When it comes to instant messaging, WhatsApp is the unanimous go-to application for most of us. Whether for a casual catch-up with a friend or professional conversations with clients and colleagues, we all turn to WhatsApp to send messages. It is an app that manages to find a place in everyone’s mobile phone, and rightly so.
But for some users, one WhatsApp account might not be enough. Some people use two WhatsApp(s) on a single phone. Having dual WhatsApp accounts on one mobile phone finds some practical applications and is also desirable to many people.
Using more than one WhatsApp account on one phone is a fairly simple task, and in today’s blog, we will discuss how it is done. We will look at why some people like to use two WhatsApps on their phones. We will also try to find ways to know if someone is using two WhatsApps on one phone.
So keep reading to find out everything concerning multiple WhatsApp accounts.
Why Would Someone Have Two WhatsApp Accounts on One Phone?
On certain occasions, people might feel the need for two separate WhatsApp accounts. This need can arise from a variety of reasons.
For most people, though, the reason is related to maintaining a fine work-life balance. Some people make it a point to keep their personal and professional lives separated in all ways possible. These people might want to find ways to keep their private messages in one app and professional ones in another. And to be frank, their needs are justified.
Fortunately, for these people, some features and apps enable the use of two apps on a single phone.
How to Know if Someone Using Two Whatsapp Accounts on One Phone?
Technically, there is no thumb rule to know if someone is using multiple WhatsApp accounts on the same phone. No app or feature exists that can detect multiple accounts on someone else’s phone.
Without having access to the person’s phone or getting confirmation from the person, it is not possible to be sure if they are using two copies of the same app.
If you have the person’s phone, you can look for any popular app cloner installed on their phone.
While some cloning apps like Clone App allow users to access the second account from inside their app interface, others make a separate copy of the desired app that can be used just like other apps on the device. So, if you see two icons of the same app on the user’s App Menu, you have got what you were looking for.
However, if you don’t have the phone, there is nothing much you can do to know for sure if the person is using two accounts on their phone. There are some indicators, though, that might indicate the use of two accounts.
If the person has two phone numbers and you know both of them, one way to check is to save the two numbers on your phone and check if both the numbers are on WhatsApp.
Let us explain it step-by-step:
- Save both the phone numbers on your Contact List.
- Open WhatsApp on your device.
- Tap on the Contacts icon located on the bottom-right corner of the Chats tab.
- Scroll through the contacts list and see if both the numbers are present in this list. Alternatively, you can search each Contact by name or number using the Search icon at the top.
If both the numbers are showing up on WhatsApp, it means there is a WhatsApp account for each of these numbers. But still, you can’t be sure if both the accounts are being used from the same device.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1: How to distinguish a clone of WhatsApp from the original one?
A cloned app usually has a logo or a mark on its icon, whereas the original app only has its icon to identify itself. The extra mark can distinguish a copy from the original.
Q2: Can someone make two WhatsApp accounts with the same phone number?
No. Each WhatsApp account is associated with a unique phone number, and each phone number can have a maximum of one WhatsApp account. Although it is possible to make two WhatsApp accounts on one phone, it is not possible to make two distinct WhatsApp accounts using the same number.