We all use what’s app in our daily lives…but do you know that there are many secret features in WhatsApp which could make our whatsapp experience even more fun. Well here are some whatsapp tricks that you probably are unaware of.
1. Read messages without even informing the sender
You can read WhatsApp texts without informing the sender by turning off the read reciepts option in the privacy settings.this feature also enables you to see others status without them knowing about it. How cool is that!!! Here’s the steps you can follow to to turn your read reciepts off : settings> privacy> ready reciepts .
2. See who has read your messages in group chats
There’s this other feature in WhatsApp which helps you in knowing that who and how many people have read your messages. Amazing ,isn’t it?? You can simply follow these easy steps :
Now you can see who has read your messages and on what time they have read it.
i. Just long press on the message u sent
ii. Some icons will appear on the top of the bar
iii. Click on the ‘i’ icon
And that’s it!! It’s simple as that.
3. Select people who can see your status stories according to your preference
This feature enables you to select people according to your preference who can see your WhatsApp stories/stauses. Yea cool right?!!
Here are the steps to enable this feature:
Settings>privacy> status > my contacts/ my contacts except/ only share with.
From these three options you can select the option whichever you like or you prefer.
4. Send gifs to make your chatting experience more fun
Getting bored of texting? Don’t worry cuz WhatsApp lets you send gifs to make your conversation more fun. This is a new feature WhatsApp recently added to make their user’s experience more interesting.
Just click on the texting bar and then hit the emoji icon and then at the bottom there will appear a gif icon, click on that and you’re good to go.
5. Share your live location
Yes that’s true!! Now you can share your live location with this new feature of WhatsApp. This feature will make your travelling experience more easy and also it’s really helpful in any kind of Emergency or crisis. Technology making our lives easy. Just follow these steps to share your location : click on the attachment icon right in the message box > 6 options will appear you’ll have to click on the location icon and that’s it. Pretty easy right?
6. Unsend messages
The new update of WhatsApp enables you to unsend a message you recently sent. However there’s a time limit to it of 7 mins. You’ll be able to unsend a message only in a time span of 7 mins and after that this feature can’t be used. I know this feature will help many of us out there and it’s kind of major relief for WhatsApp users. To unsend a message just long press on the message you want to unsend > then click on the delete icon on the top bar > then click on delete for all and that’s it!! Your message has been unsent.
7. Use different languages to Chat
There are so many languages out there and now WhatsApp has given us an option to chat in different languages we like cuz everyone feels comfortable in talking in their own language and now with this feature they can also chat in their own language. Awesome isn’t it?just open WhatsApp > Go to Settings > Select Chats > Click on the App language and you’re good to go fellas!
8. Edit images in WhatsApp
This feature doesn’t involves filters but what you can do here is you can add some texts in the pictures and some emoticons too. This would make your pics sharing experience more fun.
Just click on the attachment option> then click on images> select the image you want to share> then on the top right you’ll see the add text icon and add emoticons icon and from there you can edit your image and share with whom so ever you want to.
9. Add chat shortcuts
There’s always a person with whom we constantly chit chat on WhatsApp. Now instead of opening whatsapp and then opening chat you can directly open the conversation of the person you constantly chat with by adding a conversation shortcut and who doesn’t likes shortcuts? Everyone does right! Just long press the chat of the person you want to create the shortcut> then click on the three dots on the top of the page and the click on short cut. It’s done!!
10. Turn off the auto media download
We are all aware of the family group problems we face everyday and the constant media sharing by our relatives or some random group we are involved in. There’s almost tons of images and videos shared in these groups and we not only get irritated by it but it’s loss of our data. But don’t worry cuz here’s the solution of this problem, you can just simply turn off the auto media download and it would stop downloading random media files and you can download the media file which only you want to download. Yea I know! Major relief!! Just go to the settings > select the data usage > choose the option you want to choose and that’s it!! Problem solved fellas!!
11. Send texts through voice
Are you tired of typing long texts? Well, don’t worry cuz now you can send texts just through your voice.
i. Tap on the message box
ii. Mic icon appears on the keyboard
iii. It will type automatically as you speak in the mic.
Cool isn’t it?
12. Control/Spy on someone else’s WhatsApp
This secret features let’s you spy on Someone else’s WhatsApp secretly. Well this is kinda risky as well but this feature does helps you in peeking into someone else’s conversation on your phone.
i. Firstly take the android phone which you wanna spy on.
ii. Go to the settings> about phone > status>
iii. Now it’s time to uninstall WhatsApp from your device .
iv. Now Change your mac id to your friends one very carefully.
v. Now it’s time to again download and install WhatsApp in your device.
vi. The WhatsApp will send the verification code to your friends device
vii. Type that verification code in your phone to verify it.
viii. It’s done!!! Now you have the exact replica of your friends WhatsApp. Congratulations mission successful!!
