WhatsApp is a highly popular messaging platform that offers impressive features for connecting with people online. While the application is primarily designed for use on smartphones, it is also possible to use it on PCs. However, since WhatsApp only allows one smartphone account, users have resorted to using workarounds such as app cloners to open multiple accounts. Fortunately, there are ways to use multiple WhatsApp accounts on your desktop as well, and this article will explore the best methods for doing so.
How to log in to WhatsApp on a Desktop?
To sign in to WhatsApp on your desktop, follow these steps:
Step 1. Visit web.whatsapp.com on your PC to access the QR code to connect to WhatsApp.
Step 2. On your phone, open WhatsApp and click the icon with three dots.
Select “Linked devices” and tap on “Link a Device.”
Step 3. Follow the on-screen prompts to display the QR code scanner and scan the code displayed on the WhatsApp web page.
Step 4. Wait until your WhatsApp account connects to your PC, and you’re done.
How to create multiple WhatsApp accounts on your Windows 11 desktop
Here are some ways to use multiple WhatsApp accounts on your desktop if you have more than one account and want to connect them to your computer simultaneously:
Method 1: Use Multiple WhatsApp Accounts on the same browser
Create a new browser profile.
Most popular browsers, such as Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and others, offer a feature that allows you to create multiple profiles. Each profile is a separate space for your browser activities, preventing confusion. With this feature, you can connect multiple WhatsApp accounts to the same browser, as each profile you create acts as a new browser with no shared data.
Suppose you connect a WhatsApp account to a specific browser profile. In that case, you must log out of that account to access another WhatsApp account, which can be inconvenient if you use multiple accounts. However, there is a solution: by creating separate browser profiles, you can connect multiple WhatsApp accounts to your browser and use them all on your Windows 11 desktop. Here is a guide on how to create a new browser profile with Chrome and one of its extensions:
To create a new Chrome profile, follow these steps:
Step 1. Click on the profile icon, typically a picture associated with your default Google account, located at the top-right corner of the Chrome homepage.
Step 2. Go to the Add menu and select it.
Step 3. Click on the option “Continue without an account.”
Step 4. Create a name for the new profile and decide whether or not to create a desktop shortcut for it.
Step 5. Click “Done” to finish creating the new profile.
To connect your additional WhatsApp account(s), follow the same steps as before, but this time select the new Chrome profile you just created.
Using SessionBox Extension of Chrome:
SessionBox is a Chrome extension that enables users to log in to multiple accounts on a single website through their browser. While its primary focus is on browsers, SessionBox can also function as a smartphone app cloner. With the help of this extension, users can utilize multiple WhatsApp accounts on their desktop, using Chrome or Microsoft Edge. Here are the steps to use SessionBox for using multiple WhatsApp accounts on the desktop:
Step 1. Visit the Chrome Web Store page for SessionBox and install it as an extension.
Step 2. Once you’ve installed the extension, pin it to your browser’s toolbar. You’ll see a demo of SessionBox in a new tab, but you can close it.
Step 3. Open WhatsApp Web in your browser and log out of any previously logged accounts. Click on the SessionBox extension to create a replica of the WhatsApp Web tab on the homepage.
Step 4. Follow the instructions on the screen and select “Sign in as guest” to proceed.
Step 5. In the SessionBox window, click the plus icon (which is circled) next to the WhatsApp Web link to create a new stored session.
Step 6. Give the new session a name and click OK to save it.
Step 7. Proceed to scan the WhatsApp web barcode for each session you have opened, starting with the original one.
With this extension, you can open multiple WhatsApp Web pages simultaneously.
Here are the two steps by which you can create multiple WhatsApp accounts on your computer. First, you can use Chrome to create multiple accounts and log in one after one. Another is adding a Chrome extension named SessionBox to create multiple WhatsApp accounts.