56+ Best WhatsApp Tips and Tricks for Android and iPhone [2022]

Meta has been diligently working on adding new features to the world’s most popular messenger – WhatsApp. With new features coming to WhatsApp, it has become even easier to use it. And there are a plethora of tips and tricks you can try on WhatsApp in 2022. If you want to get the most out of WhatsApp on your iPhone or Android smartphone, read along to know about the new WhatsApp Tips and Tricks.

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WhatsApp Tips and Tricks

There are hundreds of cool WhatsApp tricks. Some of them are very common and most of the users already know. And I am pretty sure that you don’t want to learn all those simple tricks. So, here I am going to tell you the tips which will make your experience better while using WhatsApp. So, let’s dive right into the list of best WhatsApp Tips and Tricks of 2022.

React to Messages with any Emoji

In recent months, Meta released a bunch of new features to WhatsApp and reactions is one of the most anticipated features on the list. Initially, users could react to messages with six limited emojis that include – Like, Heart, Laugh, Face with open mouth, Sad, and folded hands emoji.

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But, now users can choose any emoji to react to any reply or message on WhatsApp, the feature is available for both iPhone and Android users. Make sure to update WhatsApp to 2.22.15.74 or a newer version. Here’s how you can react to any message.

See other’s Status without letting them know

Do you know that you can watch others’ status without knowing them? Yes, you can do it easily without sideloading any third-party app, all you need to do is turn off the Read Receipts option in the app. This trick is working for both iOS and Android users.

If you’re an iPhone user then, head over to the Settings in WhatsApp, then turn off the Read Receipts from Privacy section.

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If you own an Android smartphone, then open Settings in WhatsApp, then tap on Account, now tap on Privacy, here you can turn off the Read Receipts option.

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Use WhatsApp on Multiple Devices

One of the coolest features WhatsApp received in 2022 is the ability to use the app on other devices. And the best thing is, you can use WhatsApp on your PC without access to your phone, yes, you can even use WhatsApp without keeping your phone online. Yes, it is the more enhanced version of the WhatsApp Web, now, dubbed “Linked Devices” in the app. The feature is now available to both Android and iPhone platforms.

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You can simply tap on the three dots button on Android to head over to the Linked Devices option. iPhone users can find it in the WhatsApp Settings.

Unblock yourself from someone’s phone

Yes, it is possible to unblock yourself from another’s phone in WhatsApp Messenger. Personally, I don’t want to share this trick, but if we have an emergency to send an important to someone then this is the only way. Yes, the process is not as easy as you think, you need to delete your WhatsApp account to unblock your account. Here’s how you can delete the account.

  • For iPhone
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  1. Open WhatsApp and tap on Account.
  2. Now tap on the Delete My Account option.
  3. Enter your phone number, then hit Delete My Account.
  • For Android
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  1. Open WhatsApp Messenger, then tap on the three dots menu icon.
  2. Tap on Settings, then tap on Account.
  3. Now tap on the Delete my account option.
  4. Enter your phone number, then hit the Delete My Account button.
  5. That’s it.

Dynamic Wallpaper for Specific Contact

If you use custom backgrounds for chats on WhatsApp, then I have a good piece of news, you can now set dynamic backgrounds in chats for dark mode and light mode. Here’s how you can apply dynamic backgrounds.

  • For iPhone
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  1. Open any chat on WhatsApp.
  2. Now tap on the Chat name or Group name.
  3. Tap on Wallpaper & Sound, then Choose a New Wallpaper.
    • tap Bright wallpapers to set a background for light mode
    • tap Dark wallpapers to set a background for dark mode
  4. That’s it.
  • For Android
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  1. Open any chat in WhatsApp, then tap the three dots menu icon.
  2. Tap on Wallpaper.
    • tap Bright wallpapers to set a background for light mode
    • tap Dark wallpapers to set a background for dark mode
  3. That’s it.

Save Notes on WhatsApp

Have you ever been in a situation when you come across an image or a link or something else you want to bookmark? Well, you can easily do that on WhatsApp, without installing any third-party application. Also, You can easily share the files with the help of WhatsApp Web.

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To do this, simply create a new group on Whatsapp, add a random contact or friend to the group, then remove your friend or contact from the group, now you are the only member in the group, simply change the group name to Bookmark manager or Notes and start saving the stuff you want to check later.

Transfer Chats from Android to iPhone

Gone are the days, when Android users had to spend an amount on buying third-party chat transfer software. WhatsApp exclusively got this important functionality of chat transfers from Android to iPhone or vice versa. Earlier, transferring WhatsApp chat from iPhone to Android was possible but not from Android to iOS. Since it is a new feature this guide belongs to the best WhatsApp tricks.

