The recent era is the era of smartphones. For its maximum use, there are loads of new apps and device-related things are regularly updated. Alongside the smartphone, one more thing is there which attracts all the people and that is Social Media. You can find tons of Social Media Apps and Sites at the Web.

The Social Media has now become one of the popular ways to get connected with each other. Among all those apps, WhatsApp has made a special place amongst all the users. That’s why here you need to know everything about the WhatsApp.

WhatsApp Android App – Everything You Need To Know!

Availability

In terms of the best instant messaging app, which one is preferable? Absolutely, it is WhatsApp. There is no alternative to WhatsApp. WhatsApp was released nine years ago in January 2009. Since the launch, its popularity has been always increased.

WhatsApp App

In terms of the availability, it is available for both the major mobile OS Android and iOS. Also of that, you can use WhatsApp on a Web platform. It is also compatible with the Blackberry OS.

All the android user can download the WhatsApp Android App from the Google Play Store. It is available free of cost. It offers high compatibility with all of your Android devices.

Features

WhatsApp provides loads of the features for all the users. The main advantage of using the WhatsApp is that it connects you with your friends, relatives, and other people around the world. It lets you communicate with each other by sending messages. You can also share the images, videos, emojis, GIFs, documents, audios, recordings, and more easily.

Also, it provides high privacy and security features to do not let anyone reach to your message. To do not share your last seen, profile photo, and more, it lets you set the privacy. Also, it offers end-to-end encryption. That means, all your messages, images, videos, and all the contents are secured. It will never fall into the wrong hands.

Another important feature of the WhatsApp is it allows you to make payments using UPI. For that, you need to add the bank account first. At a time, you can send a maximum of 5000 INR. You can also make voice calls and video calls to the contacts free of cost. According to the report, In India, more than 200 million monthly active users of WhatsApp are found in February 2017.

Like all other social media apps, you can also post stories on it. However, this features is called as Status in WhatsApp. You can post the story including images, videos, text, and GIFs which lats only for 24 hours. After that, it will automatically be disappeared.


Starting Chat

WhatsApp is one of the most loved Social Media Platform that lets the user communicate with each other. As the message, you can send images, videos, audios, documents, and more. But, what’s important is that you have to save the contacts to chat on WhatsApp. Also, both the users have WhatsApp on their devices.

Unlike the regular users, new users may do not know how to start communicating. For them, below steps will guide to do so.

  • Open WhatsApp.
  • On the main interface, three sections are there as Chats, Status, and Calls.
  • Now, to start a new chat with your saved contacts, tap on the message sign inside the green circle located at the right bottom corner.

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  • Tap on it and on the next display, you can see the search option.
  • By using it, find out the contact with whom you want to chat.

For the users who want to continue their chat with whom they have communicated once, they do not need to tap to message sign. On the main screen, you will also get the search option. Use it to find the contact with whom you want to continue the chat.


Setting the Profile Photo

While using WhatsApp, to recognize yourself by the other users, you need to set the Profile Photo. As a profile photo or profile picture, you can set any image. Below steps are helpful to you to set the profile picture.

  • Open WhatsApp.
  • Tap on the three dots at the top right corner.

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  • Choose Settings from the available option.
  • Next, under the Settings, you can see the name that you have enter while setting up the profile.
  • Besides it, you can see a circle.

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  • Tap on it, to set a new profile photo or to change.
  • There is a camera sign embedded in the circle.

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  • Click on it and it asks you to choose from Gallery and Camera.
  • Then, choose the image that you want to save as a Profile Photo.

Update Text Status

Alongside the profile photo, you can also set a permanent status that is visible to all your contacts. Here’s how you can do so.

  • Open WhatsApp.
  • Tap on the three dots at the top right corner.

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  • Choose Settings from the available option.
  • Next, under the Settings, you can see the name that you have enter while setting up the profile.

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  • Below the name and the profile, there is a tag named as About and Phone Number.
  • Here, in the about, you can update the text status by writing some quotes and more.

The word limit is about 140 characters.


Change the Chat Wallpaper

WhatsApp already comes with a chat wallpaper that you can see while chatting with the contacts. Like other features, WhatsApp allows their users to customize the chat wallpaper like we set as the device wallpaper. Find the below steps to set your favorite image as a wallpaper of the WhatsApp chat.

