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An alarmed American coders account of how Indians searching for WhatsApp deluged his website

The most random and amazing things happened at my company Browserling , which provides a cross-browser testing tool for web developers, in the last few weeks. Someone in India discovered that they can use WhatsApp on cheap $20 phones (Jio Phones) via Browserling. These cheap phones cant run WhatsApp but if you go to Browserling, you can use it via He made a video explaining this, the video went viral, got re-posted everywhere, and more people started making videos about it, such as this , this and this . I started getting crazy traffic, thousands, then tens of thousands of visitors, and it just kept increasing from India, all trying to use Browserling as a WhatsApp proxy tool. Indian blogs picked it up, started re-posting it, too. Traffic was going insane.