Whatsapp has grown to be one of the major communication apps in this century with over 1.5 billion monthly active users. The instant messaging app has now evolved into a multi-purpose platform but most users still don’t know how to get the best out of the messaging app.
Here are 5 tips and tricks every WhatsApp user should know.
1. Read Deleted Messages
Users can read deleted messages by using third-party apps. Whenever a message gets deleted, it gets replaced with the “This message was deleted” message in both the sender and recipient’s chat.
Recipients can, however, read deleted messages using third-party apps like Notification History and WhatsRemoved which read device notifications and retrieve deleted messages.
2. Real-time Location
This feature allows you to share your live location in real-time with contacts/groups. This can be done by clicking on the “attachment icon” within the chat and choosing to “Share Live Location” for 15 minutes/1 hour/8 hours.
3. WhatsApp Groups
You can restrict group members from sending messages and also dismiss admins. Whatsapp group admins can restrict members from sending messages and changing the group title/subject, icon, and description. This can be done by tapping on “Group Settings” under “Group Info”.
Also, admins can demote other admins using “Dismiss as Admin” feature (by long-pressing on admin’s name in “Group Info”). However, group-founders cannot be dismissed as admins.
4. Account Info Report
WhatsApp Users can request their “Account Info Report” to know what data WhatsApp has collected from them under Settings>Account>Request account info.
Though it doesn’t contain conversations, it contains the user’s phone number, profile photo, device type, name of device manufacturer, previous IP connection, all the contacts’ numbers (including blocked ones), group names, etc.
5. Change Language
Most WhatsApp users probably are unaware that WhatsApp supports several other languages in which users can use to communicate. Apart from the default English, WhatsApp currently supports ten Indian languages, including Hindi, Bengali, Punjabi, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu, Gujarati, Kannada, and Malayalam for Indians.
The app language can be changed by going to “Settings” and selecting Chats > App Language > Click on any one of the languages.