11 Hidden WhatsApp features
Nowadays WhatsApp is a so popular chat app. WhatsApp comes with a packed of hidden features, we discover 11 of them to help you out. If you are a new user’s of WhatsApp or using a long times ago, you are possibly out on a few of these helpful, hidden WhatsApp feature.
Those who don’t know about the Hidden WhatsApp Features See below, We are listed out.
- Format message text on demand
WhatsApp lets you type message in to bold, italic or Strikethrough text, for that you need to add a pair of the special character before and after whatever it is you want to format.
To bold text in WhatsApp, use an asterisk (*bold*); Italicize text with an underscore (_italicize_); Strikethrough text with tildes (~strikethrough~).
- Star a message
- How to Star a message in WhatsApp?
Starring a message is a suitable way to go back to a phone number, when your friend send an address or article link in your WhatsApp, long-press on the message, then click on the Star icon.
To view your starred messages, on iOS select the Star tab along the bottom of your Screen. Android users need to click on the Menu button >> Starred Message.
- Who do you talk to the most?
If you are interested about whom your friends is on WhatsApp?
- If you have an iPhone, it’s easy to find out,
Go to Settings > Data and Storage Use > Storage Use. It will show you who is using the most storage on your phone. Click on each contact to view more detailed stats, like number of messages exchanged, images, GIFs and so on.
- If you have a Android device,
Go to Settings > Chat > Chat History > Email Chat to view the same info.
- Get message detail
If you want to get details about messages like what time a message was delivered or read? On your iPhone, Swipe to the left on a message you sent to view those stats. Android users can long-press on a message, then tap on the ‘Info’ icon at the top of your screen.
- How to Mute a conversation
When you are busy in meeting or at movie use WhatsApp’s mute feature to silence a chatty group conversation or a friend who doesn’t get the hint you’re busy.
On Android device, long-press on a chat, then tap on the crossed-out speaker icon at the top of the screen. iPhone users need to open a conversation, and then tap on the contact group’s name at the top of the screen followed by Mute.
WhatsApp provides the option to mute a chat from 8 hours to 1 year, which seems like a bit overkill.
- How to Hide your Last seen Status
If you don’t want to show your last seen time, you can also hide your last seen status for all.
Go to Settings > Account > Privacy > Last Seen
WhatsApp provides three options: Everyone, My contacts, Nobody.
- Disable read receipts
You can Disable read receipts in WhatsApp. This will stop member users from knowing you have read a message.
Open Settings > Account > Privacy and uncheck the box next to Read Receipts.
If you turning this feature off will also stops you from seeing when a friend has read your message. But yet, Group Chats will still use read receipts.
- Don’t save photos, videos by default
If you don’t want to save photos and videos by default, for iPhone users Open Settings > Chats and turn Save Incoming Media Off.
This is another feature that’s missing from Android.
- How to use WhatsApp on a Web
You can also use WhatsApp on your Computer within the mobile app, for that visiting web.whatsapp.com on your computer, and scanning a QR code with your phone.
- Custom notifications
If you want to change Custom notification for your individual contact you can set the custom notification which you want. Doing so will make it easier to know who messaged you without even looking at your phone.
Android users should tap on the Menu icon when viewing a chat thread, followed by View Contact > Custom Notifications.
For those using WhatsApp on an iPhone, tap on the contact’s name when viewing a chat thread, then Custom Notifications.
- Export a conversation
If you want to save conversation you can export a conversation. When viewing a conversation. Android users need to tap on the Menu button followed by More > Email Chat
On an iPhone, tapping on a contact at the top of the screen, then scrolling to the bottom of the Contact Info page and selecting Export Chat.
Both devices give you the option to export with or without media attached.