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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Whatsapp on YOUR computer?

WhatsApp is on Mine!

I am on the computer. A lot. 

Whatsapp has become one of the most popular ways of keeping in touch with groups as well as individuals. My family has a group, my coworkers at the different frameworks in which I work, I even find it the best way to update my students about homework, what books to bring, or just to go check their emails. They are on Whatsapp much more than they are on their emails. 

Ages ago I thought it would make sense for the Whatsapp and internet to be able to talk to each other. I am not sure why it took so long in coming, but it's finally here. And it's EASY! 

Here's what you do: Go to https://web.whatsapp.com in your Chrome browser (apparently, it must be Chrome - which is my default browser, anyway - but you can try Firefox as well, maybe it will work). 






You then get to a page that has a barcode which you need to scan from WITHIN your Whatsapp on your phone:







Once you have done that, you are set! You can communicate via your Whatsapp with any of your contacts. I am sure this is going to be the best thing that has happened to me since sliced bread... but... I'll let you know!



As with the regular Whatsapp, you have the little blue checks that shows you that the person has seen what you have written, and you can also add a picture / attachment. You can even TAKE a photo and send it with your webcam!


(This all works on Android only, for now. You iPhone people will have to wait a bit longer, I'm afraid.)

Let me know if you find it useful! (I'll let you know if I get sick of it and remove it ;-)

Digitally yours,

@dele