WhatsApp is one of the most popular messenger for Android, iPad and iOS platforms. It is also available on Windows and MacOS through WhatsApp web. You can send and receive messages, docs, photos & videos, live locations, and payments with the latest WhatsApp update. Moreover, there are tons of hidden WhatsApp settings and tips & tricks you might not know. So without further ado, let’s get started.
Read here, How to enable WhatsApp Dark Mode on Android
20+ Best WhatsApp tricks are as follows:
1. Use Dark Theme
WhatsApp features dark mode with the latest update. You can switch to dark theme from WhatsApp > 3-dots > Settings > Chats > Theme > Dark.
To switch back to normal theme, just follow the same step and choose light theme at the end.
The procedure of enabling dark mode for iOS devices is exactly same as Android. To know how to use dark mode in WhatsApp web, read How to enable WhatsApp Web Dark Mode in Android.
2. Two-step verification
Two-step verification enhances your WhatsApp security with an additional security pin. When you log in to WhatsApp on a new smartphone or after clearing the phone’s data, you need to verify WhatsApp with an OTP but with two-step verification, you will be asked to enter your four-digit security pin to access your WhatsApp account. To turn on two-step verification, Goto WhatsApp > Three-verticle dots > Settings > Account > Two-step verification > Enable > Enter 4-digit new pin > Enter Email and confirm it > Done. You’ve successfully enabled WhatsApp two-step verification. It makes sure that no one has accessed your account.
Later on, you can change the email address and PIN, or simply you can turn off this feature. To turn off this feature, go to the two-step verification setting and tap disable.
3. Hide Last Seen
You can see anyone’s last seen on WhatsApp with just mobile number. But, WhatsApp have the ability to hide the last seen from anyone (including friends & family). To do so, open WhatsApp in your Android > click on vertical 3-dots from the top right corner > next, go to account option > privacy > last seen > lastly, set last seen to no-one or my contact. Choosing my contact option allows only your contact to see your last seen.
4. Share Live Location
This one of my favorite WhatsApp tricks. WhatsApp actually allows you to share your real-time location with friends & family, or anyone. Just quickly open your chat to who you want to share your location > then, tap on the share button > next, click on location then share live location. You can also set the time duration limit before sharing your live location between 1 to 8 hours. The location will expire automatically after the timer.
5. Enable Fingerprint Lock
It’s a new WhatsApp security feature that you can use to lock WhatsApp with your fingerprint scan without having any third-party app. Here’s what you need to do, open WhatsApp > Settings > Account > Privacy > Fingerprint lock. Tap on fingerprint lock and toggle it to enable then scan your fingerprint and it’s done. You can specify unlocked state time which means once it’s unlocked using fingerprint it will relock your app again after a certain time. From here, you can specify whether you want to show contents (messages) in the notification bar or not.
6. Hide Blue Tick
WhatsApp single-tick indicates that your message has been sent and double-tick means the user is online now and blue-tick indicates the message has been seen by the receiver. But in case you don’t like to show your blue tick on the sender’s smartphone then you should definitely use this WhatsApp trick to hide the blue tick. To hide your blue tick, open your WhatsApp settings > Tap Account > Tap Privacy > Toggle on Read Receipts. You can enable it anytime when you want.
7. Request Account info
Now, you can request WhatsApp to get your detailed WhatsApp account information. This information could be helpful to transfer your WhatsApp account to another phone or extract other information. To get it, Goto WhatsApp > Settings > Account > Request Account info. It may take more than two days to deliver the account info to you. According to WhatsApp, chats are not included in this info.
8. Use WhatsApp on PC: 20 best WhatsApp Tips and Tricks You don’t know
Well, you can use WhatsApp on your computer or PC. There are two main ways to do this, using WhatsApp Web you can access your WhatsApp account in any secured browser like Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc or you can install the WhatsApp desktop app in your Windows OS. It’s available on the Microsoft store free of cost.
9. Change Chat Font Size in WhatsApp
If you can’t see or read small texts, actually, you can change their font and increase the chats font size to large as well. It’s very easy to do, let me show how. Open your WhatsApp Settings > Chats > Font size. Usually, it set to the default but you can change your font size to small, medium, or large. If you have a visibility problem, I prefer you to choose largely, it will make the font size much bigger and easier to see.
10. Change WhatsApp Language
English is the default language of WhatsApp. Aside from that, it has 11 different language support you can any of them in which you’re comfortable. To change WhatsApp language, open WhatsApp > Settings > Chats > App Language > Choose your preferred language.
11. Backup your WhatsApp chats
Keeping a hard backup of your chats conversations is important so whenever you switch to a new smartphone or perform a device factory reset, at least you can restore all the deleted chats though it doesn’t back up your media files. Here’s how to create a hard backup copy of your chats
- Open “WhatsApp” (duh!)
- Tap “Chats“
- Go to “Chat Backup“
- Click “Backup“
It will take a second to create a backup file in your internal storage. To view your backup files, open your phone’s file manager > Go to WhatsApp folder > Open Backup folder. Here we’re! all backup files is saved here.