If you want to transfer chats, simply connect the two phones to the same WiFi, then install the Move to iOS app (if you’re moving from Android) or Switch to Android (in case of iPhone to Android), then follow the on-screen instructions for data transfer. It will now transfer your WhatsApp chats as well.

Formatted Text

If you want to highlight something important in a group or personal chat, then what will you do? It is not a trick or a hidden feature, but you can officially style messages on Whatsapp, but, there are many people who don’t know about it. Yes, you can easily format the text on WhatsApp, this WhatsApp Trick is very useful to highlight the message.

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How to Bold letters in WhatsApp:

Solely add * at the start & the end of any word or sentence.

*Bold in WhatsApp*

How to Italic Letters in WhatsApp:

The process is the same, Add _For Italic in WhatsApp_ at the start & end.

_For Italic in WhatsApp_

How to Send Strike Through letters in WhatsApp:

And follow the same procedure with a different symbol.

~strike through in WhatsApp~

Lock with Fingerprint or Face ID

There’s no need to install a third-party app-locker to lock WhatsApp. The messenger has got the Screen Lock functionality on both Android and iPhone. Yes, you can use Face ID on iPhones and fingerprint on Android phones to unlock the messenger. Check out the steps to enable this feature.

  • On iPhone
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  1. Open Settings in WhatsApp.
  2. Tap on Account, then Privacy.
  3. Scroll down and tap Screen Lock.
  4. Switch the toggle on for Require Face ID, and change the timing as per your need.
  • On Android
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  1. Open WhatsApp.
  2. Tap on the three dots menu icon, then Settings.
  3. Now tap on Account, then Privacy.
  4. Scroll down and tap Fingerprint Lock.
  5. Now turn the toggle on for Unlock with fingerprint, then confirm it with your fingerprint.
  6. That’s it.

Add Events by Tapping on Dates

This WhatsApp Trick is limited to iOS, if you’re an iPhone user and received a message including a date, then you may notice the date or day is underlined, and you can tap on it to create an event on your iPhone.

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Tapping Create Event will open the Calendar app and add the event for you, then you can change the details as per your requirements, and you can even add notes and URLs to it.

Video to GIF

Another great feature, which I have seen nobody using, is the ability to send videos as GIFs. So, if you are recording a video that is under 6 seconds, you can easily send it in GIF format. It will take less space on both the sender and the receiver’s phone.

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If the video is under 6 seconds you can see the option to convert it into a GIF, by choosing it you can share GIFs with your friends. check How to Send GIFs on WhatsApp.

New Voice Notes Features

Voice Notes is yet another feature that gets a huge upgrade this year. If you’re using the Voice Notes quite often, then I have a good piece of news for you, you can now pause, edit, or speed up the audio messages speed. Not only this, but you can also listen to the voice messages in the background while chatting with other people. Talking about playing messages, you can now increase the speed of messages if you want. It is one of the best WhatsApp tips for those who use Voice Notes on WhatsApp.

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Send Images or Videos without Compression

Now, this WhatsApp trick is already known to many users, there are some users who are unaware of this trick. Whenever we send an image or video to someone it will automatically get compressed to save data, but there are times when we need the full quality image or video. To solve this problem, you can follow this WhatsApp trick and share images and videos in high quality. Also check the detailed article, How to Send Picture on WhatsApp without Compression.

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  1. At first, Tap on the attachment icon where you get the option to send gallery item, audio, document, location, and contact.
  2. Choose the Document option. And then Go to Browse other docs option to explore your image.
  3. Now, select the image you want to send and send it to your friend.
  4. Now, you can see that it will not show the thumbnail, it shows the file format like JPEG or PNG because it’s shared in the full size & quality.

Note: The steps are same for both Android and iPhone users, if you own an iPhone, simply save the image or video to the Files and then share it as a document.

Check who is your Best Friend

If you want to know who is your best friend or the person you chat most with, then here’s a tip you can follow to know your best friend on WhatsApp. Yes, you can easily check who is your best friend on WhatsApp. So, check who you are chatting with more, by following these simple steps.

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  1. Open Settings on WhatsApp.
  2. Now, tap on Storage and Data option, then tap on Manage Storage.
  3. This will show the storage used in chat which also includes Media files.

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View Once

Want to share a Snapchat-style disappearing photo on WhatsApp? You can do it with WhatsApp’s “View Once” functionality. Once you send a photo or video using View Once, neither you nor the recipient will be able to view it again. It doesn’t get saved in the Photos app or Gallery for better privacy.

