If you use WhatsApp, you need to know that you can only have one WhatsApp Web account on your own browser. If you have two or more accounts on WhatsApp, the browser app will not be helpful to you. You need to log out of the primary account in order to use your second account on your PC. we know it’s not nice, but here goes nothing.
This limitation will make you lose a lot of time since the constant switching can be very annoying if you have to do it all the time. However, fortunately, there is a new way to open and run Whatsapp Web accounts. If you usually make the most out of Chrome, these next methods are very easy to follow.
The first one deals with the incognito mode on Chrome. For the other one, you need a Chrome extension in order to be in control of the sessions.
The first method, with the incognito mode
This is the simplest method out there. First, you need to open the Incognito mode on Chrome, then open WhatsApp Web. Then, you need to scan de QR code. But it still has some limitations. You need to keep in mind that you will lose the session as soon as you close the tab or browser. In order to open a new WhatsApp Web session, you will have to scan the code once again. We know it only takes a few seconds, but if you need to see a message right away, it might get annoying at some point.
We think it might be easier for your browser just to remember all the details of your account. We might make your life easier.
If you want to, you can use a different browser, such as Opera or Firefox, to open your second WhatsApp Web account.
The second method, with a Chrome extension
There’s Session Box, which allows you to separate the sessions for each and every login. This is the way in which you can use multiple accounts on the very same browser. The good news is that you can keep these sessions stored right in the browser – you will only need to click on a button. If you share the URL, you will be able to use the same session on a different browser. There are also temporary sessions that you can create.
What do you need to do to download Session Box?
After you have downloaded and installed the extension, you need to open WhatsApp Web on your browser and log into your primary account. Once you have done that, click on the icon of the Session Box app from the status bar. There, you will see a ‘Sessions for current page’ card. Then, you need to click on the Plus icon in order to create a Stored session.
Then, you need to enter the name of your session. Choose a simple name, so you would be able to make the difference between the accounts later. It is best this way, especially if you want to get more than one account. You can also pick colors for icons. To do that, you need to go to the top of the prompt box and select the one you like. Keep in mind that if you do not want this session to sync between various systems, then you need to tap on the Sync icon, just below the name. Then, you need to scan the QR code, by using the secondary WhatsApp account.
This is all. To switch tabs, use Ctrl + Shift +Tab.