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WhatsApp Secrets And Tricks You Need To Know

20 WhatsApp Secrets And Tricks You Need To Know

We all know, WhatsApp has tons of features embedded in it and it is one of the most popularly used social media platforms.

The question is how many of those features in WhatsApp can you use or even know about. In this article, we will be walking you through some of the WhatsApp secrets and tricks you need to know as a WhatsApp user.

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WhatsApp Secrets And Tricks You Need To Know

Below are the 20 WhatsApp secrets you need to pay attention to if you are a WhatsApp user

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1. Search a Specific Chat

If you want to search for a particular conversation and you don’t want to start going through all the chats one after the other, then, follow the below steps.

Android: Chats > Specific chat > Open the menu top right > Search > Type in the search bar that appears at the top of that specific chat.

iOS: Chats > Specific chat > Tap on contact info at the top > Chat Search > Type in the search bar that appears at the top of that specific chat.

2. To Locate Who You Talk To The Most

To find who you have chatted with the most, then, the below steps will direct you.

iOS & Android: Settings > Storage and Data > Manage Storage > You’ll see a list of contacts at the bottom in order of which is using the most storage.

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3. Make a Video or Voice Call Using WhatsApp

if you are new to the app, it will be nice to know that WhatsApp can also be used to make video and voice calls. Kindly follow the below steps

iOS & Android: Chats > Specific chat > Press the call icon or video icon in the top right corner.

4. Quickly Delete all Photos, GIFs, Videos, Messages, or Stickers From a Particular Chat

You can delete all the messages, photos, or videos, GIFs, contacts, locations, voice messages, documents, and stickers in a particular chat.

iOS & Android: Settings > Storage and Data > Manage Storage > Select Contact > Manage > Select > Tick the boxes next to what you want to delete (videos or images) > Tap on the bin to delete.

5. How To Quickly Review and Delete Items to Help Clear Storage

WhatsApp has made it easier to manage what is taking up storage on your device. Not only can you see which chats are most stored as above, but you can also see which files are larger than 5MB and which files have been forwarded multiple times.

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iOS & Android: Settings > Storage and Data > Manage Storage. Under the Review and Delete Items section you can click on either the larger than 5MB tab or the forwarded multiple time’s tabs and then select the ones you want to delete. As with the individual chats, you can sort by tapping on the circle in the bottom left corner.

6. Save Your Data Allowance

If you’ve got a limited data allowance, you don’t want WhatsApp munching it all away. Thankfully, you can customize when media is allowed to download, as well as ensure calls use as little data as possible.

iOS & Android: Settings > Storage and Data > Media Auto-Download > Switch to Wi-Fi only for each option to save your data.

7. How To Know How Much Data You’re using

If you’re worried about your data usage, you can find out exactly how much you are using. You’ll get a breakdown of the total number of sent and received messages, as well as data sent and received.

iOS & Android: Settings > Storage and Data > Network Usage.

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8. Change the Wallpaper on your WhatsApp chat screen

WhatsApp comes with a standard background wallpaper that appears in all your chats. To change this background wallpaper, kindly follow the below steps.

iOS: Settings > Chats > Chat Wallpaper > Choose Wallpaper Library, Solid Colours or Photos.

Android: Settings > Chats > Chat Wallpaper > Choose Wallpaper Library, Solid Colours, Gallery, Default or No Wallpaper.

9. Turn on Disappearing Messages

When you turn on disappearing messages, new messages will disappear when after 7 days.

iOS & Android: Specific chat > Click on the person’s name at the top of chat > Disappearing Messages > On.

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10. Require Face ID or Touch ID to Unlock WhatsApp

If you want double security on your WhatsApp chats, it’s possible for iOS users to set their WhatsApp account to require Face ID or Touch ID authentication when opening WhatsApp, even when your device is already unlocked.

You’ll still be able to reply to messages from notifications and answer calls if WhatsApp is locked. It’s also possible to set the duration of time you want the Screen Lock feature to kick in.

iOS: Settings > Account > Privacy > Screen Lock > Toggle on Require Face ID / Require Touch ID > Select the time duration (Immediately, after a minute, after 15 minutes or after an hour).

11. How to See and Turn off Last Seen

The last seen feature allows you to see when someone last checked WhatsApp, as well as allow users to see when you last checked.

iOS & Android: Settings > Account > Privacy > Last Seen > Switch to Nobody.

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12. Hide the blue ticks

Those blue ticks can get you in a whole world of trouble, especially when you don’t reply instantly and someone sees you have read their messages. You can turn them off, but it’s worth noting that if you do, you won’t get read receipts for your messages either.

iOS: Settings > Account > Privacy > Toggle off Read Receipts.

Android: Settings > Account > Privacy > Untick Read Receipts.

13. Stop People Seeing Your Messages

You can turn off message previews, so you won’t panic that someone else might read your messages, so only the contact’s name will appear

iOS: Settings > Notifications > Toggle off Show Preview / Settings > Notifications > Toggle off Show Notifications.

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14. Hide Your Profile Picture

You can hide some contacts from seeing your WhatsApp Profile Picture.

iOS & Android: Settings > Account > Privacy > Profile Photo.

15. How To Block a WhatsApp Contact

You can easily block a contact from your WhatsApp list for a reason best known to you

iOS & Android: Chats > Specific chat > Tap on contact subject at the top > Scroll down to the bottom > Block Contact.

16. Send a Voice Note Without Hands

If you want to send a voice note on WhatsApp, rather than writing out a message, you can press and hold the microphone on the right of the message input box. It’s also possible to lock the microphone button down so you can record your message without having to hold your phone.

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iOS & Android: Chats > Specific chat > Tap the microphone on the right of the message box > Press and hold the microphone > Swipe up to the lock. The microphone will then be locked on record until you send the message.

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17. Speed up Playback of a Voice Message

You can speed up playback of a voice message by 1.5x or 2x, allowing you to listen to longer messages quicker. It’s simple to do and it doesn’t change the pitch of the person’s voice.

iOS & Android: Chats > Specific chat > Tap the play icon next to the voice message you want to speed up > Tap on the 1x icon that appears to make it 1.5x > Tap 1.5x to make it 2x faster > Tap the 2x icon to change back to 1x.

18. Mark Chats as Unread

Ever been out and about, read a chat and then completely forgot to reply? We do it all the time. There is a way to mark important chats with dot to remind you to go back to it though.

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iOS: Chats > Swipe left to right > Mark as Unread.

Android: Long press chat > Open Menu > Mark as Unread.

19. Clear All Chats

If you want to keep all the contacts you are chatting with on your WhatsApp but you want to clear all your messages, WhatsApp gives you an easy option to do this.

iOS: Settings > Chats > Clear All Chats.

20. Delete or Clear a Specific Chat

If you want to clear or delete a specific chat without losing all of your chats, then it’s possible to do this too.

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iOS: Chats > Specific chat > Swipe right to left > Tap the three dots > Clear Chat / Delete Chat.

Android: Chats > Specific chat > Tap the menu top right > More > Clear Chat

20 WhatsApp Secrets And Tricks You Need To Know

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