How to Run two WhatsApp Accounts in Android Phone

A lot of people around the world use two or more WhatsApp accounts. And some Android devices like Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo and Samsung allow users to run two instances of apps simultaneously through app cloning. But if your phone doesn’t support app cloning, you can use Parallel Space app to run two WhatsApp accounts in your Android phone.

But it is not easy to restore chat backup for second WhatsApp account. So, in this tutorial, we will show you how to run two WhatsApp accounts in Android phone with full chat backup. Besides WhatsApp, you can also use Parallel Space app to run second instance of Facebook, Twitter or any other app. Parallel space works without root access.

SEE ALSO:
1. How to install WhatsApp official app in Windows PC?
2. How to Use WhatsApp on PC using BlueStacks?

Install and Run two WhatsApp accounts in Android using Parallel Space

Watch this video before you move on to detailed tutorial.

Alright, let’s see detailed process step by step:

Step 1: Install Parallel Space app on your Android Phone

We need to install Parallel Space (free) app in order to run two accounts of WhatsApp in Android phone. Parallel Space app is available on Google Play Store for free.

To install Parallel Space app in your Android phone, open Play Store in your phone, search for “parallel space“. Tap on INSTALL to install Parallel Space in your phone and when it asks for permissions, tap on ACCEPT to continue.

Install Parallel Space app from Play Store
Install Parallel Space app from Play Store

Parallel Space app will be installed on your Android phone.


Step 2: Start Parallel Space and Clone WhatsApp in Android

After installation of Parallel Space app, tap on OPEN to open the app. When app starts for first time, it will ask you to select apps to add to Parallel Space. Select the apps that you want to use with two accounts and tap on ADD TO PARALLEL SPACE.

Add WhatsApp to Parallel Space
Add WhatsApp to Parallel Space

In this tutorial, we have selected only three apps, you may select more apps if you want. Make sure to select WhatsApp.


Step 3: Add Google to Parallel Space to restore WhatsApp Chat Backup

For restoring chats of second WhatsApp account, we will need to add Google App to Parallel Space. Adding Google app is necessary to run two WhatsApp accounts in Android device. This will allow us to sign in to another Google account and restore Chat backup from there.

To add Google App to Parallel space, tap on ADD APP, select Google App from app list and tap on ADD TO PARALLEL SPACE.

Add Google app to Parallel Space to Restore Chat Backup
Add Google app to Parallel Space to Restore Chat Backup

Now we have all the required apps in Parallel Space.


Step 4: Install 64-bit Support for Modern Android Devices

First, we will have to sign in to the Google Account on which you have chat backup stored for second WhatsApp account. Tap on Google App to start it. However it may crash for the first time if your phone is running 64-bit Android. You will need to install Parallel Space 64-bit support to make it work. Tap on INSTALL to continue.

Tap on Install to install fix for Google App
Tap on INSTALL to install fix for Google App

You will be redirected to Play Store to install Parallel Space 64-bit support which is only few KBs. Tap on INSTALL to continue. Tap on ACCEPT when it asks for permissions and it will be installed.

Install 64-Bit Support for Parallel Space
Install 64-Bit Support for Parallel Space

After successful installation, press BACK button to go back to Parallel Space app. Now, you can continue to sign in to another Google account to run two WhatsApp in Android phone.


Step 5: Sign in to Google Account in Parallel Space

Tap on Google App again, it will work this time. When Google app opens, tap on SIGN IN to continue.

Start Google app and click Sign in
Start Google app and click SIGN IN

Now sign in using your Google account which has Chat Backup for second WhatsApp account. After that accept the agreement by tapping I AGREE. You don’t need to configure Google App completely, just sign in will be enough. Tap on SKIP to skip Google app configuration.

Sign in to your Google Account
Sign in to your Google Account

Press BACK button to return to Parallel Space app. Now you can continue to install two WhatsApp accounts in one Android phone.


SEE ALSO: How to Use WhatsApp on PC using WhatsApp Web?


Step 6: Install and Configure Second WhatsApp Account

Now, we are all set. Tap on WhatsApp to configure your second WhatsApp account with chat backup. WhatsApp will open like you just installed it on new phone, tap on AGREE AND CONTINUE.

Start WhatsApp in Parallel Space
Start WhatsApp in Parallel Space

It is time to enter your mobile number and verify it.

Configure to run two WhatsApp accounts
Configure your Mobile number in WhatsApp

Step 7: Restore Chat Backup for Second WhatsApp account

After verifying your mobile number, WhatsApp will look for backups on Google Drive. If you have signed in using correct Google account, you will be notified about available Chat Backup. Tap on RESTORE to continue.

Restore Chat Backup for Second WhatsApp account
Restore Chat Backup for Second WhatsApp account

After successful restore tap on NEXT to continue. Fill your profile info (Name, Profile pic) and tap on NEXT. WhatsApp will start will all your chats restored. You can now enjoy your second WhatsApp with full chat backup.

Set your name and profile picture
Set your name and profile picture

Step 8: Enable Notifications for Second WhatsApp account

Now you have successfully installed second WhatsApp on your phone and restored chat backup. It’s time to enable notifications for Parallel Space Apps. This way you can receive notification for second WhatsApp whenever you receive a message.

After the installation of Parallel Space app, you should have noticed that a notification was showing up in notification panel. Tap on that notification to setup notification access to Parallel Space app.

Go to Notification Access settings
Go to Notification Access settings

Turn on the switch next to Parallel Space app to allow notification access to Parallel Space. You will see a confirmation message, tap on ALLOW and notification access will be enabled.

Allow notification access to Parallel Space
Allow notification access to Parallel Space

Use two WhatsApp accounts in one Android Phone using Parallel Space

Now you have successfully installed two WhatsApp accounts in your Android phone using Parallel Space app. And also restored the chat backup from Google drive. If you have not enabled Chat backup already, you can check this tutorial on how to enable chat backup in WhatsApp.

Along with WhatsApp, you can also run multiple accounts of other apps like Facebook, Messenger, Twitter, LinkedIn etc. using Parallel Space app. And you will get separate notifications for both accounts. Hope you liked the tutorial. Feel free to drop your queries and suggestions in comment section down below.

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