You can backup your all conversation into Google drive from WhatsApp > Chats > Chat Backup > Google Account > Add Gmail.
12. Delete All your chats in one Click
WhatsApp with hundreds of groups and millions of chats can easily slow down the performance of your Android. A loads of chats can also increase apps size that may result low storage problem. To solve this problem, you can delete your conversations one by one, however, you can follow this WhatsApp trick to do it at once. To do so, go to WhatsApp > Settings > Chats > Chat History > Clear All Chats.
13. Use Low Data on WhatsApp calling
Enable this option if you think WhatsApp takes high internet data charge during WhatsApp callings & chatting. Enable it from WhatsApp > Data and storage usage settings > Low data usage.
14. Mute a Chat or WhatsApp group
Some WhatsApp groups or friends send annoying messages very frequently that sometimes irritate too much especially when you are doing some important task. To prevent these types of notifications you can mute the conversation or mute a WhatsApp group. To do that, open WhatsApp > Open a conversation or group > tap on name > Mute notifications > turn it on.
15. Turn Off Media Downloads
This feature is enabled by default in WhatsApp. When someone sends you media files, it downloaded automatically without letting you know. If images and files download automatically it will full your smartphone’s memory at some certain point for sure. Turn off this option from WhatsApp Settings > Data and Storage Usage > In Media Auto-Download Section untick every option you see. –Here are 11 tips to boost your smartphone performance that you may like.
16. Pin your chats
A WhatsApp user can pin chats on top of all other chats so that you access them quickly. You just need to tap & hold a chat and tap the pin icon from the top. You can pin up to three chats only.
17. Share Image without losing quality: Best Whatsapp Tricks
Whenever you share the images through WhatsApp, it compresses the size along with image quality. That’s why people receive blurry pictures. However, there’s a way to send pictures without losing quality. All you need is just send pictures as a document. Here’s how, Open a Chat > Tap Share icon > Tap Documents > Choose Image (You can choose multiple images) > Tap Send.
18. Hide WhatsApp Chat or Group photos From Gallery
WhatsApp users share tons of useless pictures into your smartphone and sometimes memory gets full with these trash pictures unless you have a larger capacity. Anyway, you can hide WhatsApp pictures from your gallery. Quickly open WhatsApp settings > Tap Chats > Turn off Media visibility.
19. Delete WhatsApp sent message from Everyone
It’s been a long time since WhatsApp has been introduced to us the ‘delete message from everyone‘ feature. Now WhatsApp users can use this feature to delete a message even if it has been sent to someone. To delete a sent message, quickly open chat conversations >tap & hold the sent message > tap delete icon > select delete from everyone. This feature has some limitations as well, you can read it from IndiaToday’s article.
20. Send Text Messages in Bold, Strikethrough, and Italicize
This is one of the best WhatsApp features you can use to send messages in bold, underline, italic, and other styles without using a third-party app. Here’s how
For Bold: Use Asterisk(*) before and after a message. For example, *message* and send.
For Strikethrough: Use tilde(~) before and after a message and send it. For example, ~message~.
For Italic: Place underscore(_) just before and after the message. For example, _message_
For monospace: Type any message under three backticks (“`) just like this, “`message““ and send it.
You can use these combinations for bold+italic, italic+strikethough, monospace+bold, etc.
21. Hide Chats on WhatsApp
You can hide WhatsApp chats officially, well, that’s not a proper way to hide chats however it works. Tap & Hold the chat and tap the archive symbol (it looks like a download symbol). Now the particular contact will be moved to a separate folder name Archived chats. Again, as I said this is not a proper way to hide chats.
22. Block Someone on WhatsApp
You can easily block someone on WhatsApp to prevent incoming messages and another person can’t see your image as well. Quickly open a chat > tap three dots > tap more > hit block. You can unblock it later from WhatsApp settings. To do so, open WhatsApp settings > Account > Privacy > Blocked contact > Unblock.
Read here: How to check if you’re blocked on WhatsApp
23. Use Dual WhatsApp in one Phone
If you’ve Redmi phones, you don’t have to install third-party apps from the play store. You can use dual apps from the phone’s settings for dual WhatsApp. If you have other brands’ smartphones, I’m not if there’s an option for dual apps or not. However, you can use the ‘Parallel Space‘ Android app for dual WhatsApp. You can use this app not only for WhatsApp but also for all the apps.
24. Mark Message as Favorite
You can mark a message as a favorite from the WhatsApp chat conversation so that you can view that message directly without scrolling through the old conversations. Open a Chat then Tap & hold a message and click on the Star symbol. To view all the favorite messages, open WhatsApp > Tap verticle 3-dots > Select Starred message.
Conclusion: 20 Best WhatsApp Tricks and settings
I hope you guys like these best WhatsApp tricks and hidden settings. If you have any questions or queries ask me in the comment section and Don’t forget to tell me Which one is your favorite trick?