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 A nice and simple one this month. WhatsApp is now one of the most popular messaging apps in the world. Nearly everyone with a smartphone reading this probably has it installed. However, you may not be aware that it's also possible to connect to your account on your laptop / desktop machine to save getting your phone out of your pocket, or to make it easier when you need to write some longer messages. This quick guide will show you how to do this.

Visit web.whatsapp.com

Step 1: Open any web browser and go to https://web.whatsapp.com

Step 2: Open WhatsApp on your phone, hit the 3 dots in the top right to open the menu, then pick "WhatsApp Web"


Step 3: Hit the + in the top right. This will then switch to camera mode, so just point your phone at your screen, and your machine will then connect to your account. Note that the connection to your phone needs to be maintained whenever you're using your account on another device. If your phone is elsewhere or not on the same network, you will find the web version will not connect. Other than that, message away!