21 Best What's App Tricks and Tips You Must Know In 2019.

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More than a billion people across the world now use WhatsApp every day, having moved away from boring and expensive text messaging. But because the service is constantly adding new features, it can be hard to keep up with everything it can do, so in this WhatsApp special post, we help ensure that you’re getting the most from your messages.

    We provide clear, step-by-step instructions on how to use its best features, such as video calling and WhatsApp Web, and offer tips on how to beat its biggest annoyances– by silencing incessant group chats, blocking spam and decluttering the homepage. We’ve also included a range of hacks to help you find and share everything faster. Finally, we suggest some tips about security and privacy.

    Send any file including hi-res images.

    In the past, WhatsApp only let you send PDFs and media files, but you can now send any file type, which makes it a great alternative to sending attachments in emails.

    hi resolution file sending in whatsapp

    Steps to do so-
    1. To send a file, tap the paper clip icon in the chat and choose Documents.
    2. A list of documents appears on your device, which you can sort by name or date.
    3. Pick the file you want to send and it’ll appear in the chat for your recipient to download.
    4. To send an image at full resolution, pick browser other docs’ to browse all the files on your device.

    Share multiple contact details.

    When you want to share contact details with a friend, there’s no need to send a business card from your Contacts app.

    share contacts

    Steps to do so-
    1. Just tap the paper clip icon in a chat, select Contact and you can choose one or more contacts to share with the recipient.
    2. Tap the right arrow and WhatsApp lets you choose which details you want to share for each person.

    Edit photos before you send them.

    Sharing photos and screenshots is simple enough, but sometimes you might want to crop an image before you send it. WhatsApp lets you do this without having to install additional photo-editing apps.

    edit image before sending in whatsapp

    Steps to do so-
    1. Just tap the paper clip icon, select Gallery and choose the photo you want to send.
    2. Next, tap the crop icon and drag the markers to highlight your selection.
    3. Tap Done and swipe up to add filters, stickers, and text, or to draw on the image.
    4. There’s an Undo button to remove the changes if you’re not happy with the results.

    Quote old messages in a chat.

    Sometimes it takes a while to respond to messages, by which time a group conversation may have drifted to a totally different subject. In these cases, you can quote the exact message you’re responding to.

    reply to old message in whatsapp

    Steps to do so-
    1. Long-pressing it and then tapping the left arrow on the toolbar. The quoted message appears in a pop-up window so you can compose your response below it.
    2. When you tap the Send button, your message appears directly below the quote and the name of the user, so there’s no ambiguity about who you’re responding to.

    Share your location with other people.

    If you’ve ever tried meeting someone in an unfamiliar place, you’ll know how difficult it can be to explain where you are using a vague description of your surroundings. Thanks to WhatsApp’s location-sharing feature, you’ll never need to do this again.

    share location on whatsapp

    Steps to do so-
    1. To share your location in a chat, tap the paperclip icon and select Location.
    2. Approve any permissions that the app asks for, then tap ‘Send your current location’.
    3. When the recipient receives your location, they can tap it to launch Google Maps and get directions to find you.

    Change your What's app wallpaper.

    WhatsApp lets you change the wallpaper displayed behind your chats.

    change chat wallpaper

    Steps to do so-
    1. Just open the menu within a chat, tap Wallpaper and pick an image from your Gallery or Whats App’s Wallpaper Library.
    2. If you’d prefer something plainer, try the Solid Colour or No Wallpaper options. Note:- that changing the wallpaper only affects your own chats and not your recipients’.

    Assign notification tones to What's app groups.

    You can set custom notification tones for your group chats, so you instantly know if you’ve received a message from a particular set of friends –without needing to look at your phone.

    tones to whatsapp group

    Steps to do so-
    1. Open a group chat, tap the menu button and choose ‘Group info’, then tap ‘Custom notifications’ and tick the box to ‘Use custom notifications’.
    2. You can then pick from a range of notification tones; choose whether your phone vibrates or not; and decide whether it displays a pop-up notification.

    Change the font size in What's app.

    Steps to do so-
    1. To change the font size in WhatsApp on an Android device, open its main menu and tap Settings, then Chats and Font Size.

    set font size for your whatsapp

    2. Here, you can choose from Small, Medium or Large text.
    On an iPhone, WhatsApp uses the system font size.
    To change this, open ‘Display & Brightness’ from your iPhone Settings, then tap Text Size. You can make the text even larger by opening Settings, General and Accessibility, then tapping Large Text.

    Pin important WhatsApp chats.

    If you find that important conversations are often pushed down the screen by unimportant you can pin your favorite conversations so they’re always easy to find.

    pin important chat in whatsapp

    To do this,
    1. Long-press the chat you want to keep near the top and tap the pin icon.
    2. To unpin a chat, long-press it again and select the pin icon with a strike through it.

    Bookmark important messages of What's app.

    When someone sends you information such as an address or telephone number, scrolling through reams of messages to find it again can be annoying.

    bookmark important message in whatsapp

    To avoid this, bookmark the message by long-pressing it and tapping the star icon. When you need it again, select ‘Starred messages’ from the main menu to view all your bookmarked messages.

    Find every link you’ve ever shared on your What's app.

