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5 Secret WhatsApp Feature You Probably Didn't Know About

Tips and tricks to Become a WhatsApp all - rounder

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WhatsApp caters to a billion users worldwide. The bad news? Your parents can have a sneak peek at what you are up to. And, the good news? You can absolutely stop them from spying you, of course, with the hidden tips and the tricks that the messaging service offers but you probably do not know about. From disabling the last seen to bookmarking an important message, this global messaging platform offers a handful of surprises to its users. Luckily enough, we have researched every bit of Whatsapp to gather its most useful features.

Here Comes the Rundown!

Goodbye to Blue Ticks

The blue ticks on WhatsApp take away the privilege and define it all that the recipient has glanced over the message. Not at all fair at recipient’s end, if you feel the same, we have the hack for you to let these messages marked as unread so that the person sending you messages could not figure it out.

  • Way to do it:

All you need to do is to access Privacy via Settings and disable read receipt and you are done with it.

bye bluetick

Get Shortcuts to Conversations

What’s the difference between an acquaintance and your bezzie mate? Won’t you love to pin your most favorite people directly on your home screen? If yes, you got to try the “add chat short” feature that WhatsApp offers to the users.

  • Way to do it:

Tap and hold on to the chat icon (you can choose an individual or a group chat). Holding the chat icon for long will serve a popup. Select the “add chat shortcut” and the chat will appear as the person’s profile picture on your mobile desktop. However, the feature is not available for iPhone users.

shortcuts

Getting Your Friends’ Location

Do you have ever fallen a victim to “on the way” lie from your friend when the person in question is sipping his/her morning coffee? To prevent yourself from being a victim to this annoyance, insist your contact to share his/her live location with you.

  • Way to do it:

WhatsApp offers the feature of sharing live location, which appears after tapping the pin-like structure that sits at the right of every profile where you type the message.

friend location

Sending Public Message Privately

Making the generic announcement to your friends is not a big deal, however, sending a message that seems it has only been curated for the receiver surely is. But wait, WhatsApp offers you a hack for that too.

  • Way to do it:

The top-left hand corner of your WhatsApp window features Broadcast Lists. Tapping the icon will create a new list of contact you want to send the messages to. You can message normally the way you message to the contacts.

message privately

Change the Video to GIF

GIFs are popular across the web. Sending these to your contacts really make the conversation much more exciting. And WhatsApp offers you a way to change the videos to the GIF format.

  • Way to do it:

From the paper-clip icon choose the camera in order to record your video. Click ok and then trim the video. Tap the camcorder icon in the upper right corner and send the video.

video to gif

The Upshot

These are some of the WhatsApp hacks that users still do not know about. Try them yourself and let your friends know the same. With these hacks, your WhatsApping skills are going to get mature for sure. In case, the article seems helpful, do mark the same in the section below.

Happy WhatsApping Folks!!

Tanya <span>Editor In Chief</span>
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Tanya Editor In Chief

She is a content marketer and has more than five years of experience in IoT, blockchain, Web, and mobile development. In all these years, she closely followed the app development, and now she writes about the existing and the upcoming mobile app technologies. Her essence is more like a ballet dancer.

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