Although WhatsApp may be one of the world’s most popular messaging apps, it has a load of handy hidden features which you may never, ever have come across before. Here are those to look at and customize.
The Facebook-acquired WhatsApp Messenger has recently and from the past has been adding more and more functionality too. So even if you see yourself as a bit of a WhatsApp whizz, you can never be sure you’re fully up-to-date.
Though the app’s lesser-known features are designed t make your life easier, there’s still some more useful than others inside, hiding in the WhatsApp service.
Here are some of our selection of the best. Continue reading the text alongside image gallery.
1. Unsend Messages
With the latest update, WhatsApp has added a new feature used particularly to Delete messages which are unread by the recipients. You can unsend a message by tapping and holding it. Hitting the Delete symbol and selecting Delete for Everyone. This feature works for all types of messages, but the only thing is that if they were sent less than seven minutes ago. Here’s everything: WhatsApp Now Lets You Edit And DELETE Sent Messages On Phones
2. Hide your ‘last seen’ time
Prevent your friends from finding out when you were last online by simply hiding your last seen time. For that to adjust, go to Settings > Account > Privacy > Last Seen. The only caveat here is that. in the case with disabling read receipts, hiding your ‘last seen’ time will also stop you from seeing anybody else’s.
3. Dodge the blue ticks
WhatsApp’s blue ticks show when sent messages have been read. you can change it as well by going to Settings > Account > Privacy > Read Receipts. But you should also bear in mind that, by doing this, you’ll lose the ability to see when your sent messages have been read.
Another thing to note is that more fiddly way of reading your messages without triggering the blue ticks, is enabling Aeroplane Mode before opening your messages. Just remember to close the app before switching Aeroplane Mode off again.
4. Customize Notifications
If you are expecting an important WhatsApp message from someone, you can easily set a custom notification for them especially by opening the WhatsApp Chat. Tapping their name at the top and hitting Custom Notifications.
5. Format your WhatsApp messages
Many WhatsApp users don’t actually know this feature exists. To jazz up any of your messages, simply highlight it by tapping and holding it. Hit the More Options key on the pop-up menu and tap the formatting option you want. Change the text format to bold, italic, strikethrough or monospace. Try it!
6. Limit data usage
Users of iOS running iPhone or Android-powered devices have fed up with data usage while on WhatsApp conversations. You can now control how much data your munch through on WhatsApp by limiting the types of media you automatically download on a mobile connection. Go to Settings > Data Usage and choose the best option for you.
7. Mass-message contacts
Did you know? You can send the same message to lots of your WhatsApp contacts without lumping them all into one group, much similar to BCC option on email. Then hit the New Broadcast option on the app’s main menu.
8. Email entire conversations
On a regular basis, you are not going to do this anyway, but it’s a handy option to have. You can export entire conversations – complete with emoji and media attachments – by hitting More inside a chat a selecting Email Chat.
9. Mark chats as unread
When you’ve read a message but can’t reply to it straight away, you can set a visual reminder by making it as unread. On Android, long-press the conversation, and on iOS, swipe from left to right on a chat.
10. Pin conversations
How to Pin a WhatsApp conversation? You can pin up to three contacts, groups to the top of your messenger conversations list by tapping and holding a chat, then hitting the pin icon.
11. Make things easier to find
The easiest way to make that happen is you can mark key messages with a star, allowing you to find them easily when you need to. Just tap and hold a message and hit the star icon to save it. Later return to it by selecting Starred Messages in WhatsApp’s main menu.
12. Type hands-free
Both on iPhone and Android devices, you can get Siri or Google Assistant to type your WhatsApp messages out for you by saying either “Hey Siri” or “Okay Google”, followed by the name of the person you want to message and of course, the actual content of the message.
That’s it! You can try all of the aforementioned hidden features of WhatsApp on your mobile devices, and also can be had the similar option on the WhatsApp Web client as well.
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