15 whatsapp secret and best features – Whatsapp is one of the biggest platform through which we can socially engage ourselves with our friends, and has More than a billion users are active today. On this platform, we can share media files, chat and simultaneously call and voice messages.
But do you know, There are some special features in Whatsapp in which some of them you already know, but some of them you might not aware about. Hiding the profile picture, blowing down the last seen and muting the group chat, these features are useful, but already known by most of the whatsapp users, so today we are sharing some new and extremely secret features that you might have not used or not aware About.
15 Whatsapp secret and best features you might not aware About
So, my friend, let’s start with our list of ” 15 Whatsapp secret and best features you might not aware About “.
Note:- I explained all best and unique features of whatsapp which are presented below. Maybe you know any single feature listed below, but it is possible that others don’t know. So, If you already know any of the feature listed below then don’t get angry, simply head on to other features 🙂 🙂 🙂
So, let’s go:-
1.) Port whatsapp in another phone without losing Data
If you want to use whatsapp in any other smartphone, then yes, you can even without losing any data, chat , everything. How? Here’s the full Process:-
- First, Go to settings > Chat Settings > Backup conversation, this will backup all your recent chats.
- Then Head on to file manager > Storage > Whatsapp (folder), Copy the full folder to SD card
- Remove SD card, and insert it into the phone in which you want to install it.
- Install Whatsapp to new phone and then open> login> verify OTP > restore backup
- And you are done, claps 🙂 🙂 🙂
2.) Check the amount of data Whatsapp used :-
I know you are very curious about checking out exactly how much data of your data plan is eaten by Whatsapp alone. Right? Then simply head on to Whatsapp>>Settings>> Data Usage >> Network Usage. Here’s all the data usage report of whatsapp. Here, You can also set the Data Limit by going to the Data Usage menu.
3.) Use Whatsapp on desktop
Now you can also use whatsapp on your desktop or on windows laptop or PC. You don’t want every-time to specially take a look at your phone to check out messages and chat someone. How? Here you go:-
- On your computer’s browser, navigate to the download page to download the .exe file.
- Once the download is complete, open WhatsApp.exe to install WhatsApp on your computer.
- When the install is complete, launch WhatsApp on your computer and scan the QR code to log in.
- After that your whatsapp account will open. Simply use whatsapp as you can.
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4.) Share file between phone and computer
Share your files from your smartphone to a computer. I know there are many other apps available for this purpose, but yes, this has also its own quality. Here’s the full process:-
- First, Create a group on Whatsapp and add some friends to it
- Then remove all friends from that group, this can leave you alone with your whatsapp group.
- Now upload the file you want to share from your device to computer or vice versa.
- You can see and download those files from your computer after you log in to your computer as described above.
5.) Send a Message to lots of people together
Now you can send a single message in bulk to all of your friends and contacts easily, Through a broadcast feature. With the Broadcast List feature, you can send a message to several of your friends at once. Broadcast Lists are saved lists of message recipients that you can repeatedly send broadcast messages to, without having to select them each time.
How to Activate Broadcast List Feature:-
Simply go to Chat Broadcast List> New List> Add Contacts and Write Message> Send. Done.
6.) Bold, Italic & Strikethrough – [ 15 whatsapp secret and best features ]
Now you can easily format your text in different forms, by adding many format styles like bold, italic and strikethrough. This can be more helpful which sharing a big message to your friend, simply bold your subheadings, italic your phrases and striketrough the text which may not be applicable
How to change format styles in Whatsapp :-
- To bold the text, add an asterisk to either side of the word: *bold*
- To italicise the text, add an underscore to either side of the word: _italics_
strikethroughthe text, add a tilde to either side of the word: ~strikethrough~
- If bold italic should both, then _ * bolditalics * _
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7.) Mute the group Chats
I am already joined in some whatsapp groups, some of them are like dead from months, some are normally used only for gathering or discussing on a formal information, and some of them are like a bullet train, their whatsapp messages meter goes up by the speed of light. In this case if you don’t want a new notifications from them, then simply keep them mute. How?, You can Simply head on to Group>> Mute>> Select from Time>> done.
8.) Hide your personal information
Want to make yourself Anonymous [Not completely though] ? Ok, Then you can hide your all of your personal information from everyone. You can simply hide your profile picture, last seen and many more. Normally this is one of the most popular feature the mostly everyone knows, but reminding you is also a good thing.
For this, simply head on to Whatsapp>> Settings>> Account>> Privacy>> Here you’ll find those options, last seen, status or profile picture. Tick them and you are done 🙂 🙂 :).
9.) Stop picture and video from automatic downloading
When you got the message, then a game of background processing starts. That background processing download all media automatically, and after sometime, when you look at your data balance, you are like:- “Where all my MBs of data gone?”
Don’t worry my friend, this feature is available for you named “stop automatically downloading media. Here’s the process:-
Open Whatsapp>>Now tap Chat settings > Media auto-download. You’ll see three options: When using cellular data, When connected on Wi-Fi and When roaming. Tap each one and disable auto-downloads by un-checking all three options – Images, Audio and Video.
10.) Chat shortcut – [ 15 whatsapp secret and best features ]
If you chat with your friend multiple times a day, or want to directly open the chatbox of whom you want to chat frequently, then you can add a shortcut to that chat on the homescreen. How? Here’s the process:-
Launch WhatsApp and go to the Chat view. Select the contact you’d like to pin to your home screen and tap on the Menu > More > Add Shortcut. And done 🙂 🙂 🙂
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11.) Remove Double Blue Ticks:-
Sometimes, you want to read the message you recently got on whatsapp from someone, but without knowing the person who sent that message to you. So, if you want to know about this, you are on a right place. If you do not want to know your friend that you read this message, then simply go to Settings> Off account> Privacy and Read Receipts. Now you can read unlimited messages without letting them know.
12.) Increase heart size
Yes! You can also send Big Red heart on whatsapp. How, there’s a heart available in emoji area. So, If you send more than one heart emoji, then their size remains normal as usual. But If you send a Single red heart, its size will increase by almost 10 times [my approximation].
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13.) Desktop Notifications – [ 15 whatsapp secret and best features ]
Want to receive all notifications on desktop, without even installing whatsapp on desktop? It’s very easy.
Open chrome browser and install the whatsapp plugin on chrome. Simply Set-up the plugin by filling up details and authenticate yourself ad you are good to go. This will send you notifications related to everything going on n whatsapp even then chrome browser is closed on your desktop
14.) Changing whatsapp number
If you want to change your number on whatsapp, then below is the full process for this, have a look:-.
- Go to Settings > Account > Change Number.
- Enter your current WhatsApp phone number in the first box.
- Enter your new phone number in the second box.
- Tap Done to continue.
15.) Change your friends profile picture for yourself
If you want to change profile profile of your friends in your WhatsApp only, Then here’s the full step by step guide:-
- First of all, save 561 × 561 size photos in your mobile
- Rename the image by your friend’s phone number i.e. by removing the name of that picture Enter his phone number.
- After that go to your mobile’s SD Card>> WhatsApp >>media>>Whatsapp profile photos and overwrite that photo by visiting profile pictures.
So, my friend, above are the 15 Whatsapp secret and best features you might not aware About. If you have any other feature which deserves to be in our list and not listed above, then simply drop a comment down below and we will take a look at it and add it along with you name as a recommendation. If you have any problem regarding executing any of thee feature listed Above, then simply comment and we will solve your query as fast as possible. Till then, Build Best, Stay Cool!