WhatsApp has become so popular in this age of technology that this app can be seen in almost all smartphones. This is the most used chatting app in the world. It allows users to chat for free. It allows you to share any message, photo or video. WhatsApp is used by everyone nowadays, but did you know that it also has many great features. Today we will tell you about some of the similar features of WhatsApp-
- Bold and italicize the text
WhatsApp has the option of message type in ‘bold’ and ‘italic’ format. But you rarely use them, because the shortcuts to make the text in ‘bold’ and ‘italic’ format are not easy to remember. To make a text bold (**) between two stars you have to type the message in between and to make italic text you have to use underscore (). For example, if you have to type * YOU * to write a text in bold, then this bold YOU will be written. To type in italics you have to type _How are you. After typing this it will be How are you.
- Search emoji
WhatsApp has a lot of emojis. Finding the right emoji when needed is not easy. But there is an easy way to search emoji in WhatsApp. You click on the emoji icon in WhatsApp and then type the word to start the kind of emoji you want. As you type ‘hahaha’, the associated emoji will appear below, which you can select. However the search and edit option of emoji is only available on beta version.
- Find out when your message was read
If you send a message to someone on WhatsApp, the person in front gets a blue tick if he reads the message. But if you want to know what time your message was read, you can easily find out. Select the message you have sent. Then click on the ‘information’ icon at the top. You will get full details of when the message was delivered and when it was read. You can also use it on messages sent to the group.
- Mute group chat
If you are bothered by repeated messages in the group, you can mute the group chat. WhatsApp has the option to mute group chat. First open the group, then click on the name of the group and “Gathering information” will appear. Here you will find the option to mute group chat for 8 hours, or a week or a year.
- Send messages to multiple people at once
You can send a message to multiple people at once. WhatsApp allows multiple people to be sent together while sending a broadcast message. Go to Chat Options then click on Menu. Then click on “New Broadcast”. Now enter the name of the person you want to send the message to and then make “Make”.
- Save data
Download photos or videos only when your phone is connected to Wi-Fi. To do this, go to WhatsApp’s ‘Settings’ menu, then click on ‘Media Auto-download’, then select ‘When utilizing portable information’. Then you can select or deselect here.
- Can put ‘star’ on urgent message
There are some messages that are needed in the time to come. Such messages have to be found by scrolling in WhatsApp. It would be better to put ‘stars’ on some important messages, this will make it easier to find. To put a ‘star’ on a message, you have to select that message. Then after that you have to click on the star icon. If you ever have to search for a ‘star’ marked message, you have to type the name of the one you sent, then go to “Featured messages” and see all the marked messages.
- Use WhatsApp on computer
There is no time to check WhatsApp repeatedly on mobile in the office. In this case, you can use WhatsApp only on the computer. Go to ‘Settings’ in Mobile’s WhatsApp app, then select ‘WhatsApp Web’. Log in to web.whatsapp.com on the computer, then scan the QR code. You need to make sure that your mobile is connected to the internet.
- Remind yourself to reply
Sometimes it happens that you see a message, but you can’t reply at that time. You can use WhatsApp Reminder to reply to such messages later. You can ‘New’ this message. For this, iOS users have to click on chat and swipe, while Android users have to press for a while. Then you can select ‘Imprint Unread’. This marks the blue dot on that chat. This process has to be resorted to again to remove this mark.
- ‘Pin’ favorite chats at the top
WhatsApp has launched ‘PIN’ feature. This allows you to ‘pin’ the chats of your favorite users at the top of the app. Doing so will put your favorite chat at the top. You can ‘pin’ three chats at once. That way, you don’t have to scroll through the entire chat list to find an important chat. For this you have to select the chat of a user. Then you have to select the ‘PIN’ option.
WhatsApp has 1.5 billion monthly users all over the world, of which more than 200 million monthly active users are from India. 1.5 billion users of WhatsApp send around 60 billion messages to each other in a day. Facebook acquired WhatsApp on February 19, 2014 for 19 billion.