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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Press BACK button to return to Parallel Space app. Now you can continue to install two WhatsApp accounts in one Android phone.
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.
It is time to enter your mobile number and verify it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.