Easy tricks to up your WhatsApp experience

By September 20, 2019 TechEasy

hindustantimes.com

WhatsApp is the most popular messaging app in India. Its difficult to com across a friend, relative or even an acquaintance who is not connected on WhatsApp. With high level of popularity and the convenience of staying in touch, it wouldn’t be a surprise if you and many like you spend a fair amount of time on this application. Which means tricks that can improve the experience or save time would be useful. Check out what the author has compiled as a useful and simple to use list which will help in your WhatsApp communication. Team RetyrSmart

Easy tricks to up your WhatsApp experience

The five easiest tricks every WhatsApp user should know

Convert videos into GIF

WhatsApp in-app camera lets users take photos and videos and send them to their contacts. A feature many people may not be aware of is that WhatsApp has a built-in GIF tool. Yes, you can make GIFs directly on WhatsApp without any third-party app. To use this feature simply record a video, then select the GIF icon on the top right corner. You can choose the duration of the clip for your GIF.

Share WhatsApp Status as Facebook story

Facebook allows multi-platform sharing of Instagram Stories and WhatsApp Status on Facebook. Sharing your WhatsApp Status as your Facebook Story is possibly the easiest trick on the app. Once you upload a WhatsApp Status, there will be an option to share as Facebook Story just below. Tap on this and your photo or video will be uploaded as your Facebook Story.

Starred messages

WhatsApp becomes a bank of important chats and messages with friends, family and even colleagues. With so many messages being shared, it sometimes becomes difficult to trace ones that are important. There’s an easy trick to keep important messages separate for future reference. If you think there are messages which are important and cannot be buried, you can simply star them. Long press the desired message and tap on the star icon above. You can then check these messages under ‘Starred Messages’ tab.

Read messages without turning off read receipts

WhatsApp lets users keep maximum privacy by hiding last seen and even turning off read receipts. However, not many people wish to do that. There is a workaround on reading messages without letting the sender know. To do this you need to turn your flight mode on, read the messages and turn flight mode off. Also remove WhatsApp from your recent apps section. The messages will appear unread to the sender.

Change font, italicize, strikethrough

Changing fonts on WhatsApp is probably the most creative you can get. You can make your text italics, bold or put a strikethrough by following these simple steps. To make your chats bold, put an asterisk at the start and end of the text, and to italicize insert underscore. To put a strikethrough on your text, insert the tilde symbol at the start and end of your text. The changes will be visible in the text bar before you enter send.

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