsapp in second phone

    • yes you can receive the message on the second phone

  • sunny verma

    what will happen if new version is available for whatsapp and i update the same in first phone but keep old version in second phone .can i still run whatsapp on both of the phones or i will have to do the same process again

    • Hello Sunny,
      you will update WhatsApp only in one of the two phones as the other will use WhatsApp web. Therefore, in case of update you can still run WhatsApp on both of the phones without doing the same process again.

  • Lindsey Snell

    Is there a way to tell if your whatsapp is logged into two accounts?

    • Hello Lindsey,
      From your phone, if you go to Settings > WhatsApp Web you will see if your WhatsApp is logged into another account

  • Phoebe

    Hi i have different set of phone contacts on both phones. Since im using 1 number on both phones im wondering if my contacts from other phone will see me online if my 2nd phone is online and the other phone is not?

    • Hi Phoebe,
      yes they will see you online in this case

      • Phoebe

        Ty for the reply 🙂

  • Hello Sloan,
    On iOs (Safari), go to web.whatsapp.com, and tap on the share button (the arrow). You will see two menus with different options. Swipe the lower menu to its right and tap on “Request Desktop Site.”

    On Android (Chrome), go to web.whatsapp.com, tap on the settings menu in the upper right corner and then select “Request desktop site.”

    On Windows, open Internet Explorer > More > Settings > Website preference.

  • Safwaan Khan

    Hello.
    I have an issue with my whats app account on Web.whatsapp.com
    I have connected my whats app account on Phone 2 and it’s work fine ( after scanning code) but after sometime (10-15 mints) it gets disconnected and goes back to home-page although i was connected to same WiFi and signals were full, after that when i open web.whatsapp.com there is no CODE to be scan, showing whatsapp download. Also i am not able to be signed in as i have marked KEEP ME LOGGED IN.
    In Phone 2 i have whatsapp with a different number and also been Rooted.
    Plz let me know, how can i use whatsapp account of Phone 1 in phone 2 on google chrome (any browser that can solve my problem) by scanning the code only once and then using it on whatsapp web.
    Thanks.

  • Safwaan Khan

    Hello.
    I have an issue with my whats app account on Web.whatsapp.com
    I have connected my whats app account on Phone 2 and it’s work fine ( after scanning code) but after sometime (10-15 mints) it gets disconnected and goes back to home-page although i was connected to same WiFi and signals were full, after that when i open web.whatsapp.com there is no CODE to be scan, showing whatsapp download. Also i am not able to be signed in as i have marked KEEP ME LOGGED IN.
    In Phone 2 i have whatsapp with a different number and also been Rooted.
    Plz let me know, how can i use whatsapp account of Phone 1 in phone 2 on google chrome (any browser that can solve my problem) by scanning the code only once and then using it on whatsapp web.
    Thanks.

  • Ahmad

    Hey… I cannot see qr code on whatsapp web .. How i can fix it plz guide me

    • Hello Ahmad, go to web.whatsapp.com and you’ll see it at the top left corner

  • What kind of phone do you have?

    • Adnan Sheriff

      iPhone

    • I have the same issue, on an Android phone

  • aisha sukaina

    i want to know if i can read messages sent and received by 1st device (phone)on d other 2nd device(laptop).
    to have a check on someone.

  • Rosita Chan Shuk Man

    I try to go to web.whatsapp.com, but my browser automatically direct to http://www.whatsapp.com ask request me to download whatsapp app (even I have downloaded it already). What can I do? Thanks

    • Hello Rosita,
      You should request “Desktop Site” mode.

      On iOs (Safari), go to web.whatsapp.com, and tap on the share button (the arrow). You will see two menus with different options. Swipe the lower menu to its right and tap on “Request Desktop Site.”

      On Android (Chrome), go to web.whatsapp.com, tap on the settings menu in the upper right corner and then select “Request desktop site.”

      On Windows, open Internet Explorer > More > Settings > Website preference.

  • Dylan

    I’m having the same problem that someone else mentioned below. It all went fine, but now when I go to web.whatsapp.com it reroutes me to just whatsapp.com. If I click the “whatsapp web” button it reloads the site. It seems like its blocking my phone from using the web platform. It all worked at first though.

  • It’s on the left side. Try to refresh the page

  • Lars Devald

    When doing this will it the allow me to see the text messages (SMS) from one phone on the other phones WhatsApp ? I have a WP and would really like to forward my text to my Andriod. Or at least have them both places in an app.

    • Hi Lars,
      no you cannot see SMS messages. Only the messages on WhatsApp

  • Hi Wichal,
    I think you have a iOS old version. Try to have a look here Ios9news.net/safari-request-desktop-site/

  • Great Wichal 😉

  • hello Lia,
    on the first phone, open WhatsApp, go to “Settings” and tap on “WhatsApp web.” At this point, you will see on the screen the QR code scanner. Now, scan the QR code that appears on the screen of the second phone

  • It only works once

  • Unfortunately there is no solution. You need the camera