2 Snapchat Accounts Made Easy: A Step-by-Step Guide

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Recently updated on November 8th, 2023 at 03:28 pm

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Unlike many other social media apps like Instagram, you are not allowed to have 2 Snapchat account. However, there are some ways to go around it. Particularly, if you are using an Android device. 

Other social media apps like Instagram allow for up to 5 accounts. And within the app itself, you can switch between accounts easily. 

However, Snapchat is the opposite of this. It only allows you to have just one account. This can be frustrating for some people who want to use Snapchat for personal and for business purposes. 

Although Snapchat is targeted more towards teenagers, it is also used by many influencers who still want a private account not connected to their public account. 

Despite the restrictions on Snapchat not allowing dual accounts, there are ways around it if you have a Samsung and Xiaomi phone. You can create 2 Snapchat account on a single device. 

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2 Snapchat account

Can I have 2 Snapchat account?

Technically no, you are not allowed to have multiple accounts on Snapchat.

When you sign up to Snapchat you have to use your phone number or email address. And if you want to use a different account you will have to log out and sign in using a different username.

This can be an inconvenient process and takes a lot of time.

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How to create 2 Snapchat account on one device?

Many mobile phones come with a feature that allows you to have multiple apps.

Creating a dual Snapchat account using Samsung :

There is a feature known as “Dual Messenger” in Samsung devices.

Follow the steps below to enable Dual Messenger :

  1. Open Settings
  2. Click on Advanced Features
  3. Click on Dual Messenger

 You can now see a list of apps where you can sign in using a second account. Including social media apps.

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Snapchat, WhatsApp, Messenger , and Facebook will be part of the options,

Toggle on Snapchat and install the second Snapchat app.

Install Snapchat

When yo go back to your home screen you can now see 2 Snapchat accounts.

The one with the orange icon indicates the second Snapchat account that you have.

Snapchat icon in Mobile phone

Other Android devices that allows for multiple Snapchat accounts:

Here are a few other Android device that allows you to have 2 social media accounts :

Xiamoi : Click on settings, then click on Dual apps

Huawei : Click on settings, then click on App Twin

One plus: Click Settings, then Utilities, and click on Parallel Apps

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That is the easy way to have a dual Snapchat account on Android devices. However, other Android devices like Nokia, Motorola, and Google phone does not have such features.

You can download third-party apps instead when your smartphone does not allow you to have more than 2 social media apps.

Now let’s take a look how we can do that using third-party apps :

Third-party apps to create a second Snapchat account:

There are a few cloning apps that will enable you to have multiple social media apps. Most of the apps are free but come with advertisements in it.

Here are some worth checking out.

1. Dual apps

This app will enable you to create a second Snapchat account or even clone any other apps.

All you need to do is simply download the app and then choose the apps you would like to clone.

Create your second Snapchat account and start using it.

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2. Super clone

This is a popular cloning app. It allows you to switch from one social media app to the other very easily.

You can even open both apps at the same time.

To use this app like any other app you will need to sign in using an email address or phone number.

3. Parallel app

Dual Whatsapp

Many Snapchat users use this app to create multiple accounts on the same device.

All you have to do is install the Parallel app and follow the steps below :

  1. Open the app.
  2. Click on the add (+) button at the bottom right of the screen.
  3. Find the Snapchat app and click on Add

You will then be prompted to either open the Snapchat account you already have or click on the add (+) button.

When you click on the + button you can now open 2 Snapchat accounts next to each other and start using ot.

You can switch from one Snapchat to the other by just clicking on whichever account you want to be active on.

The app makes the switch between 2 accounts very easy to do. Hence this is one of the most popular apps used when creating a second Snapchat account.

Can you tell if someone has 2 Snapchat accounts?

There is no way of knowing if someone has 2 accounts. The person can create a second account with a piece of completely different personal information.

Unless the person uses the same profile picture, you can never tell if someone has 2 accounts.


We hope that you now know everything with regards to creating 2 Snapchat accounts or even dual social media apps.

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