WhatsApp has gradually emerged as one of the most popular messaging app all over the world. With more than 1.5 billion subscribers and counting, the chat app is the most preferred way to interact with friends, professionals and even send media among each other.
For this reason, the Facebook-owned messaging keeps adding a bevy of features and updates to provide its customers with smooth messaging experience. Hence, there are some lesser-known and hidden features of the chat app that you should know to use it better and more securely.
We’ve rounded up and listed a few of the best hacks that you should definitely know to add to your WhatsApp buzz. Check them out below:
The typewriter font:
Most of you already know about the bold, italics and strike-through fonts that are easily accessible with a couple of commands on your chats but the typewriter font is one hard to find feature. It needs a little more effort but it is worth it if you like the font and get everyone on your chat list curious about your new find.
To change the font of your WhatsApp messages, use the ` symbol three times either side of the word. For example, “`Hello“`. The symbol should not be mistaken with ‘ and it is available on both Android and iOS keyboards.
Pin important chats:
Are some chats more important than the others? It may be for personal texts or official purpose but you wish you saw those messages the instant you opened the chat app, right on top? Well, there is an option for that. You can simply pin the chats which you want to see on top even if there are no new messages or notifications from them to access them faster. Simply long-press on the chat message of the person or group you want to pin and hit the pin icon on the top bar of the app for Android users.
For iPhone users, simply swipe right on the chat and select the option to pin. You can also unpin the chat in the same manner, by right-swiping and un-pinning it. WhatsApp allows three chats to be pinned on the top for both Android and iOS users.
3. Bookmark your messages:
WhatsApp also allows you to bookmark your messages so that you can quickly get back to them at the time of need. The feature is called ‘Starred messages’ and to bookmark or star a message for later user, tap and hold the message you want to bookmark and then click on the Star button.
All the starred messages get encapsulated in the Starred Messages folder that can be accessed by the three dots on the Android app and selecting the Starred Messages folder or via the Settings tab on iPhones…Read more>>