If in another article I wrote about hidden tricks and secrets of Whatsapp on Android and iPhone, this time we do instead of a summary of its native functions, options, and possibilities, to be experts of this application no longer just messages.
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1) Chat on PC and reply to messages
WhatsApp now has a website from which to chat as if you were using your smartphone. The problem is that the site works only if you have an Android smartphone (it does not work if you have an iPhone) and if the mobile phone is online connected to the Internet.
In fact, the Whatsapp chat via web from PC it’s just an application-dependent interface on the phone.
In addition to the web interface it is possible, as explained in another article, to reply to Whatsapp messages from PC, from the notification that can be made to appear on the screen, even without activating and using Whatsapp via website.
2) Know the time when a message was read and delivered
Next to every message we send, the time in which we sent it appears. This time can be different, however, compared to reading and reading. Delivery would be the moment when this message arrives at the recipient’s cell phone and reading is when it is actually opened and read. Then touch our message by holding down on Android or swiping left on the iPhone to find out the time of delivery and read.
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3) Disable the display for others of the last time we used Whatsapp online
A function to know if you do not want others to know when we have used Whatsapp last time and thus maintain a minimum of privacy is to choose whether to show the last access to everyone, only to contacts or to anyone.
Go to the application menu, in the tab Settings and then move on Account -> Privacy to find the option.
On this same screen, you can disable the confirmation of reading of Whatsapp and choose who can see our profile picture and status.
4) Send the same message to more people
Whatsapp experts, instead of copying and pasting and opening different chats with various people, Whatsapp has a little known but very clever function called Broadcast.
From the key of the main menu at the top right, you can then create a new broadcast, choose the people to include and then chat so that what we write is received by all while the one who responds to us is received only by us and not also from other people included in the broadcast.
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5) Group mute chat
One of the best features in WhatsApp’s arsenal is group messaging which can include up to 100 people writing together at the same time. It is obvious however that in a crowded group chat you receive a notification whenever someone writes becomes absurd. For this reason, it is possible to make this be mute and not to make notifications appear on the phone. From the group chat, press the options button and then put up silent. You can block notifications for eight hours, a week or an entire year. On Android, you can choose to continue receiving notifications in the top bar, without sound.
6) Send chats via email
If you want to keep a chat or send a conversation to someone, you can do it on Android by tapping the options button and then tapping on More and on iPhone by tapping the bar at the top of a conversation window. The email will include both the Emoji and any media files and photos attached. In both cases, the default e-mail client opens with a message already prepared.
7) Add a conversation to the home screen (only on Android).
To quickly access the most frequent conversations, open one, then press the menu at the top right, go to More and then tap on Add link. An icon will appear on the Android home screen with the name of the contact or group and its image.
Don’t forget that Whatsapp also has three widgets for reading conversations without opening Whatsapp.
8) Share the location
One of the most useful features of Whatsapp is that you can easily tell a friend where we are in the chat, sending him our precise location via GPS or choosing from several suggested places or selecting a point on the map. On Android just press the attachment button (the black paper clip) and choose the Position while on the iPhone you have to touch the button Share lower left.
9) Forward messages and images to other friends
As in the best mail clients, WhatsApp includes a forwarding function to share a funny joke or a photo received with someone else in the same application, on another chat. On an Android smartphone, hold down on the message to share, touch if you want more messages by selecting them, then touch the Next button at the top right and choose a new contact from the list.
On iOS the process is a bit more complicated: long press on a message in chat, go to the standard iOS sharing menu and choose Whatsapp. On both Android and iPhone you can select multiple lines of text and images.
10) Save images, video photos and audio messages on the memory
On iOS, all that is received in WhatsApp is automatically saved in the phone’s Camera Roll and, from there, to all the other photo services synchronized as Dropbox or iCloud. If you do not want this to happen, you can disable it in the settings, in Chat Settings. On Android, this option is missing because the photos and videos received are saved in a separate folder from the Main Gallery. From the Chat settings, you can block the automatic download of media files to save bandwidth and battery.
11) Backup and chat transfer
On Android, the WhatsApp chats are automatically saved on the device every day. On iOS, you can instead connect Whatsapp to iCloud to save conversations automatically.
We talked about these procedures in the article on how to recover deleted Whatsapp and history messages.
12) We can silence a single contact so that every message received is not signaled by the phone and you can also set a custom ringtone.
These are some of the news with Whatsapp’s August 2015 (with a middle finger in the emoticons).
13) Important messages, to mark some messages as favorites and find them easily as explained in the post-Whatsapp: Stars, mark as read, backup, and link.
Even if everyone knows it now, I remember that you can too call free with Whatsapp, as already abundantly written.