WiFi Mac address and then note down the Mac address and keep the phone with you, don’t hand it over right now.
WhatsApp is basically an App featuring messaging and Voice over services and not previously but now owned by Facebook. This App can be downloaded from PlayStore free of cost on smartphones and now it can also be used on Laptops and PCs. WhatsApp used internet to send and receive messages, audios, videos, documents, images and other media supported files. It is very user-friendly as it is just like text messaging service but the only difference here is that it uses internet. Contrast to that it is very cost effective as compared to text messaging service and it uses a very low volume of internet data even 24/7 usage. The one more exciting fact about WhatsApp is that it can now be installed on your desktop of Windows of Mac. In a very lesser time, it is getting popular among youth due to its exciting features like group chat, voice messages and now even location sharing. Taking in consideration the social responsibility, the minimum age required to use this App is now 16 years and below that age you must need parental consent.
By throwing some light on the boom of WhatsApp it has more than 1 billion users worldwide and has now become the biggest online messenger App. Even when it launched back in 2009, within a very few months, its users reached up to 250,000 in number.
The things you required while using WhatsApp are a smartphone or tablet, a sim card, an internet connection. The working of this App is such that it uses your phone number and name and then it associates your data to your phone, even if you transfer your contacts to new smartphone. Coming towards the enlisting of its features, it includes, Group Chat to keep groups of families, friends and colleagues, intact and at same page. You can name your group of your own choice, put a group photo and also have customization option regarding notification in that. You can share your messages, photos and videos in such groups. Moreover, you can share your data to 256 people at the same time.
You can use WhatsApp at the same time on your Windows desktop and on smartphone or use at whatever device you are convenient at. Furthermore, WhatsApp features involve Voice Calls and can have uninterrupted calls free of cost with a little internet data usage even if they are in other country. When you want to see your loved ones who are far away from you and you worry about call charges then you can also switch to WhatsApp as it is not that much expensive to which you worry about. Only internet data charges will apply to such calls.
WhatsApp has also introduced the End-to-End encryption which ensures that your chats are secured and no third-party can have access to your chats. Because sometimes, you share your live personal moments with your closed ones and you do not want any third person to see those texts or pictures or whatever you share at that time. So, do not worry at all while using WhatsApp because nobody is between you and other with this feature.
Sometimes, you have to send short texts to your acquaintances but you want that the other person could also sense your emotions in your voice so here you ago, WhatsApp also equipped with that. You can send voice notes of how much duration you want but just taping on Voice Message Recording icon and can say whatever you want to.
You all know that E-mail is a good way to exchange documents like PDFs, spreadsheets, etc. but sometimes it takes a lot of time to share and is not that much user friendly but WhatsApp has solved your that problem as well, you can now easily send your documents which are up to 100 MB within few seconds.
There are hundreds of exciting features of WhatsApp from hiding your last seen to stare your favorite messages so that you can see them time and again. There are lots of tricks you can do to WhatsApp and after reading this article you can be pro to WhatsApp in just few minutes.
You can send a GIF from jiffy section. You probably know about GIFs but here is a brief explanation of this. Why always to send an emoji for a reaction, or why a static image when you can send a GIF. GIFs are just few seconds’ motion emojis you can say with which you can double up your fun. While using WhatsApp you have no need to search on an internet browser for required GIF. You can just search it in WhatsApp collection. Just tap on the + sign, further tap the magnifying glass icon and here you go to collection of GIFs. Just scroll up and down and find out your required one but wait what? You don’t find your required GIF so no worries just write down the reaction in the search bar and you will definitely find one.
Reading all your messages can be hard, especially if your colleagues have the habit of contacting you via WhatsApp. So the buildup of unread messages is inevitable.
But if you’re the obsessive-compulsive sort and our number of unread messages (99 at last count) is making your left eye twitch uncontrollably, there’s a quick way to reset the counter without having to go through each message.
Every one of you is in a large number or group chats right now. And such number may definitely reach up to 256 participants. It is very obvious that while talking in a group there are some things which you want to share to a single person so you have to go back from that group, search that person you want to send a private message and then send but you know what you can even save your these few seconds with the help of WhatsApp too, just tap on the name of the person while you are in group chat and you can directly jump in to the chatter box of that one person.
