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How to Use One WhatsApp Account on Two Phones, a simple guide

There is no wonder WhatsApp is the most used messenger app in the whole world. If you’re the one who maintains two phones at a time, then you’re damn freaked about data syncing on both of your phones, especially when it comes to WhatsApp! If you’re wondering how to use one WhatsApp account on two phones? You’re at the right spot. Here, we have a guide for you to set up one WhatsApp account on two phones. 

You might be thinking, can I use it for Android or iPhone? Yes, you can. In this guide, we’ve added both sections for you. Let’s not delay further, and jump into the engaging and fantastic guide especially made for you.

Requirements for Setting Up WhatsApp Account on Two Phones

Well, keeping it simple, you need to have access to the following things to eat up a WhatsApp account on two phones. They include;

 1. Primary Phone 

Simply, the phone in which you have been using your WhatsApp account. If not! Not a problem. You can choose any device and can install and download WhatsApp from the Google play store or app store according to your device and set it up. 

2. Secondary Phone 

This is the device in which you need to set up the correct sync with your WhatsApp account with a trick we will be sharing. Check once the WhatsApp is installed or not. If not, simply install and download it from the Google play store or app store.

3. Web Browser

Web browser, you need it to set up the WhatsApp account on your secondary phone. You may use Google Chrome or Safari if you’re using an android or apple iPhone respectively.

4. Stable Internet Connection

A stable internet connection is the fuel of the process. You need it to set up the WhatsApp account on a secondary phone.

How to Use One WhatsApp Account or Number on Two Phones, simultaneously 

Well, the truth of the word is, there’s no official way to use one WhatsApp account on two phones. The work is still in progress for multi-phone support by WhatsApp. Still, you can set it up on your secondary phone with the above requirements.

How to use One WhatsApp Account on Two Android Phones

Before getting started, check for a stable internet connection on both of your phones and make sure to use a proper web browser that is safe and secure. In the overall analysis, Google Chrome gained popularity as the best-secured browser for android devices. So, let’s get started.

Step 1: Open WhatsApp on your Primary phone

Simply, unlock your phone and head towards the home screen or app screen to find the WhatsApp icon and click on it on your primary phone.

Step 2: Search for “Linked Devices”

You’ll find the three-dotted icon on the top right side of the WhatsApp screen, click on it and search for linked devices.

Step 3: Open your Secondary Phone 

Then unlock your secondary phone in which you need WhatsApp to be synced.

Step 4: Go to www.whatapp.com on your Secondary Phone

Open Google Chrome and go to www.whatsapp.com website on your secondary phone. If you crawl the screen down you will find a QR code that will be very useful to sync the data of your WhatsApp.

Step 5: Change it to the Desktop site on your Secondary Phone 

In general, it shows a normal mobile screen but if you want to change it to the desktop site then click on the three-dotted icon on the top right side and select the desktop site option to view likewise.

Step 6: Click on “Link a Device” on your Primary Phone

Let’s get back to your primary phone and you will find “Link a Device” after clicking on linked devices. Tap on the  “Link a Device” on your primary phone and it will open up a scanner.

Step 7: Perform the Scan

I think you got this. Place the scanner over the QR code and perform the scan. Immediately after a few seconds of scanning the QR code, you will get data synced perfectly and now you’re good to go to use WhatsApp on your secondary as well.

Step 8: Add WhatsApp Web Shortcut for your ease

For this, follow the guide below.

  • On your secondary phone, click on the three-dotted icon.
  • It’ll open a drop-down menu, you’ll find the “Add to Home Screen” button and click on it.
  • Tap on the “Add” option, if you want to change the name of the shortcut you can rename it before adding up the icon.

How to use One WhatsApp Account on Two iPhones

Well, with the above requirements, you’re good to go. Let’s set up the WhatsApp account on your secondary iPhone.

Step 1: Open Settings on WhatsApp on your Primary iPhone

Open WhatsApp on your primary iPhone, and search for settings on your WhatsApp screen.

Step 2: Search out “Linked Devices”

Search for “Linked Devices” from the navigation bar on the settings page of WhatsApp.

Step 3:  Open up www.whatapp.com on your Secondary iPhone’s Browser

Launch a web browser, most probably Safari, and open www.whatsapp.com on your secondary iPhone. Scroll down the web page, there will be a QR code using which you can set up the secon

Step 4: Set up a Desktop Version of the app, if necessary 

At the top left corner, you’ll find the AA icon. Click on it and change the site for desktop view.

Step 5: Search for “Link a Device” on your Primary Phone 

Let’s get back to your primary iPhone and you will find “Link a Device” after clicking on linked devices. Click on the  “Link a Device” on your primary iPhone and it will open up a scanner.

Step 6: Perform the Scan 

Simply, scan the QR code from the scanner, and there you go. You’ve synced your WhatsApp data into the secondary iPhone perfectly. 

Step 7: Add WhatsApp Web Shortcut for your ease 

For this, follow the guide below.

  • On your secondary iPhone, you’ll find the share option, click on it.
  • It’ll open up a pop-up menu, scroll down to find the “Add to Home Screen” button and click on it.
  • Tap on the “Add” option, if you want to change the name of the shortcut you can rename it before adding up the icon.

The Bottom Line

WhatsApp! doesn’t it sound most coveted? You know the answer. Nonetheless, its great features made it one of the best freeware messenger apps, worldwide. Well, it’s trying its best to get the multi-device feature for its users all across the world.

Also,Read – Companion Mode For WhatsApp Beta Users, here’s everything you need to know

Still, the above process can be the proxy of soon to be official multi-device feature. You may find some scaling issues and a few others while using one WhatsApp account on two phones, still, it’s a good alternative, isn’t it? Looking for more info and tech-related content? Do follow us for more useful updates.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are a few to help you out! 

1. Can I have one WhatsApp account on multiple devices?

Yes, for sure. You can have multiple devices with your one WhatsApp account itself. Follow the same procedure you did before and get the job done as many times as you want. 

2. What happens if WhatsApp is connected to a different device?

On WhatsApp end-to-end encryption ensures the same degree of privacy and security. Despite using multiple devices for the same account, each paired device connects to WhatsApp independently. You can set back your seats as your data is safe and secured.

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3. What is the number of devices limited for use of one WhatsApp account?

You may now use the same account on two phones with WhatsApp, for the above guide. You may use it simultaneously on up to five devices, including two smartphones, all thanks to the new functionality, “Linked Devices”.

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