Whether you’re just starting to use WhatsApp or are a years-long addict, you’re probably missing out on a few of these helpful, hidden features.
1. Format message text on demand
WhatsApp lets you bold, italicize or strike through text on the fly. To do so, you’ll need to add a couple of special characters before and after whatever it is you want to format.
To bold text in WhatsApp, use an asterisk (*bold*); italicize text with an underscore (_italicize_); create strikethrough text with tildes (~strikethrough~).
2. Star a message
Starring a message creates a convenient way to go back to a phone number, address or article link a friend sent you. Long-press on the message, then tap on the Star icon.
To view your starred messages, on iOS select the Star tab along the bottom of your screen. Android users need to tap on the Menu button, then Starred Messages.
3. Who do you talk to the most?
Curious about who your BFF is on WhatsApp? If you have an iPhone, it’s easy to figure out.
Go to Settings > Data and Storage Use > Storage Use. A list of contacts will populate, in order of who is using the most storage on your phone. Tap on each contact to view more detailed stats, such as the number of messages exchanged, images and GIFs.
Android users can go to Settings > Chat > Chat History > Email Chat to view the same info. Thanks to CNET reader CherryC22 for the tip.
4. Get message details
Ever wonder what time a message was delivered or read? Swipe to the left on a message you sent to view those stats on your iPhone. Android users can long-press on a message, then tap on the “info” icon at the top of your screen.
5. Mute a conversation
When heading into a movie or meeting, use WhatsApp’s mute feature to silence a chatty group conversation or a friend who doesn’t get the hint that you’re busy.
Android users can long-press on a chat, then tap on the crossed-out speaker icon at the top of the screen. iPhone users need to open a conversation, then tap on the contact or group’s name at the top of the screen followed by Mute.
WhatsApp provides the option to mute a chat from 8 hours to 1 year, which seems a bit like overkill.
6. Hide your last seen status
Don’t want friends or random contacts to know your “Last Seen” time? Open Settings > Account > Privacy > Last Seen.
WhatsApp provides three options: Everyone, My contacts, Nobody.
7. Disable read receipts
Going one step further, you can disable read receipts in WhatsApp. This will prevent fellow users from knowing you have read a message.
Open Settings > Account > Privacy and uncheck the box next to Read Receipts.
Note: Turning this feature off will also prevent you from seeing when a friend has read your message. Group Chats will still use read receipts, however.
8. Don’t save photos, videos by default
If you’d rather not have WhatsApp saving every photo and video you receive to your camera roll, taking up space and cluttering up your own photos, disable autosave.
On an iPhone, open Settings > Chats and turn Save Incoming Media Off.
This is a feature that’s seemingly missing from Android.
9. Use WhatsApp on a computer
As we’ve covered before, you can use WhatsApp from a computer with relative ease.
The gist of the process involves selecting WhatsApp Web within the mobile app, visiting web.whatsapp.com on your computer, and scanning a QR code with your phone.
10. Custom notifications
Instead of having the same alert sound for every incoming message, you can set custom alerts for individual contacts. Doing so will make it easier to know who messaged you without looking at your phone.
Android users should tap on the Menu icon when viewing a chat thread, followed by View Contact > Custom Notifications.
For those using WhatsApp on an iPhone, tap on the contact’s name when viewing a chat thread, then Custom Notifications.
11. Export a conversation
You can export a conversation should you need to save it. When viewing a conversation, Android users need to tap on the Menu button followed by More > Email Chat.
On an iPhone, the process involves viewing a chat thread, tapping on a contact at the top of the screen, then scrolling to the bottom of the Contact Info page and selecting Export Chat.
Both devices give you the option to export with or without media attached.
“Breaking into business” can feel a lot like sitting alone at the middle school lunch table trying to make new friends. If you’ve never been or cannot empathize with that companionless child, I’ll save you the pain: it’s no fun.
That lonely child was me about two years ago. Except, as you guessed it, I was not still a little kid slumping over at the lunch table.
I, like many people I know, was trying to break into the tech industry.
For context: I was 18. I had no real business connections. I had never had a formal internship. I did not have a twitter (or a blue checkmark for that matter). Heck, I think I had under 500 LinkedIn connections?!?
Plain and simple: I was that abandoned kid at the table with nothing cool in my lunchbox to offer.
I had two options: sulk & complain or do something different. Thankfully, I chose to try and do the latter. And, with a lot of luck and effort, things have changed.