  • Open WhatsApp.
  • Tap on the three dots at the top right corner.
  • Choose Settings from the available option.

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  • You will have some options like Account, Chats, Notifications, Payments, Data & Storage Usage, Invite a Friends, and Help.
  • Here, go to the Chats option.
  • Under it, tap on the Wallpaper option.

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  • Here, choose from the available options such as Gallery, Solid Color, Wallpaper Library, and Default.
  • Now, you can choose the image from the available sources.

Change the Number

Since the launch of WhatsApp, we have seen many of the great features. Among all the features, one of the best features is that you can change the number by keeping all the data as it is. That means changing the number won’t harm any of your data related to the previous number.

  • Open WhatsApp.
  • Tap on the three dots at the top right corner.
  • Choose Settings from the available option.

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  • You will have some options like AccountChatsNotificationsPaymentsData & Storage UsageInvite a Friends, and Help.
  • Go to the Account option.
  • Here, go to the fourth option Change Number.
  • Then, carefully read all the instructions that given to you.
  • Now, tap on Next which is placed at the top right corner.

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  • You will be asked to enter your Old Number and New Number one-by-one.
  • Then, again tap on the Next.
  • Next display, turn on the slider if you want to notify your contacts that you have changed the number. Otherwise, ignore it and tap on Done.

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  • Next, You’ll have to enter the verification code that has been sent to your new number.

That’s it. Now, your number will be successfully changed.


Mute Notifications

The WhatsApp Notification will notify you whenever you’ll get the new message. For that, you can also set the notification tone. But accidentally, when you open the WhatsApp after three-four days, at that time the tones of tons messages might make you irritated. So, at that time, you can mute the notification by just allowing the vibrate to notify.

  • Open WhatsApp.
  • Tap on the three dots at the top right corner.
  • Choose Settings from the available option.

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  • You will have some options like AccountChatsNotificationsPaymentsData & Storage UsageInvite a Friends, and Help.
  • Go to the Notifications.
  • There are two separate parts of the message as from the individual chats and groups.
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  • Under which, you will get four more options as Notification Tone, Vibrate, Popup Notification, and Light.
  • Now, make the Notification Tone Silent and Choose the Default Vibrate.
  • Do the same for the Group notifications.

This changes will not stop you from getting the message notifications. But, you will silently or vibrantly get the notifications.


Mute Chat Message Notifications

After getting to know the Notification Mute, now let us have a look at the muting of chat message notification. Many of you might think that aren’t both the same? Well, No. The above changes will be applied to all the messages that you get. However, below steps will help you to set the mute notification for the individual chats.

Take a look at the steps.

  • Open WhatsApp.
  • Open the contacts whose message notifications you want to mute.
  • Now, again open the profile of that contact by tapping to the name.

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  • Under the profile photo and media, you can see Mute Notification option with a toggle.
  • Tap on the toggle and it prompts you to choose how long you want to mute the notifications. Choose from 8 hours, 1 week, and 1 year.
  • Also, if you do not want to see notifications from that particular chat, just untick the Show Notifications option.

If you do so, then you will not get any message notifications from that particular chat.


Add Chat Shortcut

WhatsApp also provides a facility to create the Chat Shortcuts. This will help you to get connected with the contacts with whom you are frequently connected. With the Chat Shortcut, you do not need to open the WhatsApp everytime to send the message. Just tap on the shortcut and do it your own way.

  • Open WhatsApp.
  • Now, choose the chat for which you want to create the Chat Shortcut.
  • Open the Chat.
  • At the top right corner, tap on the three dots which contains some options.

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  • From there, tap on the More option.
  • It offers another four options as Block, Clear Chat, Export Chat, and Add Shortcut.
  • Select the last one to add the Chat Shortcut.

This is the one way of adding the chat shortcut. In terms of other, follow the below steps.

  • On the main user interface of the WhatsApp, you can see the contacts with whom we have chat.
  • Now, from here, choose the contact to add the Shortcut.
  • Then, long tap on it and click on the three dots at the top right corner.

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  • It offers four options.
  • In which, the first option will be Add Chat Shortcut.
  • Select it and the shortcut will be added successfully.

