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Simple Tips to Help You Use WhatsApp Web Effectively

You know that a tool has become a popular part of modern life when it begins being used as a verb:

“Text me”

“Email me”

“I’ll Google it.”

Now we can WhatsApp to the growing list of applications that have become an indelible part of communicating in the 21st Century. “I’ll WhatsApp it to you.” “I’ll WhatsApp you tomorrow.” “Do you WhatsApp?”

But like any tool, you can fail to get the most out of WhatsApp is you use it incorrectly. For a start, you might not know that there is an extremely convenient WhatsApp Web tool.

Do you find yourself sitting at your computer but forever checking your phone to see if you have received a WhatsApp message? Likewise, do you need to pick up the phone every time you need to send a message on WhatsApp?

If the answer to these questions is ‘yes’ than you are missing a major trick. That’s because WhatsApp provides the opportunity to send and receive messages direct to computer through the WhatsApp Web function. Simply scan a QR code and then see WhatsApp open up as an option on your computer: now you will get a notification every time you receive a message, and likewise you can type in your messages directly on your computer.

So now you are using WhatsApp Web, here are just a few little tips and tricks to ensure you’re using this popular tool in the very best way possible:

Use WhatsApp Web shortcuts to save time

Did you know that there are a number of highly useful shortcuts that you can use to perform all manner of functions on WhatsApp Web. Here are just a few great examples:

  • Ctrl + N: Start new chat
  • Ctrl + Shift + ]: Next chat
  • Ctrl + Shift + [: Previous chat
  • Ctrl + Shift + M: Mute chat
  • Ctrl + Shift + U: Mark as unread
  • Ctrl + Backspace: Delete chat
  • Ctrl + Shift + N: Create new group
  • Ctrl + E: Archive chat

And don’t forget you can use all your normal Windows or Mac shortcuts too now you are using WhatsApp on your computer.

Search and select emojis with your keyboard

Browsing for emojis on the phone isn’t always the most convenient activity in the world. But now you don’t need to as you can search and then select the perfect emoji for your chat with your keyboard. 

How? It couldn’t be simpler. In the chat box, just hit colon (:) and then type in the name of the emoji you are looking for. The search will immediately begin once you type so the more letters you put in the narrower your choices will become.
And if you just want to check out the options, seeking inspiration, then just hit shift + tab and now the emoji icon will be highlighted. Now just tab to scroll through the vast array of options.

Use WhatsApp in conjunction with Linguix

Not only is WhatsApp Web often considerably more convenient than typing directly on your cell, but you are now able to avail of a highly valuable tool to make sure your writing is free from simple mistakes that can seriously affect credibility. That tool is Linguix.

Linguix is essentially an AI-powered writing tool, but it comes with so many other valuable services that it can solve any number of content and writing needs. But at heart Linguix is there to ensure that you write effectively whenever you need to. 

Linguix provides a comprehensive an grammar checker where you can directly enter text and receive notifications in terms of all manner of writing based errors, such as spelling mistakes, incorrect grammatical constructions, failures to use punctuation properly and so much more. And then the Linguix extension for Chrome, Firefox and Edge means you can avail of the Linguix tool anywhere you write on the web.

And that means on WhatsApp Web too.

Because, if you think about it, how many times have you made a mistake writing on WhatsApp? Many of those mistakes may come about due to predictive text on your cell, so using the WhatsApp Web tool is a great place to start to eradicate the number of errors you make.

But if you really want to make sure that your writing is totally free from mistakes, then use the WhatsApp Web tool in conjunction with Linguix. That’s two intuitive modern tools dovetailing together to ensure you are communicating to the very best of your ability. 

One more thing. When you do use WhatsApp directly on your phone, you can download the Linguix iOS or android keyboard to bring the very same high level of spelling, punctuation, tone and grammar corrections straight to your mobile. No more embarrassing writing mistakes on WhatsApp. 

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