How to search for text within WhatsApp chats
You may not deem it fit to search for text within a chat involving you are a contact that you do not frequently chat with. However, it becomes very frustrating if you have to scroll all the way up through 3000+ chats to locate some info.To do this, you need to open the chat window between you and your contact>>open the WhatsApp menu from the top right corner>>select search>>enter your keyword. This trick will teach you how to search through. I will illustrate this with the help of a diagram:
Mute Annoying WhatsApp group notifications
In a typical WhatsApp group, you will have the good, the bad and the ugly. many a group consisting of both important and irrelevant chats. If you are like me that has many groups that pass much relevant and few important messages and you do not wish to miss the few important messages, you need to mute your group chat’s notification. To do this, open your whatsApp>>open the target group>>click on the group chat menu>>mute>>select the duration>>if you still want to receive notifications without disturbances,>>check the show notifications check box. Ever after, the group chats will come in silently.
How to use Whatsapp Without Any Phone Number
- Uninstall your existing WhatsApp from your mobile.
- Download WhatsApp from play store or any equivalent store.
- Turn the flight mode on.
- Download and install spoof messages app from play store
- Start the installation process.
- Now, to be able to verify this, the app will prompt you to choose alternate SMS Method.
- Now choose check through sms and enter your email.
- Instantly without waiting for any more time click on cancel and authorization process will stop.
- Now open the spoof messaging app and enter below details.
To: +447900347295From: +(Country code)(mobile number)Message: Your email address
Star or Mark Messages as Favorite
WhatsApp brings search feature to look for messages easily, but then too it’s better to mark important messages as favorite to get to them quickly when required.To mark a message as favorite: just long press on any individual message, then tap on the star icon in the action bar at the top of the app’s screen.To see all your starred messages, click on Options in the conversation list screen> choose Starred messages.
Save your data by preventing media Auto download on WhatsApp
This alone will save you tonnes of data especially from those who constantly send you unsolicited media contents. Millions of images sent by friends and groups are getting auto downloaded to your phone without your wish. You can easily stop this by changing settings here. After this, you will only download images you wish to.
Configure important privacy options
The Last Seen feature shows when you were last on WhatsApp. For those of you who don’t want this to be enabled, you can change the settings at Options > Settings > Account > Privacy. Then, choose whether you want your last seen, profile picture and status to be seen by Everyone, My contacts or Nobody.You can also remove read receipts by tapping on Options > Settings > Account > Privacy then unchecking the Read receipts option.
Use WhatsApp on your computer
WhatsApp has a web pc/ version which can be connected to your mobile. You can then type out and read all your messages on your PC or laptop.
To use WhatsApp Web, on your PC or laptop, go to web.whatsapp.com in a web browser. On your mobile device, open WhatsApp and click the Options button at the top right-hand side, then tap WhatsApp Web from the options. Then using your phone, scan the QR code shown on the browser on your PC.
Your phone will be connected to your PC’s WhatsApp and you can start messaging like you would on your phone. You only need to do this once and you can be connected to as many desktop devices as you like.
All the messages will be synced across the board on all connected devices. To log out of all connected devices, just go back to the Options > WhatsApp Web page and choose Log out from all computers.
How to Use text formats like italics,
strikethrough or bold on Whatsapp
You can use some limited text formatting on WhatsApp. I mean same as you have one Microsoft Office and other word processing applications.
You can _italicize_, *bold* or ~
strikethrough~ any part or all of your message. see the post below to learn how this will appear on your chat. The special characters to use are *,_ and -.
How to extend Whatsapp Validity
- first of all, Go to settings>Account>Change number.
- In the whatsapp, you have to change your mobile number twice and revert to the previous one.
- Amazingly it tricks WhatsApp for extended validity on android.
- Let’s say your Phone no. is 8866****** having service expiration by Feb 18 ,2018.
- You just have to enter your old number as 8866****** And new no as your second sim no. 9067******.
- Repeat the same process again keeping the old number as new and vice versa and bring back your old number which you want to keep.
- Cheers, you have extended your validity for one year from today’s date. ( The date on which you are performing this trick)
Tricks on how to transfer files between phone and pc using WhatsApp
probably, this is one of the reason for all the pc users to activate whatsappweb.The good thing about WhatsApp Web is that you receive on your PC whatever you receive on your mobile via WhatsApp. This makes it a pretty good tool to transfer images or screenshots from your mobile to your desktop without the use of cables.
Just send the image to any of your friends on your mobile, then on your PC, open your WhatsApp Web to retrieve the image file.
Backup & restore to and from local or cloud storage
All our important files should be fully backed up to cloud storage(aka online storage) if your internet permits it. This is how you can do this. Noteworthy, you can restore the messages the same way you backed them up.
To backup to your device’s local storage as well as cloud storage, i.e., Google Drive on Android platform and iCloud on iOS devices, open the app and go to Settings > Chats > Chat backup and tap BACK UP.
How to run more than one WhatsApp account on a phone
It may be that you have various mobiles with you and in that case, a person tends to have more than one whatsapp account. But once you lose or break the old phone, you always wish to use it in your favorite phone. It’s possible with help of an app.
