WhatsApp is the most popular global mobile messenger app worldwide with approximately two billion monthly active users. The prominent social platform uses the internet to send messages, images, audio, or video. Even though iPhones now support dual sims, you can not run two different WhatsApp accounts on an iPhone. However, you can choose to download WhatsApp Business as a way of working around this problem. Even though the name itself echoes that the particular Whatsapp version is dedicated to businesses, it can also be used for personal chatting. First, download WhatsApp messenger on your phone then follow the guide below on how to set up dual WhatsApp accounts on your iPhone.
Set-up Dual WhatsApp Accounts on iPhone
Step 1: Open ‘App Store’ on your iPhone.
Step 2: Search for ‘WhatsApp business‘ from the App Store search field.
Step 3: Once you find the app, click on install and download the app.
Step 4: As soon as the download is complete, you will have two WhatsApps on your iPhone (The regular and the business version). Assuming that you have already downloaded WhatsApp Messenger on your iPhone.
Step 5: As soon as you open the WhatsApp Bussiness, you will be prompted to accept the terms and conditions of using the app. By default, WhatsApp will show you the contact that you registered with on the other WhatsApp Messenger app. However, the goal is to create dual accounts therefore we need to create your WhatsApp account with an alternative number. Tap “Use a Different Number.” This way the user will access each of the WhatsApp apps for a separate number.
Step 6: After the number is registered, confirm that you own the number by entering the OTP.
Step 7: Now you will be required to set up your profile. Enter your name and in the Business category select “Not a Business.”
Step 8: Also, allow WhatsApp Business to access your contacts. Now your second WhatsApp is created and ready to use. Congrats!!