WhatsApp has a billion users worldwide. It is the most popular messaging app right now. Recently it became free for lifetime. Billions of messages, text, audios is sent through WhatsApp every day. After Facebook, a social networking giant, bought WhatsApp, they are continuously testing, adding new features to newest versions of WhatsApp. Most of the people don’t know about some of the tricks that you can do with WhatsApp. So, here’s the list of most useful WhatsApp tricks.
1. Chat With New Font
WhatsApp is using only one font for chats since it’s release. Some of you might even get bored of using this same font. Well! don’t worry, WhatsApp is testing a new feature in WhatsApp that can change fonts in your chat. In order to use it, you have to type your message in three (`). Here’s the example, if you wanna say ‘hello’, instead of typing plain text, type like “`hello“` and the hit send. Boom!! your message will appear in a different font, the same one which we can see in windows notepad. Here’s the image:
2. WhatsApp Quotes
It often happens with us that, we wanna refer to an old message and replay to it in private or group chats. Many times we use @ sign for that. Well no need of it anymore now, WhatsApp has introduced WhatsApp quotes to refer old message. This feature is available in both private and group chats. In order to use it, you need to select the message to which you wanna reply by long pressing it, then various pop-ups will appear at top of screen, just hit the reply button. WhatsApp will show old message along with a small box to reply, then you can type your reply and send. After sending WhatsApp will show quoted text followed by your reply.
3. Formatting Text
WhatsApp is finally letting users format the text. The new update released recently lets its users turn text to bold, italic and strike-through. For using the bold text you have to type your message in (*). for ex. if you wanna say hello, you have to type it as *hello*. For italic and strike-through you have to type your message in (_) and (~) respectively. So, for hello in italic-_hello_ , and for strike-through-~hello~. Here’s the image featuring text formatting in WhatsApp.
4. Custom Notifications
WhatsApp is letting us set a custom notification for each individual contact. This feature is also available for WhatsApp groups. It lets us set a custom message as well as call notification. We can set notification tone, vibration mode as well as light and ringtone for WhatsApp calls. To activate it you have go-to particular contact then tap on contact info. Then you can select custom notification icon. It is disabled by default, enable it and set custom set of notification for your special contacts. Here’s the image featuring how to activate custom notification on WhatsApp.
5. How To Set Empty Status
This is not a feature, it’s actually a trick to set an empty status on WhatsApp. We all know that we cannot set an empty status on WhatsApp. Well! this trick will let you set blank status on WhatsApp. Most of the users are not aware of this trick. In order to set empty status go to settings → account → privacy → status and set it’s value to nobody. You can set your status anything you want but it won’t be visible to any of your contact. They see your status as empty. Here’s the image featuring the option to set empty status.
We are gonna see more WhatsApp hidden features and tricks in future. Let me know if you find any other tricks and hidden features in comment section right below. Stay tuned for more updates.