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How to run two whatsapp on same android phone?

by Jeff Keller Digital Marketing Manager
Sites and apps that promise to clone WhatsApp can compromise user and victim. Know how to protect yourself

Cloning WhatsApp is a way to access someone else's account on the app without them knowing it. This type of coup has already affected authorities and public people, including former first lady Marcela Temer and at least 20 politicians between 2016 and 2018.

On the Internet, it's not hard to find sites and apps that promise to do just that: clone someone else's WhatsApp. But in addition to being potentially harmful and possibly criminal, this type of program can turn against the very person who is trying to use it.

In this article, we will explain to you how it is possible to clone or track someone's WhatsApp and what to do to protect yourself from this type of invasion of privacy.

-> WhatsApp: history, tips and everything you need to know about the app!
How WhatsApp cloning works

There are two ways to clone or track WhatsApp. One is by simply mirroring the application, often via WhatsApp Web. But there are other apps and programs that also simply replicate the content on your phone to another over the internet.

In most cases, these applications require the person trying to clone to also have the smartphone on which the "original" WhatsApp is installed. Therefore, it is not possible to clone someone's WhatsApp by mirroring the content without the account owner allowing it.

It is also worth remembering that the applications that promise to do this type of mirroring are not reliable. "We cannot guarantee that these apps are safe. Many of them ask for different access permissions to their device, to start working", explains Frank Vieira, privacy specialist at PSafe, on the company's blog.

"Therefore, you can expose your personal data to malicious people, granting access to your microphone, camera, photo gallery and documents", says Vieira on how criminals can take advantage of the naivety of the user who seeks a cloning app for Whatsapp.

The other method of cloning is called "SIM-swap". In this type of scam, criminals count on the help of employees of a telephone operator who disable the victim's cell phone number and pass it on to a chip used by the bandits. With their number, they can easily access their WhatsApp and send messages on their behalf.

From there, criminals can impersonate you and ask for money from your WhatsApp contacts, who don't notice the difference. This was the case with most of the victims of a gang arrested by the Federal Police in July 2018.
What to do to prevent

First of all, you need to give your WhatsApp account more protection. To do this, we recommend enabling two-step authentication. From there, whenever someone, somewhere, tries to enter your WhatsApp account by another cell phone, you will receive an alert.

-> Check out how to enable 2-step verification on WhatsApp for Android and iPhone (iOS) by clicking here

Access WhatsApp settings, tap "Account", then "2-step verification" and then tap "Enable". You will need to enter a password of up to six digits to protect your account. Avoid using numbers that are too easy to guess, such as 1234 or birthdays.

Another suggestion is to use an application that puts a password on your WhatsApp. There are several such programs on Google Play. With them, your messenger is protected inside a "safe folder", so that, even if someone finds your smartphone unlock password, you will also need the WhatsApp unlock password.

-> Learn how to use a password to protect access to WhatsApp on your smartphone using the AppLock

I think I was cloned. And now?

Is anyone already using your WhatsApp on another cell phone or PC? Here's what to do. WhatsApp does not allow two different smartphones to have the app installed and running at the same time, which helps to identify fraud. When someone logs into your WhatsApp from another phone, yours will stop working and this message will appear on the screen:

But there is a version of the app called "WhatsApp Web" that works by the browser, both on the PC and on the phone. Through this feature, it is possible to use WhatsApp on two devices at the same time, as we have already taught here once.

To solve this problem, access the WhatsApp settings, enter "WhatsApp Web" and tap on the option "Sign out of all computers". Thus, any device that is logged into your WhatsApp Web account will be disconnected.
What to do with your cloned phone number (SIM-swap)

If you're sure you fell for the SIM-swap scam, you need to fix your phone. The first step to take is to call your operator and ask for the number to be blocked by theft or theft. Thus, the criminal cannot undo his changes.

Next, you need to disable your WhatsApp account. This part is a little more complicated. You will need to send an email to support@whatsapp.com with the subject "Lost / Stolen: Please disable my account" (without the quotes).

In the body of the email, enter the phone number you want to block following the international standard. If you are in Brazil, you must enter the code 55 and the DDD of your state. For example: +55 11 91234 5678.

After a few minutes or hours, the account linked to this number will be disabled on WhatsApp. Your contacts will still be able to see your profile, but their messages will not be delivered. Obviously, the criminal in possession of your account will not be able to send messages to your contacts.

Messages can only be recovered if you have a backup in the cloud (iCloud on iPhone and Google Drive on Android) or locally, in the memory of your own phone. You can reactivate your account within 30 days. After that, it will be permanently deleted and you will have to create another one later.

An alternative way to use 2 whatsapp safely in same phone is by downloading and installing GB Whatsapp.

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About Jeff Keller Junior   Digital Marketing Manager

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