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WhatsApp: The “secret” 5+1 features you probably didn’t know existed

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WhatsApp, the popular messaging app, is gaining more and more ground in user preferences. Although many people use it every day, they don’t know some of the secrets it hides.

So, after the Viber “hidden” features that has presented in its related text, today we are listing some of the useful “tools” provided by WhatsApp that you might not know about.

The 5+1 “hidden” features of WhatsApp

  1. Read a message without appearing to read it

Surely it has happened to everyone that they do not want to reply to a message that has reached them on WhatsApp, whether due to lack of time or lack of mood at that moment. In order for your boyfriend or girlfriend not to see the blue ticks (✓✓) in the conversation between you, indicating that you have read the message he sent you, you need to follow these steps:

Although you have read the message, no blue indicator will appear in your chat. However, it turns blue when you enter WhatsApp again. So if you don’t want your interlocutor to know that you’ve read the message, don’t touch WhatsApp at all.

2. Make your message bold and italic

If you are an organizer of an event or just want to remind a loved one of something important, WhatsApp gives you the opportunity to change the default message font provided by the application and make it bold (clearly) but also obliquely (italics) letters. All you have to do is insert specific symbols between your message.

Special: a) Put asterisks in bold between your message. Example: *…*. b) To write with the form italics Place underscores between your messages. Example: _…_ .

3. Hide from other users when were you active

If you want to hide when you were last logged into the app, WhatsApp makes it easy and quick for other users of the app to lose sight of you. For this you have to follow the following steps:

It should be noted that other functions are provided in this section, e.g. B. hiding your profile photo, but also information about who can see data about you.

4. Start an instant messaging chat

Another option available to users is to start a conversation with short-lived messages, that is, messages that disappear after a certain amount of time. In WhatsApp, certain messages can take anywhere from 24 hours to 90 days.

To activate this feature, all you have to do is start a conversation with one of your contacts by tapping the name or number you registered them with. Then check the Ephemeral Messages option, which is initially unchecked. Choose how long you want your messages to last, and you’re good to go…


5. Send message to multiple contacts without group chat

Most often when we want to send a message to many recipients at once, we create a group chat. How is that possible? The steps to follow are simple: first enter the application and press the three dots that appear at the top right of your screen. Immediately after that choose the option “New Notification” and then select the contacts you want to send the new message to. After selecting them and writing the message, you can send it.

6. Chat without exchanging the phone number

All that is required for a WhatsApp conversation is that our interlocutor knows our phone number. Or maybe not; WhatsApp offers the possibility to start a conversation without revealing our mobile phone number. The personal QR code that each user of the application has is sufficient.

To find him, all you have to do is tap on the three dots at the top right of your WhatsApp screen. Then you select “Settings” and then you will see the QR icon in the top right next to your name. You can forward it to the person you want to chat with via email or any other application without revealing your mobile number.


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