Here in this article, you will get some useful WhatsApp tips and tricks for 2018 that save a lot of time. You might not know many of them. WhatsApp is the most popular social messaging app available for all the major mobile platforms. You can also use it on the computer with the company’s own WhatsApp web or any emulator. The main reason behind its popularity is that you can send messages, share images and videos with your loved ones all at free of cost.
There is no charge for using Whatsapp other than your mobile data. You just have to update the app once in a month. Plus, all the messages and files you send to anyone are encrypted, so you do not have to worry about your privacy. All of these awesome features makes WhatsApp a perfect messaging app. However, that’s not all.
There are many useful hidden WhatsApp tips and tricks that you should know about. The majority of the people do not know these latest WhatsApp tips and tricks. In this article, we will show you some of the coolest and useful tips and tricks there are for WhatsApp. So, sit back and try them out!
Latest WhatsApp Tricks and Tips
So, without further ado, let’s get started.
1. Message Someone Who Blocked you on WhatsApp
Almost every messaging app has a blocking feature. So does WhatsApp. If you get into someone’s block list, you will find it impossible to send them messages.
What if you want to explain yourself or convey important information? In case you can’t see the person offline, the scene gets the worst. But no, you can message them even though they blocked you. Read How to Message Someone Who Has Blocked You on WhatsApp.
2. Prevent Anyone from Knowing You Read a Message
Not everytime we can immediately reply to a message. And, it would definitely create a bad impression if we delay the message. In such situations, you can disable the read receipts (blue ticks) on the platform.
In order to disable the receipts, follow Settings>>Account>> Privacy and uncheck Read Receipts. Also Read: How to Share Facebook Images and Videos to WhatsApp.
3. Bold, Italics, and Strikethrough
It’s been a while since WhatsApp introduced basic text formatting. You can make texts bold or italics and add a strikethrough over it as well.
For bolding a text, you need to include the message in between two stars (for example, *WhatsApp*). When it comes to italics, you need to add two underscores at the beginning and end of the text (like _WhatsApp_). For strikethrough, you should send the message in this manner ~WhatsApp~.
Must Read: How to Backup WhatsApp Chat Messages Manually.
4. Change Number by Keeping the Same Account
If you want to change your WhatsApp number and like to use the existing account, you can officially change the number. WhatsApp application does come up with an option to do this.
Go to Settings>> Account>> Change Number. You will get a screen with two fields, in which you should enter the old and new phone numbers. Once you do it and hit Done, you will get an OTP on the second phone number. As you finish the authentication, you can have the same account on the second phone number.
SEE ALSO: How to Check Mobile Number on any Indian SIM.
5. Set Your WhatsApp DP without Cropping
You know WhatsApp doesn’t allow us setting profile pictures at any resolution. Sometimes, we have to sacrifice some parts of our pictures when setting the DP. Well, you don’t have to bear the loss anymore.
All you need is SquareDroid, which you can install from Play Store. Install the app and open it up. You will get a button to choose the picture. Then, select an option to fill the sides of the photo (like blur, solid color, and gradient). After doing all this, save the picture and make it your WhatsApp DP. This is really cool hun? There are even more, keep reading.
6. Change WhatsApp Background
You can set your favorite pictures the background of your WhatsApp conversations. For that, follow Settings>> Chats>> Wallpaper. And then, pick a picture up to make it as your background for the chats.
WhatsApp will show a preview to let you know how the wallpaper looks like once it gets applied. If you like it, you can hit SET.
7. Share Your Location with Your Friends
Do you want to let your friends or family know where you are? Then, you can share your current location with them in a single tap.
First, open WhatsApp messenger and choose any conversation. Then, hit the Attachment section and choose Location. In case your GPS is off, you will be asked to turn it on. Do it. There you go!
8. Use Two WhatsApp Accounts on One Android Phone
Have you ever wondered if you can use Two WhatsApp for your Two SIMs on One Phone? Well if you have then you just hit the jackpot. You can use two WhatsApp accounts on one phone using a simple app called Parallel Space. I have already written a tutorial on this. Read How to Use Two WhatsApp Accounts on One Phone.
9. Minimum data consumption on WhatsApp calls
Calling is a great and really convenient WhatsApp feature. However, did you know there’s a special mode in Whatsapp by using which you can lower the rate of data consumption while making calls on WhatsApp? This trick is especially helpful for people who are on a slow network. On Android, you can enable this mode by going to Settings>> Chats>> Calls and there you will find Low Data Usage option. On iPhone, you can do this by visiting Settings and then Data Usage.
10. Know when your messages have been read
Go to the particular chat and long press on it. You will see an “i” on the top right corner of the screen. Select it and see the status of your messages.
11. Reply to a particular message on WhatsApp group
Long press on a message you want to reply to. You will see a reply option at the top of your screen. Just type your message and press send. It will be sent as a quoted reply.
12. Stop Auto Downloading on WhatsApp and Save Data
Losing too much of your data because every file you receive gets downloaded itself? Well, you can avoid this by stopping auto downloading of the files and download only the ones you want to download. Go to Settings option in Whatsapp, then to Data Usage, then to Mobile Data and untick all the options given there. This WhatsApp trick will save your mobile data.
13. Save a particular message as starred
Have an important message that you want to keep so that you can find it later? Well, this trick will let you star a particular message, and you can find it in the Starred Messages option. Just press on a message for some time and mark that message as starred.
14. Create a shortcut of a particular Chat/Contact
We all have that one person with whom we frequently have a chat with throughout the day. Now, rather than opening WhatsApp every time they send you a text, you can create an easy shortcut on your home screen. To do this, long press on a contact/chat, go to three dots at the top right corner and select the option Add Chat Shortcut.
15. Read WhatsApp messages without coming online/last seen hidden
To do this, turn off your data connection when you receive the text. Now, turn the Airplane mode on and check the message. After reading it, get back to home screen and turn on your mobile data.
16. Appear Offline on WhatsApp without Disconnecting the Internet
Do you have some cheesy friends who are annoying you every time you come online on WhatsApp, But you still need to use the Internet? Well, you can follow this tutorial about How to Appear Offline on WhatsApp without Disconnecting the Internet.
17. Fix WhatsApp Camera Not Working Problem
WhatsApp is pretty perfect, but we can’t avoid the fact that nothing can be 100% accurate. A few days back, I started facing an issue every time I opened WhatsApp on my phone. So, if you face any problem with WhatsApp Camera then feel free to Read How to Fix WhatsApp Camera Not Working Problem.
18. How to Install WhatsApp on Windows PC/Laptop
Running WhatsApp on PC can be super useful for people who use their computer a lot(Office People). If you want to run WhatsApp on your PC, then check our tutorial about How to Install WhatsApp on Windows PC without BlueStacks.
Update: Recently WhatsApp launched their desktop app which you can use on your Windows PC, You can directly download it from whatsapp.com. However, I still prefer to use WhatsApp web instead of WhatsApp Desktop Client.
19. How to Deactivate WhatsApp Calling
In some situations, it’s a better idea to deactivate WhatsApp Calling. I know you can turn off the internet (mobile data or WiFi) on your smartphone or stop the app from settings. However, there is another easy method for Disabling WhatsApp Calling Feature. Read How to Deactivate WhatsApp Calling.
These are some of the most useful WhatsApp tips and tricks. Let us know how helpful were these for you. You have got a few WhatsApp tricks you might not already know. So, did you try any of these? If you don’t, feel free to go ahead. Don’t forget to let us know if you have any other amazing WhatsApp tricks.