Sunday, 6 August 2017

Whatsapp Secret Codes and Tricks for Android and iPhone 2017

WhatsApp is one of the best mobile social messenger which is used by more than 1 billion people in over 180 countries are using to stay in touch with friends and family, but there are features most people don’t know about.

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One outstanding feature of Whatsapp messenger is the constant update which comes with new features that makes chatting on Whatsapp fun. If you want to make optimum usage of your Whatsapp messenger,  there are some tricks and secret codes you ought to know. 

Whatsapp Secret Codes and Tricks 2017

Below are best Whatsapp secret codes and tricks you ought to know:
1. Whatsapp Web
This means instead of constantly divided your time between your computer and your mobile phone to be checking your messages you Use WhatsApp on your computer by simply connecting your phone.
You can either download the app to your computer or just use the browser version.





To use WhatsApp Web go to web.whatsapp.com on your computer and Settings > WhatsApp Web on your phone. Scan the QR code displayed on your desktop screen using your phone’s camera.
2. Documents and Files Sharing
You can Send PDFs, documents, spreadsheets, slideshows and more, without the hassle of email or file sharing apps.
To do that just tap on the icon that looks like an office clip on pin and select documents. You can send documents up to 100 MB, so it’s easy to get what you need over to who you want. To send files that are not documents, you need to rename it to .doc format. For example, you wish to send Xclusivetek.apk to a friend,  you have to rename it to Xclusivetek.apk.doc and send to your friend. Your friend will receive it and rename it back to Xclusivetek.apk. That is a Whatsapp trick to send any file on Whatsapp. 
3. Capture and photos /videos instantly
Aside from the file transfer of photos and videos you can even capture with built-in camera and send.
To do this tap the on the icon that looks like an office clip on pin then select ‘Camera’. Then long hold the cycle at the bottom (for android phones) to start recording. The cycle turns red and a timer appears at the top of your screen.
4. Formatting: Bold, Italics, Strikethrough
WhatsApp allows you to format your text by adding symbols in front of and after words to achieve a level of aesthetics or emphasis. You can format to bold, italics, and strike through.
For BOLD add asterisks to either side of a word or sentence, e.g. *bold*





For Italics start and end the message with underscores. Example _italics_
For strikethrough text add tildes at the beginning and end of the word. Example: ~strikethrough~
5. Upload Whatsapp profile picture without cropping 
By default, when you upload a profile pic you wish to use as your display picture on Whatsapp,  you will be prompted to crop it. Some people find it annoying cropping pictures when they wish to display full size pictures.  The major reason why are are prompted to crop your pictures is because they are not in the square format
6. Frequent person(s) you chat with
You can find out who among your contact you chat with most. For android go to Settings > Chat > Chat History > Email Chat to view you most chat up contacts.
While for iphone Go to Settings > Data and Storage Use > Storage Use.
7. Track your whatsapp activities statistics
To know the number of messages received, sent, status, data consumed and other such statistics go to Setting> Data Usage > Network Usage. You can also reset this statistics.
You can also limit the amount of data you use In the Data Usage menu by ticking the box.
8. Whatsapp group: Stop and Mute notifications
If you belong to some overzealous whatsapp group and it keeps getting you distracted you can mute it.
Go to open the group > select menu (three dot at top right)> choose duration from options. You can also stop notifications using this same step just un-tick the box
9. Read messages without blue ticks
In Whatsapp one tick means message sent, two tick messages received/delivered, blue tick message read.
If you don’t want to let your contact know you have read their messages go to menu> settings>accounts> privacy > untick read receipts.
At this place for android users you can also modify your last seen, who see your profile photos etc.
10. Restore deleted Whatsapp messages 
Sometimes you may decide to clear your Whatsapp chat If you feel the messages are too much or are just occupying space. The moment you need some urgent messages you deleted from your Whatsapp, there is need to restore it. 
12. Quick hack for read messages
Referring to number 8 if you deactivate your read receipts you also cannot see when they read your message.
So to eat your cake and still have it without having to deactivate your read receipt, once you have received the messages you want to read without letting them know, put your phone on airplane mode. Go to whatsapp, read the messages, when you are done close it then turn –off your airplane mode.
13. Save Whatsapp Status Pictures and Videos 
Whatsapp Status is a new update from Whatsapp that allows you to share live videos, pictures or remarkable events in your phone in form of Camera roll for all your contacts on Whatsapp to view.  Whatsapp Status is valid for 24 hours before deleted and your contacts can download your Status Videos or Pictures. 
14. Stop auto download of media files
To conserve data and or storage space you can stop incoming pictures and videos automatically saving to your phone just go to Settings -> Chats -> turn off Save Incoming Media.

15. Invite Members to Group via link
Gone are those days you add your participants in Whatsapp group one by one till the group is full. That can be stressful anytime consuming. All you need to do is share the group link and interested participants would join the group. 
To group link, go to the group,  click on the group icon > Add Participants > Invite to group using link.  Now you can copy the link and share to friends that wish to join your group.  
Note: You must be an admin of the group before you can access the group invitation link. 
Conclusion 
Whatsapp secret codes and tricks makes Whatsapp more fun and lively to use.  You can chat with friends,  loved ones and family at ease and show teach them some tricks on Whatsapp that they are not aware of. 
Think we omitted any whatsapp trick you are aware of?  Feel free to share using the comments. 

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