Sooo much has changed. I have written all about that formative growth, but the TL;DR is that I’ve managed to build a deep network of awesome people, work on things I really care about, and develop real, hard skills.
None of this. None of this would have been possible without the people who helped me along the way. The individuals who took, what may have lookedlike at the time, irrational chances on me (that lonely kid at the lunch table). I cannot emphasize enough just how thankful I am for those people.
I think lots of people share similar aspirations to me. Young and old. We all want some sort of fulfillment.
But sometimes it is hard to figure out what that something looks like. I wholly believe that people, of all kinds, are the gateway to finding those passions and aspirations.
The question I get a lot, from people who may have read my story or shared a similar dilemma to me just one year ago, is:
How can I start building these relationships? Where do I even begin to look? How can I add value? How can I break into tech?
First and foremost, I have never been a fan of prescriptive advice. Especially in this case, where there is no real “guaranteed to work” recipe you can follow that will output success.The luck coefficient is extremely influential in most things, so I’d focus on doing all that you can do to put yourself in a position for luck to take the wheel.
The next thing I’ll add is that this “guide” may be a bit unconventional. I am sure there are expert “networking coaches” out there with some contradictory evidence/advice.
I’ll make it clear and easy for you to decide who you want to listen to: I am not an expert in this. I am studying Finance and Computer Science, not relationship building.
These tips worked really well for me, so perhaps you appreciate the transparency. Besides, I’m always here to help.
Here Is How You Hack Networking
Define Your Goals
Everyone wants something different out of life. That is what makes the world, and business particularly, so interesting. You should start by asking yourselves the hard questions and figuring out what you want..Do you want a job? Internship? Money? Experience? What is it that you want?
Many people get stumped right here. I did. So how do you figure this out? Well, I think there are two philosophies:
The first is you spend a long time thinking. You think, think and think and hope that one day you’ll come up with this holy grail goal of yours that will fulfill your life. That is option A.
The second way is to just go out and work. To try jobs that you are not 100 percent sure you will love. To try and learn through experience. You could be wasting a lot of time here doing jobs you may hate, but hey, you’re learning nonetheless.
I find that the best way to come up with and define goals is through some mixture of the two strategies. One way to hack this, and level up, is to talk to people, who have experience, and learn from them so you do not have to make the same mistakes they did.
Next, Configure an Experiment
We hedge a lot of time and emotional investment on that perfect job. Until, of course, we get there and it turns out to suck.
So develop an experiment where you can test your assumptions quickly and learn a ton about the career you might want to consider. Figure out what you need to do today to learn more about an industry, job, or career. For me, that meant talking to as many people as I could.
Pause here. I said something that may be controversial to some: talking to as many people as I could. As with most advice, I’d like to give two caveats:
Deep connections are far more valuable than a bunch of weak ones.
Talking to a ton of people could end up being a distraction. So try and be purposeful with what you do and always loop back to your original goal.
Now, Build and Execute Upon It
Once you have what it is you want to do (call it your goal), it is really easy to build the experiment. It’s kind of like if you wanted to run a marathon, what would you do? You’d simply run every day. Building a network is very similar, except instead of running, you’ll substitute different tactical steps.
Step 1: Join the Conversation
Whatever industry you are interested in, chances are there are group of people in it who are super passionate about what they do. Find out where they hang out. For tech, that may be Product Hunt and Twitter. For Investment Banking, that may be Wall Street Oasis and linkedin. For making friends, that may be the movie theatre.
Wherever that is — go there!
Step 2: Create a list and find emails
The next thing you want to do, although it may feel weird, is you want to create a list of people that you want to meet from that field.
It is important to be genuine here. When I started networking, my goals were super transparent. “Using” and “manipulating” people via networking will never work out. Honest people win.
Creating a list is simple. Build a google sheet or excel doc and list out a few categories. Name, company, and email will work fine.
How do I get their email?
There are many tools out there. My favorite is slik. Not being able to find their email is no longer a valid excuse so once you have a list of “targets,” begin to fill out the email column.
Step 3: Outreach
Hitting that send button can be intimidating. It is one of the scariest parts, especially starting out. There are a few things you can do to mitigate that fear. The first — figure out where you can add value for those people. This is tricky and often case dependent. I’ll write a blog post more about this another day, but for now just reach out to me and we can talk about it.
The next, construct a simple email. Key word here: simple. No one likes reading long emails. Here is an easy one:
Voila. A simple template. It is the easiest way to start a conversation with someone. Everyone loves free help.
