50 indispensable whatsapp (PART 1) tips you need to know

hatsApp is a very popular application among many smartphone users

Indispensable WhatsApp Tips. 

WhatsApp is a very popular application among many smartphone users. We call less and speak en masse to each other via WhatsApp. android App lists 50 useful WhatsApp tips for you. This way you can get everything out of your favorite chat app.

WhatsApp is the most used app on smartphones. WhatsApp is useful not only to stay in touch with each other but also to occasionally share a photo or location. If you want to get everything from WhatsApp, we already had an overview with  10 free apps to get more from WhatsApp, but with these 50 practical tips, you will find WhatsApp even more fun. Also, we have added several bonus tips, so that there are more than 50 WhatsApp tips!

1. WhatsApp two-step verification

WhatsApp offers the possibility to add extra security to the chat app. Here you can tap the option ' verification in two steps ' under Settings. This prompts you for a self-selected pin code when you log in to WhatsApp again and again. This is as extra security to check whether you are still the person using the service.

WhatsApp offers the possibility to add extra security to the chat app

2. WhatsApp Web

Since the beginning of this year, you can use WhatsApp on your computer. If you want to use WhatsApp Web, go to the same menu with the three dots. There you will see a shortcut to WhatsApp Web. By tapping the 'plus' you can scan the QR code that you get when you go to web.whatsapp.com in your browser. Then you scan this code and you can start chatting from your web browser. In this overview, you will also find the possibility to 'forget' connected devices so that you will be logged out.

Since the beginning of this year, you can use WhatsApp on your computer

3. Mark as read/unread WhatsApp options conversation

If you want to answer a conversation later and therefore do not want to forget, you can mark it as unread. Displays the message in the conversation with a notification. Marking the message as read is also possible. By marking a still unread conversation as read, you no longer receive the notification that you still have to read a message. Handy when you don't want to be disturbed. Marking a message as unread or read can be done by pressing and holding the message and choosing mark as unread at the top of the screen.

If you want to answer a conversation later and therefore do not want to forget

4. Custom notifications

With a contact or group conversation, you can set that you want a different ringtone or color notification. By tapping someone's name in a conversation, the profile is opened. There you can choose 'custom notifications'. Here you can set that you want to hear a different ringtone when that person sends you a message, or that you want a specific color LED notification if your smartphone supports that.

With a contact or group conversation, you can set that you want a different ringtone or color notification.

5. Muting notifications

You can adjust custom notifications in the profile of that person. Under this option, you will find the option to 'mute'. Here you can choose to mute notifications and notifications of a group conversation or conversation with one person. You can choose from different periods here. The 'view notifications' option ensures that you will not be disturbed by a sound, but will see a notification in your notification bar. If you uncheck this, you must open WhatsApp yourself to see if there are any new messages.
You can adjust custom notifications in the profile of that person. Under this option, you will find the option to 'mute'.


6. Change profile photo

If you want to change your profile photo to WhatsApp, go to settings and then to profile. Then tap the pencil at the bottom. Then choose with which app you want to choose the profile photo, crop your photo and save the desired photo. Under this option, you will also find the option to change your name.

If you want to change your profile photo to WhatsApp, go to settings and then to profile. Then tap the pencil at the bottom.

7. Privacy: last seen and visibility

Under settings and then account you will find the privacy settings of WhatsApp. Here you can set who can see when you last opened WhatsApp. You can set your last viewed status to be visible only to your contacts, to everyone or nobody. You can set the same for your profile photo and status.
Under settings and then account you will find the privacy settings of WhatsApp.


8. Blue checkmarks

What were they notorious, the blue checkmarks. When you see blue check marks with a message, it means that the other person has read the message. At settings> account> privacy, you can disable proof of reading. This does not allow the other person to see when you have read the message. However, you will also not see blue checkmarks from the other person if they have read your message. You cannot disable the blue checkmarks in group discussions.
What were they notorious, the blue checkmarks


9. Who read my message in a group conversation?

The blue checkmarks cannot be turned off in group chat. A useful feature of this is that you can see exactly to whom a message has been delivered and which of the participants have all read the message. To view who has read your message, follow the following steps; open a group conversation> briefly hold down the message you sent yourself, then click on the icon with the 'i' at the top of the screen. Here you can see who received the message and who saw it at that time.

The blue checkmarks cannot be turned off in group chat. A useful feature of this is that

10. Mark messages with a star

To find messages quickly, for example with important information, you can mark chats with a star. By tapping the three dots at the top of the chat app and choosing 'Starred messages' you will get an overview of all the messages that you have marked with a star. A handy feature! You can mark messages by holding down a message and then pressing the asterisk at the top of the screen. This way you can also delete it again.
To find messages quickly, for example with important information, you can mark chats with a star.

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