Hidden Whatsapp functions you should be using.


Just like in Microsoft word, Whatsapp enables you to give your texts alittle bit more umph! To help you point your point across better when the need arises. Put underscore “_” to italicize, a star “*” to bolden and swirl “~” to strike through Try it for yourself and see.

                       _italicize_, *bold* or ~strikethrough~

2)Use WhatsApp in a Web Browser

For those in office who can’t keep checking their phone lest their boss catch them. Whatsapp web definitely comes in handy, it’s a simple trick where you can use your whatsapp from your web browser.

  • Just go to web.whatsapp.com in your web browser.
  • On your mobile device,open WhatsApp and click the Options button at the top right hand side, then tap WhatsApp Web from the options.
  • Using your phone, scan the QR code shown on the browser on your PC.

Your phone will be connected to your PC’s WhatsApp and you can start messaging away like you would on your phone only you now have a full keyboard at your disposable. You only need to do this once and you can be connected on as many desktop devices as you like.To log out of all connected devices, just go back to the Options > WhatsApp Web page and choose; Log out from all computers.

3)Transfer Files to/from PC

The good thing about WhatsApp Web is that you receive on your PC whatever you receive on your mobile via WhatsApp. This makes it a pretty good tool to transfer images or screenshots from your mobile to your desktop without the use of cables.Just send the image to any of your friends on your mobile, then on your PC, open your WhatsApp Web to retrieve the image file.

4)Know when Message got Read

You already know that grey ticks means that the message has been delivered and blueticks indicate that the message has been read. Actually, there is an option that gives you the exact timestamp of when a message has been delivered and when it has been read.To see the Message info screen and check the sent message’s details, open a chattap and hold any sent message, then tap the info (or i) button from the action bar (top).

5)Go Invisible

The Last Seen feature shows when you were last on WhatsApp. For those of you who don’t want this to be enabled, you can change the settings at Options > Settings > Account > Privacy. Then, choose whether you want your last seen, profile picture and status to be seen by Everyone, My contacts or Nobody. You can also remove read receipts by tapping on Options > Settings > Account > Privacy then unchecking the Read receipts option.

6)Minimize Mobile Data Usage

WhatsApp’s voice and video calls are great features but they utilize a lot of bandwidth in order to deliver excellent voice and video call quality. If you want to save on your mobile data usage, you can go to Settings > Data usage > Call settings > check Low data usage.

7)Hide Chats from your conversation List

If you don’t want to delete a conversation but don’t want just anyone to read it either, you can hide it with the archive option. Tap and hold a particular chat and click the archive button in the action bar to archive that conversation.You can view all archived chats by scrolling to the bottom in the conversation list screen then click Archived chats.

8)Hide WhatsApp Media from Gallery

Thanks to various people forwarding messages all over, you might be getting a lot of the images and videos in your gallery. If you don’t want incoming media on WhatsApp to show up in the Gallery, hide them using this simple trick.

Open File Manager and browse to Internal storage WhatsApp > Media and Rename “WhatsApp Images” and “WhatsApp Video” folders to “.WhatsApp Images” and “.WhatsApp Video” respectively (notice the dot in start).

Note: This trick is applicable only for Android, not for iOS platforms. And this will hide the images and videos from your phone’s gallery but you can see them in your WhatsApp as well as using a file manager.

9)Schedule Messages on WhatsApp

If you need to schedule messages on WhatsApp, tough luck. There is not built-in option to do that, but you can use Scheduler for WhatsApp to do so if you’re on Android.

Download the app from the Play Store, then go to your phone’s Settings > Accessibility and turn on WhatsApp Scheduler under Services.

Then after open Scheduler for WhatsApptap + floating button, then make your selections. Type your message and finally click CREATE to schedule the message.


There are tonnes of other features Whatsapp has and more to be added in future but if you are currently not using any of the above, we suggest you do.

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