Yeah we always encounter with such person who sends a number of messages at one point in time and you want to address each and every message separately to avoid any misconception so WhatsApp provides you a convenient way to do that. For this, just tap that specific message you want to reply and type your reply. That message you are replying to will appear as a little screenshot with a reply of that given below.
We all are very busy in our daily routine but if we don’t put our phone silent for some sort of emergency calls and messages and whenever your phone buzzes you just picked up your phone and immediately check that message but what? That is not that emergency text? You have no time to reply to those minor details at that time but you have seen that message and the sender is informed now that you have read that message so you have to reply to that. You really wanted to refrain yourself from doing such thing but you could not but you can remain cautious for the next time by using WhatsApp. You can turn your tick offs. Just to the Privacy from Setting section and disable Read Receipts. Now your friendships are not going to ruin by not replying to your friends instantly. You can now reply to them at your ease.
Sometimes you get disturbed by group notifications and you want to avoid them so at that time you can mute your group chats for 9 hours, a week or even for a year, and can avoid those 100+ messages and can read them whenever you want or can simply ignore them.
Every one of us have certain favorite people with whom we chat frequently, so is not it good to create their chat shortcut on your home screen or desktop instead of going into the App and every time and search for their chat. You can simply do this by holding on the chat of that specific person, a notification tab will pop up, select the option of Add Conversation Shortcut and the icon with the profile photo of that person will appear on your screen. Unfortunately, iPhone users cannot avail this feature.
Did you ever hear from your contacts that you came online but you did not reply me even if they have nothing important to talk about but still they are blaming you and you want to hide from such persons such that you do not want such person to let know about that whether you came online or not so yes, you can do by turning off your last seen. Just go to Setting, then Privacy, Last Seen and set it to Nobody.
Yes, group chats are always filled with unnecessary stuff but not all are like that and not all groups are meant to ignore notifications but how would you know that you have to avoid certain notification. WhatsApp can help you even in this regard too. You can set particular alert tone for a certain group. Just go to the Group Info then Custom Notifications and set custom message alert of your own choice.
Some people are very touchy about their messages and are kind of memory freak that they cannot sacrifice their chat at any cost so you can make a chat backup that even if you accidently delete them, a backup at your Google Drive or iCloud is already there. Just go to setting and select the Chat Backup option for this purpose. Even if you install your WhatsApp, the next time you will install your WhatsApp your chats will be there at their place.
It is very obvious that all of us are not on unlimited data package plan, many are on 1GB per month data plan and then every MB matters and some people are in our family who send a lot of unnecessary memes, videos, screenshots and some unnecessary groups are even do that and they get auto-downloaded even when you just turned on the data and you don’t want at all to get them downloaded and in turn they use your large volume of data volume. There is a way to prevent you from even that. Go to Settings, then Chat Settings and then Auto-Download settings and then amend them according to your desire. Like switch those Auto-Download to Wi-Fi only or turn them off forever and now you have to manually download every single thing you want to.
If you move overseas, you surely have to get a new sim and change your number according to the respective country and then have to send your new number to all your contacts at that time. But you know what? You can use your WhatsApp with your older number by just keep it linked with older number.
The starred message feature which has already been explained is very useful for those who are quite busy persons and easily forget about their important meetings and appointments. So by just starring those important messages with the help of star icon you can easily remind of those messages and have no need to go deep down into the conversation.
Sometimes, you run out of the battery of your phone and you are doing some important chat on WhatsApp and you are even out of electricity so what can you do at that time? You can easily switch to WhatsApp web at that time on your laptop or PC but just going to web.whatsapp.com. Without even downloading anything you can use this app.
Some people usually have the habit of reading messages thought to reply them at some later time when you will be free but you always forget to reply them. And in turn, you have to write long sorry paragraphs for ignoring others for a longer period of time. You can avoid such situation by marking those messages as unread. While doing so, such message will appear as a blue dot. Now whenever you come back after getting free, that blue dot reminds you of replying to that message. You can do so by swiping your chat and selecting the option of Mark as Unread at the right corner. When you will reply to that you can simply uncheck that option.
Whenever you get a new message you swipe the message form notification bar, open up that message and then reply. Yeah, it has usually done in this way but you know what you can do this at much faster rate but simply replying directly from notification bar.
So, this summarizes almost every feature of WhatsApp. By just applying these little shortcuts while using this App, you can save your lot of time and can live your life at peace but avoiding some distractions from your contacts. After giving just a little heed to this article you can be pro in time over WhatsApp. WhatsApp is a very user friendly App, so after going through this you can even teaches your grandparents about its usage who seem to you are not android App persons.