Set Privacy

WhatsApp also offers privacy feature to enhance your profile security from the third person. You have set privacy from the app.

  • Open WhatsApp.
  • Tap on the three dots at the top right corner.
  • Choose Settings from the available option.

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  • You will have some options like AccountChatsNotificationsPaymentsData & Storage UsageInvite a Friends, and Help.
  • Go to the Account option.
  • Here, go to the Privacy option.
  • Under the Who Can See My Personal Info tag, there are five options as Last Seen, Profile Photo, About, Status, and Live Location.

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  • For the Who Can See My Last Seen, choose from Everyone, My Contacts, and Nobody.
  • For the Profile Photo and About option, you also get the same options.
  • The Status (Image-Video Status that lasts only 24 hours) will also provide privacy to choose from My Contacts, My Contacts except, and Only Share with options.

Here, keep in mind that if you do not share the last seen with others, the same thing will happen to you. That means you will not be able to see other’s last seen.


Create Group

Like individual chatting, WhatsApp allows you to chat in the group. If your friend circle is healthier in terms of the member, you can not chat with each of them individually. At that time, just leave a message in the WhatsApp Group of your friend circle and each of them will get it.

For that, your essential need is to make a group in the WhatsApp. There are two ways that help you to create the group. Keep in mind that as per the WhatsApp Policy, you can add a maximum of 256 participants in a group.

Here is how to create it.

  • Open WhatsApp.
  • On the main interface, three sections are there as ChatsStatus, and Calls.

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  • Now, tap on the message sign inside the green circle located at the right bottom corner.
  • Then, tap on the first option of New Group to create the group.
  • As you tap on it, it asks you to add the participants for the group.
  • After adding the contacts, tap on → sign.

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  • Next, add the subject or title of the group.
  • Tap on the tick mark to finally create the group.

In terms of the second way,

Open the WhatsApp >> Three dots at the top right corner >> New Group. Then, follow the same process as mentioned above.


Invite Someone to the Group via Link

WhatsApp lets you invite someone who wants to join the group via a Link. What you need is just share the link with that contacts and tell him to open that link. Then, that individual can jin the group easily.

Below, you can find that from where you can find the invite link.

  • Open WhatsApp.
  • Open the Group of which invite link you want to share.
  • Now, open the profile of the group by tapping on the group name.

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  • Scroll down the display and come to the participant details.
  • Here, below the Add Participants option, Invite Via Link option is there. Click on it.
  • On the next display, it asks you to choose the platform to share the link.

In this way, anyone can join your group by tapping on the invite link.


Make Participants Group Admin

Generally, we know that what is an admin in the WhatsApp group. It is a person or participant that has created the group. As per the WhatsApp T&C, whatever is happening in the group, the main responsible person behind it is an Admin.

With the regular updates, the WhatsApp also allows the admins to share his adminship with other participants. In short, it lets you make admin to group participants. You can find the process of making participants an admin.

  • Open WhatsApp.
  • Open the Group.
  • Now, go to the group details by opening the profile of the group.
  • Scroll down the display and come to the participant details.

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  • Here, long tap on the participant name.
  • It brings a popup with some options like Message, View, Make Group Admin, Remove, and one more.
  • So, tap on the Make Group Admin option to make that participant admin.

After making someone an admin of the group, you can edit it later using the Group Settings.


Set Only Admins Can Send the Message in the Group

In the group, all the participants have a right to send messages. If there are 100 members in the group and each one sends you Hi message, the notification will pop up for the 100 times. There is also a chance of missing the important message due to those 100 useless messages. This often happens in the School Group.

So, by keeping this in the mind, WhatsApp has added a superb feature approx 2 months ago. The feature allows only Group Admins to send messages in the Group. And, the rest of the participants has only the right to see the messages. For that, you have to change the group settings using the below steps.

  • Open WhatsApp.
  • Open the Group.
  • Now, go to the group details by opening the profile of the group.
  • Here, go to the Group Settings.

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  • You can see three options there such as Edit Group Info, Send Messages, and Edit Group Admins.
  • Go to the Send Messages.

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  • Here, it lets you choose who can send messages to the group.
  • Here, select the Only Admins and tap on OK.

