Last Updated on August 11, 2017 by Chuks Amobi
There are cool things you can do on WhatsApp messenger. These WhatsApp tricks and tips are used as privacy control while others are used to awe friends. I have made few tricks and tips to tighten your engagement on WhatsApp.
Below are the WhatsApp Tricks and tips
#1 Change Friend’s WhatsApp Display Picture
#2 @Tag Individuals in WhatsApp groups
How to tag someone on WhatsApp groups
- Update your WhatsApp to its latest updates
- Open any WhatsApp group chat
- Type “@”
- Select from list group participant’s name
Individual tags on WhatsApp group works on both contacts on your phone and those you don’t have. It uses WhatsApp profile name to reference participants.
#3 WhatsApp Bold, Italics, Strike Through Text Formatting
I guess you must have come across this formatting on any of the WhatsApp broadcast chats. It is fun to format chats either to show expression or mood. Below are their formats.
- Bold: Add a single asterisks (*) to the beginning and ending of a word. It works only on words and not sentence. *chuks*. To add multiple bold format, try *chuks* *is* *a* *nice* – chuks is nice
- Italics – Same way, add underscore (_). _chuks_. For multiple formatting, repeating the above steps.
Strike Through– Add (~) to either side. ~chuks~ #4 Find your WhatsApp chat stats and how much data consumes
#5 Disable WhatsApp media auto download
#6 Mute WhatsApp group discussions
To controlling privacy, group chats are too enormous to be comfortable with especially folks that are not too fond of it. Enabling mute on groups disable chat sounds and notifications from that group depending on the duration you chose.
How to mute WhatsApp group discussions
Open group you want to mute discussions, tap on the group info, toggle on mute and choose duration before the mute expires. Remember to untick “Show notifications” to avoid receiving notifications”
#7 Hide Last Seen time stamp
Last seen shows when a WhatsApp contacts went offline. Some people would not want others to monitor when last he/she enters or leave offline. Here, nobody will see when you went offline from WhatsApp but you won’t be able to know when they do.
How to hide last seen on WhatsApp
Open WhatsApp, Settings > Account > Privacy. From the Last seen option, you can choose whether everyone, your contacts or even nobody sees when you go offline on WhatsApp.
In addition, you can enable other WhatsApp privacy options like who sees your profile photo and status.
#8 Turn off or Disable Read Receipts
Read receipts in WhatsApp simply refers to that blue tick whenever someone reads your chats. There are three chat ticks. They are 1) Single grey tick 2) Double grey tick and 3) Double blue tick.
The single grey tick means that your chat has been sent, the double grey tick shows that your chat has been delivered and finally the double blue tick shows that your chat has been read. In other to trick someone that you have not read his/her chat, then proceed to turn off read receipts.
Turn off or Disable Read Receipts
Open WhatsApp, Settings > Account > Privacy > Untick Read receipts. Sender’s chats will no longer turn blue even when you have read them.
#9 Read WhatsApp chats without opening them
Yes it is 100% possible. WhatsApp is all about privacy. You may be busy at work or don’t really need to reply some chats because you don’t want to be seen online. You need to maintain your last seen to an earlier time. You can now read full chats without opening WhatsApp.
How to read WhatsApp chats without opening them
When you receive a chat, it pops out in a drawable window at the top of your device. Do not open it yet or swipe off. Wait till the pop up windows disappears. Slide down to notification status bar, you should see WhatsApp new chats notifications. Don’t tap, use your two fingers to draw the notifications in either side to enlarge the panel.
You have read those chats without showing your last seen status.
Try these tricks and have fun with WhatsApp!
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