When was the last time you sent an SMS to someone? Yes, your phone has an inbuilt messaging app that lets you send text messages to someone. So, when was the last time you used it? Or, have you been ignoring it and letting it flood with all the spam messages? If yes, then girl, same! TBH, we’ve all forgotten about the good ol’ fashioned SMSes and the reason is pretty obvious—WhatsApp!
The app has become the new mode of virtual communication and we love it. It’s user-friendly, fuss-free and serves multiple purposes. From video calls to group chat and voice notes, the app has it all. In fact, WhatsApp now even allows you to make payments. Seriously, what else do you need? I’ll tell ya—some astounding WhatsApp hacks and tricks to make your life easier!
Yep, they exist and we are pretty sure that you didn’t know about them. So, read on to know about each and every WhatsApp hack.
While there are many messaging apps on Google and Apple stores, WhatsApp is certainly one of the most preferred ones. And, it only makes sense that users get to know about all the useful WhatsApp tricks that can make their experience better. So, are you guys ready? Then check out all the interesting and mind-boggling WhatsApp hacks that we bet you didn’t know before.
Just like Snapchat, WhatsApp also lets you see who’s your BFF on the app. You can legit find who you have interacted with the most on the app by going to settings, data usage, and then storage usage. You will get data that will inform you how much time you have spent chatting with another user along with the count of texts sent.
When you share a specific time or date on WhatsApp, it allows you to create an event. All you have to do is, click on the date or time that you have sent to your contact, and select the option of ‘Create Event’. Isn’t that a wonderful WhatsApp trick?
When you want to reply to a specific message, you do not need to click on the three dots and select the option of ‘Reply.’ You can simply do that by swiping right on that particular text.
If you are an iOS user, then you can command Siri to send a WhatsApp message for you. You need to say “Hey Siri, Send a WhatsApp to *insert name* saying *insert message*.”
And if you are an android user, then repeat the same process and command your Google assistant by saying “OK Google.”
You can have conversations with yourself on the app! Now, that’s an interesting WhatsApp hack that all of us must know, right? All you need to do is create a group by adding one random person. Then remove that person from the group. Now, the group is all yours. You can write messages to yourself, send voice notes, and even GIFs and pictures. Enjoy!
If you have recently changed your number, but want to continue using WhatsApp with your previous number, then you need to know about this WhatsApp trick. You will need both your SIMs for this one. Insert your old SIM, and login to your WhatsApp account. Then, replace your old SIM with a new one. WhatsApp will ask you to choose a number and you can select the previous one. If you are required to fill in OTP, insert SIM on another phone temporarily and do the needful.
WhatsApp font trick is one of the most interesting hacks FOSHO. Now, a lot you may not know but you can change fonts on WhatsApp as well. How? Just type three backticks (` ` `) before and after a message you want to send. The text will get converted into a typewriter font.
P.S. Simply copy and paste the backticks from here if you cannot find them on your keyboard.
You can get access to some of the most amazing GIFs on the app using this simple WhatsApp hack. All you have to do is, click on the (+) sign that’s available on the left side of the chat box. Click on the option of ‘Photos & Videos’ and press on the GIF option that’s available at the end. Tada! Some of the funniest GIFs are right at your disposal!
You can make your own GIF and be a part of it too. Exciting, right? Here’s what you gotta do to learn this WhatsApp hack. Go to the option by which you can send photos and videos to someone on WhatsApp. Now, choose a video and crop it to 5 seconds. On the right corner, you will find an option of converting the video into a GIF. Select that, and you are done!
Want to know who has read your message on the group chat and who has ignored it? Simply swipe the message and you will find the names of the people who have viewed your message and at what time. Isn’t this a cool WhatsApp trick?!
Here are some more interesting features of WhatsApp that you may not have known about.
Short Forms Of Words Used On WhatsApp: Here are some interesting and often used WhatsApp short forms that you can use or refer to when confused!
WhatsApp Dare Games: Truth and dare games have been the life of every party ever since we all were teenagers. However, during this digital age, we have moved the same dare game on WhatsApp. It’s fun, it’s easy to execute, and a great way to pass some time during these crazy times!
WhatsApp Story Feature: WhatsApp has rolled out yet another feature to up their game. The app now lets you add a colourful background to a text status as if the ‘filters’ weren’t enough. Similar to the one Facebook has for its stories. Check out to know all about it.
Telegram Vs WhatsApp: What if we tell you that we have found something better than your favourite messaging app? ‘What’s better than WhatsApp?’- you might be thinking. Well, then you should know about Telegram Messenger LLP! Here’s everything you need to know about it.
Hoping these cool WhatsApp hacks blew your mind!
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