16 Simple WhatsApp Tips And Tricks 2017 That’ll Make Your Life Easier
Best WhatsApp Tips And Tricks For Android 2017
Welcome to another huge post on tips and tricks, I have put together a list of WhatsApp tips and tricks, and I am sure that you will love it.
I have been using WhatsApp for so many years and I have explored the application on my Android device which has led to a cool list of superb discoveries that I want to share with you.
Over the years I have learned cool tricks for WhatsApp, tricks that actually make me feel like a super pro when chatting on WhatsApp.
As upgrades keep coming in, so does new WhatsApp tips and tricks. We are about to go for a ride on an epic journey of 16 amazingly outstanding WhatsApp tips and tricks.
➤ WhatsApp New Special Font
Well here’s one that will wow you, out of 100% of persons using WhatsApp, only a few know about this cool WhatsApp trick, about 2%. This new trick lets you manually change your font on WhatsApp. You actually do not need any extra app to achieve this, all you will need is an updated WhatsApp and your fingers. ?
To change your font on WhatsApp, follow the steps below;
- Open Whatsapp on your Phone.
- Open a chat, type a message and insert this symbol ` at the beginning and end of your text,
Example; ( “`HELLO“` )
➤ Know When Someone Has Read Your Message
Have you ever been at that point where you don’t know if the message you just sent to someone has been read by the person? With this WhatsApp feature, you can know if the messages you send have been read by recipients.
To achieve this;
- Go to the chat, open it.
- Long press on the message you sent.
- Tap on ( i ) located at the top of your screen.
➤ Invite Friends To WhatsApp Group Through Link
You probably have seen people sharing special links to Whatsapp groups, and these links when clicked, automatically adds you to a WhatsApp group.
This WhatsApp trick is quite cool, you can invite someone that is not even on your contact list, you can also invite people from different platforms like LinkedIn, twitter, and other platforms.
All you will have to do to invite people to your WhatsApp group is to create a link and post it on any link sharing platform, and anyone that clicks on the link will be added to the group.
To create a link to your WhatsApp group;
Note: You have to be an admin to be able to generate a link
- Open the chat group
- Tap on the group name.
- Tap on the (add participant icon) located at the top right.
You can then copy the link and share/paste it on different platforms.
➤ Insert Text And Emoji To Picture Before Sending
As new Whatsapp updates keep rolling in so does new features. This WhatsApp feature is quite unique, it lets you write text, insert emojis, and draw on images before sending them.
YES! it’s more like what happens on snapchat, trust me this Whatsapp feature is so cool, you just have to try it out and see for yourself.
Utilizing this WhatsApp trick is also very easy, I’ll give you an example.
Let’s say you want your friend’s eyes to be fixed at a particular point on an image, you can simply use this WhatsApp trick to draw a circle around the area you want your friend to focus on.
There are lots of ways you can utilize this Whatsapp trick. Just be creative and have fun with it.
To edit pictures before sending, you need to;
- Open WhatsApp
- Open a chat.
- Tap on the camera icon located at the bottom,
- Select an image.
- Tap on the smiley icon to insert a smiley, tap on the pencil to draw on the image and tap the T to insert a text.
This is another cool WhatsApp tip. With this feature, you’ll never have to stress to chat with your favorite contacts on WhatsApp.
Why stress to chat with favorite contacts when you could just create a nice looking shortcut list.
It will look like this;
Tapping on any of those shortcuts will automatically open a chat window. This would be a perfect choice for your family.
The steps to activating this cool WhatsApp feature is;
- Open WhatsApp.
- Long press on the chat you want to create shortcut.
- Tap on the utility button located the topmost right.
- Tap on Add chat shortcut.
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➤ Automatically Share Your Location With Your Friend On Whatsapp
Of all the tips for WhatsApp, this is one of my favorite. You can easily send your location to a friend on WhatsApp without stress.
Gone are the days when you will have to type your address and send to a contact on WhatsApp, this cool feature uses your phone’s GPS to automatically look for your location and send the location to your friend on WhatsApp.
When your friend receives your location on his mobile, if he/she has Google maps installed he can easily find you, google maps will give him/her the correct navigation.
This cool WhatsApp tip is ideal for your friends that do not know how to locate where you are.
To send your location to a contact on WhatsApp follow these steps;
- Open WhatsApp on your Android device
- Start a chat with the person you want to send your location.
- Tap on the Attachment button located in-between the call button and utility button.
- Tap on location
- Tap on ”send your current location”
➤ Incognito For WhatsApp
If you are a big fan of the widely used Google chrome or Ucbrowser, you would know what incognito means. Incognito is simply a mode that makes you invisible.
When on incognito, you are almost totally invisible. Although WhatsApp does not have a button that lets you go incognito, there is a way you can read messages, view your friend’s photos without them knowing.
Firstly, you will have to turn off last seen, Profile photo and status, you can do this by;
- Open WhatsApp, Go to Settings.
