12 WhatsApp Hidden Functions that you never knew existed


12 WhatsApp Hidden Functions that you never knew existed

In this article, you are going to learn about 12 WhatsApp Hidden Functions that you never knew existed.

The Facebook-owned WhatsApp founded in 2009 has grown over time to provide more resources for connecting its millions of users all over the world. Not all of them, however, are well-known.

According to a blog post by Telcel below are a list of 12 hidden WhatsApp functions

12 WhatsApp Hidden Functions

1. Change the text format in WhatsApp (New update)

You can add a different intention to your messages through bold, italics or strikethrough. You just have to add a couple of characters before and after the text: * bold * , _cursive_ and ~ crossed out ~ .

2. Temporary messages These “self-destructing” messages serve to protect valuable information as they disappear after a while. To use this function, one of the newest in the application, you must: Touch the name of the contact within the chat Select the Messages option Turn on the Temporary Messages switch.

3. Highlight messages

Do you want to leave a message at hand and not get lost in the sea of conversations? With the function “Highlight messages,” you can mark them with a star by pressing on them and leave them as favorites to locate them.

4. How to know what time a message was read

Do you need to know what time your message was read? All you have to do is press on it and slide your finger to the left. You can also select the Info option from the three-dot menu. In both cases, you will see what time a message was sent, received and read.

5. Do not save photos and videos

If you are tired of your cell phone memory being saturated with the photos and videos they send you, you can prevent them from being downloaded automatically from WhatsApp. You just have to go to the Settings menu of the app and select Chats. There, you just have to deactivate the option Visibility of multimedia files.

6. Disappear your last WhatsApp connection

If you don’t want people to know what time you last connected, WhatsApp offers you the option to deactivate this information. For that you must open the Settings menu, select Account and then Privacy to deactivate the Last Seen. You can also choose from all your contacts or select just a few. Remember that it is always good to have at least one contact who knows when your last connection was for security reasons.

7. Mark a conversation as “unread”

If you don’t want to forget to answer someone, you just have to click on the chat for a few seconds and select the option “Mark as unread.”

8. Know who your favorite contact is

You’ll be able to see which contacts you communicate with the most using this app. You can also handle your internal storage with it. You just have to enter Settings , then Storage data and finally Storage use.

9. Listen to audios before sending them

If you are not comfortable with your voice, you can review the audios before sending them. This trick is achieved when you start recording the audio and when you want to stop it, immediately exit the app while pressing the record button. When you re-enter the conversation, you will see that the audio is maintained and that you can listen to it, send it or delete it.

10. Personalized notifications

This is a great option to know exactly who is sending you WhatsApp messages thanks to the personalized tones. What you have to do is go to the chat in question, click on its name and look for the option “Personalized tone” and select the one you like the most.

11. Custom backgrounds

Also the funds to adjust one to each chat. It can be with a special image or with the ones that WhatsApp has included for the dark or light mode.

To do this, you just go to the Settings menu, then to Chats and select the Wallpaper option. Here you will find all the available images and you can adjust the brightness of your screen.

12. Become a WhatsApp beta tester

You may be interested in being a beta tester to be one of the first to test the new functions released by the app. You just have to click on this link and follow all the instructions.



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