Did you know you can pin your important chats on the top in WhatsApp? Or that you can read WhatsApp message without informing the sender? Like these, there are other nifty tricks/features that can change the way you use the world’s most popular instant messaging app, WhatsApp.
1) Send messages without typing
WhatsApp users can send messages without actually typing, thanks to Siri and Google Assistant. While Android smartphone users can use Google Assistant to send messages, iPhone users can send messages using Siri. These digital assistants can also read out your WhatsApp messages
2) Read WhatsApp message without informing the sender
Do you know that there is a trick in WhatsApp which will enable you to read a message without informing the sender? All you need to do is scroll down to the notification plan and enable the flight mode on the smartphone. Once done, just open the WhatsApp chat and read the message. After reading the message just make sure that you close the app from the multi-window so, that it doesn’t run in the background and sync you when online. After the complete process just removes the phone from flight mode! you have read the message without informing the sender.
3) Share your live location
After rolling our live location sharing on Messenger, Facebook rolled out the feature on WhatsApp too, but WhatsApp already added in 1 year ago. Once you share your live location with someone, they would be able to track wherever you go for the time period you select. The three-time frames that can be selected are — 15 minutes, 1 hour and 8 hours. It is very simple to share one’s live location with their friends. Just open WhatsApp, tap on the ‘Attachment’ icon on the typing spacebar and select ‘Location.’ Once you do this, you’ll get two options – ‘Share live location,’ and ‘Send your current location.’ Tap on the former option and select the time frame.
5) ‘Unsend’ messages
Did you just send a wrong message to the wrong person on WhatsApp? You needn’t panic. There is still a way to delete it. Just select the message press ‘Delete’ on the top bar which has other options like reply, mark star, copy, forward and information. Once you press ‘Delete,’ you’ll get two options – ‘Delete for me’ and ‘Delete for everyone’. Select the second one so that the recipient cannot read the message that you mistakenly sent them. However, you only get seven minutes to delete the message after you have sent it.
6) Pin your chats
There are times when you want your most important chats on the top of your conversation list. Scrolling down through scores of messages to find that chat can be tedious. Not anymore. In a recent update, WhatsApp added this function. To pin a contact to the top of the list, you have to long press on the chat from that person and then press the ‘pin icon’ that appears right next to delete, mute and archive icons on the top of the page. As of now, only three contacts can be pinned to place them on top of the conversation list.
7) Format text
There’s a good chance you’re already aware of this feature but have never used it. Somehow, changing formats of text on WhatsApp never really caught on. We’ll tell you again how to format text on WhatsApp as it is a handy feature to use. You can bold text on WhatsApp by starting it and following it with an asterisk ‘*’. Similarly, for italics, make sure the text is preceded and followed by an underscore sign ‘_’. You can also make your text appear struck off with Strikethrough. For that precede and follow it with tilde ‘~’.
8) Add conversation shortcuts
We all have a favourite friend with we are constantly yapping on WhatsApp. Rather than opening WhatsApp and going to their chat each time you want to talk to them, you can add a conversation shortcut on your home screen. Just long press on the conversation, click on three dots on top of the page and click ‘Add chat shortcut’.