Now onwards, no member can send the message to the group other than the admins. They can only read the messages. Likewise, you can also set who can edit the group info like subject, icon, and description. For that, go to the Edit Group Info option, and choose the Only Admins again.


Leave from a WhatsApp Group

Leaving from the WhatsApp group is not a difficult job. If you getting done with the group, it is best if you decide to leave the group rather than storing more useless messages.

Using the below steps, you can leave the group easily.

  • Open WhatsApp.
  • Open the Group.
  • Now, go to the group details by opening the profile of the group.

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  • Here, scroll down the display till the end.
  • Tap on the second last option of Exit Group.
  • It prompts you for your final confirmation. If you really want to leave the group, go ahead with the Exit.

Create Broadcast List

Till now, we have seen individual chat and Group messages. Except for this, one more feature is there and it is Broadcast List. Let us try to understand WhatsApp Broadcast list in a short.

Using the broadcast list, you can send messages to your various contacts at once. With which, you do not need to select the contacts each time. Just create a broadcast list and leave a message in it, each of the added contacts will get the same message separately.

  • Open WhatsApp.
  • Tap on the three dots at the top right corner.
  • Choose New broadcast from the available option.

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  • Next, add the recipients to the broadcast list.
  • And, then tap on tick mark at the lower right corner.

Here, one thing keeps in mind that only saved contacts will get the messages that you send using the broadcast list. So, make sure that you have all the contacts saved.


Post Image-Video Status

Along with the chatting, there is a new trend we can find in all the major social media platform. That is of sharing a story or status. Social platforms like Instagram and Facebook are called it as a story. While the same feature is known as Status in the WhatsApp.

Sharing the Status means you can share the text, images, videos, and GIF files with all your contacts only for 24 hours. After 24 hours, it will automatically be removed. In actual, it came in light after the SnapChat introduces it in the app. Then, one-by-one all the major stages have updated the same feature.

It is very easy to post status in the WhatsApp. Here’s how you can do so.

  • Open WhatsApp.
  • On the main interface, three sections are there as ChatsStatus, and Calls.
  • Come to the Status section.

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  • Here, you can see My Status option.
  • Also, in the lower right corner, there are two options with the sign of Pen and Camera.
  • Now, tap on either My Status option or Camera sign.
  • It will let you choose the image or video from the device storage. Or you can also post it by clicking the fresh picture.

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  • Also, you can add the text by tapping on the Pen.
  • As soon as you tap the pen sign, it asks you to type a status.
  • The background color will be customized by tapping on the color dish.

Hide Image-Video Status

Alongside posting the status on WhatsApp, it also offers an option to hide your status from other. It is very easy to make that setting for hiding the status.

  • Open WhatsApp.
  • Tap on the three dots at the top right corner.
  • Choose Settings from the available option.

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  • You will have some options like AccountChatsNotificationsPaymentsData & Storage UsageInvite a Friends, and Help.
  • Go to the Account option.
  • Here, go to the Privacy option.
  • Here, you can see options like Last SeenProfile PhotoAboutStatus, and Live Location.
  • Now, go to the Status option.

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  • It offers three option to choose from My ContactsMy Contacts except, and Only Share with options.
  • The second option My Contacts except will let you choose the specific contacts to do not let them see your status.

Also of that, it lets you choose the specific contacts to share the status only with them. For that, the third option Only Share With will help you.


Mute Image-Video Status

One more feature related to the Status is Mute the Status. There are many users for whom posting frequent status has become a hobby. Due to which, many of the users get irritated by seeing tons of status at a time.

So, at that time, the mute status will help you.

  • Open WhatsApp.
  • On the main interface, three sections are there as ChatsStatus, and Calls.
  • Come to the Status section.

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  • Here, long tap on the contacts whose status you want to mute.
  • Then, a screen will pop up, in which, tap on Mute option.

The muted status will be found in the Status section under the Muted Updates tag.


Share Attachment in the Chat and Group

We all know that WhatsApp is an instant messaging social media app. By using which, you can stay connected with the friends and family. Alongside the messages, you can also share the images, videos, documents, contacts, audios, location, and more.

Here, you can find how to share media with the contacts on WhatsApp.

