Whether for personal or business use, we all prefer Whatsapp which is probably the most used instant messaging app in the world. With infinite outstanding features, Whatsapp allows users to connect with people all over the world.
Considering the personal data and information of users, Whatsapp always tries to increase security features. Some common features are already known while some are still hidden which we need to explore in Whatsapp.
That’s why we have covered some special hidden features of Whatsapp and the ways to enable them in the post as shown below.
Hidden Features of Whatsapp You Don’t Know About and Steps to Enable them
Hide Status Updates from Specific Contacts
After Whatsapp rolled out the real-time status update feature, users are admiring the feature and using it on a regular basis. The photos or short videos on status are personal and users don’t want everyone to look at them, it is possible to restrict specific contacts to view the status after modifying some settings in Whatsapp.
- Open Whatsapp and go to “settings”.
- Tap on “account” and select “privacy”.
- Press the “status” option
- Under status, there are two options “my contacts except” and “only share with”.
- Now configure both the options accordingly.
Ways to Read Messages Without Blue Ticks
There are times when we want to read Whatsapp message without displaying the blue ticks so that the sender shouldn’t know that the Message has been read. With different methods, users can disable blue ticks in Whatsapp and some of them are as shown below.
- Open “Whatsapp & go to “settings”
- Click “account” & tap “privacy” option.
- Uncheck the box near to “ read receipts” option.
Alternatively, you can also read the whole message through a notification in mobile and even after turning on the aeroplane mode in the device so that the sender will never know about it.
Read Deleted Messages
Whatsapp has recently added the feature to delete the messages even after sending them to groups or personal chat. First, the limit is only up to 7 minutes from the message sent time which is further increased to one hour. Now with the help of “Notification Log App” users can even read the deleted messages even after the sender deletes them from Whatsapp.
Real-time Location Update
Sharing live location is one of the best ways to let people know exactly where you are. Sending real-time location to friends and family nearby is now easy so that they can visit the exact place. There are options to share live location for up to 15 minutes, 1 hour or 8 hours even.
- Press the “attachment” tab in the chat window.
- Select the “location” option and click “share live location” to send the real-time location to saved contacts.
In order to send a quick reply to all the incoming messages on Whatsapp, users can simply tap on suggestions option which comes after installing “Google reply” app. Just after installing the app, you can easily send quick replies to all your contacts after selecting the appropriate reply from the list of suggestions.
Even after using Whatsapp for a long time we are unaware of certain hidden features, there are a lot of hidden features which can be used on a daily basis that makes the Whatsapp even more interesting. From increasing privacy to reading deleted messages there are features which help users explore more and more about Whatsapp.
My name is Jose, 28, California, love to know technology around us. Professionally, I’m a software developer & I like what I do. Learning new technology and using the latest tech gadgets consumes most of my time & budget.