Whatsapp tricks: Top 10 tricks to be an expert on messages
WhatsApp is the most popular instant messaging service in the world. It is very easy to use but it has some hidden features that a lot of you tend to miss out on. Don’t worry, we’ve rounded up a list of WhatsApp tips and tricks to help you get the most out of it.
Following are 10 WhatsApp tricks that you should know to become an expert on messages. Check out now!
Your newest messages can pop up on your Android smartphone’s home screen in the form of a preview message which is at risk of being read by others. So you should switch this off to eliminate such risk. To do it, you head to the Settings option in WhatsApp, select Notifications and then disable Show Preview.
2. Recover deleted messages
If you accidentally delete your WhatsApp messages, don’t worry because you can easily recover them. To do this, you need to uninstall Uninstall WhatsApp from your device and re-install it. Next, you type your phone number into WhatsApp and then you will be prompted that a backup has been found. Now, you click Restore to get your deleted messages back.
3. Hide Blue ticks
To hide blue ticks aka Read receipts, you tap the Settings option, select Account and then choose Privacy. Now you only need to untick the Read receipts box to turn blue ticks off entirely.
4. Create shortcuts for important contacts
Making shortcuts on your smartphone’s homne screen for important WhatsApp contacts/groups can help speed up your communication.To do this, you long press a particular chat group/contact. Then you will be displayed with a pop-up menu. Now you select the Add chat shortcut option.
5. Mute group chats
To mute the chat and stop receiving notifications from it, you need to click the Chats tab in WhatsApp and tap the group you wish to mute. Alternatively, you head to Group Info and turn on Mute. You can turn on mute for 8 hours, a week or even a year.
6. Block a contact
There are people that you want to remove from your WhatsApp account. To block a contact on Android, you tap the Menu button, choose Settings and then choose Account. Next, you select Privacy. Under Messaging, you tap Blocked Contacts to edit the list. Then you tap the Add blocked contacts icon in the top right and now you only need to select the contact you want to block.
7. Manage auto downloading of media
To manage auto downloading of media on Android, you go to the Settings app, choose Chats and calls and then select Media auto-download.
8. Star messages
WhatsApp allows you to bookmark certain messages for easier access. To do this trick, you just double tap on the message you want to mark and tap on the star icon. If you want to find the message again, just tap on the chat’s name and tap on Starred Messages to see the list of marked messages.
9. Lock WhatsApp
If you wish to keep your WhatsApp private, you can set a passcode for the app by using any number of security apps, e.g, AppLock.
10. Hide Notification preview of messages
To hide notification preview of messages on iPhone, you go to the Settings app, select Notifications and disable Show Preview. Unluckily, on Android, WhatsApp doesn’t allow you to turn off preview of messages. However, you can disable notifications by heading to the Settings app, choosing Apps and then selecting WhatsApp. Now you click on Notifications and choose Block all. (Note: This will reasult in no notifications entirely from WhatsApp).