WhatsApp is currently testing a multi-account feature, addressing a longstanding user request. This feature lets users add different accounts to the same device without requiring parallel or cloned apps. Additionally, the app is unveiling a modernized settings interface.
The update also introduces a redesigned profile tab within the chat list for easier access to app settings, as reported by WABetaInfo.
Beyond enabling multiple WhatsApp accounts on one device, the update simplifies the organization of conversations and notifications from different accounts. Currently, users can only add one extra account, but this limit may expand in future updates.
As for availability, the update (WhatsApp beta for Android 22.214.171.124) is rolling out to WhatsApp’s Android beta testers and should reach a broader user base soon.
If you’re using the public version of WhatsApp on Android, you’ll have to wait for this update. However, since it’s in beta testing, Meta will likely release it in a future stable version. If you’re eager to try it out, you can sign up as a beta tester.
In related news, WhatsApp has introduced a feature for managing community memberships, giving more control to community admins by offering new permission management features.