After Facebook takes over the full control of WhatsApp, the app has been delivering the plethora of improvements and new features in all updates. The developer pushing regular updates to the users with the numerous bug fixes and new features in the major releases. Some of the best WhatsApp tricks and tips might not be known to the users since those services are hidden to the user’s eyes.
Are you a regular of this Messenger user and want to find out more best WhatsApp tricks and tips for this 2016 new year’s eve? We have covered here a variety of tricks and cheats for you to handle this app in fantastic ways.
Best WhatsApp tricks and tips, cheats for Android, iPhone and Windows phones & desktop:
Create fake WhatsApp message conversation to cheat your friends:
Do you want to cheat your friends with the fake conversation between celebrities or your boss and you? Use this cool WhatsApp tricks and tips 2016 for Android and iPhone to make WhatsApp message conversation.
Tap on the + symbol that is located on the top right corner of the app. Immediately, the app creates a WhatsApp-like conversation screen. Tap on the contact name to change the username and profile picture.
Use the right and left sided icon within the chat box to create the conversation. Fantastic WhatsApp tricks and trips right? More follows!!!
Send a Message to all your friends at a time without creating Groups:
Have you ever used group message service in SMS and felt the same feature is missing in this messenger? Fortunately, still you can send a message to multiple recipients at a time without creating any group in your mobile.
- Open WhatsApp app and click on the three dotted option that is located at the top right corner.
- Enter the recipients in the following screen and tap on the Create option. That’s it. Add your message as like as usual and send to them. This message will be delivered to the recipients’ inbox as like the private chat.
Note: You can send the broadcast messages by using this WhatsApp tricks and tips 2016 to your friends who are saved your contact number on their phone too. Moreover, you can send a broadcast message up to 100 recipients at a time.
Share PDF/Word/Excel/PowerPoint/APK/EXE documents and big files with your friends:
By default, WhatsApp itself now provides the support to share and receive the files. If you want to send PDF files to your friends, just enter into the chat screen and select the attachment button. From there, you can find the Document option, just select that, browse for your file and send it to your friends.
However, this app does not allow you to send various file formats like Doc, Xls, PPT, ZIP, APK, or EXE files to your friends. Fortunately, with the help of file storage apps, you can send the file links to your friends to view the file. If you do not know the best file sharing applications for Android or iPhone smartphones, this cool and new WhatsApp tricks and tips 2016 helps you.
Open any file manager on your Android or iPhone and navigate to the file which you want to send through this android app. Tap the Share button and then select Google Drive from the list.
Once the file got uploaded, click on the Share link option and then share the files with your friends in WhatsApp.
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Update to sharing PDF files on WhatsApp:
Finally, the people’s messenger WhatsApp now lets users to share PDF files within the app. All you need to do is click on the icon in the top right corner of the screen and click on the Document option. Browse for your PDF file which you want to send to your friends and click on the send button. That’s it, this default tips and tricks help you to share any PDF files to your buddies.
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Bookmark your messages or photos by using Star feature – WhatsApp Tricks and Tips 2016 version:
After migrating from SMS to Whatsapp, we are started to receiving more than 100 messages per day. Out of those messages, very few of them only attract us a lot. In those special times, we like to bookmark those messages to view again and again. Unfortunately, the old version of this app was not let the users to bookmark them but the very latest version this app, now let the users to bookmark by starring it. This is new cool and best WhatsApp tips and tricks of 2016.
- To bookmark or star a message, long press on it and you will see a star icon at the top options bar. Just tap on that. That’s it; your message, picture, sound or video now get bookmarked.
- If you want to see all your starred messages, Go to the app main screen, press on the three dotted option button and select Starred messages.
Note: Currently, the Starring feature is not available on WhatsApp PC version.
Guide to recover your deleted or lost messages:
WhatsApp backup all your data on a daily basis to prevent your messages from accidental loss. If you accidentally deleted any messages, you can use these backup to retrieve them. Just follow WhatsApp tricks and tips 2016 version mentioned below to get your beloved’s message back.
