When WhatsApp first came out in 2010, it quickly gained prominence thanks to group chats in which multiple administrators were available for each group from their own contact lists.
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Companies of all sizes rely on WhatsApp for optimized communication. Friends and families depend on staying in touch no matter where they are on the planet. And yes, it's still a great way to stay in touch with your Peruvian "pen pal." But no matter how long you've been using it, and especially if you've just started, there are probably some great features you've missed. To make sure you get the most out of WhatsApp, read the following tips and tricks.
Tip 1: Send a message to multiple contacts
WhatsApp has a broadcast feature that lets you send a message to multiple people without the need for a group chat and unnecessary chatter , If you've ever blocked someone in an email, that's basically the case.
Sending a message is simple enough: Select either "New Mail" from the Menu Overlay (Android) or "Send List" (iOS) on the App's Chat page. Select your recipients there, enter your message and send it as usual. For more information, see our manual for this feature.
Tip 2: Formatting text in messages
With WhatsApp, you can format your messages in italics, bold, and strikethrough by typing simple commands before and after the text in your message. Here's how it's done:
- Enter _ on each page of a word or phrase to italicize: _word_
- Enter * on each page of a word or phrase to make it bold: * word *
- Enter ~ on Each page of a word or phrase to rule out the text: ~ word ~
- Enter three on each page of a word or phrase to to monitor the text: & # 39; & # 39; & # 39; word & # 39; & # 39; 196
Besides entering the specific commands, you can also use the formatting by long pressing on a target word or a target phrase and add Select the desired format from the superimposed overlay. The process is the same for both Android and iOS, but the options are slightly different. See the following link for a more complete guide to the process.
Tip 3: Say it, do not enter it
Do you sing like a siren on a moonlit night? WhatsApp has something for you. You can record an audio message by simply tapping and holding the green microphone button. From there, you can swipe up to lock the recording and release the button, or swipe left to cancel it altogether. Once you're done, you can preview the recording before you send it or delete it by tapping the Playback or Trash button.
Granted, this is not a pretty "hidden" one as the microphone button is right next to the text box. However, the foil to be canceled and the slide to be sent would only be found if you were brave enough to type this microphone icon when there is a risk that a voice message might be automatically sent. Therefore, you may want to know how everything works.
Tip # 4: Saving Conversation Text Files
WhatsApp gives you the ability to save any conversation as a text file . This is ideal if you ever need or want to show it to someone. Keep it for your records without saving it to WhatsApp.
- Open the conversation you want to save.
- Tap the menu button.
- Tap More.
- Tap "Email chat."
- Include media on or off as needed.
And voila! You will receive a time-stamped text document for download by e-mail. Get along well with a bitter divorce.
Tip # 5: Highlight Important Messages
Do you have any very important or inspiring text from someone you want to save? Just tap and hold on the message, and then tap the star icon when it's at the top of the screen. You can recall it at any time by tapping the menu button on the main screen and selecting "Selected messages".
Tip # 6: News Like Read Ninja
In moments when you want to read WhatsApp messages without notifying the sender with blue check marks, there are several ways to check them out while preserving the plausible denial.
The most complicated and sophisticated method is to disable all Internet connections by enabling airplane mode, displaying the message in question, and then force closing the app.
However, there is more than one way to skin a cat. For more ways to view WhatsApp messages without notifying the sender, see the following link for details.
WhatsApp has a terrible habit of amassing useless junk images and videos in Android's Stock Gallery app. To prevent this with Solid Explorer . However, the steps are similar in almost all file browser applications.
- Open Solid Explorer.
- Scroll down and select the "WhatsApp" folder.  Select "Media."
- Long press on the "WhatsApp Images" and "WhatsApp Videos" folders to highlight them.
- Tap the menu button in the top right corner and choose Hide. Your gallery and WhatsApp images should now be separated!
Tip 8: Archive conversations
When in WhatsApp is a chat that you want to keep confidential, you can archive it so it is not so easily visible.
For Android, hold down the chat you want to hide and select In the action bar at the top of the screen, click the Archive button (arrow down field). Tap "Edit" if you're using iOS and select the threads you want to hide. Then click on "Archive" to remove them from view.
You can view these hidden chats at any time by going to the menu tap Archived (Android) or Archived (iOS).
Tip # 9: Back Up Data with iCloud or Google Drive
Android: WhatsApp -> Menu -> Settings -> Chat -> Chat Backup iOS: WhatsApp -> Settings -> Chat -> Chat Backup
On the Chat Backup page, simply tap the Backup button to save your data. From there, you can also set the frequency of automatic backups to Daily, Weekly, Monthly, or Off. Make sure you're signed in to the correct Google Account (if you have more than one on Android) or that WhatsApp is syncing with your iCloud when using an iPhone.