If you have some patience and the willingness to explore and experiment, we’re sure that anybody can figure out WhatsApp in no time. However, we thought we’d make it a little easier with these 10 WhatsApp Tips & Tricks of 2016.
1. Ignore People and Hide It From Them
Disabling those giveaway double blue ticks (Settings > Account > Privacy > Read Receipts) is a great way to avoid the ‘I know you’ve read it’ message rebuttals when opting to ignore someone. Turn them off all the time, however, and suspicion might intensify. And yet you can hide that you’ve read messages on an individual basis. Before you open the questionable chat, switch your phone to airplane mode. You can now read away with no alert being sent.
2. Hide “Last Seen Time” Message
WhatsApp’s double blue ticks are a backstabbing homing beacon for social snubbing. However, they’re not the only notifier out to show up your message-dodging deceit. Your ‘last seen’ time is a second layer of unwanted attention when you’re desperately trying to avoid an awkward conversation. You can turn it off by going to Settings > Account > Privacy > Last Seen. Finally, guilt-free ignoring is possible.
3. Use WhatsApp on the Big Screen
Just because your boss gets a bit sniffy about having your phone out in the office, doesn’t mean you have to miss out on important WhatsApp messages (read inane, time-wasting chatter). The service can be switched to your desktop too. Dedicated Windows and Mac OS WhatsApp apps have just launched, meaning you can seamlessly sync your smartphone-based chats to your primary computer and skive work without anyone suspecting a thing – bonus.
4. Magically recover deleted messages
If you’ve set up daily backup for your favoured chats, WhatsApp will, once a day, save that day’s messages to the cloud. Now, if you accidentally delete messages or entire chats, you can simply recover the lost content by reinstalling the app.
5. Fake Conversation Starters
If you are running out of ideas to trick a friend or someone you know then here’s the trick to employ. Whatsaid is that Tremendous Application that allows you to make up the Whatsapp chat in any way you want and make the world believe it! A must-have app to make yourself a winner and to create a Big Confusion in Peoples mind.
6. WhatsApp Sim Card
WhatSim will cost you $11.60 USD annually, but this special SIM card can connect to 400 mobile networks across 150 countries, allowing you to stay in touch with your friends and relatives on WhatsApp without taxing your mobile data.
7. Use WhatsApp without a Phone Number Attached
Imagine being able to use the messaging app without a phone number attached. Your annonymity will be guaranteed! All you have to do is use an Existing Landline to Verify WhatsApp:
– Open WhatsApp on your phone, tablet or PC. Open up the WhatsApp application on your phone, tablet or PC.
– Enter Your Home Phone/Landline number. …
– Wait for Verification by SMS to Fail. …
– Enter the Verification Code. …
– Complete the Setup Process.
8. Free Voice Calling
Whatsapp has officially introduced the calling feature in the messenger, after so many controversies and scams regarding the calling feature of Whatsapp messenger like in its one of the scams they tell you to visit a link and tell you to invite 10 friends using the same link in order to activate the calling feature on their smart phones.
9. Schedule Messages
Are you forgetful? Fed up of overlooking your parents’ anniversary or your sister’s birthday? Fear not, WhatsApp can help. You’ll need to download a third-party app for this – if you’re on Android you should check out Seebye Scheduler ROOT (free), iOS users should look to Message Scheduler for WhatsApp ($0.99 on Cydia). You’ll need a jailbroken device for this to work.
10. Change the Background
WhatsApp has been around since 2010, so a lot has changed in terms of fashion since then. Anything has to be better than the default wallpaper, right? Luckily, you can change it. Follow Options > Settings > Chats > Wallpaper and you’ll be able to add your own picture from your library, remove the wallpaper altogether for a grey background, or reload the original WhatsApp offering.