Undoubtedly WhatsApp is the top messaging platform today. It has more than a billion users who are actively sending messages and communicating over voice around the globe.
The company was acquired by Facebook, and the messaging app is completely free to use. WhatsApp developers had initially released the phone number-based messaging app for simple communication; however, it took to the internet like a storm.
Though users could say that other apps were already ahead of WhatsApp, a slow implementation works well in WhatsApp’s favour.
If you have been using whatsapp for quiet long then there are some tricks that users could use with WhatsApp to become a WhatsApp jockey.
1. Send a single message to multiple people
Broadcasting a single message to multiple people at once is possible. Simply click on the menu (three dot ellipse) and select ‘New broadcast’. You will get an option to send the same message to multiple people by adding the contacts in the recipient list. Click on the ‘+’ sign on the right and select the names from your contact list.
2. Format your text
You can now send messages in bold, italics or strikethrough too. Simply use the special characters before and after the words to get the formatting of your choice. For example, use asterisk for bold (*hello*), underscore for italics (_hello_) and tilde for strikethrough (~hello~).
3. Find out who you chat with a lot
If you want to know who you are chatting too much with on WhatsApp, you can find out by simply scrolling through the chat screen. This feature is available only on iPhone for now. For this, head to the settings and click on ‘Settings’, then ‘Account’ and then ‘Storage Usage’. Here you will find a list of contacts you are presently chatting with and if you tap anyone.
4. Share documents
WhatsApp has started allowing you to send and receive documents too. While photos and videos are allowed for sure, PDF, Excel and Word files can also be sent. Simply attach the document to your chat and share your documents.
5. Add dates to your calendar
This is presently only available on iPhone. If your contact sends you a date within the chat, you will be able to see it in blue and underlines. Simply long pressing on the date can allow you to add the dates to your calendar and create an event.
Ahead of this, WhatsApp is rumored to be launched. Another feature in the list is the ability to send GIF images. As for now, the feature is rumored to show only in iPhone.
Also Read: Video calling through Whatsapp soon!
By M.Divya Shri