WhatsApp tips and tricks

There are several handy features in WhatsApp which many users do not know exist – here are some of the best tips and tricks.

By - February 19, 2016 Share on LinkedIn
Whatsapp logo on phone

WhatsApp is the most popular messaging program in the world, with one billion people using the service each month.

South Africa is no exception, with millions of people in the country using WhatsApp as a primary method of communication.

While it is easy to use the messaging service, there are some tricks and tips which can add value to a WhatsApp user’s life.

Here are some of WhatsApp’s best features (as accessed through an Android device).


Read a WhatsApp message without your friends knowing

Turn on Airplane Mode on your device to read a WhatsApp message without a read receipt being sent.

Turning Airplane Mode off afterwards will then deliver the read receipt.

Airplane mode


Disable WhatsApp read receipts

Open WhatsApp and tap the three vertical dots icon on the top right. Go to Settings > Account > Privacy > Uncheck Read receipts.

WhatsApp read receipt


See the exact time your message was read

Go to WhatsApp chat > Tap and hold on the message > Look at the info option.

WhatsApp message read time


Staying private in WhatsApp group chats

Go to Settings > Account > Privacy > Select who you want to see your info (Everyone, Contacts, or Nobody).

WhatsApp Privacy


Share locations

Tap on the Paperclip icon and select Share Location. A GPS location will appear as a dropped pin, while an entered location will appear next to the dropped pin.

WhatsApp location


More on WhatsApp

WhatsApp is not Vodacom and MTN’s doomsday: analyst

WhatsApp and Facebook should not be regulated to death in SA

Cell C launches free WhatsApp calling

Share your thoughts

Join the conversation

Connect with Us

androidappletwitterfacebookgoogleplusfeednewsletter

Poll

Do you think Vodacom, MTN, and Cell C will cut their mobile data prices?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

More News

SABC must abide by court ruling – ANC

ANC

The SABC must act in line with a commitment President Jacob Zuma made to the judiciary that government departments and state institutions will not ignore court rulings.

Message to Vodacom and MTN: “Cut your data prices, or else”

Mobile Network Operators Telkom Vodacom MTN Cell C logos new

The authorities have sent a strong message to Vodacom and MTN – unless they reduce their data prices, it will be done for them.

Hlaudi Motsoeneng must stay SABC COO: ANC Youth League

Hlaudi Motsoeneng

The ANC Youth League has given its support to former SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng.

Pirated movie release types

Piracy

We take a look at the different types of movie releases which populate torrent sites.

Free MyBroadband Newsletter
×