WhatsApp is finally testing its most anticipated multi-account feature, allowing users to use multiple WhatsApp accounts on a single device. Previously, users could only use one account in the WhatsApp application.
So if you want to use multiple WhatsApp accounts on a single device, you have to rely on WhatsApp app emulation. These third party apps were not only an annoyance but also a security risk. No longer.
WhatsApp is reportedly rolling out a multi-account feature for Android users. According to WAbetaInfo, WhatsApp is currently testing new features in Android 220.127.116.11 beta and this latest update is compatible.
However, some lucky beta testers may be able to get similar features by installing previous updates of the app.
A screenshot shared by WAbetaInfo shows that the multi-account feature finally allows users to add additional accounts directly from WhatsApp settings on the same device.
This separates conversations and notifications, allowing users to switch between accounts on the same device without the need for separate devices or parallel apps.
The multi-account feature simplifies using multiple accounts on a single device and eliminates the need to set up separate WhatsApp accounts, even from different devices. Please note that a user can only add one account to the application.
However, WhatsApp may increase this limit in future app updates. Similar to what Meta offers on other apps like Facebook and Instagram, this feature allows users to log into multiple accounts and switch between profiles with a single tap.
There is no official update from WhatsApp on this feature, but the availability of multi-account functionality for Android beta testers also means that this feature will be made available to the public soon. Android users are the first to take advantage of this feature.
Meanwhile, WhatsApp is also making changes to its user interface (UI). The company is redesigning the settings interface to offer users a more modern experience.
The platform is reportedly moving the status navigation bar, chat, and other tabs to the bottom of the app. WhatsApp also added a new Communities tab. Additionally, the company is removing the green color at the top of the app.
With this change, WhatsApp turns green into a minimalist color. The logo button and message are green but have a simpler design. We’re also adding new filter options at the top of chat, including All, Unread, Personal, and Work.
These filters will help you find the news you need. Exactly how these filters work is unknown, but WhatsApp may allow chats to be marked as personal or commercial.