I ended up sending a ton of these emails to people that I was really interested in talking to or working with. The only real blockade is that you have to write, pretty much, the same words over and over. Of course, you customize the why and personalize the message, but a lot of it ends up being the same.
Step 4: Persistence
Ok now for the most valuable piece of advice I can possibly give you. You have to be persistent.
What generic advice? Am I right?
Ok, let me tell you the cold hard facts. More than likely, people will not respond. In fact, I’d bet on it. Most people will never answer you. You have to be persistent. You have to manage expectations and understand that you are in it for the long run.
“Networking” is not a one month thing. You do not all of a sudden start networking and magically have a huge network of real relationships. That may work for getting linkedin connections ~ but it will not work in reality.
And when people do respond, work your magic and make it count. So what does that look like?
Be cognizant of their time
Help for free
“Being nice” can go a really long way. It’s an underrated asset that many people abandon in pursuit of fame and success. Trust me, it will not go unnoticed.
Another thing, people like helping people who are determined to do well. Put yourself in their shoes. Would you rather talk to some lazy slob, or someone who is really going after it? When is the last time someone cold emailed you offering to help you? For free? Rarely, if ever happens. That is why — when you do it, you really stand out.
So that is how you “Hack Networking.” You come across as real, genuine. You leverage technology to make it as easy as possible for you to talk to the right people. And you work on it consistently, over a long period of time. Relationship building is much of an art as it is a science. I’ll never forget that. And I’ll always be grateful for the relationships that I have built.
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Even in a world which sees new app releases every day, WhatsApp retains its top spot when it comes to messaging services. And, moreover, it surely is one of the foremost contenders for the most used app of all time. People love WhatsApp for its reliability and simplicity. You open the app, tap on the contact, write the message and press send. That’s it, you are done.
However, you will be totally mistaken if you think that its simplicity represents a lack of features. It is as feature packed as any other messaging app out there. It is just good at hiding those features in plain sight. That’s what makes it so successful. It acts as a simple tool for new users and yet has advanced features at a fingertip’s distance should one want to use them. We have already covered many of its features in our previous articles but it’s time to write a new one as WhatsApp has added a lot of features since then. So, here are the 15 best WhatsApp tricks you should be using on your iPhone or Android smartphone:
1. Apply Filters to Photos Before Sending (iPhone only)
What better way to start the list than the newest feature addition to WhatsApp app. Sadly, right now it’s for iPhone users only. Now, whenever you are sending a photo using WhatsApp you will see a small text saying, “Swipe up for filters”.
Upon swiping up, you will find a set of filters you can apply to your photos, just like on Instagram. At the time of writing this article, there are only 6 filters available but are expected to increase with future updates. Also, now when you send four or more photos at once, the photos will be send inside an album and hence, will not hijack your chats like before.
2. Send Messages on WhatsApp using Google Assistant or Siri
Suppose you need to send someone a message and are not in a mood to type or maybe you are in a situation where typing isn’t an option, what will you do? Worry not my friend, WhatsApp has got you covered here. You can send messages on WhatsApp using the voice assistant on your phone and it supports both Google Assistant and Siri.
To do that, Android users can call out “Ok Google” to launch the assistant and say the following phrase, “Send a message to <Contact Name> on WhatsApp”. It will then ask you to dictate the message. After you have dictated the message, the assistant will ask you to confirm sending the message. Just say, “Yes” or “Send it” to send the message. The procedure is same for the iOS users with the only difference of calling on Siri (“Hey Siri”) rather than Google Assistant.
3. Enable Two-Step Verification on WhatsApp
Since most of our conversations happen over WhatsApp, it is imperative to protect our data. There are a lot of tips and tricks which we have already covered that help you do just that. However, this is a new one and a needed addition to our security tips. One way someone could steal your chat records and even keep an eye on your future conversations is by just logging into your account on a different device. Anyone who has access to your device even for a few seconds could easily do that. Enabling Two-Step Verification will stop that from happening.
When you enable Two-Step Verification, whenever someone tries to login with your account on any other device, other than providing the OTP, they will also have to enter a six-digit code set up by you, thus preventing them from getting access to your account. To enable it, head over to WhatsApp Settings>Account>Two-step Verification. Tap on Enable and then it will ask for a six digit code. Re-enter the code to verify it and enter your email address as a backup. That’s it, you are done and more secure than ever before. For more details on WhatsApp’s two-step verification, you can check out our detailed article on the same.