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If you want to share a photo with View Once, you can choose a photo you want to share, then tap on the half-dotted circle with 1 written inside it, now it will get disappeared once seen by the recipient.

Hide Profile Photo, Last Seen, and Status from Specific Contacts

Here are some new WhatsApp tips that you should know. If you have some kind of person or contact on your list with whom you don’t want to share your profile picture, last seen, or status, then you can now do it easily. Here’s how you can deselect some contacts from sharing the status, DP, and last seen.

  • On iPhone
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  1. Open WhatsApp.
  2. Tap on Settings on the home screen of the app, then tap on Account.
  3. Now tap on Privacy.
  4. Tap on Profile Photo, Last Seen, or Status, which you want to hide.
  5. Now change the settings from Everyone to My Contacts Except.
  6. Select the contacts from which you want to hide the Last Seen.
  7. That’s it.
  • On Android
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  1. Open WhatsApp, then three dots icon to open Settings.
  2. Tap on Account, then Privacy.
  3. Tap on Profile Photo, Last Seen, or Status, which you want to hide.
  4. Now change the settings from Everyone to My Contacts Except.
  5. Select the contacts from which you want to hide the Last Seen.
  6. That’s it.

Declutter your WhatsApp Chat Screen

Want to clean up the home on your WhatsApp chat screen? Usually, we don’t chat with everyone on our contact list, but an old chat makes the WhatsApp chat screen look messy. So, if you want to declutter your WhatsApp home screen, then you can follow the below steps.

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Archive the old chats with which you’re not actively chatting, whenever a user sends you a new message, you’ll receive the new message as a regular message on the chats screen.

If you are an Android user, then you can tap and hold on any chat then tap on the archive button. Whereas iPhone users, simply swipe right to any chat and then tap on the Archive option. Now let’s take a look at the next WhatsApp trick.

Reduce Data on Calls

When you call someone on WhatsApp then it may consume more data than chatting. Not everyone has unlimited plans so data consumption is a big issue for those who have limited data. These simple WhatsApp Tricks will help you to save your data during calls.

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  1. Just open WhatsApp and head over to Settings.
  2. Then tap on the Storage and Data option, then under the Network section, turn the toggle on for Use Less Data for Calls.
  3. That’s it.

Broadcast Messages

The next tip on the list of best tips for WhatsApp is sending Broadcast Messages. We all have something special to share with some select contacts from our contacts list. So if you want to broadcast a message to specific contacts, then you can do it with Broadcast functionality. It’s very similar to the Groups with messages send personally to each person available in the Broadcast List.

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So, create a new broadcast and add members to it, then share anything you want to send as a broadcast. It is available on both iPhone and Android.

Use WhatsApp in your Native Language

If you’re using your smartphone in your Native Language, then you’ll be glad to know that you can do same with the WhatsApp as well. Yes, you can change the language of the messenger to any language, French, German, Spanish, Hindi, Italian, or more.

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The sad part about this WhatsApp trick is, that the feature is limited to Android users only. So, if you’re using WhatsApp on Android, then simply open the WhatsApp Settings, then change your language from the App Language option.

Group Admins can delete any messages

Group Admins on WhatsApp to become more powerful, thanks to the new feature. If someone is sending too many messages to the group or just sharing inappropriate or misleading content in the group, then the group admin can now delete it for everyone. Although the feature is available to limited people for now, it will sooner be available to everyone.

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If you’re using the beta version of WhatsApp, then you can try it out, it is available for Android users running v2.22.15.8 or newer and iPhone users need to be running the WhatsApp Testflight with 2.22.15.0.73 version number.

Blur Images before Sending

The next tip in the list of best WhatsApp tips and tricks is an image editing tip. Do you know you can blur out the images within WhatsApp? Yes, you can do it, the feature works with both Status sharing and normal chats, now if you’re sharing an image with some important information in it, you can blur specific contents on the image easily.

Simply tap on the camera icon, then select the image you want to send, now tap on the pencil icon on the top right corner, then select blur pencil from below right corner, now swipe your finger on the area which you want to blur or hide. The steps are the same on both iPhone and Android.

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Use two WhatsApp accounts on one phone

In past years, people install so many third-party apps or mods to use two WhatsApp accounts on the same phone, but now anyone can officially use two WhatsApp accounts from a single device. Yes, officially! You can do the same by installing WhatsApp Business app for your second phone number/account. You can get the WhatsApp Business app directly from the Play Store or App Store.

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Yes, it is one of the best tricks you can use on WhatsApp to use two WhatsApp accounts on one smartphone.

