Best WhatsApp Tips & Tricks 2019: Since we all know that WhatsApp is one of the world’s fastest-growing social messaging application used by more than 1.7 billion people worldwide and became enormously popular in a short span of time.
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Most people think of WhatsApp as the first essential app to install on their new smartphone, because of its interesting and sophisticated features. However due to its frequent updates, the app rolls with a lot of amazing features and secret tips, you probably don’t know about. So, here we are going to discuss a few essential WhatsApp tricks and tips that you must use to make your life a bit easier and enjoy communicating with your loved ones smartly.
WhatsApp Hacks 2019: Know the best WhatsApp Tips & Tricks
1. How to change message’s font – Bold, Italic, Strikethrough
If you want to change the text font or look of your WhatsApp messages then a simple way to do is – you have to put some symbols at the beginning and end of your message.
a. Bold: Add asterisks (*) symbol at the beginning and end of the word.
Eg – His Propose accepted by *Eronica*.
His Propose accepted by Eronica.
b. Italic: Add underscore (_) on each side of the text.
Eg – His Propose accepted by _Eronica_
His Propose accepted by Eronica
c. Strike: Add tildes (~) on each side of the text
Eg – His Propose accepted by ~Eronica~
His Propose accepted by
2. See when your messages are delivered & read
After sending a text in a group of multiple contacts, those grey ticks turn blue only when a person has read your message. But there’s an option within whatsapp to find out who’s neglecting/avoiding your message.
To find out, On Android, we have to hold on the message you have sent and select info, and on iOS, simply we need to swipe left on a sent message and it will show to whom it has been delivered to, Who’s read it and when.
3. Mute group/individual chats
Having multiple groups (most probably for spreading fake news) on WhatsApp is the most usual stuff these days, but getting incessant messages when we are pretty busy keeps us irritated.
So to avoid these, simply you can tap on the group or individual chat of your choice, where you can find the option to mute the chat for 8 Hours, 1 Week or a Year.
4. Hide your last seen
Going incognito always feels like out of the station! Oh Yes, you can turn off your last seen or last online by hiding WhatsApp’s ‘last seen’ feature to ignore people.
How: You can change the ‘last seen’ feature by tapping on Settings > Account >Privacy menu and under last seen you can hide your activity from ‘Everyone‘, or only allow ‘My contacts‘ or ‘Nobody‘ of your choice.
5. Star messages to highlight
‘Star’ message is one of the best and must needed feature. Most of the users prefer texting over phone calls because it’s a lot more clear when you’re texting about details such as an address or any information or a note or a specific time.
But the last thing you have to do is to scroll on through hundreds of frivolous messages to find the address of the restaurant you’re meeting your friends at. Fortunately, it takes much time to scroll and find the address. So, WhatsApp lets you save/mark certain messages for easy access.
How: All you need to do is a long tap on certain messages and tap on ‘star’ icon to mark it. And if you need to find it again, all you’ve to do is tap on chat’s name and then on ‘Starred Messages’ to see all your marked messages.
‘Starred’ messages are also seen in the settings menu, and if you’re done with them, then you can unstar/unmark it.
6. Hide Whatsapp Profile Picture
Yet another amazing features which WhatsApp recently added in its new version to increase user security. People who are concerned about showing their profile picture to strangers, this option helps to hide your profile picture.
How: Follow these simple steps
a. Open your Settings option
b. Now tap on Account option
c. Then tap on Privacy option
d. You can see Profile Photo
e. Now select one of the three options shown below in the image.
7. Change Your WhatsApp Number Without Losing Data
Yes, Now you can change your WhatsApp mobile number to another mobile number without deleting your personal chat history. Most of the users uninstall and reinstall the app to change the mobile number, but it’s not the exact way.
Using the WhatsApp change number feature, you can migrate your account information, profile picture, group and settings from your old mobile number to new mobile number. But please make sure that your Whatsapp contacts users have your new phone number saved in their mobile.
How: How to change your phone number in WhatsApp, follow the steps below.
a. Insert the new sim card(new number) into your mobile.
b. Open WhatsApp, tap on Menu option> Settings > Account > Change number.
c. Now enter your old number in the top field and a new number in the bottom field.
d. Tap done and you’ll be prompted to verify your new phone number.
e. Lastly, enter the OTP you received in your new mobile number and enjoy.
8. Disable Whatsapp Last Seen Blue Ticks
You won’t believe that – How to hide ‘Blue Ticks’ on WhatsApp is one of the most controversial and search queries on Google. Probably, Most of the users don’t like to talk with someone and they don’t want to show their “last seen” and “blue ticks” on WhatsApp.
But in a recent update, WhatsApp provides a new feature to disable “blue ticks“. Here’s How.
How: How to disable ‘Blue Ticks’ or ‘Read Receipts’ on WhatsApp?
a. Goto WhatsApp account settings.
b. Tap on the Account option.
c. Select Privacy option.
d. Now just disable the Read Receipts.