Note: Before starting this trick, just go to your phone memory > WhatsApp folder > Databases and make sure which backup you want to restore. The backups were named as “msgstore-Year-month-date.1.db.crypt8” format. Rename the selected backup to msgstore.db.crypt8.
Uninstall and reinstall the app again. Log in with your WhatsApp number and proceed to the logging on procedures.
At one stage during sign in process, you will be alerted as “Message backup found”. Tap on Restore button. That’s it. It will take some more time to complete to restore all your messages, photos and conversations. Just sit back and relax until the process complete. We also have a separate tutorial for this guide here.
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Create fake picture thumbnail to prank your friends:
By using these cool WhatsApp tricks and tips 2016, you can generate a fake thumbnail for an image. By using this, your friend will see a different picture before and after download it. Have you ever been cheated by seeing a different picture in WhatsApp after clicking on it. You can also do the same to your friends with your fresh new ideas.
All you need to do is to install Z-Photo fake for chat or Magiapp on your Android phone, upload the image and share it with your friend. Just Google these apps and install it on your Android smartphone.
Share your whole conversation to an Email address:
You can also share your complete WhatsApp messages & conversation to your friends’ email account or your inbox to backup a particular conversation. To share a message conversation to an email account, long tap on the conversation which you to share through email and you will receive a set of options.
Just click on the Email chat option and select Without Media or attach Media based on your requirements. Now, choose your email provider and sent the mail to your email or friends’ email using this WhatsApp tricks and cheats.
Mark as unread and read in WhatsApp:
Though recipient read status (blue colour tick) helps you to check your message status, but it also affects the someone’s privacy. Since this feature undergone for several controversies, The app developer brought an option to disable the Read recipient if you do not want to let your sender to know the read status. However, if you turn off the read recipient, you also cannot see your message status too. This made users feel painful while they are switching read recipient on and off.
On considering this thing, the developer of this app also has brought an another feature to Mark a message as unread or read without touching the Read recipient option. All you need to do is, just long press on the conversation where you want to do the operation, and you will get a list of options in few seconds. Select Mark as unread or read from that option.
This feature also works well on WhatsApp for the computer version. Just right click on the conversation and select Mark as read or mark as unread based on your requirements.
That’s it. By using this WhatsApp tricks and cheats, you can quickly Mark a message as unread or read.
How to use WhatsApp on computer and laptops?
Though WhatsApp is outperforming other messengers, WhatsApp for Computer still a myth for PC lovers. If you are also looking forward to using WhatsApp on computer or laptop, you still have an official and unofficial way to use the same on PC. This is the best WhatsApp tips and tricks of 2016 version.
Few months ago, there was no Android operating system for computers. But now, we have Remix OS 2.o for PC and Phoenix OS to use Android 5.1 operating system on our computer. Just install any of these Android operating systems and Install the app. This is one of the new WhatsApp tricks in this year.
Install Google Chrome, Opera, Mozilla Firefox or UC browser on your computer and go to web.whatsapp.com. You will be prompted to scan the QR code on your mobile phone.
Open the Messenger and tap on the three dotted menu option that is located top right corner side of the app. Select WhatsApp web in the listed options and tap on the + icon on the following screen.
Just scan the image that showing on your browser with your smartphone and you will get the full access to use WhatsApp on your computer.
Install Android emulator software such as Bluestacks & Andy on your PC and install the WhatsApp on it. These emulator helps you to use full Android operating system within your system. You can also use any other apps too in these emulators and enjoy with this WhatsApp tricks and tips.
Share locations with your friends and family:
Google Map is one and only key app for many of us whenever we need to share locations with friends or family. If you want to share location while using WhatsApp, no longer you need to use any other apps. This messenger app itself has the option to share locations with your friends or family.
- Open the conversation of one whom you want to share location.
- Tap on the paper clip icon and select the Location option.
- Navigate to the location which you want to share and hit on red colour locator in the map. That’s over. Your friend will receive the magnitude address, and they use the same on other apps too to locate you.
