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In the digital realm, innovations are constant and applications seek to offer practical solutions to users' everyday needs. One such need is managing multiple accounts in a single app, particularly messaging apps like WhatsApp. The ability to have two accounts on a single mobile device is a significant advancement, especially in a world where the line between professional and personal is getting thinner.

Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Meta, has been in charge of announcing a new feature that will allow users to switch between two WhatsApp accounts on a single device. This announcement responds to a growing demand from users who, for different reasons, kept two devices to manage their personal and work communications.

The main advantage of this new feature lies in its practicality. It will no longer be necessary to carry two phones, or log in and out every time you want to switch accounts. Now, with a simple tap, you can switch between your personal and work profiles. This, without a doubt, optimizes time and facilitates the management of conversations on a platform that has become essential for daily communication.


However, in order to enjoy this functionality, it is necessary to meet a technical requirement: to have a second SIM card or a device that accepts multi-SIM or eSIM. This means that to have two accounts, you need two phone lines, which could imply an additional cost for the user. However, the trend towards the adoption of eSIM technology could simplify this process in the near future.

Setting up the second account on WhatsApp is a simple and straightforward process. Simply go to the app's settings, click on the arrow next to the user's name, and select the "Add Account" option. In addition, the independent management of privacy and notification settings for each account is a plus. This makes it possible, for example, to keep work notifications muted during the weekend or holidays, without affecting personal notifications.

On the other hand, WhatsApp has made an important call regarding security. It urges users to avoid downloading unofficial apps that promise this functionality, as they could compromise data privacy and security. The recommendation is to always use the official version of WhatsApp to ensure a safe and reliable experience.

This update is part of a series of improvements that Meta has been rolling out to WhatsApp, such as editing sent messages, a feature similar to that found on other social media platforms.

Coming soon

Although an exact date for the availability of this feature has not been provided, it is likely to be rolled out through rolling updates. This method of deployment allows WhatsApp to better manage any issues that may arise, thus ensuring a smooth transition to this new functionality.

The ability to switch between accounts with a simple tap will make it easier for Spanish users to adopt this new feature, who are very used to using two different phones, personal and business.

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