WhatsApp is the most popular chat app in the world and has over 1 billion monthly active users.And it has become a lifeline for almost smartphone user since its launch.A lot of people do not know the proper use of Whatsapp,not everyone is keeping track of all the new features the app has got in the last several months.
You are probably not using WhatsApp in a very smart way.But do not worry ,we will tell you some tips that will help you get most out of WhatsApp.
1-Tag people in group chats:
Refer to someone in a group chat with a mention by typing the “@” symbol and selecting the person’s name from the pop-up list.when you mention someone in a message ,a notification will be sent to that person.
2-For iOS Users :
Whatsapp has recently rolled out several updates for its iOS users like using Siri to send a message or make a call.When receiving a phone call you can answer it quickly with the new full calling screen.To answer tap to Accept or drag the slider.A new widget has also been added to the app that lets you jump to a recent chat or see which chats have an unread message .Also in your iPhone contacts app ,you will have the option to make a call or send a message directly to Whatsapp.iPhone users can also forward a message or content to multiple chats at once.
3-Tap To speak :
Do not want to type those lengthy and boring messages,then WhatsApp has a feature to help you deal with this simply press the ‘Mic’ button in your keypad and now dictate your long message to the app.
4-Find out who has read your message in a Group Chat:
Not everyone reads a message at the same time in a group chat.And those double blue ticks they appear only when the message has been read by all in the group.Now you can know who has read your messages and who has not.Just tap and hold on the message,and then tap the info option.You will see the message details like the exact time it was delivered and read.
5-Reply to a Specific message:
Do you have a friend who quick fires messages ? Like one question and then before you can answer that ,another question.To make it less confusing,you can answer the specific messages .Press on the message you want to answer,select the reply button ,and then type and send your response.It will appear with the original message so that the context is not lost.
6-Create Shortcuts for important contracts:
You can create shortcuts for your important contact on your phone’s home screen.All you have to to is go the contact’s Chat Window > Setting > More > Add a shortcut on your phone’s home screen.
7-Stylize you messages :
You can add some style or highlight – to your messages using bold,italics, and strikethroughs. For e.g. “ Hello” for Bold,italics, and strikethroughs.
8-Mute the Noisy group Notification :
Continuous messages in a group can be an annoying and boring.Here is what you need to do to mute those irritating notifications.Tap on a group name > tap on Mute and then select how long you want to mute the group.
9-Broadcast Live features :
With festivals coming you may want to send a message to several friends at once.You can do this using this features. Go to the Chat screen ,tap on the menu button and then ‘ New Broadcast “ to choose the contacts you want to send the message. So birthday party ? Invite all your friends with a single message.
10-Send a map of your location or nearby places to let someone know where you are or suggest a meeting place:
To do this ,tap on the share icon and then send your location or search for a place.Your GPS should be turned on before you send the location.
11-Personalize you Whatsapp :
You can change the wallpaper of your Whatsapp. You will find this option under settings.
12-Search your Whatsapp chat history:
You can search for a precise message in your chat thread.Go to the Contact’s screen where you want to find the message.Tap the options button > search > Type the text you are looking for.The app will fetch in the search term along with the conversion it came in.