Block Group or friends’ message notifications and Mute particular group conversations or private chat totally:
Though this messenger helps you a lot to keep in touch with your buddies, sometimes this app also make you irritate by pushing multiple notifications over the Notification bar when your friends share numerous messages in groups or private. Fortunately, the latest version has the trick to disable the notifications for particular group or friend.
Long press on the contact or Group that you want to turn off the notifications and go to Group info or view contact.
In the Group or profile information page, you can able to see the Notifications option.
Select mute to disable all group or friends message notifications over the Notification bar. Hereafter, you will not receive any notifications from the Group or friend’s message. If you want to see those messages, just go to the muted Group or private chat to view the messages.
Enable or Disable Pop-up notification and change to custom alert sounds:
To enable or disable pop-up notification, again go to the Group info of contact info page, tap on custom notifications and select No pop up in Popup notification option.
Moreover, If you want to change custom notification sound or LED light colour, tap on custom notifications again and check on Use custom notifications. Once you did that, you can modify the message sound, vibrate mode or LED colour for particular group or friend with this excellent Whatsapp tricks and tips.
Copy a WhatsApp backup to Google Drive – WhatsApp Tricks and tips:
The latest WhatsApp for Android, iOS and Windows phone also let the users to save the data backups to their Google Drive account. If you also want to keep all your WhatsApp backup on Google Drive, just go to Settings > Chat and calls > Chat Backup.
Link your Google Drive account with the messenger and tap on Backup button. Moreover, if you want to include your WhatsApp videos with backup, check on include videos.
This WhatsApp tricks and tips sometimes would be a lifesaver for you. So Use this backup method to save and secure your conversations.
Know the meaning of WhatsApp ticks:
Though this is very well and commonly known best WhatsApp tips and tricks, still some of us don’t know the meaning of the WhatsApp ticks or check marks. Yes, each and every sign beside to the messages is different meanings.
- The one or single tick helps to figure out your message is not delivered to the recipient yet.
- The non-blue coloured two ticks represent that the message was delivered to the recipient and not read yet.
- Finally, the three blue color tick denotes that the recipient had read your message.
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How to find your friend read your message or not in Group or Private chat:
Unlike the SMS or any other chat apps, in WhatsApp, you can quickly find whether your friends read your message or not. Three blue coloured tick beside to your message confirms your friend read your message. Moreover, if your friend had disabled the read recipient option, you cannot see the read status. However, you still view whether your friends read your message in Group though they turned off the read recipient option.
Just tap on the message and hold for a few seconds until you get an option pop up. There, you can see the message read friends name and WhatsApp messages’ delivery status.
If you are using WhatsApp on a computer (web version), just hover your mouse over to the message or image, and you can see a down arrowed icon that located on top right corner. Click on that down arrow icon and select Message info. This will reveal the message read and delivered friends details.
Use this Whatsapp tricks and tips to protect your privacy.
How to stop sender to know you have read the messages:
As we previously told, the two blue tick beside to the message lets the sender to know you have read the messages. If you are a privacy seeker, this is a horrible feature for you. Fortunately, you can still disable this read recipient blue tick feature in the latest versions.
Open the latest WhatsApp Messenger, go to Settings > Account > Privacy and uncheck the option Read recipient. That’s it. Hereafter, with this WhatsApp tricks and tips, your friends can not see the blue ticks and read status for your messages. To know more about this trick, look this tutorial.
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Send messages with bold and italicized text:
The latest version of WhatsApp now lets users to send messages with text formatting option such as bold and italics. Just follow the below WhatsApp tricks and tips to bold and italicize text.
- To put text in italic style, just add “*” (asterisk) at start and end of your text portion.
- Likewise, add “_” (underscore) between your message to make the text appear as bold.
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WhatsApp tricks and tips to use the app for free:
Recently, the official developer of this app has announced they are going to provide the WhatsApp messenger service for free. Just update your app to the latest one from Google play, and have a lifetime free messenger on your Android, iPhone or Windows phones.
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