WhatsApp has an easy-to-use web app that lets you access all of your chats from any browser. But if you’ve ever tried to access your WhatsApp on in-flight Wi-Fi, you quickly realize one of the shortcomings of the WhatsApp system: if your phone doesn’t have a data connection, you can’t use WhatsApp on your computer. Rather than paying for multiple devices to have in-flight Wi-Fi just so you can use WhatsApp on your laptop, you can use a simple workaround and get access on both your phone and laptop.

How to use WhatsApp web on your laptop on in-flight Wi-Fi

This is a pretty simple equation. You can only have in-flight Wi-Fi on one of your devices at once (unless you pay extra), but you need both to be connected for WhatsApp to work. The solution? Connect your phone to the in-flight Wi-Fi, and then share that connection to your laptop.

You may not realize that many phones — perhaps yours included — let you use Wi-Fi for their data connection while also running the Wi-Fi hotspot for other devices to connect to. It’s a bit of an obscure use-case, but it works perfectly for our needs here. Samsung

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