How to Use Dual Messenger on Samsung Galaxy Phones

Dual Messenger, as the name suggests, lets you run two instances of a messaging app. It is a much-needed feature for those who want to manage a personal and a professional messaging profile on the same device. Most OEMs do not offer cloning apps as an inbuilt feature. But, if you have a Samsung Galaxy phone, you are in luck.

Samsung Galaxy phones come with the Dual Messenger feature. So, you don’t need to look for third-party applications which might also steal your data. In this guide, we’ll help you set up and use the Dual Messenger feature on your Samsung Galaxy phone.

Dual Messenger on Samsung Galaxy phones
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What is Dual Messenger?

Dual Messenger (also known as dual apps) creates a copy of a messaging application that works as a separate application. It allows you to use two Facebook, WhatsApp, or Facebook on a single device. The Dual Messenger feature does not work with all apps. However, the supported list of apps also includes Snapdragon, Skype, Viber, Telegram, and more.

The clone or second app created using Dual Messenger does not affect the main app. But, keep in mind that deleting the main application will automatically remove the cloned app. But, if you delete the cloned app, there will be no change to the main app.

How to use Dual Messenger on Samsung Galaxy phones

First, you will need to download the messaging application you want to clone. After installing that app, follow these steps.

Step 1: Open the Settings app on your Galaxy phone.

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Step 2: Scroll down until you find the Advanced features option.

Step 3: Tap on Advanced features.

Step 5: Scroll down a bit and tap on Dual Messenger.

Step 6: Now, you’ll see a list of supported apps. Toggle the app you want to clone.

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Step 7: A dialogue box will open. Tap on the Install button.

Step 8: You are ready to use the second application.

You can find the second/cloned application in the app drawer. The second app can be identified by looking at its icon, which will have a Dual Messenger icon. Also, you will see the same icon on the lower-right side when the second app is getting loaded.

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To start using the cloned app, open it on your phone and set up your second messaging account, just like you did on the primary application. The process remains the same.

How to disable Dual Messenger on Samsung Galaxy phones

Disabling Dual Messenger or a specific cloned application is pretty simple and straightforward on Samsung Galaxy phones. Here’s how you can do it.

Step 1: Open the Settings app and go to Advanced features.

Step 2: Tap on Dual Messenger.

Step 3: Turn off the toggle switch next to the desired app.

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Step 4: On the dialogue box, you can choose to keep or remove the app. data and then tap on Uninstall. That’s it.

Step 4: To remove all cloned apps in one go, tap on three dots on the Dual Messenger settings screen and select Delete all my data.

Step 5: Select Delete on the prompt screen, and you are done.

How to manage contacts for cloned apps

Samsung allows you to manage a separate contact list for cloned applications. Here’s how you can add or remove contacts for cloned apps.

Step 1: Open the Settings app and go to Advanced features.

Step 2: Tap on Dual Messenger.

Step 3: Turn on the toggle next to the Use Separate contacts list option.

Step 4: Tap on Select contacts, then tap on the Add button, which is present on the upper-right side.

Step 5: Select the contacts you want to use for cloned apps.

Step 6: You can manage the contact list by adding or removing entries.

Samsung’s One UI is a feature-rich custom skin that offers a plethora of useful features, and Dual Messenger is just one of them. You can head this way to read more tips and tricks about Samsung phones.

Also Read: How to Record Calls on Samsung Galaxy Smartphones

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