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15 essential Alexa skills that Amazon's AI assistant can learn to help make your life easier

Alexa skills can greatly enhance the utility of your Amazon Echo devices.Shutterstock Amazon Alexa skills allow you to customize the artificially intelligent assistant to suit all sorts of needs. You can add new skills to Alexa from the mobile app, a web browser, or even by asking Alexa to add the skill.  Here are 15 of the best skills for Amazon Alexa. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Alexa, the voice assistant built into Amazon's family of Echo speakers and s...
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How to set up WhatsApp Web and use the messaging platform from your computer

WhatsApp's web version and desktop app offer certain advantages over the mobile app.Tara Moore/Getty Images You can use WhatsApp Web from your computer's browser by linking your account through a QR code from the WhatsApp mobile app. You can also use WhatsApp from your computer by installing the WhatsApp desktop application. You can open multiple WhatsApp accounts on your computer as long as you use a different browser window for each one.  Visit Insider's Tech Reference library f...
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Hinge is free, but you can pay for extra features — here's what the dating app offers

A Hinge Preferred Membership isn't free, but can enhance your dating app experience.Dennizn/Shutterstock Hinge is free to download and use, but you can pay money for extra features. Hinge's "Preferred Membership" gives you unlimited likes, extra filters, and more for $30 per month. You can also buy Roses and Boosts, which prioritize your profile for other users. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Like most dating apps, you can use Hinge forever without paying...
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How to sign into Google Drive on a computer or phone, and what to do if you can't remember your login information

The sign-in process for Google Drive is simple on any device.Nopparat Khokthong / Shutterstock.com You can sign into Google Drive using the same username and password as your Gmail account. Signing into Google Drive on the website or mobile app gives you access to all your saved files and photos. If you can't remember your account information, you can use the "Forgot email?" or "Forgot password?" options to recover your account. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories....
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How to check your Google Maps timeline and see every place you've traveled

Google Maps can keep a timeline of all your travels.Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images Your Google Maps timeline shows all the countries, cities, and attractions you've visited. You can see your timeline in the Google Maps mobile app and on the website. You'll need to make sure you have Location History enabled on your Google account for the timeline to work. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Nearly every major app tracks your location in some way. ...
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3 ways to add multiple photos to your Instagram Story

You can add multiple photos to an Instagram Story by selecting multiple photos, creating a collage, or inserting additional photos as stickers. Selecting multiple photos from your camera roll will upload each photo as its own slide in your story. Instagram has a built-in collage feature called Layout that allows you to drop several photos into the same slide. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. There are several different ways to add multiple photos to an Instagram Stor...
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How to change your Facebook name on desktop or mobile, and add nicknames

Image Source/Getty Images You can change your name on Facebook in the Settings section of the website or mobile app. You can only change your Facebook name once every 60 days. Nicknames can be used if they adhere to Facebook's community standards. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Whether you've recently changed your last name or want to add a fun nickname, changing your name on your Facebook profile is a fairly straightforward process.  Note: You can only c...
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8 ways to troubleshoot an app that keeps crashing on your Android device

You can try a variety of solutions whenever an app keeps crashing on your Android device.Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Apps crashing on an Android device is not uncommon, but there are several ways to troubleshoot the problem.  You can often fix a crashing app by force-stopping the app and restarting it. If that doesn't fix the problem, check your WiFi and make sure you have enough free storage space. Try each of these eight troubleshooting tips to fix a problematic app.  Visit Insider&...
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How to turn on Microsoft Word's dark mode to help reduce eye strain

Microsoft Word users can enable a dark mode in the program with a few clicks.Gorkem Yorulmaz/Getty Images You can run Microsoft Word in dark mode, which uses a dark color palette to help reduce eye strain in low light settings. You can choose to make the document white or black using the Switch Modes button in the ribbon's View tab.  If you always want documents to appear white even in dark mode, use the "Disable dark mode" toggle in the Options menu.  Visit Insider's Tech Reference l...
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How to spot fake Amazon reviews and avoid scammers

Knowing how to spot fake reviews on Amazon can help you make more informed purchases.Tirachard/Getty Images You can spot Amazon fake reviews by learning common red flags. There are several third-party websites with algorithms that filter out fake reviews. Fake Amazon reviews can hurt both consumers and Amazon retailers. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. There are millions of products available for sale on Amazon. Deciding which of these products to buy can be tricky...
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Bumble is free, but you can pay for extra features — here's what the dating app offers