4. Disable Notification Previews
Securing your WhatsApp account is one thing, hiding your messages from prying eyes is another. By default, whenever you receive a notification, you can see a preview of the message on the lock screen and while that is handy, anyone using your phone can see the previews of your personal messages. To stop the preview feature on the iPhone, go to WhatsApp Settings>Notifications>Show Preview and disable it.
The procedure is a little bit different on Android, as there is no inbuilt WhatsApp setting to disable it. On Android you have to got to Android Settings>Notifications>Notification Settings and select “Hide sensitive notification content”. However, you need to keep in mind that this will disable preview for all the messaging apps and other important apps.
5. Listen to Voice Messages Secretly Without Headphones
Suppose you get a voice message from someone but you don’t have a headphone with you, what will you do? Of course, you cannot listen to it on a speaker as people around you will also be listening in on your private message. Do not worry there’s a hack for solving this problem.
You just have to play the voice message and place your phone right on your ear, as if you are taking a call. The proximity sensor will activate and instead of playing the message through speakers, it will play the message on your earpiece, so that only you can hear it.
6. Show Your Status to a Chosen few
Status on your WhatsApp is a great way to let multiple people know about something at the same time without you having to send messages to them. With the inclusion of the new photos & videos status, more and more people are sharing their photos and thoughts using it. But, what if, you don’t want everyone to see your status. What if you just want a select group of people to see your status.
You can do that by managing the settings in the Status option. Just go to WhatsApp Settings>Account>Privacy>Status. Here you will three options, you can either share your status will all your contacts, or you can add specific contacts with whom you want to share your status with. You can also disbar specific contacts from seeing your status while everyone else on your contact list can see them.
7. Use Multiple WhatsApp Accounts (Android only)
One drawback of using WhatsApp is that everyone you know is also using WhatsApp. Although this is a good feature, it can also result in a lot of spam messages. You might also want to use different WhatsApp account for personal and work purposes. While WhatsApp doesn’t allow you to connect two different accounts on a single device natively, you can use third-party apps to achieve that on Android. You can do that by installing an app called Parallel Space which allows you to run two different instances of WhatsApp on your device. The app not only lets you use multiple WhatsApp accounts, it even brings you separate notifications for both the accounts. You can check out our article on the app ton get more details.
You can also use multiple WhatsApp accounts on your PC with the All-in-one Messenger Chrome app. The app also supports other messaging platforms such as Messenger, Hangouts, and Skype. Check out our detailed article on the Chrome app to know more.
8. Share GIFs, Files or Create GIFs in WhatsApp
WhatsApp recently introduced sharing of different types of documents, like PDF, DOCX, PPTX etc. Along with documents, you can even share GIFs and your current location using WhatsApp. To share your location or document, just tap on the attachment icon and select your pick. From here you can also directly share GIFs which are already stored on your phone.
You can even create a GIF inside WhatsApp itself. Record a video of six seconds or less and WhatsApp will automatically give you an option to trim the clip. At the top right corner, change the format from video to GIF by tapping on the slider as shown in the picture. Keep in mind that you will only get the option to create gif when your video is lesser than 6 seconds long.
9. Edit Images Before Sending
Now you can quickly markup and do basic editing of your photos from right inside WhatsApp. When you click a picture or select one from the gallery, you will see different options at the top. You can crop and rotate the image. You can also add text, emojis and can even doodle on it if you want to.
10. Format Text
Now you can format your text while sending messages on WhatsApp. You can either change the font or you can change the format of the text to make it bold or italics or strike-through any text. WhatsApp uses a very simple markup language technique to achieve that. The new font introduced by WhatsApp is called FixedSys. To format your text in FixedSys, you just have to use grave accent (`) character 3 times before and after your text. The character can be accessed by iPhone users on their phones by long pressing on the apostrophe, while the Android keyboard features it on the second page of symbols. On Windows and macOS, you will find the character just below the Esc key.
To make your text bold, just add a star (*) and for italics add an underscore(_) at the start and end of the line or word. For example, writing *bold* will make it bold and _italics_ will make it italics. You can also add ~ at the start and the end to create strike-through for a text. See the pictures for more clarity.
11. Check who has read your messages in a group
When you are chatting in a group, the blue ticks are of no use because unless and until everyone on the group has read the message, it will not come up. Not only that, most of the time, you will only see one tick on your messages, as some of users in the group might be offline. If you want to know who in the group has received and read your messages just long press on your message and tap the (i) icon at the top on Android or the info option in the iPhones.