Here’s one simple trick for the users who still want to know if the user has seen their messages even after he turns off the “blue ticks” feature. For such people, all you need to do is just send an audio file and if your friend downloads and opens the audio file, you can assume that he had already viewed your previous message.
Also, remember that a user cannot disable the “read receipts” or “blue ticks” option for group chats.
9. How to Read Deleted messages? (Android Only)
Yes, you read it right! Now you can read the deleted messages someone sent you. We all know one of the amazing features rolled out “Delete for Everyone” recently. This feature was launched a year ago where the user can delete the sent message within a 7-minute window that brought a smile on millions of users faces. Adding to that, WhatsApp recently extended the time limit significantly to 1 hour, 8 minutes, and 16 seconds.
People do send some messages by mistake or intentionally and then after they delete it. However, sometimes when someone deletes a message it really irritates and kills us thinking what was there in that message.
So, to read the deleted WhatsApp message you need to follow these steps:
a. Download and install the Notification history app from Google Play Store.
b. Now open the app and allow notification and administrator access.
c. The app will save all WhatsApp chat logs.
d. Now open the app and tap on WhatsApp to see all notification history.
e. Look for the contact name and tap to see the particular notification history.
Moreover, remember that the messages will be deleted once you’ll restart your device and also the app can store only up to first 100 characters. Also, users can retrieve only deleted text messages, and deleted media files cannot be recovered.
Note: Sorry, Feeling sad for Apple iOS users! You really deserve a lot of security.
10. How to delete a WhatsApp message even after the time limit?
As we already explained above how to read a deleted message. So related to that, here, we are providing another trick that might really useful to you. So, as we know we can delete the sent message within a time limit of 1hr 8 min 16secs. Even though sometimes we realize our mistake and think to delete the message sent by you, but its too late? Thankfully not.
So still there’s a chance to delete the sent message even after the time limit. Here’s how?
a. First turn off your WiFi and mobile data.
b. Now go to Settings >Time and Date settings and then roll back the time before the message was sent.
c. Soon after that, Open WhatsApp and select the message and choose ‘Delete for Everyone’.
d. Now again turn on WiFi and mobile data and reset the time and date to normal mode in order for the message to be deleted on WhatsApp’s servers.
11. How to hide a chat
Yes! This is one of the most important and must required feature. Everyone has their personal conversations and for privacy, the user may want to hide a chat/conversation and not delete it.
So WhatsApp has provided a new feature which allows to hide your chats and show back hidden chats when needed. Hiding a chat in WhatsApp is nothing but the same as archive chats.
How: Follow these steps to Hide/Archive a WhatsApp Conversation.
a. Select any chat and hold on that till a pop-up menu will be displayed.
b. Now click on archive chat to hide the conversation.
c. Now after archiving the chat, you can find the hidden chats by scrolling to the bottom of the Chat screen.
d. If you want to unhide that chat again, simply do a long press on any conversation and tap on Unarchive chat and your conversation will immediately be restored and shown on the chat screen.
a. Select any chat and slide from right to left.
b. Now tap on the archive to hide the conversation.
c. If you want to unhide the chat again, simply slide down from chat preview screen and if you want to unhide then again slide left and tap on unarchive.
12. Send Messages without Typing anything
Yes, you heard it right. You can send messages to any of your WhatsApp contacts without typing anything. To do this you need to tap over the messages box. Now, tap on the mic icon from the keypad. Now you can talk anything, it will appear in the automatic typed message.
13. Send a message to all your friends at once with Broadcasting
If you want to send a message to more than one person, now you can use WhatsApp broadcast feature to send a message to multiple people at once.
- For that, you have to first create a broadcast list from your contacts.
- Once its ready, go to new broadcast and send a message.
- It will be sent to all your friends.
- The only condition is that the person in your broadcast should also have your phone number saved on their phone.
14. Recover your deleted messages on Whatsapp
- Connect your mobile with your pc via USB cable.
- Go to the folder named WhatsApp/Databases
- Two files are there named msgstore-yyyy..dd..db.crypt and msgstore.db.crypt
- msgstore-yyyy..dd..db.crypt file contains all the messages sent or received in last 7 days.
- Open it with notepad or Wordpad to view and read messages.
15. Create shortcuts for Frequently contacted friends
Now You can easily create a person’s shortcut on your phone home screen. Just follow these steps:
- Just keep the contact pressed for few seconds and a pop-up menu will appear.
- In it choose Add Conversation Shortcut.
- Your shortcut will get created.
So, these are 15 useful Whatsapp Hacks 2019. You can use these WhatsApp tricks to have an edge over normal users. Don’t missuse these tricks with an aim to harm anyone. If you have more tricks, you can share them with us by commenting below. We will try to add them on this page to help others.