WhatsApp is simple, reliable messaging app to message your friends and family for free. But there are some secret WhatsApp tricks, you should try and become an advanced user. I hope you already know, by creating groups in WhatsApp, you can share messages, photos, and videos with upto 256 people at once. If text message isn’t enough, you can talk to your family and friends for free by video or voice calls.
You can send PDFs, documents, spreadsheets, slideshows upto the 100MB size. WhatsApp is build with end-to-end encryption, means your message and calls are secured so only you and the person you’re communicating with can read or listen to them. To try WhatsApp for PC, download and install the desktop app. Let’s talk about some secret tricks and hacks for WhatsApp.
Hide the Blue Double Tick
Your friends and family get angry, when you don’t reply instantly and someone sees you’ve read their messages. There are checks on WhatsApp messages tell you when your message has been delivered, received, and when it has been read. One grey mark for sent, two grey mark for delivered, and two blue mark for read.
Turn off the “Read Receipts” in WhatsApp settings to hide the blue tick.
Android: Settings > Account > Privacy > Untick Read Receipts.
iOS: Settings > Account > Privacy > Toggle off Read Receipts.
The blue tick won’t appear, if you’re using Siri to read the message in iOS.
You can also use flight mode to hide blue tick in WhatsApp.
1. Turn on the flight mode on your phone.
2. Read the WhatsApp message.
3. Now, turn on the flight mode again.
Bold, Italic, Strikethrough, and Font Change :
To make words beautiful to appears in the receiver chat box, change the font style and turn words bold, italic or strikethrough.
Add an asterisk either side of the word or phrase for bold.
Add an underscore either side of the word or phrase for italic.
Add a tildes to either side of the word or phase for ~
Use Mic to Type Message :
Open message box by click on “Type a message”, the mic icon appears on the keyboard.
Click on that mic icon and talk your message, it will be automatically get typed as you speak.
Find Out Most Popular Contacts :
You can find the total number of messages sent and receive from a person or group. Do you know the person, you send the most messages to and how much storage the person takes up.
This works on the iOS devices, head to Settings > Data and Storage Usage > Storage Usage > Select Contact.
Muting Group Chats :
If there are group chats or person constantly send tons of messages, just mute it. Head to group, click the three dots in the right hand corner and click “Mute notifications”. Here are three option, mute notification for 8 Hours, 1 Week, and even 1 Year, choose and click OK.
Making Personal Information Private :
Tick the option, if you don’t want to show your personal information such as last seen, hide your profile photo, about, and status to strangers. Head to Settings > Account > Privacy and here you can select who can see my personal info, select “My contacts” for last seen, profile photo, about, and status. You also have an option to choose status for one or more contacts see the below pic.
Stop Auto-Saving :
As you already know, WhatsApp automatically saves the images, videos, documents such as PDF, spreadsheet sent to you. If you’re tired of deleting the images and videos that are sent to you, turn off the auto saving in WhatsApp.
Android : Settings > Data Usage and select “No Media” for option, when using mobile data, when connected on Wi-Fi, and when roaming.
iOS : Settings > Chats and turn off “Save to Camera Roll”.
Adding Dates To The Calendar :
If you type a certain date in your message, it will appear as hyperlink. By using this feature, it’s possible to automatically create an event directly from WhatsApp on iOS.
iOS : Press and hold date within chat > create event.
Add A Chat Shortcut To Home Screen :
You can create a home screen shortcut for specific conversations on Android. It make easier to access those contacts you chat with all the time.
Click the chat of specific person, tap on three vertical dots on the right hand side > More > Add Shortcut.
Use Siri As WhatsApp Assistant :
You can read any unread WhatsApp messages and reply to the message with your voice or start a new message to a contact using Siri.
Hey Siri, send a WhatsApp message to “Contact Name”
Hey Siri, read my last WhatsApp message
Pin Popular Group Chats :
There are many groups in your WhatsApp and you always scroll down to find the groups or contact. If there’s any group chat you use frequently, you want it to appear at the top of the list by pinning it.
iOS : Find the group you want to pin and swipe to the right and click the pin icon.
Android : Long press the group and click the pin icon.
Save Particular Chat :
WhatsApp automatically backs up all your chats and media in the cloud but there is a way to save a particular contact chat and media.
iOS : Pick the contact name, hit export chat and you’ll be given the option to save it as a Zip file.
Android : Go to chat, click the three vertical dots on the right hand side > More > and select Email chat.
Mark Chats As Unread :
Do you ever read a chat and then completely forgot to reply? There is a tweak to mark as unread the message you already read.
iOS : Chats > Swipe left to right > Mark as Unread
Android : Long press chat > Click three vertical dots > Mark as Unread
Bookmark Important Messages :
There are ton of messages sent and received in the groups, but some are very important to read later. In this scenario, you need to bookmark these messages and find them all easily in the Starred Messages section.
iOS : Chats > Specific Chat > Specific message > Hold down or double tap and press the star.
Android : Chats > Specific chat > Specific message > Hold down and press the star.
Quote Any Message :
In group chat, how to reply a particular message because it’s difficult to manage the conversation. You’ve an option to quote any message by long press the selected message, press the reply icon at the top left of the screen. Now type your comment and click the send button.
Recover Your Deleted Messages On WhatsApp :
Connect your mobile with your PC using USB cable and go to folder WhatsApp > Databases.
Select the file “msgstore-yyyy..dd..db.crypt file contain all the message sent and received in last 7 days.
Open the file with Notepad or Wordpad to view and read messages.
Use Multiple WhatsApp Account On Same Phone :
You can run multiple WhatsApp account on the same phone with the help of third party application. Download and install the Parallel Spaces app from google play store. Now clone and run multiple accounts of the WhatsApp simultaneously.
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