- Tap on Account, then tap on privacy.
- Tap on Last seen and select nobody, Tap on profile photo and select nobody, do the same for status.
After doing that, you’ll then have to turn off Read receipts.
- Go to settings.
- Tap on privacy.
- Tap on Read receipts to uncheck the box beside it.
➤ WhatsApp Bold, Italic, And Strikethrough
This WhatsApps trick makes it possible to add effects to text, effects like making your text bold, making your text italic, and also adding a strikethrough effect to your text.
Before sending a text on WhatsApp, you will have to add specific symbols to the beginning and end of a text to make the effect come alive.
The symbols can be found on your Android keypad. Here is a full descriptive post on how to WhatsApp Bold, Italic, and Strikethrough.
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➤ Send Large Files On WhatsApp
Until today, it was impossible to send large files on WhatsApp. Sending files with specific formats was also not possible, formats like zip, exe, apk, rar, and so many others.
But with this cool WhatsApp tip, you are going to know how to easily send large files on WhatsApp with your friends and family.
- Open cloudsend on your device.
You will see a pop-up asking you to link cloudsend with dropbox, Tap on Allow.
- Share the file you want to share with your friend on cloudsend.
The file will be automatically uploaded to dropbox and a link to the file will be provided.
- Copy the link and send it to your friend on WhatsApp
When your friend opens the link, he/she will be able to download the file.
➤ Send GIF’s Via WhatsApp
The latest WhatsApp update has made it possible for users to send GIF files with ease. If you do not find the option that lets you send GIF files on your WhatsApp then you will need to update your WhatsApp.
Follow the steps below to send GIF files on your Android device;
- Open WhatsApp.
- Open a chat with who you want to send a GIF file, could be a friend or a group.
- Tap on the attachment icon that is located in-between the call and utility button.
- Select Gallery from the list of options.
- You will see, Photos, Videos, and GIF, Select GIF.
➤ Tag Someone On WhatsApp
On daily basis, there are tons of tags on social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and other platforms.
You’d agree with me that tagging helps us to draw someone’s attention easily.
Well, some months ago, WhatsApp rolled out a new update that comes packed with a tagging feature, users can now tag people in WhatsApp groups with ease.
How does this come in handy?
Let’s say you are in a group the has over 300 members, and you want to direct a message to a particular person in the group, you can easily do that by using the tag feature.
Learn how to use this cool WhatsApp tip by checking out: WhatsApp cool Tag feature.
➤ Stop Auto Download: Save Mobile Data
There was a time I checked my WhatsApp’s Data consumption, I was so shocked to see that my WhatsApp was taking about 40% of my monthly allotted data.
I did a little research to find out why my WhatsApp was taking much data, and I found the cause.
My WhatsApp’s default setting was set to automatically download videos with my mobile data.
So, imagine an irrelevant video of 40mb downloading automatically, that’s so not cool.
You can easily save your mobile data by changing specific settings on your Android device.
Follow the steps below to Stop Auto download and save mobile data on your Android device.
- Open WhatsApp
- Go to settings.
- Tap on Data usage.
- Tap on ”When using mobile data” And untick the box beside any option that is ticked.
➤ New Starred Message Feature
I have mentioned a few WhatsApp tips and tricks, this is one of my favorite, the starred message feature is a cool WhatsApp feature that lets you save specific messages in a special archive.
Let’s say there’s an important message you wouldn’t want to miss or a message that you would like to easily gain access to, the starred message feature will help you achieve that.
Although this feature is only accessible on the latest version of WhatsApp, if you can’t find the starred message option on your Android device, then you should try updating your WhatsApp.
To use the starred message feature on WhatsApp;
- Open WhatsApp
- Open a chat and long press on any message you want to star.
➤ Cool WhatsApp Quote Message Feature
This feature is another cool Whatsapp feature, It lets you quote and reply messages in a very cool way, if you have an updated version of WhatsApp, accessing this cool WhatsApp feature would be a walk in the park (easy)
To quote messages on WhatsApp follow the steps below;
- Open WhatsApp
- Open a chat, and long press on a message sent by your friend.
- Tap the arrow-like button located at the top.
- Then type your reply and send.
➤ Change Chat Background
I once saw someone trying to download a WhatsApp mode and I asked why he was downloading it, he said it is because he wants to change his chat background, I was shocked, I told him he didn’t need a WhatsApp mode to change his chat background.
This WhatsApp tip is known by most WhatsApp users, but I will share it for the benefit of people that don’t know how to change their chat background on WhatsApp.
This is one of the easiest WhatsApp tricks, and can be done by following the simple process below;
- Open WhatsApp.
- Open a chat and tap on the utility button (3 dots) located at the top most right
- Tap on wallpaper.
- Then select from the list of options to choose a wallpaper.
These tricks for WhatsApp are by far the best set of tricks and tips for WhatsApp if you encounter any issues while trying to use any of them, kindly let us know via the comment section.
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