- Download and install Parellal spaces app from google play on your phone
- Add accounts over it and run more than one Whatsapp account via it. Still on mega whatsapp tricks 2017. Alternatively, With Android Lollipop allowing multiple users on the same device, one can now operate multiple WhatsApp accounts without any third-party app. Do note that he/she won’t receive notifications from both of the accounts at a single time.To do this, go to Android’s Settings > Users > Add user. After you have created a new user, log in using the new account, install WhatsApp on this account and use it with the second number.
How to schedule messages on WhatsApp
To start with, if you need to schedule messages on WhatsApp, you will need a third party app. There is no built-in option to do that, but you can use an app that goes by the name Scheduler for WhatsApp on Android. There maybe an iOS alternative which i don’t know yet.
Download the app from the Play Store, then go to your phone’s Settings > Accessibility and turn on WhatsApp Scheduler under Services.
Subsequently, open Scheduler for WhatsApp, tap + floating button, then choose your selections. Type your message and finally click CREATE to schedule the message
Hide Chats from Conversation List
If you don’t want to delete a chat thread (conversation) but don’t want just anyone to read it either, you can hide it with the archive option. Tap and hold a particular chat and click the archive button/icon in the action bar to archive that conversation.
You can view all archived chats by scrolling to the bottom in the conversation list screen then click Archived chats. You can also use similar methods to pin chats.
Star/flag/mark favourite messages
This always comes handy whenever I want to delete messages in bulk as against individually. I will simply mark the ones I don’t want to delete and clear the remaining one in one single swipe. WhatsApp brings search feature to look for messages easily, but then too it’s better to mark important messages as favourite to get to them quickly when required.
To mark a message as a favourite: just long press on any individual message, then tap on the star icon in the action bar at the top of the app’s screen.
To see all your starred messages, click on Options in the conversation list screen> choose Starred messages.
Using the tagging and quoting features of WhatsApp a group chat feature
Moving on on mega WhatsApp tricks 2017. Tagging is now possible in group conversations using @, followed by the name (according to what you name the person in your Contacts). The tagged person gets the notification even if he has muted notifications for that group. Similarly, you can also quote messages to show you’re replying to that particular message. To do this, tap and hold a message, click on reply in the action bar, type your message and click the send button to reply to that message.
How to Recover Deleted Chats or Messages
WhatsApp backups your chats every day at 2 AM (or your set time), so if you delete anything dated a day earlier, anything dated prior to 2 AM the same day, then you can recover them easily.
To recover your deleted WhatsApp messages, first, uninstall and reinstall WhatsApp, then sign up with the same number you used WhatsApp with previously. You will be prompted that a backup has been found. Tap Restore to start the restoration process. Once done, you will find all your messages back – even the deleted ones.
Note: Do understand that though this procedure brings back any message dated prior to 2 AM but deleted after 2 AM today, you will lose the latest messages received after 2 AM on the same day.
How to prevent Whatsapp media from appearing in your phone’s gallery
It is sometimes very frustrating when you see that all your WhatsApp media keeps stockpiling in your gallery. This trick which has been tested on Android will help you. You may need a third party file manager if your inbuilt file manager wouldn’t allow you.
You might be getting a lot of the images and videos in your gallery. If you don’t want incoming media on WhatsApp to show up in the Gallery, hide them using this simple trick.
Open File Manager and browse to Internal storage WhatsApp > Media and Rename “WhatsApp Images” and “WhatsApp Video” folders to “.WhatsApp Images” and “.WhatsApp Video” respectively (notice the dot at the start).
Noteworthy, This trick is applicable only for Android, not for iOS platforms. And this will hide the images and videos from your phone’s gallery but you can see them in your WhatsApp as well as using a file manager.
Hide Notifications from Lock screen
Notifications can pop up even when your phone is locked. To prevent your messages from being read by unauthorised, disable the lockscreen notifications by opening Android’s Settings > Apps > WhatsApp > Notifications and toggle off Lock Screen Notification.
How to disable read reply in WhatsApp
Have you ever received a call from your contact accusing you of reading but not replying their messages? Well, you can easily disable this feature in your WhatsApp.
- Open your WhatsApp and tap three vertical dots icon on the top right of your screen.
- Now move to Settings > Account > Privacy.
- Uncheck Read receipts.
Create Shortcuts For Frequently Contacted Friends
Do you know you can easily create a person’s shortcut on your phone home screen?
- Just keep the contact pressed for few seconds and a pop-up menu will appear.
- In it choose Add Conversation Shortcut.
- Your shortcut will get created.
Change Phone Number Keeping The Same Account
If you have just changed your sim, You need not worry about what will happen to your account. Whatsapp have a setting in which it allows anyone to change the phone number.
Share Your Location With Your Whatsapp Friend
Apparently, you are enjoying this collection of mega WhatsApp tricks 2017. Especially relevant is this feature. You can use this feature in case you get lost while going to meet some friend. You can share your current location, so that he can trace you out in few taps.
- Just tap on the attachment icon. The same one with which you use to attach pictures. From there you can share your location also.
- Note that you must have your GPS enabled for doing this.
Hide last seen and Profile picture
For one reason or the other, you either delete or hide your whatsapp profile picture. Similarly, you can disable everyone from seeing whenever you are online. All of the above are features that are available under WhatsApp settings>>account>>profile>>privacy>>last seen>>then choose, nobody or my contacts. Similarly, for the profile picture perform the followings: settings>>account>>profile>>privacy>>profile photo. This is very very important for security reasons
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