You can use Bumble's basic features for free.Alexander Pohl/NurPhoto/Getty Images Bumble is free to use, but you can pay to unlock new features like advanced filters and profile boosts. The Bumble Boost plan costs $16.99 for a month, and gives unlimited likes and "rematches." Bumble's more expensive Premium subscription costs $39.99 for a month, or $229.99 for a lifetime plan. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Bumble is one of the most popular dating apps on...
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How to write an APA format paper in Google Docs using a template or other built-in features

Google Docs offers several methods for setting up an APA format essay.Chalirmpoj Pimpisarn/EyeEm/Getty Images You can write an APA formatted paper in Google Docs using its built-in tools or a template. The basics of APA 7 format include double-spaced lines, a running header, and a title page — all of which can be done in Google Docs. Google Docs' templates page includes pre-made APA 6 and APA 7 documents you can use as well. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Whi...
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How to lock WhatsApp on your phone and prevent unwanted access to the messaging app

You can lock WhatsApp using your smartphone's touch or face ID. Soumyabrata Roy/NurPhoto via Getty Images WhatsApp offers a lock feature that secures access to the messaging app by using your phone's biometric sensor. WhatsApp can be easily set to unlock with a fingerprint on your Android device or with Touch ID or Face ID on iPhone. You can find the setting to lock WhatsApp in the app's settings; once there, tap Account followed by Privacy. Visit Insider's Tech Reference l...
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How to create a WhatsApp group and send an invitation link so your contacts can easily join a group conversation

You can create and share a WhatsApp group through a link in a few simple steps. mirtmirt/ShutterStock A WhatsApp group chat link is a shareable invite that enables your contacts to join a group conversation by tapping on a hyperlink. WhatsApp group chats are a good way to include multiple people in ongoing conversations. Group chats and invite links work for people who have either an Android or iOS device. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. WhatsApp is one of ...
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How to use WhatsApp Status, the messaging app's 'stories' feature for sharing ephemeral content

WhatsApp Status is the messaging app's take on the "stories" feature. Thiago Prudêncio / SOPA Images: LightRocket via Getty Images WhatsApp Status is similar to Snapchat or Instagram Stories; you can post updates with photos, video, and text in the app's Status tab. To share an update, tap "My Status" in the Status tab and use the camera control and photo gallery. You can mute a contact to hide their updates as well as hide your updates from specific users. Visit Insider's Tec...
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How to get 'verified' on Tinder by taking selfies to prove you're a real user

You'll need your phone's camera to get verified on Tinder. Shutterstock To get verified on Tinder, you'll need to take pictures of yourself through the app in specific poses. Getting verified on Tinder proves that "you're the real you," and aren't a bot or catfisher. Head to your Tinder profile and tap the gray checkmark next to your name to start the verification process. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Getting verified on Tinder isn't ...
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How to hide your chat messages in WhatsApp to organize your conversations on the messaging platform

You can hide chats in WhatsApp in two ways on an iPhone and one on Android Getty Images To hide a WhatsApp chat thread, you need to either long-press or swipe on your conversation. By hiding your message history, you are archiving it, not deleting it. Archived conversations can be restored the same way as they are hidden. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. WhatsApp is one of the most popular encrypted messaging services available today. Although it doesn't ...
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How to change your Zoom profile picture on any device

Your Zoom account has one profile picture on every device. NurPhoto/Getty Images You can change your Zoom profile picture through the app or website. In the Zoom desktop or mobile app, open your Settings menu. On the Zoom website, log in and head to the Profile menu. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Zoom is designed for video calls where everyone on the line has a live camera feed of their face. But we all know there are times when you'd rather keep your cam...
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How does Hinge work? A guide to the best features of the dating app that's 'designed to be deleted'

Hinge is available to both iPhone and Android users. Ascannio/Shutterstock Hinge works like most dating apps, letting you like or reject other users that appear on your feed. When you sign up for Hinge, you have to answer three "prompts" about yourself, which appear on your profile. Unlike Tinder or Bumble, Hinge lets you like specific parts of someone's profile instead of the whole thing. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Hinge advertises itself as "the only...
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Tinder is free, but you can pay for extra features - here's what you can unlock from the dating app

Tinder is free - to a point. Thiago Prudêncio/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Tinder is free to download and use, but you can pay to unlock extra features. You can buy "Super Likes" and profile Boosts individually, or subscribe to one of Tinder's premium plans. If you're over 30 years old, all of Tinder's subscription plans cost twice as much money. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Tinder is one of the most influential apps of all time. Its ...
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How to cancel your Tinder Gold subscription on any device

