Samsung is one of the few Android OEMs that allows its users to run multiple instances of a select number of messaging apps. Here’s how to enable it on the Galaxy S9 and S9+

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Steps to using multiple instances of messaging apps on Samsung Galaxy S9 & S9+

  1. Enable Dual Messenger
  2. Enjoy

1. Enable Dual Messenger

Launch the Galaxy S9’s settings menu by pulling down on the notification tray and tapping on the gear icon. From there, locate the Advanced features option and then find Dual Messenger.

In this submenu, you will see a list of apps that work with this feature. You will need to turn on the toggle next to each item to have a second instance of the app added to your Samsung smartphone.

2. Enjoy

You can use Samsung’s Dual Messenger feature with Facebook, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Snapchat, Skype, Viber, and Telegram. The second instance can be identified by the orange figure that’s placed on top of the original app’s icon.

Hopefully, this list will continue to grow and maybe one day include several of Google’s messaging apps.

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