As technology is taking over almost everything in the world from food, sex, religion to name a few, for the older generations who are trying not to be left behind most especially in the area of social media madness one thing you can never be sure of is if you are up to date. Whatsapp may be one of the world’s easiest social media platform to adapt when it comes to messaging , but it also has many handy hidden features,I mean Whatsapp tricks you might probably not know about, even for the younger ones who might think they are pro because whatsapp keep on adding more and more new features; you can never be sure you know it all.
Click on next below to start exploring some of the hidden secret of Whatsapp to see if you’re Whatsapp certified driver or still a ‘learner’.
“IF YOU NO GET MONEY, HIDE YOUR FACE ON WHATSAPP”!!!
If you are the type that is running for anyone for one reason or the other, in fact you want them to think you are dead so they won’t look for you again, Whatsapp can sell you out because it will show the last time you came online. To avoid your creditors from finding out when you were last online by hiding your last seen time. Go to Settings > Account > Privacy > Last Seen. As is the case with disabling read receipts, also take note that hiding your ‘last seen’ time will also stop you from seeing anybody else’s. Whatsapp’s blue ticks show when sent messages have been read, but you can disable them by going to Settings > Account > Privacy > Read Receipts. However, bear in mind that by doing so, you’ll lose the ability to see when your own sent messages have been read. Another, 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. Click below for the next tip
“OOPS! I DIDN’T SEE YOUR MESSAGE”
Don’t let Whatsaap ruin your relationship with anybody because Whatsapp can snitch that you already read a message but chose to ignore. WhatsApp’s blue ticks show when sent messages have been read, but you can disable this feature by going to Settings > Account > Privacy > Read Receipts. However, bear in mind that, by doing so, you’ll lose the ability to see when your own sent messages have been read. Another, 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. I’m sure some people will love this! lol. Click below for the next tip
“DON’T MISS THAT IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THAT VERY SPECIAL PERSON”
If you’re expecting an important Whatsapp message from someone but you have too many less important message coming through your Whatsapp you can set a custom notification for them by opening the chat, tapping their name at the top and hitting Custom Notifications / Tone on iPhone to set how you receive the incoming notification.Click below for the next tip
STAND OUT WITH YOUR MESSAGES
If you don’t like to be regular you can spice up your messages in styles, before you hit send, simply highlight the message by tapping and holding it, hit the More Options key on the pop-up menu and tap the formatting option if you want bold, italic, strike through plus more.Click below for the next tip
SEND MESSAGE WITHOUT TYPING
For the lazy ones or if your hands are busy doing something else, who knows? You can send a message without typing by getting Siri or Google Assistant to type your Whatsapp messages out for you. All you need to do is say “Hey Siri” or “Okay Google”, followed by the name of the person you want to message and the actual contents of the message. e.g “Tell hubby that I can’t find my phone else i would have replied his message”.Click below for the next tip
MARK A CHAT OR MESSAGE TO COME BACK TO IT LATTER
Some times we are very busy to reply or act on a message on Whatsapp to avoid forgetting, when you’ve read a message but can’t reply to it straight away, you can set a visual reminder by marking it as unread. On iphone, swipe from left to right on a chat and on Samsung, long-press the conversation. Click below for the next tip
EMAIL CHAT AS EVIDENCE
Incase you will need to prove that you guys had something in common before he or she becomes uncommon. You can export entire conversations – complete with emoji and media attachments – all you need to do is tap more inside a chat and selecting Email Chat to send.Click below for the next tip
SEND MESSAGE TO LOTS OF PEOPLE IN ONE CLICK
You can message a large number of your contacts without having to do it individually or putting them all into one group, much like the BCC option on email, just hit the New Broadcast option on the app’s main menu and add names. Click below for the next tip
IGNORE ANNOYING CHATS BY PRIORITISING CONTACTS OR GROUP
Whatsapp has a feature that lets you prioritise certain conversations over others. Pinned chats lets you pin up to three contacts and groups to the top of your Whatsapp conversation list this will also makes it easier to ignore notifications from the conversations that you are less interested in. All you need is tap and hold a chat, then hitting the pin icon.Click below for the next tip
MARK A VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE
Sometimes you may have a very important message that you will need to refer back too more often. You can easily mark such 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, and return to it later by selecting Starred Messages in WhatsApp’s main menu. Click below for the next tip
UNSEND A NUDE PICTURE MESSAGE BEFORE IT GOES VIRAL
Before you become an unexpected porn star on the internet You can unsend a message by tapping and holding it, hitting the Delete symbol and selecting Delete for Everyone. This feature will only work if the message wast sent in less than seven minutes before attempt delete.Click below for the next tip
SAVE MONEY ON YOUR PHONE BILL
Finally You can control how much you spend on phone bill by controlling your data usage. Limiting the types of media you automatically download on Whatsapp can help you to achieve this. Go to Settings > Data Usage and choose the best option for you.