WhatsApp is reportedly working on a new beta update that will bring multi-account support to its Android app, catering to users who manage multiple WhatsApp accounts. According to WABetaInfo, the feature will allow users to switch between different profiles on the same device, similar to how Instagram (also owned by Meta) handles account switching. A pop-up at the bottom of the app will display the current accounts and provide an option to add new ones.
The added accounts will be stored on the device and can be logged out of at any time. This feature will be particularly useful for individuals who maintain separate work and personal numbers or wish to explore WhatsApp’s social media-oriented features like Channels. With Channels, users can send broadcasts such as photos and polls to their followers, and WhatsApp has plans to monetize this feature for content creators in the future. Additionally, WhatsApp has been reportedly working on introducing usernames, similar to Instagram or Twitter, which will enable users to find others without requiring their phone numbers.