WhatsApp tips and tricks

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Share locations

Tap on the Arrow icon next to the message text box and select Share Location. A GPS location will appear as a dropped pin, while an entered location will appear next to the dropped pin.
Wut? It's the paperclip (attachment) button at the top that provides the menu with the location share option. What arrow icon?
 
This has to be the most useless article on mybroadband, ever.
 
A nifty feature I've just discovered - I was searching for a contact and it found all instances in which the contacts name was mentioned in a chat. so effectively, you search your chat history amongst all your contacts for particular things....
 
Wut? It's the paperclip (attachment) button at the top that provides the menu with the location share option. What arrow icon?

They are confusing the attachment icon with the "Share On" icon. You would only use the arrow to share something that is already in the chat window.
 
Turn on Airplane Mode on your device to read a WhastApp message without a read receipt being sent.

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

On Android, just pin the widget - much better than this workaround. Not sure if iOS has widgets, maybe someone else could confirm?
 
I've discovered that if you're watching a video sent through WhatsApp and you hold the phone closer to your ear to hear the sound better, it auto-senses your proximity to the phone and pauses the video. EVERY. DARN. TIME.

Drives me insane, because I don't want to listen to the video at full volume when I'm around other people. I like to make it softer and then listen close by. Also, the videos are usually of my nephew making funny noises or trying to sing or calling his mom "Babes!" in an imitation of his dad.. so the image isn't always important. I understand why, but gahhhhh.

Also, there's a browser-based app for both Telegram and WhatsApp.
Go to web dot whatsapp dot com and follow the instructions to connect your phone's WhatsApp session to the browser session, then you can chat from your computer! It uses a QR code to authenticate the session between the computer and the cellphone.
 
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