By | June 2, 2021

WhatsApp is the world’s most popular instant messaging application, and for this reason it receives constant updates, has a wide range of features and supports a wide range of devices. Not surprisingly, there are already one billion users using it. Want to get the most out of this app? I know a few useful tricks that I want to share with you.

How to make italic, bold, or strikethrough text in WhatsApp

I have been using this feature for a long time in WhatsApp, and I know that most people do not know about it.

If you want to make a word bold, just put an asterisk (*) at the beginning and end of the word. For example, if you want to make a word bold in bold, write * bold *. The same with italics , but instead of asterisks, we put an underscore (_). To get itcrossed outtext, you need to put a tilde sign (~) at the beginning and end of the required fragment. There is also the ability to create a monospaced text, add three quotes to either side of the text.

Is it too difficult for you? Then just highlight the desired word or text, press “more” and choose bold, italic, strikethrough or monospace. I want to warn you that this is not available on all devices, so it is better to use the first method.

How to quote a message on WhatsApp

If the group is active and new messages are constantly coming in, quoting is the best way not to get confused about who is responding to whom and what.

To quote someone, you need to click on the message for a few seconds, and then select the arrow pointing to the left (this is the first arrow). Thus, the quoted message is attached, it remains only to type the answer and send.

How to disable automatic upload of photos and videos in WhatsApp

One of the most WhatsApp tricks you should definitely know will help you save mobile internet traffic.

There are several ways to save WhatsApp internet traffic while still receiving notifications and messages. First, disable the app’s ability to download media over the mobile network. This can be done in the settings for this, click on the three dots in the upper right corner, then ” Settings ” – ” Data and storage ” – ” Media autoload – Mobile network “.

In this section, you need to uncheck the media content that does not need to be downloaded using the mobile Internet. After that, in order to view the sent photo or video in the chat, you just need to click on the file, and the download will begin. I especially recommend disabling videos, as they are heavy and consume traffic the most.

Are WhatsApp calls eating up traffic? Turn on data savings

Calls to WhatsApp are very convenient, after starting them I gave up Skype. But they can use a lot of traffic, especially for users with a limited tariff plan. Fortunately, whatsapp also has the ability to lower the bandwidth for calls, thereby saving traffic. To enable the data saving function, go to ” *** ” – ” Settings ” – ” Data and storage ” – ” Call settings ” and check the box next to ” Data saving”. 

We look at the statistics of the used traffic in WhatsApp

All Android phones released in the last five years have statistics on traffic usage, Google has even released applications to save traffic . WhatsApp also has statistics on traffic consumption, the statistics are conveniently broken down into categories.

To get into the WhatsApp traffic usage log, you need to go to ” Settings ” – ” Data and storage ” – ” Data usage “. Here you can see all the statistics of the application, such as how much internet traffic was spent on calls, messages, the number of messages sent, etc. The biggest flaw in these statistics is that there is no breakdown of the traffic used by Wi-Fi and cellular.

How to see how much memory a chat took

If you go to ” Settings ” – ” Storage data ” – ” Storage “, you will see impressive statistics.

In this section, you can see how much space is occupied by a chat with a contact or group. After you select a contact or group, you can see detailed statistics, such as how much space is taken by photos, videos, audio, documents, the number of text messages. You can also delete certain media content right there.

How to remove specific content from a chat

You can do more than just see how long a chat with a specific contact takes. You can remove specific media content from a specific chat.

All you need to do is visit the storage again (” Settings ” – ” Data storage ” – ” Storage “). Here, select a contact or group and click the “Manage Community” button. Now you can mark which categories of content you want to clear. Therefore, if there are 80 videos of 350 MB in a group and you need to delete them, just mark it with a checkbox and click the “delete messages” button.

Request your account information

On WhatsApp, like Facebook and Twitter, you can request a ZIP archive of your account information and settings. But I want to note that there will be no messages in the archive.

If you decide to get such an archive go to ” Settings ” – ” Account ” – ” Request account information “, and then click on “request report”. It takes two to three days to receive the report. Also, the request will be canceled if you decide to delete or change your account number.

You cannot view this file in WhatsApp, you can try to open it with another program directly on your phone, or transfer the file to your computer and open it there.

How to send chat history to e-mail

In WhatsApp, you can not only make a backup copy of chats in the cloud, but also send all chat correspondence to e-mail.

If you need to send the conversation history by mail, go to ” Settings ” – ” Chats ” – ” Chat history ” – ” Send chat by email. mail “, after which the entire list of available chats will open.

After you have selected the desired chat, WhatsApp will ask if you need to enable media or send only text and emotions. After choosing, a standard e-mail application will open, with the attached chat log in .txt format, all that remains is to enter the addressee and click the send button.

Activate 2-Step Verification

By default, when changing device, WhatsApp asks for a phone number and one-time password. But enabling two-step verification means that attackers can gain access to your account even if they have a SIM card.

To enable it, you need to go to ” Settings ” – ” Account ” – ” Two-step verification “. Here you will need to create a 6-digit PIN, which you will need to enter when registering new devices. You can also add your e-mail here if you suddenly forget your PIN.

There is one drawback, it is that you can disable 2-Step Verification from the source device without entering passwords and PIN codes. Very strange.

How to add a shortcut to a contact on the desktop

WhatsApp can also add shortcuts to contacts to the Android desktop – perfect for popular and favorite contacts.

To add a chat shortcut to your phone’s desktop, open a chat or group, and then tap the three dots in the upper right corner. From here click ” More ” – ” Add an icon to the screen “. Then just click confirm to confirm the decision.

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