WhatsApp is a fantastic app for communication, but if you use two phones, one for work, one for your private life, at first it seems like you couldn’t have just the one WhatsApp account on both, because as soon as you register a new device to the account, the old device is automatically deregistered, which can make things more difficult than they need to be.
The good news is that you don’t have to struggle along with two accounts, or resort to always having two phones with you, because you can get one WhatsApp account on both phones, and here is how you do it.
The simplest way to do this is this:
- On your second phone, open up the browser and go to whatsapp.com, and in the browser menu, choose the option to show the desktop version of the site. When you do this, a QR code will appear.
- Take your first phone that has WhatsApp installed, and scan the QR code and then wait a few seconds.
- Eventually, WhatsApp web will be enabled on the second phone. From there you can access the first phone’s WhatsApp account on the second phone through the WhatsApp Web interface.
If your second phone is a large screen or even better a tablet, it is a fantastic solution, however, on smaller screens the text is smaller on the web-based version and can be difficult to read, but it does mean you have access to your messages on both phones.
WhatsApp opens up a whole realm of social interaction by allowing you to chat to friends and family for free, no matter where in the world they might be. You can video chat, send photos, send audio clips, send files and of course, send simple text messages too. It’s a fantastic way of keeping in touch with those close to you and it doesn’t cost a single cent.