  • Open WhatsApp.
  • Open the chat to which you want to share the media.
  • Then, look at the bottom of the screen from where you are sending the messages.
  • Here, you can have two options of Attachment and Camera.
  • Tap on the Attachment option which brings more options such as Document, Payment, Gallery, Audio, Location, and Contact.
  • From here, you can share the relevant media to the opened chat.

You can send the contacts that you have saved on the device. Also, you can share the videos with a maximum size of 16 MB. You can also share your live location to let the other know where you are. The shared live location is accessible for the one hour only.


Share Recording

Alongside sharing the media, you can also share an instant recording with the contacts. For that, WhatsApp has included inbuilt features of recording. Here’s how you can share the recording using it.

  • Open WhatsApp.
  • Open the chat to which you want to share the recording.
  • Now, look at the lower right corner. There is a voice recorder is placed inside the green circle.
  • Now to record, just tap and hold that sign and your recording will start to record.
  • To send the recording to the chat, just release it.

If you do not want to send that, just slide that button to cancel.


Share GIF File

WhatsApp also lets you send the emojis and GIF files while chatting with others. The GIF is a full form of Graphics Interchange Format. It is a bitmap image format. Nowadays, it can be used widely for the small animations and video with the low-resolutions.

You can share the GIF files that are offered by the WhatsApp. Also, you can send the same from the keyboard you are using.

  • Open the chat after opening the WhatsApp.
  • Look at the left lower corner of the chat interface.
  • You can see there an emoji sign to send the emojis. Tap on it.

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  • Again, look at the bottom of the screen, you can again see four more options as search, emoji, GIF, and cancel.
  • Here, tap on GIF option and you can see GIF files.
  • To send it, just tap on the file and click on send button.

Also of that, you can find the GIF files by searching out the tag of the GIF. Like, if you want to send GIF of happiness, search happiness using the search bar and you’ll find the suitable files to share.


Link Bank Account For WhatsApp Payments

The Payment is also one of the best features that WhatsApp has added to allow their user to do so. As the WhatsApp allows the UPI based Payments, first of all, you need to generate the UPI by linking your Bank Account.

Do not worry about losing your credentials to wrong hands, because the UPI Payments is one of the safest ways to transfer the money. Here, we will let you know the method for linking the Bank Account and Making Payments.

Before the linking process, make sure that you are using the latest updated version of the WhatsApp. Also, remember that you must have the WhatsApp account from the mobile number that you have linked with the Bank Account. Otherwise, you can not link the bank account and hence, the WhatsApp Payment will stay remain as an unusable feature for you.

  • Open WhatsApp.
  • Tap on the three dots at the top right corner.
  • Choose Settings from the available option.

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  • You will have some options like AccountChatsNotificationsPaymentsData & Storage UsageInvite a Friends, and Help.
  • Go to the Payments option.
  • And, it will display various banks to choose from. Here, select the bank in which you have opened the account.

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  • After, you will have to verify the SIM that you have linked with the account via SMS.
  • Next, choose the SIM and your Bank Account will automatically be detected.
  • After that, you need to set the UPI PIN. If you already have the UPI PIN, you can end up the process by tapping on I Have A UPI PIN.
  • If you want to set UPI, tap on Set UPI PIN.

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  • Setting up of afresh UPI needs some credentials like your ATM Card Number and its validity.
  • After that, you will get a screen with message Setup Complete.
  • Then, tap on Done option to start making payments.

The obedience of the above steps will let you easily add the Bank Account for the Whatsapp.


Make Payments using WhatsApp Payment

WhatsApp Payment will only allow you to transfer the money to the contacts whose bank account is linked. In short, for the receiver and the sender, the Linked Bank Account is one of the essential needs.

In a one time transfer, you can maximum send 5000 INR (For Indian Users).

  • Open WhatsApp.
  • Open the chat to which you want to transfer the money.
  • At the bottom, besides of message box, two options are there as Attachment and Camera.
  • Tap on the Attachment option which offers options like Document, Payment, Gallery, Audio, Location, and Contact.

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  • Here, go to the Payment option.
  • Next, enter the amount that you want to transfer within 5000 INR.
  • Tap on the Send button and enter the UPI PIN.
  • Your transaction will be successful.