12. Pin Chats to the top (Android only)
If you need to keep a chat on the top, so that is not lost beneath a sea of chats and can be accessed easily, I don’t blame you. We receive messages from so many people on a daily basis that sometimes we lose track of what is important. With WhatsApp’s chat pinning feature, you can pin specific chats at the top. However, this feature is only available for Android users. To do that, long press on a chat and tap the pin icon. You can pin multiple chats at once. With this feature, you will never lose track of what’s important.
13. Gesture to reply to specific messages (iPhone only)
WhatsApp recently introduced a nifty feature using which you could quote a message you were replying to. The feature comes handy, especially inside the group chats. The way we do it is by long pressing on a message and tapping on the reply icon in Android and reply option on the iPhone. However, there’s a quicker way to do it on iPhones. You just have to swipe on a message from left to right and it will automatically open the reply field. How cool is that?
14. Change App Language inside WhatsApp (Android only)
One neat feature of WhatsApp is that it also allows you to change the default language for your chats from right inside the app. To do that, just go to Settings>Chats>App Language and select the language that you want to. Just, keep in mind that the language options are tied to your specific region.
We share a lot of photos, including memes and other funny pictures using WhatsApp. It is easier to share photos on WhatsApp if you want to share it privately or a selected group of people. However, slowly the shared photos eat away a chunk of space on our phones. It is a pain to browse through your WhatsApp media history and individually delete the unnecessary photos. This is where Siftr Magic Cleaner comes to our help.
It scans your WhatsApp media library and intelligently categorises the photos based on their importance. It also recognizes duplicate photos and helps you delete them in a batch. The app interface is pretty simple. When you launch the app, it has a single button tapping which will start scanning of your WhatsApp library. After it has identified junk photos you can delete them in a batch. This app is a must have for users who share a lot of photos and GIFs on WhatsApp.
Bonus Tip: Use WhatsApp as a Personal Bookmark Keeper
What if I told you that you can use WhatsApp as a personal repository for all your bookmarks and links. It is a very handy trick as all your links will be available to you at your fingertips and you can easily share them with your friends if you want to. To do it, open WhatsApp and create a group with a single friend. Now remove that friend from the group, this essentially means you will be the lone member of that group. Now whatever links you will share in that group will be for your eyes only.
Whenever you are reading an article, just share the article on WhatsApp and select your group. One pro tip is to pin the group on top so that it is always easier to access. You can even small notes and reminder for yourself. Pretty cool, right?
WhatsApp is a simple way to connect with friends and family anywhere in the world. You can start a chat with anyone in your contacts list. Send messages, photos videos, etc. All you need to have is WIFI access, or you can also use your phones data plan for internet connection. This app lets you do these things with anyone else who also has the app. The good thing about it is that since you’re using WIFI or your data plan, you won’t be getting charged for sending texts, videos, and etc. to your family and friends. This attracts a lot of users who put their personal information through the apps database.
Although this sounds fine and dandy, there are some security flaws in the app itself when you create an account, which would allow hacking or cracking apps to be used to break into accounts. This can be used to hack and find everything sent through the app, not only messages but sensitive information that has been saved into the profile such as birthday, credit card numbers, and more. Whatever is sent through to one another can also be compromised. This includes photos, videos, text messages, voice messages, and more.. This list can go on and on.
How to hack WhatsApp
This is why I’m here to offer you all a WhatsApp hacker. This being a big and on the come up app, with hundreds of thousands of new users weekly, there is lots of private information to be tapped into. The developers of WhatsApp may say that their service is safe, that there is no problem using it, and that the security they have put into place is safe against cyber-attacks, cracking and hacking software, but that is not the case with our latest developed software. This software uses brute force techniques to penetrate the users account. This means that you can either input the phone number or the account name for the person that you want to attack. After this is done it uses a brute force password guessing technique. This means that it tries every combination of letters and numbers in Whats App’s eligible characters list for creating passwords to smoothly guess the users password. When the user’s password gets guessed or “cracked”, it will then give you full access to the account through our user interface of the account cracker. This account cracker will have a messages section, media section, and account info section. The messages section will be the communication part of the whole interface, here you can see all of the messages sent between the user’s account you have cracked and the people they communicate with. In the media section you will be able to see all of the media sent between users, this includes photos, videos, funds, and voice messages. The last section is the account info section which allows you to see gender, day of birth, address info, and credit card information used to pay for the app.
All of these different things in our WhatsApp hacker will allow you to pretty much see, and takeover anyone’s personal communication with other users to find cheap custom writing. We hope you enjoy!