WhatsApp remains the best way to send messages, share photos, and even make video calls. To help you get the most out of WhatsApp, we rounded up some of the less-known tricks and tips you may not know existed. Including a secret trick to read recent messages without letting the other person know.
Following we have shown 5 Whatsapp tricks and tips you may not be aware of.
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1. Turning on disappearing messages.
When Disappearing Messages is turned on, new messages in a chat will disappear after seven days. Even so, you can still save your messages elsewhere.
Here’s how to do it on your Android and iOS. To turn on disappearing messages in a chat. Tap on the name of the contact or group to open the chat settings. Now select disappearing messages and then select the On radio button.
Important note: You can make the same changes on a group chat if you are an admin of the group.
2. Send an image or video that disappears
Images and videos can be sent that disappear once they have been viewed by the recipient. It is ideal for photos that contain sensitive information such as passwords or bank details. If the recipient closes your picture, the image will disappear, though they can take a screenshot if they wish.
To send a disappearing message open a chat. Now tap on the paperclip next to the message input field. Choose ‘Camera’ to take a photo or ‘Gallery’ to select a photo. Now choose a photo. Tap on the “1” next to the blue send arrow. This option will enable a disappearing message. Now click on the Blue arrow to send the message.
3. Hide the blue ticks
It’s easy to get into trouble with those blue ticks, especially when you don’t reply instantly and someone sees you’ve read their message. The only downside to turning them off is that you won’t get read receipts for your messages too.
To turn off blue ticks tap the three vertical dots on the top right-hand side and tap on the Settings option. Select Account. Then select the Privacy option. Now toggle off the Read Receipt option.
4. Make WhatsApp a Personal Note-taking app
Yes, you heard it right, turn WhatsApp into a note-taking app. You can have a group to yourself where you can save that next big startup idea.
To create a personal group, tap on the New group option and add a close friend to the group. Type in the group name. and tap the green button. A new group will be created. Now go to the group settings and remove your friend from the group. That’s all, now the group is all yours.
You can now pin the group by long-pressing the group and selecting the Pin option so that the group remains at the top.
5. See recent chats without opening WhatsApp.
In this trick, you can read WhatsApp messages without opening the app. To do this, visit the Home section of your smart device. Open the Widget section. Now scroll down till you find the WhatsApp section. Hold the WhatsApp Chat widget and add it to your Home page. It will let you read all the unread messages without going online on the app.
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