Although WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging apps, and billions of people and companies stay in touch with it, there are some secrets that not everyone knows. So maybe there is still something new to discover about your favorite app. In this article you will find five WhatsApp tricks that will undoubtedly be helpful to you.
1. Disable notifications
It is possible to make phone calls to your friends and family in WhatsApp. The advantage is that it’s over the internet, so the call will not be deducted from your call minutes. However, in some situations it can be annoying that you can always be reached.
So if you prefer not to be called by a certain person through WhatsApp, you have the option to turn it off. To do this, go to a conversation with the person in question, click on their name and select the option to mute notifications. You can then choose between 8 hours, 1 week or always. Then select the option Show notifications so that only calls are stopped.
2. Two WhatsApp accounts
It’s also a possibility to use one (Android) smartphone with two numbers, and thus two different WhatsApp accounts. This is useful, although it is not an official feature of WhatsApp. To handle two different accounts on your Android smartphone, you need an app called Parallel Spaces. This allows you to use two personal WhatsApp accounts.
If you want to do it on a business level, you can also do it through the WhatsApp Business app. Both apps themselves, after installation, explain excellently step by step what you need to do. But at least you know it’s possible and where to look.
3. Responding private to a group message
Sometimes you are in a group conversation where someone says something you would like to respond to. You can of course choose to respond to the person in that group. But you can also keep it personal. You can press and hold someone’s message in a group conversation on WhatsApp. Then press the three dots if you are using Android (in iOS press more…) and select Reply privately. The message from the group conversation will be converted to a quote and then you can reply yourself.
4. Transferring old conversations to a new number
Sometimes you will be provided with a new mobile number. This does not really matter, unless you are in danger of losing access to WhatsApp. Of course, that’s not a disaster for everyone. But it is nice for some people to have all their conversations with them.
It is good to know that you can transfer your current account to your new number. To do this, go to Settings -> Account -> Change number. You will then see a screen where you have to enter not only your old number, but also your new number. Complete the authentication and you’re done!
5. Deleted, but not gone
Everyone knows by now that you can delete messages on WhatsApp. But what many people don’t know is that you can still retrieve them. You can do this up to seven days. For this you need a Windows computer. Connect the smartphone with the appropriate WhatsApp account to your computer. Then open My Computer and go to the smartphone’s internal memory. Then choose the WhatsApp/Databases folder and look for msgstore-yyyy..dd..db.crypt. Press your right mouse button on this folder and select via Open with -> the Notepad. Voila!
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