Run 2 Whatsapp in 1 Phone – Dual Whatsapp 2016

METHOD 1: Use Multi-User in Android Lollipop Phones

If you want to run 2 WhatsApp Accounts on One Android Phone, you can use the Multi-User Feature offered by the Android Lollipop Operating System, including Cyanogen OS and other custom ROMs. 

Follow these simple steps to begin:

Step 1: Add Multi-User in Android Lollipop-Based smartphone. For this, just go to Settings and click on Users and then Add User.
Step 2: Once after creating a new user, provide complete details to setup a new user account
Step 3: Switch to the New User by pulling down the notification bar and clicking on New User icon.
Step 4: Once turned to New User, you will be provided with an all new phone interface with default phone settings.
Step 5: Now, Install WhatsApp in the New User Mode.
Step 6: Once WhatsApp is downloaded, enter all the details, and that is it.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed 2 WhatsApp accounts in One Single Phone without rooting or installing any other Custom ROM.

With the multi-user feature, you can even Enjoy multiple WhatsApp accounts on your single Android device.


OGWhatsApp is an Android app that allows you to use two separate WhatsApp accounts on your single Android device without any need to root your Android device.

While running your normal WhatsApp account on your smartphone, you can follow some simple steps (below) in order to run a different WhatsApp account on the OGWhatsApp.

Follow these simple steps to go:

Step 1: Take a complete backup of your WhatsApp data and restore it.
Step 2: Delete all the WhatsApp data by going to Settings>apps>WhatsApp>Clear Data.
Step 3: Rename the /sdcard/WhatsApp directory to /sdcard/OGWhatsApp. You can use any file manager for Android to do this task, or from Windows.
Step 4: Uninstall your original WhatsApp app from your Android device.
Step 5: Now install OGWhatsApp in your Android smartphone.
Step 6: Once installed, remember to verify your old number that was previously registered with the original WhatsApp to OGWhatsApp. That is it.
Step 7: Now re-install the official WhatsApp for your other number from the play store.

Note: OGWhatsApp application for multiple WhatsApp account is not available now. So you can Choose any of the remaining two methods to run 2 WhatsApp in one mobile phone.


SwitchMe is an Android app that allows you to have two separate WhatsApp accounts on a single Android device, but this app requires your Android smartphone be rooted.

Now, Here's the deal:

Switchme multiple account app allows you to log in and out of multiple user spaces however it needs root access to do this. However, users cannot access the other profile from their current profile because each account within the multiple profiles will have its settings, applications, and data.

Follow these simple steps to go:
Step 1: Root your Android device.
Step 2: Make sure that you have WhatsApp app installed on your smartphone.
Step 3: Install SwitchMe Multiple accounts on your smartphone.
Step 4: Run SwitchMe Multiple accounts, it will ask for Superuser request that you need to grant.
Step 5: Now create a user profile with your name in SwitchMe app. This profile will be an administrator account containing all the current apps and settings, and will also reflect your WhatsApp profile that is already installed on your smartphone.
Step 6: Now create another profile using a different name by tapping on the Create Profile button in SwitchMe app, and then choose the Switch option by selecting this account.
Step 7: Now your smartphone will restart automatically and once it is ready to use, install official WhatsApp again from Google Play Store and register it for the different phone number. That is it.


Unlike multi-user feature in Android Lollipop, the Free version of SwitchMe allows you to enjoy only 2 WhatsApp accounts on one single phone. However, SwitchMe's paid account allows you to run multiple WhatsApp accounts.

WhatsApp Has A LOT of Hidden Features You Might Not Know About

Here’s how to get the most out of WhatsApp.

First there was SMS. Then there was BBM. And now there is Whatsapp. The world has changed a lot in the past five years, but one of the biggest changes to hit networks and consumers in the mobile space is how they message one another.
Back in the day you sent SMS. After the rise of BlackBerry, BBM -- or IM -- became a thing. There has been many IM apps developed over the years by Apple, Google and Microsoft but NONE are as widely used or as much loved as Whatsapp, which now, like most big things on the web, is owned by The Zuck.
The backstory to Whatsapp is awesome as well. Two guys -- Brian Acton and Jan Koum -- left their employment at Yahoo and searched for new opportunities at Facebook, where they were turned down. Looking for what to do next the two engineers took interest in the then-embryonic App Store, a thing they saw as a HUGE opportunity, and set about working on an idea for a proprietary messaging service.
Whatsapp was incorporated in 2009, just seven years ago, and the rest, as they say, is history. By 2016, Whatsapp had ONE BILLION active users and is the most used and trusted IM client on the planet. Whatsapp, like Facebook and Instagram before it, is a shining example of how just a few people, armed with the right idea and sense of timing, can make HUGE waves in the technology space.
WhatsApp users send 42 billion messages a day, they share 1.6 billion pics each day and 250 million videos, and there are over 1 billion WhatsApp groups.
No wonder Facebook bought the company for a whopping $19 billion in cash and stock. But despite the large number of users, most people don’t know the little tips and tricks that make using WhatsApp even better. That’s why we’ve put together this handy guide to help you get the most out of WhatsApp. With it you’ll be chatting like a WhatsApp pro in no time.

