8 Quick Whatsapp Tricks To Make Your Life Easier
Are you using Whatsapp? The chances are you probably are. We thus believe that you may be interested in picking up a few tricks on how to enhance your Whatsapp usage – and here they are:
Disable “Last Seen” Feature
One of the most controversial Whatsapp features is the app’s ability to track your activity and knowing when you receive messages, read them, are online or offline and more.
You’re in luck: one of these features can be disabled.
To get rid of the timestamp, showing the last time you were online, on IOS you just have to go to Settings > Chat Settings > Advanced and set Last Seen Timestamp to Off.
With Android, it gets a bit more difficult and you will need a third-party app to achieve the same result. Hide Whatsapp Status will disable your data connection when you open Whatsapp, hiding your activity from prying eyes.
See At What Exact Time Your Messages Were Read
If you want to go the opposite way and know even more heartbreaking truth about how your friends handle your messages, you can torture yourself by learning exactly when a particular message was read.
Go to any chat and tap and hold the message you want to learn more about. You will see the “Information” symbol in the top right corner. Tap on it and you will get access to the exact time data for your message.
Backup Your Chats
If you feel that there is a valuable stream of wisdom flowing through your Whatsapp chats, make sure to back them up.
On IOS, head to Settings > Chat Settings > Chat Backup>Back Up Now.
On Android, go to into Settings > Chat settings>Backup conversations.
We all have those special few on Whatsapp who we talk to most often. You can create separate shortcuts on the Desktop for people you talk to the most.
Depending on your Android version and phone, you can either long-press the contact and select Add conversation shortcut from the pop-up menu. Or, you can open the contact, tap on the three dots in the top right corner and tap Place on Home screen.
For IOS you will need a third party app, like 1TapWA.
Change Your Whatsapp Status
Yes, Whatsapp is primarily a messenger and not a social media app. Thus, we are not expected to share our feelings and post updates on what we’ve been up to. However, if that is something you’ve been wanting to do, you can.
Just head over to Whatsapp menu, tap on Status and fill in the blank line.
Change Whatsapp Wallpaper
The background picture may not be the most important thing in your Whatsapp chats, but it could be made a tad more interesting. Head over to Whatsapp Menu>Settings>Chat Settings>Wallpaper. You will then be able to choose from the pictures in your gallery or download Whatsapp Wallpaper package.
Send A Broadcast Message
There may be several instances when you’ll want to send a message to several people in your contact list and there’s a way to do it. Say, you want to send an announcement or an invite about an upcoming event, just go to Menu>New Broadcast. You will be asked to add the contacts you want the message to go out to, do that and then tap Create in the top right corner.
Use Enter To Send Messages
This is more of a personal preference thing, but if you do prefer it this way, you can fire off message sin Whatsapp by hitting Enter instead of tapping the app’s Send button.
To do this, head over to Menu>Settings>Chat Settings and toggle on Enter is send.