Wondering if you can have two Snapchat accounts? Wanting to separate your personal and professional lives on Snapchat? Or maybe you just want a second account for fun?
Having multiple Snapchat accounts can be very useful for separating different aspects of your life. The good news is Snapchat makes it easy to manage multiple accounts on one device.
In this comprehensive guide, you‘ll learn:
- Is it possible to have two Snapchat accounts?
- Step-by-step instructions for creating a second Snapchat account
- How to switch between multiple Snapchat accounts on iOS and Android
- The limitations of multiple accounts and how many you can have
- Tips for using dual accounts effectively
Let‘s dive in!
Can You Have Two Snapchat Accounts?
Yes, you can absolutely have more than one Snapchat account! The key requirement is having access to multiple email addresses.
You do not need multiple phone numbers to create additional Snapchat accounts. As long as you have a unique email for each account, you can have as many as you want.
This applies to all mobile devices – both iOS and Android. Having two Snapchat accounts is especially useful for:
- Separating your personal and professional lives
- Creating a "finsta" secondary account
- Letting multiple people use your device for Snapchat
- Testing or learning the app with a secondary account
Most social media platforms allow multiple accounts for good reason. It allows for separation between different aspects of your life. Snapchat is no exception here.
How to Create a Second Snapchat Account
The process of creating an additional Snapchat account is straightforward. But there are a few steps you need to complete:
Step 1: Log Out of Your Current Account
First, you need to fully log out of your existing Snapchat account:
- Tap your profile icon in the top left corner
- Tap the Settings (gear) icon in the top right
- Scroll down and tap "Log Out" at the very bottom
Make sure to save any Memories or data before logging out.
Step 2: Tap "Sign Up"
With your original account logged out, you‘ll see a "Sign Up" prompt in the bottom left corner.
Tap this to begin creating your new, second Snapchat account. You‘ll need to provide all new account details.
Step 3: Enter Your New Account Details
When signing up for your second Snapchat, you‘ll need:
- Full name
- Email address (must be different than original account)
- Phone number
After entering the info, Snapchat will send a 6-digit verification code to your phone number.
One thing to note – you can only use the same phone number on one personal Snapchat account. If you want multiple accounts with the same number, one has to be a business account.
Step 4: Log Into Your New Account
Congrats, your second Snapchat account is ready to use! To switch between accounts, simply repeat Step 1 to fully log out, then log back in with the other account.
Both accounts will be saved on your device, making it easy to swap between them.
How Many Snapchat Accounts Can You Have?
We tested this by linking up to 5 separate Snapchat accounts to one device. Each account had a unique email and the same phone number.
When attempting to create a 6th account, we got an error from Snapchat. So it appears the limit is 5 accounts per device.
The main limiting factor seems to be re-using the same phone number across multiple accounts. You can likely get past the 5 account limit by using different phone numbers.
But in general, 5 linked accounts should be plenty for most use cases.
Can You Use Multiple Accounts At The Same Time?
Unlike Instagram, Snapchat doesn‘t have an official way to use two accounts simultaneously. You can only be logged into one account at a time.
To switch accounts, you need to fully log out then log back in with the other account. Not ideal, but the app does save your login details to make swapping easier.
Using Third-Party Apps (Not Recommended)
Some third-party "cloning" apps claim to allow dual Snapchat accounts running at the same time. Examples include Dual Messenger, Parallel Space, and app cloners.
However, these tactics often break Snapchat‘s terms of service and can get your account banned. They also may not work properly or could even damage your device.
It‘s best to avoid these apps and stick to the official Snapchat-approved method of swapping accounts. Much safer that way!
FAQs About Secondary Snapchat Accounts
Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about having multiple Snapchat accounts:
Can I have 2 Snapchats on iPhone?
Yes! Just create a second account with a different email. No need for a new phone number.
How do you get a second Snapchat app?
Apps like Parallel Space can create a cloned second Snapchat app. But this is against Snapchat‘s rules.
How do you stop someone finding you on Snapchat?
Use two accounts – one public, one private. In settings, toggle off "Find Me By Phone Number" in each account.
Can I reuse the same email for different accounts?
No, each Snapchat account must have a unique email address attached to it.
Is having a second account allowed?
Yes, Snapchat‘s terms permit having multiple accounts as long as they follow the rules. Just don‘t abuse multiple accounts for spam/abuse.
Can business and personal accounts share a phone number?
Yes. Snapchat allows one phone number to be tied to both a business and personal account.
What‘s the best way to manage two accounts?
Use one account for professional/public life and second for personal use. Log out fully to swap between them.
The Bottom Line
It‘s perfectly fine to have more than one Snapchat account on the same device. Just be sure each account has a unique email address associated with it.
The process is straightforward – simply log out then sign up again with new credentials. You can easily switch between accounts by logging in and out.
While you can‘t use two accounts simultaneously, Snapchat does save your login details to make swapping efficient.
In general, having two Snapchat accounts is a great way to separate professional and personal content. Enjoy your dual Snapchat setup!