This post was most recently updated on August 19th, 2018
The popularity of WhatsApp continues soaring so high. About 1 billion users currently use WhatsApp worldwide. This app is definitely the most popular messaging app in the world. Very often, WhatsApp usually releases updates. My tricks and minor ha*ks are fully updated to be useful even in the coming years. Some of the things I am going to mention are already popular while others may be new to you. There is definitely no exhaustive list anywhere on any app that is a constant subject of updates. However, this post will go a long way in making you a WhatsApp guru. I am tagging this post mega WhatsApp tricks for a good reason.
Especially relevant: How to turn your whatsapp into a private store for your files
I am very passionate about online security. Therefore, I will focus more attention on privacy tweaks and settings of WhatsApp. Do not expect to see basic and very popular features like how to make voice or video calls with Whatsapp. I strongly believe that by the time I am done, you will learn at least 5 tricks that you hitherto never used.
Mega WhatsApp tricks -first 20
2 methods of reading WhatsApp message without the sender knowing: I will not want anyone o use this to frustrate genuine contacts lol. The first method is for Android devices only. Drag your Android notification panel down>>use your thumb and index finger to expand all the notifications>>Further expand the one you want to read and you are done. Check out my pic below:
method 2: This works for all devices using Whatsapp.
- Turn on the flight mode on your phone.
- Read the WhatsApp message
- Now, turn on the flight mode again.
- No, blue ticks will appear and the sender will not know that you have read his/her WhatsApp message.
How to spy on someone else’s WhatsApp without their knowledge
Disclaimer: please do not use this method illegally. Use only for educational purpose. I will advise that you do not use it for your spouse because you may end up being heartbroken. This trick can give you access to someone else’s chats
This is an Android only cheat. For iOS, maybe you may need to first jailbreak your phone. First of all, you need to take possession of your target’s phone. I mean the person whom you want to spy for just one minute.
- Go to settings —> About phone —> Status—> Wi-Fi MAC address
- Note down the mac address. Keep the phone for a few more minutes. we need it, man.
- Now go to your phone and uninstall WhatsApp.
- Change your Mac id to your friend’s one by using spoofing mac from xda developers forum.
- Now Download and install WhatsApp on your phone. Whatsapp will send the verification code to your friend’s phone(that is why you still need his or her phone).
- verify your downloaded WhatsApp by the verification code sent to your friend’s phone.
- You have installed the exact replica of your friend’s WhatsApp. Now you can track whatever he or she will do, with your phone. Useful for parents and lovers.
WhatsApp, lets you share different types of media content, for example, documents, presentations, etc. To attach supported formats inside any chat or conversation, click on the attachment button in the action bar and tap Document. Then choose the file and click SEND when asked for confirmation to share that file.
The app, however, doesn’t support other file formats like executables, archives and various others. Fortunately, there’s a trick that involves using Dropbox and CloudSend to share files of any format via WhatsApp.
After installing these from the Google Play Store, open CloudSend and authorize it to use your Dropbox. Now open the File Manager and choose a file.tTap Share and choose CloudSend. This will upload your file to Dropbox and provide options to Send or Copy. Select Send. Tap WhatsApp to share the file.
How to Spy on someone else’s WhatsApp
HOW TO REPLY A WHATSAPP CHAT WITHOUT OPENING THE APP
By default, you can enable pop-up notification in WhatsApp settings and this can pop up all your messages to your screen when you are not using the app. I hate the popup feature and I always disable it for private security reasons. If you have an Android phone, you can still reply to your chats without opening the app and without mortgaging your privacy. All you need to do is to drag down your notification panel, expand that particular chat>>then click on reply this sender. The picture below explains better:
How to hide/exclude certain contacts from viewing your WhatsApp profile status
Earlier this year, WhatsApp added a feature known as profile status. This is a very exciting feature as you can add both images and videos. It is a great marketing tool. You can also use it to show off. There are two most interesting thing about this and they are; the ability to exclude some people from viewing your status and the fact that your status expires every 24 hours. To exclude some contacts from viewing your profile, do the followings
Open your WhatsApp app>>swipe from right to the left to get to the status window>>click on the 3 dots on the top right corner>>select status privacy>>my contacts except>>then mark as many contacts as you won’t want to see that particular update.
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