    If you’re looking for a link in a message that you didn’t start, use the following trick.
    list of whatsapp share link

    To do so-
    1. Go to the appropriate chat and tap the three-dot button.
    2. Select Media, then Links to scroll through a chronological list of all the links shared between you and that contact.
    3. You’ll also see tabs for Media and Documents, which make it easier to find files you’ve shared with that contact.

    Add chat short cuts to your home screen.

    You can add a home-screen short cut to your favorite chats, for quick access.

    chat shortcut in whatsapp

    To do so-
    1. Open the chat you want to add a shortcut for, tap the menu button, then select More and ‘Add shortcut’.
    2. An icon appears on your home screen, which you can move to a chosen position.

    Stop anyone knowing you’ve read their messages.

    If you’d rather people didn’t know when you’ve read their messages, you can turn off the option that tells them.

    hide seen in whatsapp

    To do so-
    1. From WhatsApp’s Settings menu, select Account and Privacy, then untick the box for ‘read receipts’.
    Bear in mind that if you turn this feature off, you won’t be able to see when other people have read your messages either.

    Back up chats and media files on What's app.

    These days, you can back up pretty much anything on your phone to the cloud, and WhatsApp chats are no exception.

    set whatsapp backup

    To set WhatsApp to back up to Google Drive.
    1. Open the app’s main menu and select Settings, Chats and ‘Chatbackup’.
    2. Tap ‘Back up to Google Drive’ to choose how often the app saves backups, or select the green Back Up button to back up immediately.
    3. Select a Google account and tap ‘Back up over’ to specify whether WhatsApp can perform backups over ‘Wi-Fi or cellular’ or only Wi-Fi.
    4. If you want to include videos in the backup, tick the appropriate box. When you get a new phone, you can restore WhatsApp chats from your Google Drive backups

    Change who can see your private information.

    From the Privacy menu in WhatsApp’s Account Settings, you can also choose who is allowed to see your personal information, including your profile picture, status and when you were last online.

    privacy settings

    To do so-
    1. For each option, you can choose Everyone, ‘My contacts’ or Nobody. It’s a good idea to use ‘My contacts’ in most instances, otherwise, anyone with your phone number can see when you were last online.
    2. It’s also worth pointing out that setting the ‘Last seen’ option to ‘Nobody’ means you won’t be able to see when any of your contacts were last online.

    Add two-step verification in What's app.

    Two-step verification adds another layer of security to your account by asking for a six-digit PIN to verify your phone number on WhatsApp, whenever it’s installed on a new device.

    verification in whatsapp

    1. To turn it on, open Settings, then Account and select ‘Two-step verification’.
    2. Tap Enable and enter your PIN, then tap Next and enter it again to confirm.
    3. Tap Next once more and you’ll be asked to enter an email address, to which you can send a link that’ll reset your PIN if you forget it.

    Password-protect WhatsApp.

    WhatsApp has no built-in password protection for your chats, but you can add a layer of security on an Android phone by installing a third-party app such as AppLock.

    This handy app lets you keep snoopers at bay by locking apps with a password, PIN or fingerprint. You can add another layer of security by enabling Advanced Protection, which stops persistent spies from uninstalling AppLock.

    Get alerted when someone changes the device.

    You can set WhatsApp to alert you if a chat’s end-to-end encryption key has changed. This normally indicates that the recipient has reinstalled WhatsApp or transferred it to a new device, so you can simply ask them to confirm that they know why a new key has been issued.

    1. To enable the feature, open Settings, tap Account and Security and make sure that ‘Show security notifications’ is turned on.

    Stop people reading your message notifications.

    If you have an iPhone, you can receive notifications for new messages without displaying their content on screen. Just open the app’s Settings menu, tap Notifications and toggle the switch for Preview to off. You’ll now see the name of the contact in your notifications but not the message.

    On Android phones, there’s no option to block previews from WhatsApp, but you can block WhatsApp notifications altogether by opening Android Settings, then select Apps and WhatsApp. Toggle ‘Block all’ to On and you’ll never get caught out by messages appearing on the screen.

    Silence annoying group chats.

    If you’re often distracted by WhatsApp group chats, try muting them.

    mute group notification

    To do so-
    1. Open the offending chat, tap the three-dot button in the top-right corner and select ‘Mute notifications’.
    2. You can silence the chat for eight hours, one week or one year, and untick ‘Show notifications’ to stop notifications appearing.
    3. If you change your mind, simply select the menu button again and choose Unmute. You can also mute conversations with individuals by opening the appropriate conversation, tapping the menu button and selecting ‘View contact’.

    Set Fingerprint Lock.

    Fingerprint lock is a very new update of WhatsApp in which you can set a fingerprint lock on your WhatsApp App.

    Whatsapp Fingerprint Lock

    To do so-
    1. Open your WhatsApp and click on the three dots in the upper-right corner and open Settings.
    2. Inside Settings, click on Account > Privacy and scroll down inside the Privacy section.
    3. Click on Fingerprint Lock and turn on 'Unlock with fingerprint'.
    4. Set your fingerprint and set Automatically lock time. Done.
    You can also choose that you want to show a message and sender in the notification bar or not.

    So, these are 21 Whatsapp tips which I know and if you also know such whats tips, share them in the comment section below.

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