WhatsApp is certainly the most popular messaging app that has over 1.3 billion monthly active users. Whether you’re a newbie or have been using WhatsApp account for past few years, there is always something new to learn. So, we’ve highlighted some lesser known features on Whatsapp that can actually enhance your experience.
Star A Message
When you’re talking to your favorite person you will notice over hundreds of messages in the chat. When you want to find you some important information, it takes a lot of your valuable time to search that message. However, if you will ‘Star’ your useful message, then you don’t need to dig into your entire conversation. In order to ‘Star’ your message, all you need to do is, select the message and click on star. To view your starred message, click on the person’s name and then on starred message.
Run Multiple WhatsApp Account On Your Device
If you don’t want to mix up your professional and personal life, then you must be using two different WhatsApp account on two different devices. However, if you want you can use multiple WhatsApp account on your single device.
Follow the below instructions to do the same:
- Open Google Play Store and download Parallel Space App.
- Add accounts on this app and use more than one WhatsApp account simultaneously.
Note: You can run multiple accounts for Facebook, Instagram and much more.
Disable Read Receipts
WhatsApp has a default setting of sending read receipt to let its users know that your message has been read. But as per your need and convenience, you can disable read receipts any time. In other to do that. Go to Settings < Accounts < Privacy < Read Receipts.
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Note: In case, you turn off read receipts, you will not be able to view read receipts from other users as well.
Hide Your Photos And last Seen Status
WhatsApp is an amazing application that allows you to set your own privacy parameters. In case, you’re an incognito or not interested in sharing your info with unknown people, then you can select the people with whom you want to share your profile picture and last seen.
To hide your Profile photos: Go to Settings < Accounts < Privacy < Profile Photos < My contacts / Nobody.
To hide your last seen status: Go to Settings < Accounts < Privacy < Last seen < My contacts / Nobody.
Change Your Phone Number Keeping The Same WhatsApp Account
There are various reasons that may cause to change your phone number. Moreover, it’s really annoying when you need to download and install the same application again. But when you just change your sim and not your device, then you can simply continue with your same account. In order to do the same, all you need to do is, Go to Settings < Accounts < Change number.
Also Read: 9 Secret WhatsApp Tricks & Tips
Use New Broadcast
When we want to invite our friends for a party or want to share some information, we usually create a new group and add all the friends in it. But now we have got one more option “New Broadcast”. It is the quickest and easiest way to send a message to multiple people in a group.
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Use WhatsApp Web
Whenever your phone is out of battery and you want to stay online on WhatsApp. You can quickly access your WhatsApp account on your laptop via scanning a QR code with your mobile.
Follow the below steps to use WhatsApp Web.
Go to WhatsApp Menu < select ‘WhatsApp Web’ < Open WhatsApp Web on your laptop < Scan the QR code.
Use Italics, Bold, And Strikethrough Format Text
To send an italics font message, just type an underscore (_) at the beginning and end of the message. For example, _Goodnight_
To send a Bold font message, just type an asterisk (*) at the beginning and end of the message. For example, *Goodnight*
To send a Strikethrough text message, just type with tildes (~) at the beginning and end of the message. For example, ~Goodnight~
Mute Your Conversation
When you’ve added in more than one group chat, your device will keep buzzing with every new message and reply. Sometimes when you are in an important meeting it might distract you. However, customizing your notification will help you to stay focused at work.
To mute your group or individual chat: Open the group < tab on WhatsApp menu < select mute notification < select the duration.
Note: You can uncheck Show notification, you want to avoid the discussion in the particular group.
Backup Your Conversation
When you have some important discussion stored on your WhatsApp account which you do not want to lose. You can back up your entire conversation with a few tabs of your fingers.
To back your chat. Go to WhatsApp menu < Settings < Chats Backup < Back Up.
Overall, these were the 10 awesome WhatsApp features that you must know. However, stay up-to-date, as WhatsApp is rolling out new and amazing features with every update.