Can You Have 2 Snapchat Accounts? – How to Add and Use Them

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Written by: Alex Popa


Can You Have 2 Snapchat Accounts? – How to Add and Use Them

Yes, it’s entirely possible to have 2 Snapchat accounts but you’ll need a new email address and/or phone number.

The two accounts will be separate from one another but you’ll be able to access either one from the Snapchat app.

You’ll have to log off from one account to access the other, of course.

To do this, you’ll have to go through the Sign Up process and create another account, or use specialized apps like Dual Space, Super Clone, or Parallel Space.

Don’t worry! I’ll explain everything about having 2 Snapchat accounts, how to create them, and how you can use them in tandem. Read my detailed guide below (screenshots included) to get this done faster!

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Can You Have 2 Snapchat Accounts? - How to Add and Use Them

Create a 2nd Snapchat account through the Snapchat app

My first solution is to use the Sign Up process to create a secondary Snapchat account. Basically, do what you did when you made your first account.

To start, you’ll have to log off from your current account, so tap on the Bitmoji icon in the top-left corner first.

Image showing a Snapchat main screen after login
Log into your main Snapchat account.

You should find the Bitmoji icon easily (top-left corner). It’s near the magnifying glass icon but check the screenshot above if you’re having trouble finding it.

Select it to open your profile page!

Image showing a Snapchat main screen and with the Gear icon highlighted
Tap on the Settings icon

Once you open the profile page, look for the Gear icon in the top-right corner. That’s where your app settings are located.

Select it because you’ll need the settings for the next steps:

Image showing Snapchat's Settings page and options
Snapchat Settings and logout

On the Settings page, scroll down to the very bottom until you see the “Log Out” button. Give it a smooth and delicate tap to activate it.

Image descriving how one can log out of their Snapchat account
Log out from your Snapchat account.

When asked to confirm the log-off procedure, tap “Log Out” again to appease the robot overlord and confirm you’re in your right mind.

Next, you should be taken to the log-in screen.

Snapchat main page showing the "Sign Up" option
Sign up for a new Snapchat account

Once you’re on this screen, you should see your main account in the middle, and the blue “Log In” button a bit below. Ignore those.

Instead, look for the “Sign Up” button in the bottom-left corner (check the screenshot above) and select it to start creating your new account.

I can’t take screenshots of the next steps because Snapchat won’t let me. It is what it is…

But here’s what you’ll need to do:

  • A name for your account
  • A date of birth
  • A password
  • A NEW email address or phone number

To clarify, you CAN’T use the same email address/phone number as your old Snapchat account. This will effectively be a new and separate account, so you’ll naturally need new credentials.

If you don’t have a spare email address or phone number, you can’t create a secondary Snapchat account using this method. Simple as that.

And the same applies to the following solutions.

You’ll need a different verification method (email address/phone number) for your second account, no matter what.

Use Parallel Space to create a 2nd Snapchat account

My second solution is using Parallel Space to create your secondary Snapchat account. This app lets you “clone” the Snapchat app, but you’ll see what I’m talking about below:

Google App store showing the "Parallel Space" app
Download the Parallel Space App

Begin by opening the Play Store and looking for “Parallel Space“. Make sure you select the right app because there are many different versions (check the screenshot above to be sure).

It’s the “Parallel Space – Multiple Accounts” app. Select it and see the next steps:

Image showing the setup process of the Parallel Space mobile app
Open the Parallel App

Once you download and install the app from Google Play, you’ll see this screen (see the picture above). This is just an introductory screen giving you more information about what the app does.

Select “Continue” and see the next steps!

Screenshot of the main page of the P{arallel Spaces app
Start using the Parallel Space app

Again, just an introductory screen – tap “START” to finally open Parallel Spaces and get started on cloning Snapchat.

Look below:

Selecting Snapchat from the Parallel App
Select Snapchat from the Parallel app

Here we are – the main screen of Parallel Spaces. Here’s where you’re gonna clone Snapchat and make your secondary account a reality.

Start by selecting Snapchat in the app list (image above).

This will take you to another page where…

Open Snapchat using the Parallel app
Open Snapchat using the Parallel app

You’ll need to tap again on Snapchat, just because. Once you do that, a new window will appear (which I can’t show because no screenshots allowed) where you’ll create your new Snapchat account.

This will open the Snapchat app, where you can create a different account.

Your old one won’t even appear in this version of the app, just the new one you create now.

If you want to access your old account, open the real Snapchat app.

Remember that you’ll still need to use a different email address or phone number to create the new account (you can’t get rid of this…).

Your old credentials are already in Snapchat’s databases and are associated with your old account.

You can’t use them for a new Snapchat user account while the old one is still active.

When you want to access the main account, use Snapchat, and when you want to access the secondary account, use Parallel Spaces. Simple!

Use Dual Space to open a 2nd account on Snapchat

Dual Space is just like Parallel Space, an app that lets you clone Snapchat. Only use this is Parallel Space doesn’t work.

Again, open the Play Store and look for “Dual Space – Multiple Accounts“, and select the app.

