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Poll: Do you use dual apps on your phone?

The feature is handy for apps that only allow one account per phone, such as WhatsApp.

Published onApril 1, 2022

Dual apps on a Xiaomi phone
Hadlee Simons / Android Authority

Dual app functionality has been around on smartphones for several years now, first appearing in Huawei and Xiaomi‘s Android skins back in 2016. It’s become a fixture on plenty of Android skins since then, being called Dual Apps, App Twin, Parallel Apps, Dual Messenger, or something different altogether.

In addition to HUAWEI and Xiaomi, the feature is available on phones from Samsung, OnePlus, and more brands. But do you use dual apps on your phone? Let us know by taking the poll below.

Do you use dual apps on your phone?

2918 votes

For the uninitiated, dual app functionality allows you to make two instances of an app on your phone. This is very handy for messaging apps that only allow one account/phone number on a phone, such as WhatsApp. So dual app capability lets you create another version of WhatsApp on your phone for use with a second phone number.

Dual apps aren’t just limited to WhatsApp though, as Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Twitter, Snapchat, and several other apps are compatible with the feature too. Either way, you can let us know whether you use this feature on your phone via the poll above.

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