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How to Install 2 WhatsApp Accounts on Your Phone

I have a few phone numbers that I use for different purposes. In the past, people have been asking me whether I use WhatsApp for one of my phone numbers, only for me to tell them that oh, I only use WhatsApp for my some other number, yadda yadda yadda—well the point is, they didn't need to know that. Recently, I found out that you can now actually have 2 different WhatsApp accounts installed in the same phone, and now I no longer have to launch myself into that monologue when asked.
How to Install 2 WhatsApp Accounts on Your Phone

Published by The LingoNomad

Whether you are using iOS or Android devices, you can now have two WhatsApp installations: WhatsApp and WhatsApp Business.

You need to use two different numbers for each installation of WhatsApp and WhatsApp Business—you cannot use the same number on both installations.

If you were using your number on WhatsApp and you'd like to move it over to WhatsApp Business, it's pretty simple.

  1. Download WhatsApp Business from App Store or Google Play Store
  2. Open the new installation of WhatsApp Business
  3. Follow the prompt asking if you would like to move your data from WhatsApp to WhatsApp Business

That's it! All your chats should be ported over to WhatsApp Business, and you are now free to use another number on your existing WhatsApp installation.

What's the difference between WhatsApp and WhatsApp Business?

In terms of chatting functionality, they are basically pretty much very similar from one another. However, WhatsApp Business allows you more customizations and features that a business may find useful. Take a quick look below on the settings available under Business Tools in WhatsApp Business. You can set an automatic greeting or away messages, and even set quick replies for frequently-used phrases.

Of course, if you don't need these features—just leave them alone and you'll have pretty much the same experience when using a regular WhatsApp installation. Here are some screenshots of some of the settings available in WhatsApp Business Tools:

WhatsApp Business Tools
WhatsApp Business Catalog

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