Whatsapp is the most popular communication application in India. This instant messaging app has over 2 billion users around the world, and over 500 million active users in India. Thanks to its simplicity and ease of use feature, WhatsApp is the most used instant messaging app among people in all age groups.
Over the years, Facebook has added many functionalities to make WhatsApp a feature-rich communication app. Not all the features present in WhatsApp is known by all. Some features present in the Whatsapp are really useful but are hidden so it is not properly utilized. There are many WhatsApp mods available, like GBWhatsApp which can do much better tricks. But we are discussing five best WhatsApp tricks. These hidden features and tricks make your WhatsApp experience much better. Let’s see the top five WhatsApp features and tricks that you should know.
Use Typewriter font
You would already know that you can make your text bold, italic, and underlined when communicating using WhatsApp. But the thing you probably don’t know is that you can do further than that by making the text in the old typewriter font. You can convert the text into a typewriter font in the WhatsApp using this hidden trick. You have to simply add the grave symbol (`) three times before and after the text that you have typed into the message box. Send the message enclosed three times with the grave symbol, and the receiver will see the message in the typewriter font in his side. This symbol (`) is present on both the android and iOS keyboard and has support in both these platforms.
Hear the voice messages privately
Sending messages via voice is a great feature present in WhatsApp that makes communication much easier. You can easily convey what you want through the voice message than by texting. But the problem is that these voice messages are by default played in the loudspeaker, so anyone can listen to your private messages if they are just near you. It is not feasible to use voice messages when you are in public. To solve this, you can raise the phone and keep it near your ear like when you are attending a call. WhatsApp automatically detects this movement of your phone and plays the voice message in the normal voice call speaker. In this way, you can listen to the voice messages privately and avoid anyone snooping on you. This privacy feature is available on both the android and iOS smartphones.
Free up space
A lot of pictures and video files are sent through WhatsApp daily and it can easily clog up the storage space on our phone. We may need some media received through WhatsApp, but we won’t need most of the media files and it simply sits in our phone eating the useful storage space. You can select the pictures and videos one-by-one in the gallery and delete it, but it consumes a lot of time. There is a quick and easy way to get rid of the media files from the WhatsApp. You should go to the Settings page in your WhatsApp and select the Data and Storage Usage option. This option will list all your chats and the amount of storage that they take up on your phone. You can select any individual contact or group name from this list and select the ‘Free Up Space’ option. After that, you can select what type of media you want to delete and click the Delete button to remove those files in an instant. You can follow the same steps for both the android and iOS smartphones.
You can also turn off the “Save Incoming Media” option from the chats options in the WhatsApp setting, so none of the media is stored separately on your phone.
Pin important chats
This is my favorite and one of the most useful hidden features present in the WhatsApp. Some individuals or groups will be more important to you than others, but the messages from your important people will get lost among all the messages you receive from other people. Fortunately, WhatsApp has a convenient trick to solve this problem. You can pin your favorite people or group so that it always stays at the top whether you get new messages from other people or not. You can also easily find your favorite person to message if you just pin them as it always stays at the top. You can pin your favorite people or group by long pressing on the chat and selecting the pin option. For iPhone users, you can just swipe right a particular chat and press the pin option to pin it at the top permanently.
Creating and Sending GIF’s
After memes, GIFs are the most popular way of communicating through media. The support for sending GIF has been with WhatsApp for a long time. You can simply search for a GIF with Gboard or any other GIF related app and send it via WhatsApp. What you don’t know is that you can create your own GIF with WhatsApp and send it. You can create GIFs with only the video that you select from your gallery. The video should also be less than six seconds for you to create a GIF. So while sending a video, make sure that you crop the video to less than six seconds. After you have cropped the video, the GIF option will automatically appear. You can select this option and send the video as a GIF to the person you are communicating. This feature is awesome because you can select only the better part of a video to six seconds and send it as an animated GIF. This option is available for both Android and iOS users.
There are a lot of hidden tricks present in the WhatsApp that you can use to make the app much useful. The above-listed are some of the top five hidden tricks in WhatsApp, and you can use these hidden tricks right now. We hope you got some good information on hidden tricks in WhatsApp and it helps you in making a better communication experience.