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5 Cool Things You Can Do On Whatsapp You Probably Didn't Know About by Trendzbase: 2:30pm On Nov 07, 2017


Whatsapp is a universally used messaging app and has continued to improve on its functionality by introducing features.

The most recent it added was an ‘Unsend’ (Delete for everyone) feature that lets you recall messages you wish not to send on second thought.

But the instant messenger packs a number of features that most likely go unused because the user has not taken out time to explore.

Here are five features Whatsapp has to make your messaging experience richer.


Star feature

In your chat messages, you can star messages which helps you easily find a message when you need to. To star a message, just hold down the message and tap the star icon on the top screen. You can then get back the message in the app’s main menu anytime you wish.


Pinning feature

This is especially useful if you have a long list of chat messages. Pinning a particular chat like you would do a tweet would take that chat message up for easy re-visiting. And if you want to let go pinning, unpinning is as easy as holding down the chat and locating the ‘Unpin’ button at the top bar.


Mark as Unread

Where you have read a message but for some reason don’t have time to reply the person, you can mark the message as ‘Unread’ by holding down the chat , going to the three dotted lines at the top right, and selecting ‘’Mark as unread’’. A green circle will appear beside the particular chat as a reminder.

Using your phone assistants

For those who don’t like typing, you could employ the services of your virtual assistants – Siri, Google Assistant and Alexa to type the message for you.

For example, by uttering the command ‘’Ok Google’’, followed by the name of the person you want to message and the actual contents of the message.


Custom notifications

If you’re expecting an important WhatsApp message from someone, set a custom notification for them by opening the chat, tapping their name at the top and hitting Custom Notifications. Cool right?


Bonus: You can avoid the blue ticks and ‘Last seen’ features by going into Settings > Account > Privacy > Read Receipts. However, bear in mind that, by doing so, you’ll lose the ability to see when your own sent messages have been read.

Also, another clever way of reading your messages without triggering the blue ticks, is by enabling Airplane mode before opening your messages. – just remember to close the app before switching airplane mode off again.

Source: http://trendzbase..com/2017/11/5-cool-things-you-can-do-on-whatsapp.html

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Re: 5 Cool Things You Can Do On Whatsapp You Probably Didn't Know About by greatnaija01: 2:36pm On Nov 07, 2017
Delete sent msgs from other parties fone

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Re: 5 Cool Things You Can Do On Whatsapp You Probably Didn't Know About by Luisema4luv(m): 2:46pm On Nov 07, 2017
Go use GBWhatsApp nd enjoy ur life

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Re: 5 Cool Things You Can Do On Whatsapp You Probably Didn't Know About by Sparklequeen(f): 3:11pm On Nov 07, 2017
Interesting

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Re: 5 Cool Things You Can Do On Whatsapp You Probably Didn't Know About by branhampaul: 3:13pm On Nov 07, 2017
Luisema4luv:
Go use GBWhatsApp nd enjoy ur life
what so special about it??

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Re: 5 Cool Things You Can Do On Whatsapp You Probably Didn't Know About by Nathdoug(m): 3:33pm On Nov 07, 2017
Nice one...do I need to upgrade to get the new features?
Re: 5 Cool Things You Can Do On Whatsapp You Probably Didn't Know About by medolab90(m): 3:33pm On Nov 07, 2017
OK
Seconded
Re: 5 Cool Things You Can Do On Whatsapp You Probably Didn't Know About by fxjunkie(m): 3:33pm On Nov 07, 2017
.

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Re: 5 Cool Things You Can Do On Whatsapp You Probably Didn't Know About by Unbreakable007: 3:33pm On Nov 07, 2017
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Re: 5 Cool Things You Can Do On Whatsapp You Probably Didn't Know About by Nobody: 3:33pm On Nov 07, 2017
sad
Re: 5 Cool Things You Can Do On Whatsapp You Probably Didn't Know About by XXLDICK(m): 3:34pm On Nov 07, 2017
OP, but your screenshot is that of GBwhatsapp

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Re: 5 Cool Things You Can Do On Whatsapp You Probably Didn't Know About by Ksslib(m): 3:35pm On Nov 07, 2017
Status privacy. Choose who can view your status updates.

swipe left from the chat page to go to status page.

Click the three dots at the top right corner. Then select "status privacy".

Click "my contacts except" then start selecting all the people you don't want to see your status.

I know many know this, but some don't.

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Re: 5 Cool Things You Can Do On Whatsapp You Probably Didn't Know About by Thobiy(m): 3:35pm On Nov 07, 2017
Cool indeed
Re: 5 Cool Things You Can Do On Whatsapp You Probably Didn't Know About by ugolinze123(m): 3:35pm On Nov 07, 2017
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Re: 5 Cool Things You Can Do On Whatsapp You Probably Didn't Know About by RHARPHELLE99(m): 3:36pm On Nov 07, 2017
GBWHATSAPP all the way

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Re: 5 Cool Things You Can Do On Whatsapp You Probably Didn't Know About by Nobody: 3:36pm On Nov 07, 2017
GB whatsapp is cool but it needs to be updated frequently after new release and you could lose valuable conversations.


