Whatsapp messenger, is a cross platform messaging service, was founded by Brian Acton and Jan Koum in 2009, both former employees of Yahoo! Later, popular social networking site Facebook acquired WhatsApp Inc for $19 billion. During October 2014, WhatsApp became the most popular messaging app globally with more than 600 million active users, with India having users more than 70 million, followed by other applications such as WeChat, Viber, Line.
This apps allows users to send messages, share videos and audios to your friends, without any payment. This application is available in all the platforms including Android, iOS, BBM, Windows. According to the recent report, Whatsapp has surpassed 700 million on January 2015. Now, Whats app is planning to roll out the voice calling feature, which was announced in last December.
Get WhatsApp Notifications On Desktop
If you are using Android device, make sure you dont miss any notification , while you working on the desktop. To see the notifications on your desktop, install Desktop Notifications on your Android phone, then install either the Chrome or Firefox extensions. Link the extension to the app using the code provided and here you are ! You will now get WhatsApp notifications on your desktop.
Message statistics on your Android device
Now you can get Statistics of your messaging habit by installing Whatstat. WhatStat provides information such as your top friends, friends and groups, most active times of the day as well as message distribution for both individually and group chats.
Whatsapp Chat head
Like Facebook, you can now have chat head on whatsapp too. By using WhatsApp Chat Heads, the app works alongside WhatsApp to add chat heads for your conversations.
The only way to get a message quickly to more than one person is broadcast messages in Whatsapp. Just select the 'Broadcast message' option in the More menu and select the contacts you want to send it to. Now type your message and hit 'Send'.
Change Phone number
Have you changed your number, but not the phone? No worries. There is an option available, which lets to change your number without reinstalling it. Go to Settings > Account > Change number. Enter your old phone number in the top and your new number in the bottom field, press Done. Then follow the verification process.
Stop whatsapp images from appearing in Gallery.
Are you getting your gallery filled with unrelated images? To avoid this situation, you first need to create a .nomedia file in WhatsApp's images or video directories. To do this, you need to install file explorer such as ES File Explorer. Click on the New button in the lower left-> pick File and create a file named .nomedia.
Create shortcut for important contacts
To create the shortcut of your contact on homescreen, just long press the contact, and when the menu pops up, just tap on Add conversation shortcut.
Lock your Whatsapp
If you want to protect your Whatsapp conversation from your friends, Android has a app that can help secure your whatsapp from prying eyes. To lock your app, install whatsapp lock. Basically, your app is protected by PIN( for WhatsLock) and password (lock for Whatsapp).
Backup and Restore your Chats
Just go into Settings > Chat settings and tap Backup conversations to create a backup. This won't backup your media, so you'll need to use a file manager to copy the media folders in /sdcard/WhatsApp/Media.
Send Whatsapp Conversation history to someone
You can send an entire conversation history from via email to your friends. For Android users, click on the Menu->More->Email Conversation. Add the email address to whom you need to send.
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