Whatsapp has become one of the most widely used messaging app in the world. It is estimated that there are about one billion people of the messaging app worldwide. The fact that the app is present on both Android and iOS makes the usage much more popular.
But the fact that you use an app every day doesn’t mean you know everything about the app. So in this article, we would be talking about 5 cool features you probably haven’t tried out on your Whatsapp.
- Listen To Voice Message Discreetly
One of the exciting features of Whatsapp is the fact that you can send a Voice Note (VN) to someone if you don’t feel like typing. The problem, however, is how to listen to the voice note. The recipient might not be in a conducive environment to listen to the voice note on speaker, and this could lead to a delayed response. To listen to a message discretely, users simply need to play the voice message and put the phone next to their ear which would automatically play the message on the earpiece. So simple!
- How To Know Who Has Read Your Message In A Group Chat
This one is a tricky one. We often get frustrated when we pass a message in a group and no one responds. But with this feature, you can tell who and who has read your group message. Simply press and hold the message you have sent and hit the ‘i’ button on the top on Android (‘info’ on an iPhone). The app will then show you all the people from the group who have read that particular message and the time they read it.
- 3. Send Gifs In A Jiffy
GIF is a feature fast becoming popular. Why use an emoji when you can send a GIF instead? GIFs are moving pictures. Why send a static image when you can say so much more with a GIF?
One of the reasons people rarely use GIFs is because if the stress of finding a suitable one for the chat scenario. But now, you don’t have to search the internet for appropriate GIFs. WhatsApp has its own collection of GIFs.
All you have to do is hit the ‘+’ sign, go to Photo & Video Library. See that magnifying glass icon next to GIF?, tap that and you’ll find a collection powered by Tenor (or the smiley face on Android and click on GIF down). Don’t see what you need? Just tap the search bar to look for the GIF that perfectly sums up your feelings.
- Figure Out Who You Chat With The Most
Well, this a method of checking who you actually spend the most time with on chat and how often you message them on WhatsApp. Just in case your boyfriend accuses you of chatting with other people more than you do with him.
All you need to do is simple. Go to Settings > Data and Storage Usage > Storage Usage and you’ll see a list of your most important groups and contacts ranked according to the data you’ve expended on them.
- Find Out The Truth About Where Your Friend Is
We have all been a victim of that “I am on the way” lie when the person hasn’t even left the bed. To avoid getting duped again, insist that the contact shares their current location with you by tapping on the arrow icon next to the text box and then Share Location.
There’s also a way of preventing them from manually entering their location. The way the location appears is a clue. If it’s a real GPS-based location, the location share will appear as a dropped pin, but if it’s a location they entered, its address will appear beside the dropped pin.