WhatsApp offers several features and tricks that can enhance your chatting experience. Here are a few useful WhatsApp chat tricks:
You can format your text by using certain characters:
- To make text bold, put an asterisk (*) before and after the text. For example, bold text.
- To italicize text, use an underscore (_) before and after the text. For example, italicized text.
- To strike through text, use a tilde (~) before and after the text. For example,
Reply to a Specific Message:
To reply to a specific message in a chat, long-press the message and tap the reply button (an arrow pointing left). This will quote the message and allow you to reply directly to it.
Pin Important Chats:
To keep important chats at the top of your chat list, you can pin them. Simply long-press the chat and select the pin icon that appears at the top of the screen.
You can mark specific messages as starred to easily find them later. To do this, long-press the message and tap the star icon. To view your starred messages, go to the main WhatsApp screen, tap the three-dot menu, and select “Starred Messages.”
Hide Read Receipts:
By default, WhatsApp sends read receipts (blue ticks) when you have read a message. You can disable this feature by going to Settings > Account > Privacy and disabling the “Read Receipts” option. Note that if you disable read receipts, you won’t be able to see if others have read your messages as well.
Instead of sending the same message to multiple contacts individually, you can create a broadcast list. Go to Chats > New Broadcast, select the contacts you want to include, and compose your message. The message will be sent individually to each contact.
If you’re a group admin, you can add a description to the group. This can be helpful to provide information or guidelines about the group’s purpose or rules. Go to the group info screen, tap the group name at the top, and then select “Add group description.”
These are just a few WhatsApp chat tricks to enhance your experience. Remember to check for updates regularly, as new features and tricks are often added to the app.
Whatsapp Chat History:
WhatsApp automatically saves your chat history on your device. However, if you switch to a new phone or uninstall and reinstall WhatsApp, you can restore your chat history if you have a backup. Here’s how it works:
Backup on Android:
- WhatsApp automatically creates backups of your chats and media files every day and stores them in the device’s internal storage or on an external SD card (if available).
- To manually back up your chats, you can go to WhatsApp Settings > Chats > Chat backup and tap on the “BACK UP” button. You can also customize the backup frequency and choose whether to include videos or not.
- When you reinstall WhatsApp on the same or a new Android device, it will prompt you to restore your chat history from the backup during the initial setup process.
Backup on iOS:
- WhatsApp for iOS uses iCloud to backup your chat history. iCloud backups include your chats, photos, and videos.
- By default, WhatsApp is set to back up your chats to iCloud automatically. You can check this by going to WhatsApp Settings > Chats > Chat Backup.
- If you want to manually initiate a backup, you can tap on “Back Up Now” under Chat Backup.
- When you reinstall WhatsApp on an iPhone, it will prompt you to restore your chat history from iCloud during the initial setup process.
Please note that WhatsApp backups are tied to the phone number you used when creating the backup. You can only restore backups associated with the same phone number. Additionally, backup and restore options may vary depending on your device and WhatsApp version.
It’s important to regularly back up your chat history to ensure you don’t lose any important messages.