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WhatsApp cloning#

December 18, 2023

WhatsApp cloning

About cloning#

In WhatsApp , you can use two accounts from the same smartphone at the same time, thanks to the Dual Messenger feature. It is most commonly found on smartphones from Samsung.

Dual Messenger creates clones of apps that can be further customized, including WhatsApp. In the main app, the main account will work, and in the cloned app, you can connect another independent account and it will function as a full-fledged app.

Dual Messenger has the ability to use a single contact list and view downloaded files in one place. The copy of the app automatically downloads all updates from the original app.

WhatsApp clone

To use the main app and its clone, make sure you use separate accounts.

Clone blocking by WhatsApp#

The company that develops WhatsApp can lock an account in the cloned app on shared rights. If an account in the main app is blocked, the copy of the app with the second account will continue to work and vice versa.

Blocking of both accounts from WhatsApp can only happen in case of restrictions from WhatsApp on the IMEI ID of the smartphone. In this case, you will have to change your smartphone completely.


To clone WhatsApp, like any other app, you need to:

  1. Open settings;
  2. Press Advanced Features;
  3. Tap Dual Messenger;
  4. Activate the toggle of the app you want to clone;
  5. Tap Install.

To Activate clone

A copy of the application will be available on your desktop.

Splitting the contact list#

You can use a separate contact list in the application copy. To separate contacts, you need to:

  1. Open Dual Messenger;
  2. Activate Use separate contacts list.

Split contacts

View downloaded files#

Downloaded files from the application copy are stored in the smartphone storage. To view them, you should:

  1. Find the My Files folder on your smartphone;
  2. Go to the internal storage of the Dual Messenger;
  3. View the downloaded content.

Downloaded files

To find out how much memory is taken up by the copy of the app created via Dual Messenger, you need to enable access to usage data in the "My Files" settings.

Go to Settings > Applications > Open menu (three dots) > Special access rights > Access to all files > Activate "My files".


Delete an application clone:#

To delete a clone app you need to:

  1. Open settings;
  2. Tap Advanced Features;
  3. Tap Dual Messenger;
  4. Deactivate the switch of the application clone you want to remove;
  5. Tap Uninstall.


The application copy will disappear from the desktop. The main application will remain and continue to work regardless of the clone.


Malfunctions of software copies may be related to the type of device, the operating system used, and the way the copy was created. As a result of copying an application, it may exhibit errors in operation or limited capabilities.

If you encounter difficulties with copies of software, consider the following actions:

  • Update copies to the latest version, as creators may provide patches and updates that address performance issues.
  • Sometimes creators may purposely reduce the capabilities of program copies. In such a situation, you may need to find alternative solutions.
  • Make sure you have enough memory on your device before you start copying a program. Keep your operating system and program copies up-to-date, as updates often fix defects and improve performance.


Android smartphone developers have come up with the cloning feature to manage accounts in apps more conveniently and independently. This is ideal for doing business on WhatsApp when you have two active numbers.