If you are an experienced WhatsApp user, you should know that you can only have one WhatsApp web account on your browser. And if you have more than one account on this email service, this feature can be a big limitation. You will need to sign out of the primary account to use your secondary WhatsApp account on your PC. Pity? You bet.
This limitation of WhatsApp Web not only wastes your time, but frequent changes can be annoying in the long run. Luckily, there is a way to open and run multiple WhatsApp web accounts. If you’re using Chrome, this method is as easy as switching tabs on your browser.
Here we will explore two methods. While the first uses Chrome’s Incognito mode, the other makes it possible thanks to a Chrome extension dedicated to session management. Sound interesting?
Next, let’s see how to use two WhatsApp accounts simultaneously on your PC.
Method 1: Private browsing method
This is one of the simplest and easiest methods. All you have to do is open Chrome’s incognito mode and open WhatsApp Web from there. Scan the QR code and bam!
However, it has its share of limitations. On the one hand, you lose the session as soon as you close the browser or the tab. To open new WhatsApp web sessions, you will need to scan the code again.
Although it only takes a few seconds, you tend to waste a lot of time in the long run.
So, wouldn’t it be much easier if your browser could just remember your WhatsApp account login details? Well, it looks like it’s not hard after all. Proceed to the next method.
Method 2: Use a dedicated Chrome extension
Session Box lets you create separate sessions for each connection. This way, you can use two of several accounts on the same browsers, be it Facebook, WhatsApp or Twitter.
And the story does not end there. You can also keep these sessions stored in the browser so that logging in is as easy as clicking a dedicated button. Moreover, you can also use the same session on another browser by sharing the URL. Moreover, you can also create temporary sessions.
Sounds interesting, right? Well, let’s see how this extension works.
Step 1: Once you have downloaded and installed this extension, open WhatsApp Web on your browser and sign in using your primary account.
Once done, click on the Session Box icon in the status bar. A “Sessions for the current page” card is displayed. Click the plus icon on the far right to create a stored session.
2nd step: Now enter your session name. Assign a simple name so it’s easy to tell the accounts apart later (lest you need to create more than one).
In my case, I named it WhatsApp Session Jio. Here, colors are automatically assigned to each session to help you differentiate between tabs later.
To choose a color and icon of your choice, hover over the top of the prompt box and select an appropriate one.
At the same time, if you don’t want this session to sync across different systems, tap the sync icon under the name.
The best thing about this extension is that it walks you through the setup process. Once everything is selected and entered, click OK to create a new session.
Step 3: Then scan the QR code using your secondary WhatsApp account, and that’s about it. Now you have your two accounts side by side. So change the tabs (Ctrl + Shift + Tab). There you save time.
The best thing about this method is that the system remembers your session. After completing the work, you can simply close the tab. And the next time you need to access that account again, click the Session Box icon and click the name you added. Simple, see.
Besides WhatsApp, you can also open and manage multiple accounts for Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, among others. Additionally, you can delete session details for accounts and sites you no longer need. Click on the three-dot menu and select Delete.
However, like many apps and extensions, Session Box is not flawless. There is a bug that sometimes causes pages and websites to refresh loop. To solve this problem, press the shortcut Ctrl + F5.
Premium Account Features
Although most features of Session Box are free, there are also a few premium features. On the one hand, you can create a bookmark.
Second, you can copy the URL and open it on your secondary system, eliminating the hassle of account setup and the like.
For the power user in you, there are also some handy shortcuts.
While Ctrl + Shift + X opens a new session, Ctrl + Shift + S opens the Session Box dialog.
WhatsApp Web is one of the fastest ways to send and receive messages. All you need is a working internet connection and a phone with a working rear camera to get the most out of it. Now, with multiple sessions and accounts, you can seamlessly continue your work wherever you are.
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