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Whatsapp tips and tricks you should try to blow your mind

Almost all of us have WhatsApp on our smartphones. But do we really use its full potential? You don’t want anybody to see your chats? You want to become invisible to your contact list? You can learn these and many more interesting hacks by just having a look at your Settings tab.
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 several other nifty features/tricks/tips that can change the way you use the world's most popular instant messaging app, WhatsApp.
  • 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 digitla assistants can also read out your WhatsApp messages for you.
  • If you don’t want everybody to see you online or check your status, pics, or account info, use the following trick:
For Android: Go to Menu > Settings > Account> Privacy. Change the settings of personal data visibility.
For iOS: Go to Settings, and open the Privacytab. Then change your settings there.
  • WhatsApp groups only capped at 50 participants, they can sometimes get pretty busy. Prevent yourself from being woken up by incessant messages by muting particular groups. Tap on the group chat of your choice, then the name to bring up Group Info where you will find the option to Mute the chat for either eight hours, one week or a year. Although if you're choosing the latter, you might as well leave altogether.
  • WhatsApp calls are a handy feature on the platform, but they can consume a fair bit of mobile data if you’re a heavy user or on a limited plan.  Thankfully we know of more WhatsApp tricks for improving data consumption. If you’d like to save some bandwidth, try visiting Settings > Data and storage usage > Low data usage and tick the box to lower the amount of data used in a call.
  • Do you know that there is 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 don't run in the background and sync you when online. After the complete process just remove the phone from flight mode and Voila! you have read the message without informing the sender.
  • You can make accents on what you write not only with emoticons but with bold type,italics, and strikethrough. If you want your message in italics, write the underscore signs on both sides of your _text_ . Want the message in bold type? Use the star key on both sides of the *text*. If you want the strikethrough type, use twiddles on both sides of the ~message~.
  • If you’re on Android you can create shortcuts to popular chats and let them live on your homescreen: useful if there are certain people you chat to more often. Tap and hold on the chat (group or individual) of your choice and a tab will pop up. Select the Add Conversation Shortcut option and the chat in question will appear as the person's profile photo on your mobile desktop.
  • In order to create a mailout, go to Chats >Menu > New broadcast. Press "+" or enter the names of receivers. The message will be delivered to every receiver you have chosen. Plus, all the necessary contacts will get the message in the usual way. Their answers will be seen only by you and not the other contacts on the list.
  • After rolling our live location sharing onMessenger, Facebook rolled out the feature on WhatsApp too. 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 space bar 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.
  • Almost everyone can use a “free number“ or a special app for SMS activation messages. Just try to call the contact if you want to check if it’s a bot. Temporary (”free") virtual numbers are practically always offline or inactive.
  • Everything is quite simple: hold your phone to your ear, and WhatsApp will change the loudspeaker mode to inner speakers. How does it know that you have held your phone to your ear? This app knows much more than you can imagine.
  • 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.
  • WhatsApp has been supporting GIFS for a while now. But did you know that you can even create GIFS within WhatsApp and send it to your friends? However, we should point out that you can only create GIFS using videos that are saved on your smartphone. Open the WhatsApp chat of the contact whom you want to send the GIF to. Click on the attach icon > Select Gallery > Go to videos. Select the video you wish to create in a GIF from. As soon as you do this, it’ll open up in the video editing section of WhatsApp. Here, you have to adjust the length of the video to 6 seconds or less, as longer GIFS are not supported by WhatsApp. Once the video length is less than 6 seconds, the option of converting it to a GIF will appear as a slider on top right. Now all you need to do is take the slider towards GIF, and you’re set.
  • Sometimes you search for a certainimportant message for hours. Don’t waste your time: choose the message, and star it (the star sign in the upper part of the screen). Now it can be quickly found in the "Starred messages" tab in the main menu.
  • It’s always quite nice to have small bubbles in the corner of your screen, showing that you have a new message in WhatsApp and who the sender is. All you need to do to turn this option on is to download the "WhatsBubbles" app. Synchronize it with your WhatsApp, and turn the bubble notification mode on. Voila! Catch the nice bubble messages on your screen!
  • When we say that you can edit images on WhatsApp before sending them, we are not talking about Snapchat filters. What you can do here is doodle on pictures, and add text and emoticons on them before sending. Select attach > Go to gallery > Select the image you wish to share. Once you do this, the image will open in WhatsApp’s photo editor. On top right, you’ll see options of adding text, emoticons and doodle. You can resize and change colours of all three once you add them to your image.
  • Almost on a daily basis you perhaps receive a multitude of photos and videos on WhatsApp -- half of them are actually not needed. If you are a part of any pesky Groups on WhatsApp, chances are you’ll be getting a lot of “Good Morning, have a nice day” type of pictures and videos on a regular basis. You can manage what gets downloaded automatically and what doesn’t. Go to Settings > Select Data usage and choose the most appropriate options.

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