7 WhatsApp Hacks You Probably Didn't Know

WhatsApp is the most popular message app that is used by almost all the smartphone users. It can be said that the platform started getting frequent updates lately offering more and more useful features to the users.

7 WhatsApp Hacks You Probably Didn't Know

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Facebook that acquired WhatsApp back in 2014 is constantly rolling out new features to the instant messaging platform in order to enhance the user experience of the millions of users.

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You probably know features such as hiding your last seen option, formatting the text, disabling the read receipts, etc. But, there are many more hacks that you can do with WhatsApp. Here, we have listed a few such WhatsApp hacks for you. Take a look!

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Share files up to 1 GB

There is a tool called WhatsTools that will let you share files up to 1 GB to your WhatsApp contacts. This way, you need not depend on any other method such as cloud storage to send large files to your contacts.

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Share documents too

WhatsApp started letting its users to send and receive documents as well. With this service, you can send PDF, Word, and Excel files through the platform. Just attach the document to the chat and share with the intended recipients. It is rumored to include GIF file transfer soon.

Star Messages

With this option, you can highlight some important messages and save them as favorites. These are known as star messages. All you need to do is just long press on one such message in your chat and tap on the star icon. If you want to delete the chat, you can keep the starred messages and delete the others.

Mark as Unread

Just like emails, you can mark WhatsApp messages as unread for your personal usage. All you need to do is long press on the contact or group and click on the options. You will get an option stating 'Mark as Unread'. It is as simple as this. However, the recipient will still see that you have already read the message.

Custom Notifications

Well, did you know that you can use custom notifications for specific contacts or groups that you feel are important. Yes! It is possible to do so in WhatsApp. All you should do is open the specific chat and tap on the title bar. Over there, you will get an option 'Custom Notifications'. This way, you can set a different vibration effect, notification tone, LED light color and popup notification for the specific chat. You can also choose a different ringtone or vibration for the WhatsApp calls from that contact.

Quick Chat

It takes time to search for your friends' chats among many other groups and conversations. But you can simplify things by adding quick shortcuts to the home screen to access the chats from them without any difficulty.

You Change A Contact's Profile Pic

You can change your friend's profile pic on WhatsApp. This can be done by going to the WhatsApp folder on your SD card. Here, you need to choose the picture you would like to use as the profile pic from the Profile Pictures folder. The picture you want to use as the profile picture of another contact should measure 561 x 561. Rename the photo of your friend with the name of the pic you want to use. That's it!

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