WhatsApp is the most popular instant messaging app. There are many features and tricks many users are still not aware of. So we’re are going to list those features and tricks to enable you enjoy your WhatsApp usage to the fullest.
1. WhatsApp Calling
If you are still not aware, users are now making calls through their WhatsApp. You only need to have Internet access, just like you need to have for normal chatting. To be able to join the league of users rocking this feature, you need to update your WhatsApp to the latest version.
2. Hide “Last Seen” Timestamp and Blue Ticks for Read messages
Whatsapp Last Seen Feature and the blue double ticks for Read Messages are not liked by every Whatsapp User. That’s why WhatsApp allows you to turn off the last seen and blue double ticks. Some users don’t like this feature for security and privacy reasons.
To change these settings, simply go to WhatsApp > Menu Button > Settings > Account > Privacy . You can then change the Last Seen to Nobody . To turn off the double ticks for read messages, untick the Read Receipts checkbox.
3. Backup And Restore WhatsApp Chats
Your WhatsApp messages are automatically backed up and saved on your phone’s memory daily at 4am. If you delete WhatsApp from your phone and don’t want to lose any of your messages, be sure to manually back up your chats before uninstalling:
Go to WhatsApp > Menu Button > Settings > Chat Settings.
Tap Backup Conversations.
4. Lock Your WhatsApp
In WhatsApp, we do lots of private chat with our friends and family. If you usually give out your phone and you don’t want anybody to see your whatsapp messages, use WhatsApp Lock for protecting your WhatsApp messages. WhatsApp Lock is a very popular Android app for locking your WhatsApp app. Download Whatsapp Lock from Google Play Store.
5. Stop WhatsApp Images from Appearing In Gallery Or Camera Roll
If your friends or kids take your Android mobile for some reasons and they see your photo gallery, they will also see your WhatsApp photos. On Android, you have to create a .nomedia file in WhatsApp’s images or video directories. To do this, you need a file explorer such as ES File Explorer. Navigate to the images or video folders. Tap the New button in the lower left, pick File and create a file named .nomedia. This will stop the Gallery from scanning the folder.
6. Change Your WhatsApp Phone Number
If you changed your mobile number recently and don’t want to lose your WhatsApp contacts. Follow below guide for changing android mobile number in WhatsApp Android App.
Go to Settings > Account > Change number. Enter your old phone number in the top field and then your new phone number in the bottom field. Then press Done. Verify your new phone number, and all your chat history, groups and so on will be migrated to the new number.
7. Use WhatsApp on Your Computer
WhatsApp is so popular on mobile phones. But what happens when you’re working with your computer and needs to reply to someone’s messages and your phone is out of reach? That’s why WhatsApp has introduced the Web version of this messaging app.
8. Send one Whatsapp Messages to All Whatsapp Users
Sending Broadcast messages is very simple. With this feature, you can broadcast one message to your selected contacts at the same time, similar to Bulk SMS. You have to create a new broadcast by following the steps below.
Go to Menu > New broadcast
Add contacts to the broadcast and tap Create
Enter your message in the broadcast to send to everyone at the same time.