20 Unique Whats-app Features You didn’t know
Besides texting, calling, sharing documents and blocking other users, Whatsapp offers some other interesting options. This article is aimed to acquaint you with 25 amazing Whatsapp features that can ease up your texting routine. Here they are:
- Broadcast Your Message
Send the same message to multiple people without initiating a group chat. This saves a lot of effort of sending a message to individual chats and the fuss of a group chat.
- Stylize The Text
Use *bold*, _italics_ and ~strikethrough~ commands to stylize your text.
- The Typewriter Font
Use the typewriter font using “`your text“` command to make your messages stand out in chat.
- Turn-Off The Blue Ticks and Last Seen Status
If you wish to view someone’s message without alerting them, simply turn off the blue-ticks and your last seen status from Whatsapp settings.
- Add Important Dates Directly To Your Calendar
Tap on a date in Whatsapp message to create an event reminder in your phone’s calendar.
- Add Important Contacts As Shortcuts
Tap and hold on to your favorite conversation to add it to your main screen as a convenient shortcut.
- Use Whatsapp Web
Sync your phone’s Whatsapp messenger to your PC and access all the media sharing and conversations through your PC via Whatsapp Web
- Transfer Data Between Your PC and Phone
Using Whatsapp Web, you can easily transfer data between your mobile and PC.
- Customize Your Privacy
You can change your last seen, profile picture and status settings to be viewed by everyone, your contacts or no one.
- Backup Your Conversations
Whatsapp can back up all the media and conversations to a cloud such as the Google drive. You can retrieve it online, whenever you need.
- ‘Favorite’ The Texts That You Wish To Remember
Mark a message as your favorite, simply tap and hold on the message and ‘star’ it using the options that appear at the top.
- Use Visual Reminders
In Whatsapp, you can simply mark such messages as ‘unread’ with a blue circle appearing on the chat. It acts a visual reminder for you to reply to them later.
There are some features that are available to Apple users in particular. Depending on their popularity, these might be introduced in Android phones as well. These are:
- Find Out the Person You Talk To The Most
Go to your phone’s settings, then to ‘Data and Storage Usage’ and finally into ‘Storage Usage.’ The chat with the greatest MBs will be your favorite one.
- Turn a Group Chat Into an Individual One
If you wish to talk to a single person from a group chat, you can hop into a personal chat using this Whatsapp feature. This can be done by simply tapping and holding the recipient’s name. You’ll be redirected to an individual chat with them.
- Clear The Unread Messages Count Without Reading Them
If you don’t want to read someone’s message and still get rid of that ‘unread’ message icon in the notification bar, simply click on ‘Edit’ at the left corner of Whatsapp screen and click on ‘Read All.’
- Find Out the Exact Time Your Messages Were Read At
Do this by tapping and holding on your message, then click on ‘Info’ and swipe the window to the left, revealing a window that shows the exact delivery and read time of the message.
- Use Siri to Send Your Messages
This Whatsapp feature allows you to send all your messages hands-free by simply calling out to Siri, the recipient’s name and the message.
- Custom Notifications
Customize the notifications you get from group chats. This allows you to assign a different ring tone to each chat so that you know who has texted without even touching the phone.
- Find Old Group Chats
If you do not remember how an old group chat was named, but remember which people were in it, you can simply go to that persons’ contact info. You’ll see all the group chats you two have ever shared.
- Express Yourself Through GIFs
Find the GIFs that speak your emotions in a large library. Hit the + sign, go to photos and videos library and use the ‘search GIF’ to access it.