Whatsapp Android App

How to Use Multiple Whatsapp Accounts in Android Phone

Whatsapp Android AppPersonally tested on managing 4 whatsapp accounts simultaneously in my single android phone. And it worked smoothly using this android trick. You can maintain as many as you like. There are some ways to use multiple whatsapp accounts in dual sim. But the method I’m going to show you in a minute works even with single sim phones. But before proceeding, let me tell you that this method works only on rooted android phones. It’s because we are going to utilize an app for this trick and the app works only in android phones with root access. Unless a non-root version of this app is released, this trick can’t be used in all android phones. Root your phone so that you can take advantage of this trick. Not just for this one trick but for all the things rooting has to offer to make your life exciting!

Create Multiple Whatsapp Accounts using Titanium Backup

We are going to utilize Titanium Backup app for this trick. Most rooted phone users probably know what it is. Most useful app for full/partial phone backup, scheduled backup, storing system backup files and apps online, quick install and uninstall of apps, clearing cache and much more. But there is one more feature often overlooked. It is its ability to create many profiles of a single app. This is what we need exactly for our whatsapp. So let’s see how to create multiple profiles for whatsapp using titanium backup.
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The homepage of titanium backup will be something like the above screenshot. There is a option in the homepage as”Active data profile”. Initially it well be ‘none’ if you have not created any. Just tap on ‘switch profile’ and create a profile. Do the same to create more data profiles. I have created 3 profiles in the screenshot below – Vinay, Kumar and Jaiswal.

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Now go to ‘Backup and Restore’ tab. Tap on the app for which you want to create multiple profiles. In our case it’s whatsapp, so just tap on it.
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Now swipe left to open ‘special feature’ menu. Select from the options ” Enable multiple profiles for this app “.
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Now go back to titanium backup homepage (or overview tab) and tap on switch profile. Now activate that profile to which you want to associate the current whatsapp account. I have activated the Vinay profile.
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Now go to whatsapp and open it. It should open normally. Now when you switch to other profile let’s say Kumar and then open whatsapp, you will see something which you usually see while creating new whatsapp account. Now create a whatsapp account with another number and it gets associated with the present profile you activated recently. You can do the same for more number of whatsapp accounts. I successfully created 4 such whatsapp accounts.

This method can also be applied to other apps like facebook, freecharge, browsers etc. This way you will be able to switch between multiple accounts without the need to login everytime. Saves time and gives you smooth user experience. This trick can also be used to keep multiple scores of a single game in your device. So next time you and your bro/friend play Temple Run, FIFA 14, GTA 5 or Asphalt 8, you can keep multiple scores of the game and find who did it better. You can also install apps which have been specifically built to maintain multiple whatsapp accounts. But why to download another app when you can do it through existing app. Getting any work done even in the limitations it’s challenging indeed! Well if you have not rooted your phone or don’t want to do it for some reasons, then you can try this method on Gizmostorm to maintain multiple whatsapp accounts (two accounts in specific).
Have any questions or you know few more ways to manage multiple accounts? Just drop them in the comment box below. Share it with your friends and enjoy the trick. Visit TechMilkyway regularly for more similar android app tricks. 🙂

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Vinay Kumar Jaiswal

I'm Vinay Kumar Jaiswal from Hyderabad. A blogger by interest and an engineer by academics. I like playing with computers, mobiles, codes, internet and do many techie things. I love spending time online. This blog is an attempt of mine to drop few more drops of quality tech and blogging content into the vast ocean of info already available. Excited to meet you all. Let's get together on twitter, facebook or google+.

20 thoughts on “How to Use Multiple Whatsapp Accounts in Android Phone”

  1. i understand everything. but i ask u that if i make 3 account through this method. how i recieved msgs if someone send me. i mean there is one profile activate at a time as u say. did i miss sometning. please clear it for me. thanks.

    1. Ya with one profile activated, you can receive whatsapp messages related to that profile only. To see messages of others whatsapp account, you need to switch profile. To make switching profiles easier, to can make “switch profile” short on your home screen using titanium backup widgets.

  2. Hi,

    when we create multiple profiles where will be the database backup stored? normally the whatsapp folder is sdcard/whatsapp/

    where will all the received files stored? where will be the backup created ? Is it in separate folder? how to copy backup… so we can restore it phone must be factory reset ?

    1. Hi Ajit,

      If you have done backup using titanium backup then the backup will be stored in ‘Titanium backup’ folder in your SD card. You can copy the backup from there. After factory reset, you can send the copied backup to SD card and restore all the apps using TB.

      If you create multiple profiles for an app, all the files and media are stored in the same designated folder as before. Like in case of whatsapp, all the media of multiple profiles are stored in the same sdcard/whatsapp folder.

      Hope everything is clear now.

      1. I mean the message backup. Database file created by whatsapp will be over written for each profile ? If we want to restore message for each profile created we need to manually copy the database created?

  3. while selecting enable”multiple profiles” for this app option, it asks that “sorry this feature requires donate version”
    can help in this? Or suggest other app

  4. I hv a question, i hv root, i hv pro of titanium, but after creating profile when i go to enable multiple profile feature,it response that no currently user profile active,so i again go back and select one profile then i xan enable that option, till my current whatsapp is running but when i switch to other profile then nothing happens, whatsapp open as previous, also its shows 0 appl links for both profile while i switch, while at backup restore tab on whatsapp option of more abovemumultiple profile shows the associated profile, pls help wt shud reagion

  5. sir i tried as you said me, but not working , whatsapp running normally for one number in both profile, i thing to notice that when i switched to profile it shows 0 application linked there , meanwhile it shows one profile in backup restore tab of whatsapp, i massaged to you in fb also
    please reply what i am missing , is there any other setting ,i uninstall both whatsapp and titanium back up with clearing data many times please ,
    or if any other way except switch me thn tell me
    please help

  6. Hello Vinay,

    When I switch profile, will the phone restart as it does for Switch me ?
    If yes, is there an easier way to clone Whatsapp which does not require restart.
    There used to be a OGwhatsapp, but it has been removed now :(.

    Regards,
    Harneet

    1. donate and pro versions of titanium backup are the full versions. Both are same in features but the only difference lies in the type of keys used to activate the free version. donate version uses paypal as paying option and while in the pro version, playstore is involved.

  7. sir,
    i want to use two whatsdog in same mobile i used the titenium backup profile method but when i switch the second profile in which i want to change whatsdog no. it shows the same no. status in both profile plz help

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