You can also check your transaction history. For that go to the WhatsApp >> Settings >> Payments. Here, you can find all the history. You can also send the money by UPI ID and by QR code scanning.

It also allows you to add more than one bank account which is opened in different banks. For that, the same number must be linked with another account.


Making Voice Call and Video Call

WhatsApp also allows its users to make Voice Call and Video Call to the contacts. It is a free service. Here’s how you can make Voice Call and Video Call.

  • Open WhatsApp.
  • On the main interface, three sections are there as ChatsStatus, and Calls.
  • Come to the Calls section.
  • Here, you can see all the history of Voice Calls and Video Calls.

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  • Now, tap on the dial option which is at the lower right corner.
  • On the next screen, you can see each contact with two options of Voice Call and Video Call.
  • From here, choose the way of connecting with your contacts.

Stopping Auto Media Download

We all have seen that the media is going to be downloaded automatically while using the WhatsApp for the first time. If you do not stop it, your device storage gets full within a very short time. So, it is advisable to stop it. To stop the auto-media download, you have to customize the app settings.

  • Open WhatsApp.
  • Tap on the three dots at the top right corner.
  • Choose Settings from the available option.

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  • You will have some options like AccountChatsNotificationsPaymentsData & Storage UsageInvite a Friends, and Help.
  • Here, go to the Data & Storage Usage option.
  • Under the Media Auto-download tag, you will get some options.

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  • Go to the When Using Mobile Data option. Under which, unmark all the media options.
  • Do same for the remaining options When Connected on Wi-Fi and When Roaming.
  • Then, tap on Ok and after that, no media will download automatically.

The Data & Storage Usage option also lets you check the storage usage. After going to this option, at the top, you will have two options as Network usage and Storage usage. The Network usage will let you know all the details about sent and received messages, sent and received media, size of it, and more.

The storage usage will be in terms of the which chat or group has sent you media with how much size. The media includes photos, Gifs, videos, audios, and documents.


Archive Chats

In the WhatsApp, the user can also archive the chats. The archived chats later will not be displayed to the normal interface of the WhatsApp. Archive feature will work as a security feature. So, using this option, you can hide your sensitive and important chat from others who are regularly using your device.

Here is how you can archive the chat.

  • Open WhatsApp.
  • Select the chats that you want to archive.
  • Long tap on it and you will get some options at the top of the screen.

  • These options come with its sign such as Pin, Delete, Mute, Archive, and Menu.
  • From here, tap on the Archive and all your selected chats will be archived.

Now, what to do if you want to chat with that archived chat? After opening the WhatsApp, scroll down the display until the end. In the end, you can see the text as Archived Chats. Tap on it to access to the archived chats.

Also of that, you can find all the archived chats by searching the name.


Mark Chat as Pinned

Pinned Chat means that chat will always stay on the top of all the chats. This is the useful feature when you need to connected someone frequently. Just, open the app and you will always find that chat always on the top.

  • Open WhatsApp.
  • Select the chats that you want to Pin.
  • Long tap on it and you will get some options at the top of the screen.

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  • These options come with its sign such as PinDeleteMuteArchive, and Menu.
  • Now, tap on the first option to mark the chat as pinned chat.

WhatsApp allows maximum three chats to be pinned. More than three chats can not pin at a time.


Delete Messages & Chat

While chatting via WhatsApp, there are lots of messages come including photos, videos, GIFs, emojis, audios, documents, and more. After some time, it is advisable to delete those media and messages. If you do not do so, the numerous messages might cause instability of the app in a rare case.

You can delete the whole chat and the messages too. To do so,

  • Open Whatsapp.
  • Now, from the main screen, select the chats that you want to delete.
  • As you select the chats some options will be there at the top of the screen.

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  • These options come with its sign such as PinDeleteMuteArchive, and Menu.
  • Here, tap on Delete option and allow the prompts.

To delete the particular messages,

  • Open WhatsApp.
  • Open the chats which messages you want to delete.

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  • Again, at the top of the screen, you can find some options like Star, Delete, Copy, and Forward.
  • Select the messages and tap on the Delete option to do so.

One more interesting feature of the WhatsApp is that it lets you delete the send messages. That means once you delete the messages that you have sent are invisible from the other end.

