Gone are those days when food, clothing and shelter were the only necessities of life. According to a survey, the list has moved beyond these boundaries and factors like an Internet connection, WhatsApp, Facebook, a trustworthy best friend, cup of tea, spectacles, amongst others have now have become some of the necessities of modern lifestyle.
Surprisingly, WhatsApp tops the list. Therefore, we thought to share some hidden facts about it, which will give you enough reasons to like it more.
1. Changing color of check mark
Check marks will appear next to each message you send. Here is what each one indicates:
- message successfully sent.
- message successfully delivered to the recipient’s phone
the recipient has read your message.
In a group chat, the second check marks will appear when all participants in the group have received your message. The two blue check marks will appear when all participants in the group have read your message
2. Change your WhatsApp Number
If you changed your phone number and kept your same phone, you can change your number within WhatsApp. Before proceeding, make sure that your new number is activated on your phone and that you can receive SMS messages and phone calls.
Please follow these steps to change your account phone number:
- Go to WhatsApp > Menu Button > Settings > Account > Change Number.
- Enter your current WhatsApp phone number in the top box.
- Enter your new phone number in the lower box.
- Tap Done to continue.
After successfully verifying your new number, your old number will be deleted from WhatsApp and your account information will be migrated to your new number. Please make sure your WhatsApp contacts have your new phone number saved in their phone books to ensure a seamless messaging experience.
3. Recover Deleted Messages
WhatsApp automatically makes backups every day at 4 AM and stores them in the WhatsApp folder of your Android phone. This folder is either located in your device’s internal memory or external microSD card. To restore the most recent backup, you will need to uninstall and reinstall WhatsApp.
During the installation process, you will be prompted to restore your message history. Choose Restore to restore your missing chats.
4. Broadcast List feature
A Broadcast List allows you create, save and message a list of contacts instantaneously. Recipients receive your broadcast message like a regular message – directly in the individual chat. Recipients also do not know who else received the message and do not know that it was sent as part of a Broadcast List. When they respond, they only respond to you individually. In this sense, it works like the bcc (blind carbon copy) function in an email.
In order to be able to send a message to specific contacts in your Broadcast List, these contacts must have your phone number saved in their address books. This allows our users to control from whom they wish to receive broadcast messages. We work hard to curb spam in WhatsApp so that everyone has a positive messaging experience.
5. Mute Group Chat
We all are the members of too many groups and sometime we end up into hundred of unread messages. Now Whatsapp gives you enough good reasons to escape from this nightmare. Now you can mute the offending group chat. Tap on the group chat of your choice, then the name to bring up Group Info where you will find the option to Mute the chat for eight hours to one week or a year. Alternatively, you can exit it altogether.
6. Use Whatsapp without Phone
Today, for the first time, millions of you will have the ability to use WhatsApp on your web browser. Our web client is simply an extension of your phone: the web browser mirrors conversations and messages from your mobile device — this means all of your messages still live on your phone.
To connect your web browser to your WhatsApp client, simply openhttps://web.whatsapp.com in your Google Chrome browser. You will see a QR code — scan the code inside of WhatsApp, and you’re ready to go. You have now paired WhatsApp on your phone with the WhatsApp web client. Your phone needs to stay connected to the internet for our web client to work.
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