10 Best and Hidden WhatsApp Tricks and Tips 2017 that you should know
There are many New and old WhatsApp Tricks and Tips like How to Send GIF’s in WhatsApp, How to Hide Blue Tick in WhatsApp, How to Send One Message to Everyone, How to Send PDF Files in WhatsApp and much more.
WhatsApp Messenger is one of the most popular apps across all mobile platforms, handling over 30 million messages every day – and now with end-to-end encryption.
There are some awesome features of WhatsApp that you should know. There are many Tips and Tricks of WhatsApp or you can say Hidden or Secret Features of WhatsApp. So, let us discuss some Tips and Tricks of WhatsApp 2017.
1. WhatsApp Free Video Calling Feature:
WhatsApp has added the WhatsApp Free Audio Calling Feature Back in 2015 and now a few months back they have introduced the WhatsApp Free Video Calling Feature for both Android and iOS. Now you don’t need to download any other third party app for Video Calling Like Skype, IMO, OoVoo etc. Here is the Simple Video Tutorial that how you can do WhatsApp free Video Calling.
2. Hiding last Seen, Profile Picture, and Status:
Sometimes you don’t want that everybody should come to know about your last seen and the ones whom you don’t know but they have your WhatsApp Number should not be able to see your profile picture and status as this is something against Privacy. So WhatsApp has provided the settings in which you can hide your last seen, Profile Picture and Status.
To Hide Your last seen go to Settings > Account > Privacy. There you will have the options to choose whether you want your last seen, profile picture and status to be seen by “Everyone”, “Contacts” or “Nobody”.
3. Turn off Blue Ticks or Read Receipts in WhatsApp:
Blue Ticks in WhatsApp is something that I really don’t like at all. Because sometimes you are busy and you open the unread messages and might not be able to reply to all messages instantly but the other person (message sender) can see the blue ticks which means that you have read his/her messages and this thing has created many issues in Relationship especially in between lovers. So, to get rid out of these blue ticks, WhatsApp has introduced new settings in which you can turn off Read Receipts or Blue Ticks in your WhatsApp Account easily.
To Turn off WhatsApp Blue Ticks go to Settings > Account >Privacy. In the Privacy page, you will find a toggle to turn off “Read Receipts“.
Note: If you turn off read receipts, you too will not be able to view anyone else’s read receipts or Blue Ticks.
4. Setup Pop-up Notifications and Reply Directly from Your Andriod Phone
Sometimes it is handy that if you are doing some work like playing games, watching videos. reading an ebook and someone texts you and at that time you have to close your current window and open WhatsApp in order to read the message or reply. So, if you enable Popup Notification then you can read the messages and reply to them from your current screen/window.
To enable this feature go to Settings >Notifications >Popup notification
5. Check who has read your message in the Group
WhatsApp has now increased the number of members in the group to 256. But on the same time when you send a message to any group and you are not able to see who has read this message so in order to check that who has read your message just simply tap on the message and tap “Info“. Once you do that, you will be able to see the time when your message was delivered and read.
6. Mute Notifications for Group and Individual Chat
There are some groups in which you were forcefully added by your friend and if you left that group your friend might not feel good so in order to avoid this just simply mute the group and then let them do whatsoever they have to or there are some groups in which some people always keeps posting and most of the times you feel irritated because of that notification sound again and again. So to avoid this just tap on Mute and then Mute the notifications for 1 year etc and the same you can do with individual chats also.
7. Use WhatsApp on Desktop/laptop Via WhatsApp Web or WhatsApp Desktop App:
You can use WhatsApp on your Desktop or Laptop also. What you all need is a Chrome Browser. To read the full tutorial how to use WhatsApp Web Click Here >> Use WhatsApp on Desktop Via WhatsApp Web
WhatsApp recently has launched the Desktop App of WhatsApp for Mac and Windows. Read More Here >> WhatsApp Desktop App for Windows and Mac
8. How to Send GIF on WhatsApp
- Tap the attachment icon in any WhatsApp conversation
- Choose Camera, then Record video or Select any Video from your gallery
- Record the video and select OK
- In WhatsApp’s interface for trimming the video (to 6 seconds), tap the upper right corner camcorder icon, it’ll switch to a GIF icon
9. Tag People in WhatsApp Messages:
Tagging people in WhatsApp messages is really something new and helpful. Sometimes when you have to say something to a particular person in a group and then there is a chance that he may skip the messages but if you tag the person then will be notified so more chances of reading your messages. To Tag some simply you have to use @ followed by the person name eg: @sumesh
10. Use Multiple WhatsApp Accounts on a Single Device:
Many of us have 2-3 WhatsApp Accounts as 1 for Personal and the another one for Work or Business but for this, we need to have 2 Mobiles because we can use one account on one phone only. So for this, you can install third party app dubbed Parallel Space on Android that lets you use two WhatsApp accounts on a single device. After you have installed Parallel Space, you can just use the Clone apps feature to run two instances of WhatsApp.
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