WhatsApp Tips & Tricks
In today’s era everybody uses WhatsApp from teenagers to old people, everyone uses it for their purposes. Some use it for chatting with their friends, some use it for business, some use it for sharing fake news/stories, and of course for passing time.
Here I’m sharing few of the WhatsApp tips and tricks to use WhatsApp to its full potential. You may know few of this, may be all of them, but if you can please read till end to get yourself updated. Be curious, its healthy for mind.
(P.S.:- Don’t miss the 5th trick, its not known by many yet most clever trick of WhatsApp you’ll ever know)
- Write in Bold, Italicized, Strikethrough text.
It’s been around for a while now, but you’d be surprised how many people don’t know about this neat WhatsApp trick.
Simply put an asterisk (*) at the beginning and end of the desired word or sentence and you can make it bold. So if you’d like to bold the word biscuit, you’ll need to type *Money*. The same goes for italics, only with an underscore (_) on either side of the desired text instead. To strike through text, you’ll need to add a tilde (~) to the beginning and end of the desired passage. There’s also an option to create monospace text, by adding three grave accents (`) to either side of the text.
Want an easier way to do all this? Then highlight the word or passage in question, tap more and choose from bold, italicize, strikethrough, or monospace. This doesn’t work on all devices though, so you might have to do the long way.
2. Stop WhatsApp calls from chewing more data than usual
WhatsApp calls are a handy feature on the platform, but they can consume a fair bit of mobile data if you’re a heavy user or on a limited plan. Thankfully we know of more WhatsApp tricks for improving data consumption. If you’d like to save some bandwidth, try visiting Settings > Data and storage usage > Low data usage and tick the box to lower the amount of data used in a call.
3. View breakdown of storage used categorized by individual contacts.
The storage usage functionality (Settings > Data and storage > Manage Storage ) can show some impressive stats.
This feature allows you to view a ranking of storage used by contact. This is ranked by which contact or group uses the most storage on your phone. Simply tap on a contact/group and you’ll see a breakdown of messages, photos, GIFs, videos, and more. You can also view the data used categorized by following same steps.
4. Request your consolidated account info from WhatsApp.
Much like Facebook and Twitter, WhatsApp allows you to request a ZIP file of your account information and settings. This doesn’t include your messages though, only collecting your profile photo and whether you agreed to that Facebook data policy, group names, and the like.
To do this, you’ll need to visit Settings > Account > Request account info, then tap Request report. It takes between two and three days to get the report. However, the request will be cancelled if you choose to delete or re-register your account, or change your number or device.
You can’t view this file in WhatsApp though, so try using another program on your phone or PC instead.
5. Verify that someone is ignoring you or not by this simple trick.
If a person disabled read receipts, here’s a hack you can check if that person is reading your texts or not. It’s simple and yet useful for many.
You have nothing much to do, Just proceed ahead. If a person disabled read receipts for you. The messages you send to that chat will show something like this.
To know if a person is ignoring you or not. Just send the voice message of 1 or 2 seconds by pressing mic icon. And wait for him/her to play the voice message. If it was played by him/her it will show like this.
If it’s not played by him/her, it will show as delivered only.
The reason behind it is that disabling read receipts are for reading texts not for listening voices. Isn’t it simply clever?
Hope it will help you to find who’s pretending as your friend, and in reality he/she is not.
If you liked the tricks and especially the last one, share with your friends to spread the word.