US UK whatsapp number available.
Check my signature

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Re: 5 Cool Things You Can Do On Whatsapp You Probably Didn't Know About by Nathdoug(m): 3:37pm On Nov 07, 2017
fxjunkie:
And haters will say Buhari is not working, smh
HOW IS UPGRADE OF WHATSAPP RELATED TO BUHARI REPENT OH YE ZOMBIE

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Re: 5 Cool Things You Can Do On Whatsapp You Probably Didn't Know About by BedLam: 3:37pm On Nov 07, 2017
Really. You thinking people are dumb or what ? We all see those features but they don't just amtter because we chasing money mate.

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Re: 5 Cool Things You Can Do On Whatsapp You Probably Didn't Know About by mathias32(m): 3:38pm On Nov 07, 2017
stale
Re: 5 Cool Things You Can Do On Whatsapp You Probably Didn't Know About by tompat86(m): 3:39pm On Nov 07, 2017
Ok
Re: 5 Cool Things You Can Do On Whatsapp You Probably Didn't Know About by Oxster(m): 3:39pm On Nov 07, 2017
websolushun:
US whatsapp number available.
Check my signature


U de sell am??

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Re: 5 Cool Things You Can Do On Whatsapp You Probably Didn't Know About by Lovetinz(m): 3:40pm On Nov 07, 2017

Also, another clever way of reading your messages without triggering the blue ticks, is by enabling Airplane mode before opening your messages. – just remember to close the app before switching airplane mode off again.
Wicked!

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Re: 5 Cool Things You Can Do On Whatsapp You Probably Didn't Know About by Mhizkel(f): 3:43pm On Nov 07, 2017
fxjunkie:
And haters will say Buhari is not working, smh
So Buhari is the owner of WhatsApp? undecided

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Re: 5 Cool Things You Can Do On Whatsapp You Probably Didn't Know About by kidneystones(m): 3:43pm On Nov 07, 2017
Lols .. Ks fall on you


fxjunkie:
And haters will say Buhari is not working, smh
Re: 5 Cool Things You Can Do On Whatsapp You Probably Didn't Know About by ALAYORMII: 3:43pm On Nov 07, 2017
[b][/b][quote author=Trendzbase post=62158326]

Whatsapp is a universally used messaging app and has continued to improve on its functionality by introducing features.

The most recent it added was an ‘Unsend’ (Delete for everyone) feature that lets you recall messages you wish not to send on second thought.

But the instant messenger packs a number of features that most likely go unused because the user has not taken out time to explore.

Here are five features Whatsapp has to make your messaging experience richer.


Star feature

In your chat messages, you can star messages which helps you easily find a message when you need to. To star a message, just hold down the message and tap the star icon on the top screen. You can then get back the message in the app’s main menu anytime you wish.


Pinning feature

This is especially useful if you have a long list of chat messages. Pinning a particular chat like you would do a tweet would take that chat message up for easy re-visiting. And if you want to let go pinning, unpinning is as easy as holding down the chat and locating the ‘Unpin’ button at the top bar.


Mark as Unread

Where you have read a message but for some reason don’t have time to reply the person, you can mark the message as ‘Unread’ by holding down the chat , going to the three dotted lines at the top right, and selecting ‘’Mark as unread’’. A green circle will appear beside the particular chat as a reminder.

Using your phone assistants

For those who don’t like typing, you could employ the services of your virtual assistants – Siri, Google Assistant and Alexa to type the message for you.

For example, by uttering the command ‘’Ok Google’’, followed by the name of the person you want to message and the actual contents of the message.


Custom notifications

If you’re expecting an important WhatsApp message from someone, set a custom notification for them by opening the chat, tapping their name at the top and hitting Custom Notifications. Cool right?


Bonus: You can avoid the blue ticks and ‘Last seen’ features by going into Settings > Account > Privacy > Read Receipts. However, bear in mind that, by doing so, you’ll lose the ability to see when your own sent messages have been read.

Also, another clever way of reading your messages without triggering the blue ticks, is by enabling Airplane mode before opening your messages. – just remember to clos


What about the recall feature
Re: 5 Cool Things You Can Do On Whatsapp You Probably Didn't Know About by abdeiz(m): 3:43pm On Nov 07, 2017
Luisema4luv:
Go use GBWhatsApp nd enjoy ur life

Good someone said it

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Re: 5 Cool Things You Can Do On Whatsapp You Probably Didn't Know About by Julietcutie(f): 3:45pm On Nov 07, 2017
nice
Re: 5 Cool Things You Can Do On Whatsapp You Probably Didn't Know About by Nobody: 3:45pm On Nov 07, 2017
Oxster:



U de sell am??
get in touch with me
Re: 5 Cool Things You Can Do On Whatsapp You Probably Didn't Know About by Thewesterner(m): 3:46pm On Nov 07, 2017
fxjunkie:
And haters will say Buhari is not working, smh
CORRELATION pls

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Re: 5 Cool Things You Can Do On Whatsapp You Probably Didn't Know About by Oxster(m): 3:47pm On Nov 07, 2017
websolushun:

get in touch with me


Ok fam

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