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This experiment has ended. Thanks to everyone who participated. Read about how it went here.

This federal election campaign, we have a new way to help you stay informed. Using the messenging app WhatsApp, we'll send the stories, photos and videos you need to make an informed vote on Oct. 19.  These messages may include the top news story of the day, notes from our reporters on the campaign trail, the latest poll numbers or links to interviews with the party candidates. We will not send more than one or two messages a day throughout the campaign, with the potential for a few more the week of the election.

To sign up:

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1: Download WhatsApp on your phone. (Available for free on iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone)

2: Save this number, 1-416-659-3278, in your phone's contacts.

3. Open WhatsApp and text "JOIN" to that number

You can opt out at any time by using WhatsApp to text "STOP" to the same number.

This is an experiment for The Globe and we are eager to hear your thoughts and feedback throughout the campaign. You can also follow us on Twitter at @GlobePolitics and on Facebook at facebook.com/GlobePolitics.

NOTE: You won't receive any confirmation message after texting "JOIN". It may be up to 24 hours until you see your first message.

NOTE: The Globe will not store your phone number or use it for any other purpose than what is outlined above.

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