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WhatsApp Introduces Multi-Account Feature: No Need for Two Phones

WhatsApp Introduces Multi-Account Feature: No Need for Two Phones

WhatsApp, the popular instant messaging platform owned by Meta, has rolled out a new feature that allows users to log in to two WhatsApp accounts simultaneously on a single device. This feature eliminates the need for users to carry two separate phones for managing different WhatsApp accounts. However, to set up a second account on the same phone, users will require another SIM card or a phone that supports multi-SIM or eSIM functionality.

Setting Up the Second Account

To create a second account, WhatsApp users can navigate to the app’s settings, click on the arrow next to their name, and select “Add account.” This streamlined process simplifies the management of personal and professional accounts, making it easier for users to switch between them without the hassle of frequent logouts.

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Enhancing User Convenience

Meta introduced this feature in response to the growing demand for a solution that allows users to maintain separate WhatsApp accounts for work and personal activities. This update simplifies the user experience and eliminates the need for carrying multiple devices or concerns about sending messages from the wrong account.

WhatsApp’s Passkey Support for Android

In addition to the multi-account feature, WhatsApp has introduced passkey support for Android users. Passkey support allows users to secure their accounts using facial recognition, fingerprint authentication, or a unique PIN. This method enhances account security, reducing reliance on traditional usernames and passwords. To enable this feature, users can set it up during WhatsApp registration or configure it in the app’s settings.

**Improved Security with Passkeys**

By implementing passkey support, WhatsApp aims to provide users with an additional layer of security and reduce the risk of remote hacking. Unlike traditional username and password combinations, passkeys offer a more secure way to verify account ownership. This technology also requires physical access to the user’s device, making it more challenging for hackers to compromise accounts.

**Global Availability of Passkey Feature**

WhatsApp’s passkey support will be available to users worldwide in the coming weeks, enhancing the security of accounts and further aligning with the global tech industry’s trend of phasing out traditional passwords. In the past, Google introduced a similar passkey feature for its apps and websites, contributing to the movement to eliminate passwords and enhance digital security.

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  • New feature that will make what’s app misbehave????

    • Very soon, WhatsApp will give us Payment features like Play. Just watch.

  • Finally! a useful feature

    • I don’t like it… \

  • I feel like everyday WhatsApp introduces something new????????

    • They have to stay relevant

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