WhatsApp, known for its popularity in personal and business communication, is finally making strides toward introducing a multi-account system, allowing users to log in to more than one account concurrently. While WhatsApp has been updating its platform since its debut on Android in 2010, this significant feature has been notably absent. However, recent developments suggest that the platform is on its way to addressing this limitation.
Account-Switching Feature in Testing
Reports indicate that WhatsApp Business beta started experimenting with an account-switching feature in June. With the release of WhatsApp beta version 18.104.22.168 on the Google Play Store, this feature has been rolled out to selected testers. The discovery was made by WABetaInfo, a reliable source for WhatsApp updates.
Accessing the Feature
For testers who have access to this feature, a simple tap on the arrow located next to the QR code on the top-right corner of WhatsApp’s settings screen will trigger the account-switching feature. This will display a card at the bottom, showcasing the accounts currently logged into the app, accompanied by an option to add another account.
Although some beta users might find this feature available in the previous version (22.214.171.124), it’s prominently featured in version 126.96.36.199. However, users who are not part of WhatsApp’s Android beta testing group might have to wait a little longer to access this functionality.
Unfortunately, the Google Play Beta Program for WhatsApp is currently at maximum capacity, barring newcomers from participating. However, one can side load the Beta APK from APKMirror.
Recent WhatsApp Beta Features
WhatsApp has been actively introducing new features for its beta testers. Alongside the multi-account support, testers can now send animated avatars and receive more pronounced safety risk warnings.
Since Meta’s acquisition of WhatsApp in 2014, reportedly for $19 billion, it’s evident that the company is continually investing significant resources into enhancing the app’s functionality, even nine years later.