WhatsApp is perhaps the most popular communications app in the world. It allows you to stay in touch with your friends, family members as well as business acquaintances in a convenient manner. You do not have to choose any special user ID as it uses your mobile number as your user ID making it easier for anyone to connect with you if they know your mobile numbers. In the recent years, it has also added very useful features like voice call, video call and video conferencing etc.
In your mobile phone, you can use only one account of WhatsApp at one time. But in your desktop computer, you can use multiple WhatsApp accounts simultaneously with the help of Altus – a desktop client for WhatsApp. Altus is available for thee leading desktop operating systems – Windows, macOS and Linux.
Altus is based on the Electron framework which basically uses Chrome browser. Altus opens the web version of WhatsApp in different tabs for different accounts. All the data of these tabs is kept private and is not shared with the other tabs. Isolating the data between these tabs enables Altus to use different WhatsApp accounts under these tabs all at the same time.
The process of using Altus is exactly the same as using the web version of WhatsApp. You have to login using your mobile phone which means that you will need the same number of phones as the number of accounts you want to login. Every time you want to login to your WhatsApp account, a code is sent to your mobile number and this code has to be entered in WhatsApp website. Even though this process is kind of annoying, it keeps your account secure from attackers.
Altus can be used to operate more than one WhatsApp accounts from the comfort of your laptop or desktop computer. This way you can separate your personal and business WhatsApp accounts easily.
You can download Altus from https://github.com/shadythgod/altus.