How can I make a shortcut to a 2nd YouTube account on my Android phone. I have a Samsung s21+ with one ui 4.1 and Android 12

There is a dual messenger function which allows multiple versions of the same app to be installed. Can this be done with YouTube?

If not can I make two shortcuts, one that automatically loads a second YouTube profile and the other a default profile?

If this is not possible can I a make a chrome shortcut that opens the specific YouTube account in Chrome (or any other browser)

Ultimate goal is to have two icons, one for each profile so I don't have to keep switching profiles manually via the app (slow and requires 10+ seconds on slow internet).

What is the easiest way to achieve this?


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You can use apps* available on google play and log in with the desired google account in the cloned app and then create a shortcut on the home screen.

*third-party cloner app as an alternative to Dual Messenger if it is not possible to duplicate youtube through it.

  • How exactly do I do this? Open YouTube then where do I go? Or do I open the play store and do something?
    – rollsch
    Sep 29, 2022 at 1:14
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    I will write an example using a third-party app (2Accounts), step by step: 1 - go to google play store and download an AppCloner (2Accounts suggested) 2 - open AppCloner and select YouTube to be cloned 3 - open cloned YouTube (maybe open by itself when cloned), go to library and login with your google account you want for the 2nd YT App 4 - open Appcloner again, press and hold the YT icon and press create shortcut/icon on home screen 5 - enjoy
    – amrtykl
    Sep 30, 2022 at 2:28
  • Fantastic using 2Accounts worked perfectly. Thank you.
    – rollsch
    Oct 5, 2022 at 3:14

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