But, for that, you will have to delete those messages within 1 hour of the time since sending. This feature is helpful when you accidentally send a message to the chats.

  • Select the message that you want to delete from everyone.

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  • Then, choose the delete sign and it offers three more options as Delete for Me, Cancel, and Delete for Everyone.
  • Here, choose the last option and the message will become invisible to everyone.

Use WhatsApp on the Web

As we have mentioned earlier, the WhatsApp can also be used directly from the Web Platform. You can even chat from the Web to all your existing contacts. To enable WhatsApp to use on the Web, a simple process is there to follow.

  • Open WhatsApp.
  • Tap on the three dots at the top right corner.
  • Choose WhatsApp Web from the available option.

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  • It offers a QR Scanner which helps you to scan the code to load your mobile WhatsApp on the Web. Before that make sure that you have an active internet connection.
  • Now, open the Google Chrome on your PC and enter the URL www.whatsapp.com.

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  • It will display a QR Code that needs to be scanned using the QR Scanner from the mobile.
  • As soon as the code will be scanned successfully, you can see all WhatsApp will be on the Web.

Even on the Web, you can have all the features that you have while using it on the mobile.


Export Chat as a Text Document

We all love the user interface of the WhatsApp. While chatting with the other, it offers amazing interface. But, do you know that you can export the whole chat with ease? You can export the chat with others using the social media.

  • Open WhatsApp.
  • Now, choose the chat whose chat you want to export. 
  • Open the Chat.

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  • At the top right cornertap on the three dots which offers some options.
  • Tap on the More option.
  • It provides another four options as BlockClear ChatExport Chat, and Add Shortcut.
  • Here, tap on Export Chat and it asks you to choose the options from Without Media and Including Media.

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  • For your kind info, remember that if you export the chat including the media.
  • Then, choose the platform through which you want to export the chat in the form of a document.

Change App Language

After installing the WhatsApp, it automatically detects the System Langauge that you are using on the device. For the Indian users, WhatsApp also offers all the major Indian Region Languages like Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, Bangla, Punjabi, Tamil, Kannada, and more.

You can any time change the App language.

  • Open WhatsApp.
  • Tap on the three dots at the top right corner.
  • Choose Settings from the available option.

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  • You will get some options like AccountChatsNotificationsPaymentsData & Storage UsageInvite a Friends, and Help.
  • Here, go to the Chats option.

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  • The first option is App Language.
  • Tap on it to choose from the available languages.

Blocking Someone

Nowadays, according to some users, WhatsApp is the best communication way. It helps the people to get connected with whether they are living in the same country or not. But, as the WhatsApp is a universally available platform, you may come across some unknown person.

At that time, it is recommended to not share any personal info to those people. More than that, you can get rid of them by blocking. After blocking, you will not get a single message from their side.

  • Open WhatsApp.
  • Now, choose the chat that you want to block.
  • Open the Chat.
  • At the top right cornertap on the three dots which contains some options.

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  • From there, tap on the More option.
  • It offers another four options as BlockClear ChatExport Chat, and Add Shortcut.
  • Here, tap on the Block option to get rid of that kind of people.

Unblocking Blocked Contacts

Sometimes, by mistakenly, we might block your relatives or friends. Once you block the contact, you will no longer able to get the message from that person. To get the messages, you need to unblock that particular contacts.

Here’s how you can unblock the contacts.

  • Open WhatsApp.
  • Tap on the three dots at the top right corner.
  • Choose Settings from the available option.

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  • You will have some options like AccountChatsNotificationsPaymentsData & Storage UsageInvite a Friends, and Help.
  • Go to the Account option.
  • Go to the Privacy option.
  • Under the Who Can See My Personal Info tag, you can see some options.
  • Right below it, under the Messaging tag, tap on Blocked Contacts.

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  • It also shows you the number of contacts that you have blocked.
  • Now, just tap on the contact that you do not want to keep blocked.
  • Then, tap on the Unblock Contact option.

In the end, we would like to ask you that isn’t this guide is enough to understand the Whatsapp Features? We hope that it will be very useful to make WhatsApp your communication companion.

Also, do write your experience regarding this WhatsApp guide. Do let us know any query if you have related to the WhatsApp.

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