You should cancel Tinder Gold using the device you signed up for it on. Carlina Teteris/Getty Images You can cancel Tinder Gold using the Tinder app, the website, your iPhone's Settings app, or the Google Play Store. The exact method you need to use to cancel Tinder Gold depends on how you signed up. Once you cancel Tinder Gold, you'll keep the features until your next billing date. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you're a Tinder power-user, you&...
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How to log into Bumble on your phone or computer

Logging into Bumble is a similar process on any device. Boumen Japet/Shutterstock You can log into Bumble using your phone number, Facebook account, or Apple ID. Depending on how you log in, Bumble might ask for a verification code. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Like most apps, Bumble gives you a variety of ways to create an account and then log in. These options make it easier to get started on the app, give you less passwords to remember, and let you log in...
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How to delete your Tinder account when you're done using the dating app, or hide your account temporarily

Teerawit Chankowet/Shutterstock To delete your Tinder account, tap on Delete My Account in the app's settings. If you delete your account, your Tinder profile will be deleted along with any matches and chats you've made. You can also hide your profile from the app's Discovery section so users will no longer see your profile. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you've tried your hand at online dating, you've almost certainly used Tinder, th...
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How to change your WhatsApp wallpaper for specific chats or all chats at once

A little-known feature of WhatsApp is the ability to change the background of your chats. Carol Yepes/Getty Images You can change your WhatsApp wallpaper for a specific chat or for all of your chats at once. To change your WhatsApp wallpaper on iPhone or Android, go to Settings or the "Group Info" section of a specific chat. WhatsApp lets you choose from pre-set wallpapers or upload a photo from your phone. This story is part of Insider's Guide to WhatsApp. WhatsApp offers its users th...
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How to recover deleted WhatsApp messages by restoring from a backup

When you back up your WhatsApp data, you can restore old messages you'd deleted after backing up. Erica Shires/Getty Images You can recover deleted WhatsApp messages by restoring your data from a backup. Androids can recover WhatsApp messages from a Google Drive or local backup, and iPhone can recover from an iCloud backup. If you deleted some messages and then backed up, those messages will also be deleted from the backup and won't be recoverable. Visit Insider's Tech Refere...
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How to use Amazon Drive, the free cloud storage app that comes with your Amazon account

If you need to store your files online, consider Amazon Drive. Postmodern Studio/Shutterstock Amazon Drive is a cloud storage app that comes free with every Amazon account. You can save documents, photos, videos, and more in Amazon Drive and access them from any device. Amazon Drive is different from Amazon Photos, which only lets you save photos and videos. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. As computers and phones get more advanced, our files and photos take up ...
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How to add a new contact to WhatsApp using the Chats tab or a QR code

Adding a new contact to WhatsApp can be done in a few seconds. Thomas Barwick/Getty Images You can add contacts to WhatsApp by manually entering them in Chats, or scanning the QR code from their WhatsApp profile. You can also import contacts from your phone to WhatsApp. When entering international contacts, don't forget to start their phone number with a plus sign and then add the international calling code for their country. This story is a part of Insider's Guide to WhatsApp. W...
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How to change your phone number on WhatsApp from the same phone or a new phone

If you need to change your phone number on WhatsApp, it's helpful to have your old phone handy. Eugenio Marongiu/Getty Images Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky You can change your WhatsApp number if you're using the same phone, or if you got a new phone and still have access to the old one. If you no longer have access to your old phone, you'll need to set up an entirely new WhatsApp account. When you change your number, you won't be able to access your account using you...
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5 ways to tell if someone blocked you on WhatsApp

Getting blocked on WhatsApp limits how you can interact with contacts. Thiago Prudêncio / SOPA Images: LightRocket via Getty Images There's no definite way to tell if you've been blocked on WhatsApp, but there are a few warning signs. When someone blocks you on WhatsApp, you won't be able to call them and they won't see your messages. This story is part of Insider's Guide to WhatsApp. WhatsApp is a chatting, phone, and photo sharing app used by hundreds of millions of p...
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How to make a call on WhatsApp to a single person or a group of friends

WhatsApp can replace your phone's normal calling app. NurPhoto/Getty Images You can make a voice call on WhatsApp to a single person, or to a group of contacts. To make a call on WhatsApp, you'll need to have the person or people you're trying to reach added to your contacts list. You'll need an internet connection to make calls over WhatsApp, but you can use Wi-Fi or mobile data. This story is part of Insider's Guide to WhatsApp. With millions of daily users around the...
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