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Use WhatsApp on your computer
Over 600 million people use the messaging app WhatsApp to communicate with their friends every day.
But what you may not know is that WhatsApp now allows you to chat in your computer browser.
The first thing to know is that browser access only works using Google's Chrome browser, so download it if you don't have it.
And open it up and visit web.whatsapp.com.
Here you'll see a QR code and instructions on how to scan that code with your phone depending on which operating system you're running.
You'll notice the iPhone isn't listed here, unfortunately it's not currently supported for this trick.
Now after scanning the code into WhatsApp on your phone, your messages will magically appear on both your phone and in your browser.
But it's a lot like what you're used to seeing on the app.
And you can send emojis, photos, and voice mails just like you're used to.
Now keep in mind that whatsapp will keep you logged into this computer until you sign out, using the 3 dots up here.
So if you're using a public computer or a shared computer, be aware that someone could hijack your account.
So be careful.
But there you go.
That's how to get WhatsApp running on your computer.
It's a great way to chat with friends at work without looking at your phone and being totally obvious that you're a horrible employee.
For more tips like this, head over the CNET.com/how-to.
For CNET, I'm Donald Bell.
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