Here’s a quick and easy guide to use the same WhatsApp account on two different devices while keeping the same mobile number.
Hello everyone! Frankie here again to teach you another dirty little trick to help you master WhatsApp. Today it is about using the same WhatsApp account on two devices at the same time.
More than ever, smartphones are getting, well… smarter. People rely on them for everything, so much so that often having one single cellphone or one SIM card is not enough anymore. Many people have sought out the dual-SIM smartphones, or at the very least run two separate devices for different jobs. One is used for personal affairs and one for business (or sometimes separate and very literal affairs!).
While the reasons you need two devices will vary, it begs the question: how can I use WhatsApp on two phones simultaneously? Do I need to make separate accounts for each phone number?
This article is going to show you how to do it, and you do not need to be an expert to make it happen. With a few short steps, you can have the same WhatsApp account on two different phones.
This article will examine this technique in detail. While the procedure itself is simple and quick, some explanation rarely hurt anyone. This process works on all mobile platforms (i.e. Android and iPhone).
Run WhatsApp on two devices via WhatsApp Web
When you take the few moments to create an account for WhatsApp, you have to provide a number and wait for a text message with a corresponding code. This is the procedure that keeps you from being able to use multiple phones for the same WhatsApp account.
Specifically speaking, you cannot bypass this feature, but there is a trick that you can use. This trick is possible thanks to WhatsApp Web. Using this service, you can have the same WhatsApp account on multiple devices, provided that they both have access to the internet. One of these two devices must also have the physical WhatsApp application installed.
Let’s take a look at the step-by-step approach.
How to install WhatsApp accounts on two different phones
- First, make sure you have the latest version of WhatsApp installed on a device.
- Open the browser on the other phone you intend to use, and proceed to web.whatsapp.com.
- In the browser settings, select “Desktop Site Mode“
- If you have successfully activated the desktop mode, you will see a QR code appear.
- Using the first phone (with WhatsApp installed) got to Settings, WhatsApp Web, and you will have a QR Code Scanner appear.
- Scan the QR code on the screen of phone #2 with the camera of phone #1. This is as simple as snapping a picture.
- Once scanned, the account of phone #1 is activated for phone #2.
That is all that you need to do!
If you followed these steps correctly, you will have the same WhatsApp account active on both of these devices.
If you have trouble knowing how to request the desktop version of a site, you can refer to the video below for assistance in doing this on any of your devices.
This can be used on a tablet instead of a second phone as well. This way, you can access this coveted account on your tablet and phone.
To log out, access WhatsApp Web using phone #2. Click on Settings (the three dots on top of the column of contacts) and then choose to log out. By doing this, you will return to having WhatsApp on one device again.
If you want to disconnect WhatsApp web on the second phone from the primary phone you use, open WhatsApp settings on phone #1, tap on “WhatsApp Web/Desktop” and then choose to log out from all computers.
This technique will only work with two phones that have WhatsApp installed.
If you try to connect to a third mobile device, you will be forced to log out of one of the first two devices before you can proceed. Also note that if the devices are far enough away from one another, WhatsApp Web could automatically disconnect.
It is time to bid you farewell, but before that happens, we should take a moment to glance back at all we have learned in this guide.
First, I showed you that you can use the same WhatsApp account on two devices with WhatsApp Web. Secondly, I explained a step-by-step approach to connect a second device to your account with the WhatsApp Web feature.
This is the best method that I know of at this point, but I should note that it is not the only possible option. You can also use the Join app. You can learn more about that in this guide I wrote about how to access WhatsApp with another phone using Join.
Hopefully this information has been helpful. Check back often to find out more new ways to use WhatsApp on more than one device. If you have comments or concerns, do not hesitate to leave them below in the comment section. I can be sure to get back with you.
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