This is an extension of my comprehensive article on WhatsApp tips and tricks. This adds another flavor in the sense that it focuses primarily on “Whatsapp Web tricks” WhatsApp is a voice, messaging, and texting app launched in 2009; it is owned by social media giant, Facebook, and is one of the most popular social media handles. It is flexible and has a lot of features; it allows for calls and messages on both desktop and mobile devices. WhatsApp is the most versatile of all apps; it allows international calls and works on almost all platforms- windows, mac, iPhone, or android. It also follows end-to-end encryption so that your messages can only be viewed by the sender and recipient.
This Facebook-owned application claims to have a user base of more than two billion worldwide, which is pretty staggering, to use this application efficiently you must be familiar with all its key aspects of this user-friendly application, so here are eight WhatsApp web tips and tricks you may or may not know about.
Top 8 Best WhatsApp Web Tips and Tricks
1. WhatsApp Web Shortcuts
The following keyboard shortcuts will help you do things faster because using the mouse takes quite some time.
- Ctrl + Shift + ]: Next chat
- Ctrl + Shift + [: Previous chat
- Ctrl + E: Archive chat
- Ctrl + Shift + M: Mute chat
- Ctrl + Backspace: Delete chat
- Ctrl + Shift + U: Mark as unread
- Ctrl + Shift + N: Create new group
- Ctrl + P: Open profile status
Other general keyboard shortcuts also work with WhatsApp Web like:
- Ctrl + X: Cut
- Ctrl + C: Copy
- Ctrl + V: Paste
- Ctrl + A: Select all
- Ctrl + F: Search
- Alt + F4: Exit app
2. WhatsApp On The Web or Desktop
WhatsApp isn’t limited to just your mobile phone. WhatsApp Web allows you to operate WhatsApp akin to when you use it on your smartphone. Let’s see how to set up your account on I computer: Install WhatsApp on your computer or laptop, and scan the QR code using your smartphone by opening your WhatsApp account on your phone.
- For iPhone: Open the WhatsApp app on your device > go to Settings > WhatsApp Web > the box will appear ready to scan your desktop screen.
- For Android: Open the WhatsApp app > go to three dots in the top right corner > tap WhatsApp Web. Your WhatsApp account- messages and conversations will then appear on your computer screen.
3. Emoticons To Emojis
We all have used emoticons once in our life, WhatsApp auto changes emojis to emoticons without us having to use the colon method. For example, if you type 🙂 it will be auto-converted to the smiling emoji and >_< converts to laughing emoji, etc. Using this method will enhance your message typing speed at a prodigious rate.
However, if you prefer to use emoticons, just install a cross-platform user script manager like Tampermonkey and install WhatsApp Emoticon Preserver in it. You can easily use this trick on apps like YOWhatsApp.
4. Set Up Multiple Accounts
Some people have multiple accounts for WhatsApp one business and the other professional. WhatsApp web allows you to set up multiple accounts to do this you can use private browsing mode on your web browser to log into an account other than the one logged into from the normal browsing mode. You can also use another account from some other web browser on your computer.
If you want to use two accounts, you can use dyn.web.whatsapp.com, which is a proxy app and is safe and confirmed.
5. Enable Dark Mode
One of the most attractive and over the top feature of WhatsApp mobile. It allows you to serve your favorite social media platform without hurting your eyes. It has gained wide popularity since its launch.
The easier way is to download the Dark WhatsApp Web extension. With one click, you can switch Dark Mode on and off in WhatsApp Web.
6. Turn Off The Blue Ticks
The blue ticks appear when you read certain messages. These meager ticks can get you in trouble if you do not reply instantly. You can always turn off these blue ticks, saving you the embarrassment of being rude. For WhatsApp Web, there is another fool-proof way of doing the same.
In your WhatsApp Web window, open the chat.
Open any window and adjust its size such that you can still view any new message that is sent in the background.
Now, click on this window and keep your cursor over the window.
This, for your computer, means that you working on the window and not on WhatsApp.
Any message you receive on this chat now will be visible to you, but for the sender, only grey ticks will appear until you click on the WhatsApp Web window.
This method allows you to view messages of one chat only.
7. Control Volume and Playback Speed
WhatsApp web doesn’t allow us to make phone calls hence voice messages become more frequent. To control the volume of voice messages and its playback capacity you can install the Zapp extension. It appears on the top right corner of your screen and allows you to increase volume or playback speed easily with arrow keys or mouse wheel.
8. Use Emojis
You can use emojis to express your feeling more candidly and to make the conversation more relaxed and heartfelt. This emoji feature is also available on the WhatsApp web, just follow these easy steps:
In the text area of any chat, type colon, and the first few letters of your desired emoji. For example, type ‘:ha-ha’ for a funny emoji. Emoji prompts will appear on your screen.
Type Emojis Using Keyboard
Use left and right arrow keys to switch between the emojis > Press enter to add that emoji in your message.
WhatsApp, as you can see, is very handy and efficient. Its user-friendly interface allows you to keep your contacts well informed and keeps your communication good. Hopefully, you got to know something new through it which you can use to make your WhatsApp more efficient for you.