Image of a Google Play store search result showing the Dual Space app
Install the Dual Space App

Hit the green “Install” button and wait for the installation process to finish. Then, open it.

Image of the Dual Space mobile app opened where the user can install Snapchat
Open Snapchat on the Dual Space App

After going through the Terms of Service, you’ll reach the main page of Dual Space where you’ll see a list of apps, similar to that of Parallel Space.

Select Snapchat and you’ll be taken to a log-in screen where you can create a new Snapchat account.

Like with Parallel Space, you’ll need to use different credentials for the new account.

Use Super Clone to create a 2nd Snapchat account

Last but not least, you can also use Super Clone to achieve the same results. Go to the Play Store, open the Super Clone app page (see the screenshot below), and install it.

Google Play Store search results page showing the Super Clone app
Install Super Clone to use 2 Snapchat accounts

You should find the “Install” button next to the app’s name but check the screenshot above if you’re having trouble finding it.

This guide is already long enough but it’s not long before we’re done, promise!

Image showing the main menu of the Super Clone mobile app
Open the Super Clone app

Once the Super Clone app is opened, you’ll see an orange + button at the bottom. Select it (give it a tap) to add another clone of Snapchat.

Thing is, there are no pre-cloned apps on this app. You’ll have to search for Snapchat on your own.

Image showing the way one can install Snapchat using the Super Clone mobile app
Find Snapchat in the Super Clone app

Thankfully, that’s not hard at all. You’ll get to this page, which is a list of all the potential apps on your phone. Select Snapchat from the list and wait for the app to clone it.

Screenshot showing how one can us multiple Snapchat accounts on mobile with the Super Clone app
Start using multiple Snapchat accounts in the Super Clone app

Once done, you can tap on START to be redirected to Snapchat, and yet again, you’ll have to create your new account there.

If you’re using an iPhone, you can use Snapchat++ and TutuApp if Parallel Space or the other apps don’t work.

To conclude, the fastest way to use a secondary Snapchat account is to create it through the Sign Up process and switch between them whenever you want to.

But if you want to use them simultaneously, you’ll have to use a cloning app like Parallel Space. Those will let you access both accounts simultaneously through 2 different apps.

Happy now? Got any questions or need help with something else? Leave a comment below and I’ll be sure to reply!


Can you log into 2 Snapchat accounts simultaneously?

Yes and no.

If you don’t use a third-party app to clone Snapchat and create a new account, you’ll need a separate device to connect to your other account.

One phone can connect to one Snapchat account.

That’s it.

But if you’re using an app like Parallel Space, you can connect to the two Snapchat accounts on the same device.

Use the normal Snapchat app to connect to your main account and the Parallel Space Snapchat to connect to your other account.

Snapchat won’t know you’re using a cloning app to access two accounts simultaneously.

Most importantly, cloning apps are not illegal.

What’s illegal is how you’re using those two accounts.

If all you want is to separate work for personal time, Snapchat won’t restrict your use of the two accounts.

How to know if someone is online or active on Snapchat?

There are several ways to know if someone is online or active on Snapchat.

You can send them a message, for starters.

If they respond, then they’re online. But if you want to know when they were last online, you can still send them a message.

After you send them a message, look in the lower-left corner of the screen.

If their Bitmoji or a blue smiley icon appears, your friend is online and has read your message.

If no icon appears, they’re not online or haven’t seen your message.

You can also check and see if they fit your snap.

Go to your Friends page, and the timestamp should appear under your friend’s name.

It could say something like, “Opened 30 minutes ago.”

It means that they looked at your snap 30 minutes ago. It means they were online 30 minutes ago.

However, if, under your friend’s name appears a “Delivered” instead of “Opened,” it means they haven’t opened your snap yet.

They still aren’t online now.

You can also check their Snap Score to see if they’re online.

Go to your Friends page and hold down your friend’s name. A pop-up will appear with your friend’s Snap Score.

They’re online if the snap score changes after 5-10 minutes.

If it doesn’t, it means they’re offline or haven’t sent any snaps.

How to make a personal story for close friends on Snapchat?

Anyone with access to Snapchat sees regular stories.

But what if you don’t want others to see it?

If you only want your close friends to see your Snapchat story, you can make it private.

If you create a private Snapchat story, log in to your Snapchat app first.

Then, tap on your Bitmoji or your profile icon to go to your profile.

Go to the Stories section and tap on the +Private Story or +Custom Story icon.

It’s just to the right of the Stories section.

Select everyone that you want to see your story by checking their names.

Take your photo or video, edit it, and tap on the Send button.

The story will be sent only to the people you selected. No one will see it.

Anyone who isn’t on your send list won’t know even know you made a personal story.

So, your secret is all fine if you don’t tell anyone.

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Alex Popa

My name is Alex and I have a knack for social media in all its shapes and forms. I’ve dealt with such things for quite some time and I noticed that many people have issues with social media and technicalities.

Unforeseen errors, bugs, and other problems make their use of social media problematic. These things will be discussed amply in the guides on Whizcase.

I'll present the facts as they are, and offer quick and easy solutions for them.

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