Disable Read Receipts

Read Receipts are the two little blue check marks next to a message that signal when the message has been read. They’re handy, but sometimes you don’t want people knowing that you’ve seen their message already—usually because you don’t have the time to reply right then and it could make the sender feel like they aren’t important. To display read receipts:
  1. In WhatsApp, go to Settings > Account > Privacy
  2. Toggle the Read Receipts option to off.

Hide ‘Last Seen’ timestamp

WhatsApp allows others to see when when you were last on the app by default However you can disable the ‘Last Seen’ timestamp so no one can see the last time you were on the app or just select people can.
  1. In WhatsApp, go to Settings > Account > Privacy
  2. Tap “Last Seen” and then select either My Contacts, which lets only people in your contacts see your status, or Nobody, which doesn’t let anyone see your status.

Backup and Restore WhatsApp conversations

WhatsApp allows you to backup your conversations so you can transfer them to a new phone. This is handy considering how often people switch phones. What’s you’ve backup up your conversations you can restore them on your new device.
  1. In WhatsApp, go to Settings > Chats > Chat Backup
  2. Tap Back Up Now.
To restore chats from a backup, just download the WhatsApp app on a new device and open it. You’ll then be promoted to decide if you want to restore chats from the previous backup.

Save conversation as a text file

A really cool feature of WhatsApp is that you can save conversations as a text file. This is great for record keeping purposes. Here’s how to do it:
  1. Open the chat for the individual or group.
  2. Tap on the Menu Button.
  3. Tap on More.
  4. Tap on Email chat.
  5. Choose whether to Attach Media or not.
An email will be composed with your chat history attached as a text document.

Block contacts

Ever got spam WhatsApp messages or want to stop getting drunk texts from that ex? You can block any WhatsApp user from contacting you again.
  1. Tap the conversation by the person you want to block.
  2. Tap the header of the conversations (where it says their name or number).
  3. Tap Block this Contact.

Mute group chats

Group chats in WhatsApp are great—they allow you to talk to a number of people at a time and thus save your from repeating yourself in individual conversations. But group chats can also get annoying when only a few people are carrying on talking, yet you keep getting notifications for everything they see. You can of course just leave the group chat to stop this—or do this to disable the group chat’s notifications:
  • On iPhone: open the group chat, tap the subject to get the Group Info screen, and then tap Mute and then choose the time frame.
  • On Android, open the chat, tap the Menu button, and tap Mute and then choose the time frame.

Stop media files being automatically saved

By default what apps automatically saves all the media files you send and receive. This is handy, but the autosave feature can quickly take up space in your phone, especially if people send a lot of video. Here’s how to stop media files from being automatically saved:
  1. In WhatsApp, go to Settings > Chats and toggle the Save Incoming Media switch to off.

Star a message

Not many people know this, but WhatsApp lets you star individual messages as favorites. This is handy if a message has important information, like a phone number or address. Instead of having to swipe back through conversations to find it again, starred messages can quickly be viewed all in one place.
  1. Tap and hold the message until the pop up menu appears.
  2. Tap the star button to star the message.
  3. To find your starred messages, tap Settings and then tap Starred Messages. All your starred messages will appear.

Read messages without blue ticks

If you want to give yourself time to reply to a message on WhatsApp without the other person seeing the dreaded blue ticks, this trick will help. It lets you read a message without giving the game away. 
  1. Once you receive the message, don't open it, and dismiss any notifications on your home screen.
  2. Open up Airplane mode, which blocks Wi-Fi and mobile data, and prevents any new messages from arriving
  3. Open WhatsApp to read the message in full
  4. Fully close the app and then deactivate Airplane mode. Despite having read the message, the blue ticks won't be displayed.
If read receipts are the bane of your WhatsApp existence, you can turn them off completely by going to Settings -> Account -> Privacy and toggle Read Receipts off. 
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