How to use two WhatsApp accounts with GBWhatsApp

Using two WhatsApp accounts on the same smartphone is really simple and one of the ways to do so is with GBWhatsApp. You’ll need to have WhatsApp installed and configured (or any other MOD compatible with using two accounts), and then install and configure GBWhatsApp with another operative phone number.

Make sure you’ve got the official WhatsApp (or any other MOD) installed and working with your usual phone number.

Official WhatsApp running on a phoneOfficial WhatsApp running on a phone

Download GBWhatsApp, you can do so with the green download button you’ll find at the end of this guide. In the following two windows, repeat the same operation by pressing the same green download button.

First button to download GBWhatsAppFirst button to download GBWhatsApp

Once the download has been completed, you’ll receive a notification on your screen. Press Open to open the file straightaway, although you can also find the file in your download folder.

Press Open to launch the APK’s installationPress Open to launch the APK’s installation

Select the Install option in the bottom right corner.

Press Install to run the APKPress Install to run the APK

Once the installation is complete, press Open to launch the app.

Press Open to open GBWhatsAppPress Open to open GBWhatsApp

The first time, the following message will probably appear on your screen. Grant the permissions necessary by pressing Allow.

Give GBWhatsApp permission to access files on your phoneGive GBWhatsApp permission to access files on your phone

With the app open, the first thing you have to do is accept the terms and conditions of use by pressing the Agree & Continue button.

Press Agree & ContinuePress Agree & Continue

When the registry process asks about your phone number (the same when where it will send the verification code), enter the number of your second phone. It must be an operative number, otherwise, you won’t be able to receive the SMS message with the verification code and the client won’t work. Press Next.

Enter your second number and press NextEnter your second number and press Next

Confirm that the phone number is correct by pressing OK.

Confirm your phone numberConfirm your phone number

You’ll receive the classic message to let WhatsApp red the contents of your SMS messages to detect the code. That’s up to you…

Select whether you want the app to read SMS text messagesSelect whether you want the app to read SMS text messages

You’ll have to confirm this action in the following window.

Confirm or decline the permission to read SMSConfirm or decline the permission to read SMS

Now wait to receive the code on that other number and then enter it into this window.

Enter the second account’s verification codeEnter the second account’s verification code

A new window will request access to your contacts to locate the backup on Google Drive. However, as well explain below, this function doesn’t work with GBWhatsApp, so your reply doesn’t really matter.

Press any option, importing the backup won’t work anyhowPress any option, importing the backup won’t work anyhow

Give GBWhatsApp permission to access your contacts.

Give GBWhatsApp permission to access your contactsGive GBWhatsApp permission to access your contacts

As we explained before, WhatsApp MODs of the likes of GBWhatsApp aren’t compatible with importing WhatsApp Messenger backups stored on Google Drive. This screen warns you about this issue. You don’t have to do anything else, just press Ok, I got it.

Warning that you can’t use backups from Google DriveWarning that you can’t use backups from Google Drive

That’s all you have to do, from that moment onwards, your classic WhatsApp will work with your first number, and GB WhatsApp will do so with your second number, allowing you to send and receive messages in both accounts.

Creation of the second user profile for GBWhatsAppCreation of the second user profile for GBWhatsApp

One of the key aspects of this trick is that GBWhatsApp is developed to make the operating system think that it’s different to the official app, allowing both applications to coexist since Android doesn’t allow by default the installation of the same app twice, although there are ways to bypass this problems. Because using GBWhatsApp and other MODs isn’t the only way to have two accounts on the same phone. You can also use tools of the likes of Parallel Space, the native apps included by default on many handsets to clone apps or even use WhatsApp Business.