Published On: Sat, Jul 2nd, 2016

10 WhatsApp features you didn’t know


Recently Whatsapp’s has launched its latest desktop app that included an array of new things that users can do. Though, it looks that users are not employing the present mobile application to its fullest.

Here is a list of tips and tricks which you might not known before.

  1. Bold, italics, strike-through


To highlight and bold, just put (*) to the start and conclusion of the word. Likewise, you may italicise by putting (_) to the start and the conclusion and strike a word by inserting (~).

  1. Change an unsuspecting friend’s profile picture to a monkey


Go to contacts and copy your friend’s number. Rename the monkey image with your friend’s number, taking out the (+) then paste the image to his/her WhatsApp profile picture, and there you go, your friend is now a monkey.

  1. No more Blue ticks


Later than opening settings on the app click to account and then privacy. Uncheck the ‘read receipts’. Though, this tactic has a disadvantage and it is that you won’t be capable to glimpse if people have read your messages either.

  1. Tricking the Blue tick


When you have got a message then leave for the phones settings and alter the arrangement to ‘airplane mode’. After that when you unfasten the message the sender won’t glimpse the blue ticks until you unfasten WhatsApp again.

  1. You can also save your chat history


Later than unfastening settings in the application, click to chats and then chat backup. Arrange your chat settings thus the backup frequency is either weekly or monthly, and you can in addition mark ‘include videos’.

  1. Send a giant heart


It is a much recognized trick on the list, however it is significanctly mentioning. Later than typing the heart emoji send the message devoid of involving anything other.

  1. You can also transfer videos between your phone and computer


Make a group, add a friend and then remove them. After that, open WhatsApp Web and login by scrutinizing the QR code. Send the media you desire to transmit to your computer via the WhatsApp group. Unfasten the chat on the computer and the media is accessible there.

  1. Customise your notifications rings for different chats


Continue the chat you desire to place a ringtone for. Type on the name and allow the ‘custom notifications’ choice. At last opt a ringtone of your preference.

  1. See someone’s ‘last seen’ while hiding yours

Send a message to the individual of your preference and then delete the individual from your phone list. The chat will yet be in the app. Click on to settings, account and then privacy and alter the ‘last seen’ favorites to my contacts.

  1. Change your Whatsapp wallpaper

It is quite simple. To alter the wallpaper, click on to settings, chats and wallpaper and alter it to an image of your preference.


About the Author

Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.