Send Messages on WhatsApp using Siri or Google Assistant

There are some situations when we are not able to send messages by typing them. If you have been in such situations and want to know a way of sending messages without typing, then you’ll be glad to know that you can send messages from your voice with the help of Siri (on iPhone) and Google Assistant (on Android). I bet many of you already know of this WhatsApp trick, but those who are not aware of this can follow this guide. Here’s how you can send a message without typing.

  • On Android

Simply say ‘Hey Google‘ or ‘OK Google‘ and say “Send a WhatsApp Message to Ashutosh” (Friend’s Name). Then it will ask you to tell the message you want to send, so, tell the message by speaking then it will ask you to send or cancel just tell the assistant to send it. That’s it.

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  • On iPhone

Say ‘Hey Siri’ and then ‘Send a WhatsApp Message to Ashutosh (your friend’s name)’, tell the message you want to send when asked by Siri, then it will ask for confirmation, if everything is ok, you can confirm it to send the message. This is one of the best WhatsApp tips and tricks to check out.

Schedule Messages on WhatsApp with Shortcuts on iPhone

Shortcuts app is one of the most amazing tools on iOS and we can use it to schedule WhatsApp messages on iPhone. This is one of the best WhatsApp tricks for iPhone users. Yes, you can easily schedule messages on your iPhone without installing a third-party app. Creating simple automation allows you to schedule messages. Message scheduling on WhatsApp helps you send birthday wishes while you’re sleeping, if you want to set it up on your iPhone, you can follow these steps.

Note: If you’re an Android user, then you need to install an third-party app on your smartphone. There are many apps on the Play Store that support message scheduling you can search for it or you can install ScheduleUp app.

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  1. Open the Shortcuts app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap on Automation.
  3. Now Create Personal Automation.
  4. Select the Time of Day.
  5. Enter the time at which you want to send a message, then tap Next.
  6. On the next screen, tap Add Action button.
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  7. Search WhatsApp on the next screen, then tap on WhatsApp once shown.
  8. Now in Send Message section tap on any contact you want to send the message to.
  9. On the Actions screen, tap on the “Message” box and enter the text you want to send, then tap Next.
  10. Now turn the toggle off for Ask Before Running, then tap Done.
  11. That’s it.

You’ll love using this WhatsApp trick on your iPhone.

New Limits

One of the biggest upgrades WhatsApp messenger received is the new limits. Yes, WhatsApp increased the Group Video calling limit, File sharing limit, Group Participants limit, Message delete time frame, and others. Let’s see what are the new limits.

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Group Video Calling Limit:

WhatsApp received a big upgrade on both iOS and Android platforms which brings support for 32 users in a single video call or group call. Earlier the limit was 16 users can do a video call.

File Transfer Limit:

Telegram is not the only messenger that supports a 2GB file sharing limit. Now you can send a 2GB file directly on WhatsApp. Yes, WhatsApp increased it from 100MB to a whopping 2GB. Although, if you want to share a 2GB file, then you need to send it as a document. You can now share a complete 3 hours movie with your friend directly on WhatsApp.

Group Size Limit:

WhatsApp now allows over 512 users in a Group, Yes, the Meta-owned messenger doubled up the Group participants limit. It was 256 earlier.

Time Limit to Delete Messages

If you want to unsent a message on WhatsApp, then you can now do it within 2 days and 12 hours.

Stop Someone from adding you to Groups

Nowadays, you can choose whether anyone can add you to a group or not. If people add you to random groups and you want to stop that then you can do it easily with the new Group privacy feature. Yes, you can choose who can add you to groups. This is an interesting WhatsApp trick you should follow to stop spam. Here’s how you can set it up on your smartphone.

  • On iPhone
WhatsApp Tips
  1. Open WhatsApp.
  2. Tap on the gear icon in the bottom right corner.
  3. Now select Account, then Privacy settings.
  4. Select Groups then choose My Contacts or My Contacts Except for the person who is adding you to random groups.
  • On Android
WhatsApp Tips
  1. Open WhatsApp.
  2. Tap on the three dots menu icon on the top right corner, then Settings.
  3. Now select Account > Privacy.
  4. Again tap on Groups then choose My Contacts or My Contacts Except for the person who is adding you to random groups.

Storage Management

As file sharing limits are increasing WhatsApp will acquire more storage on your smartphone. If WhatsApp is getting a big chunk of space on your phone and you want to clean it up, then you can use WhatsApp’s inbuilt storage management feature available on both Android and iOS platforms. Here’s how you can clean up the space.

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  1. Open WhatsApp on your iPhone or Android smartphone.
  2. Head over to Storage and Data in the Settings.
  3. Tap on the Manager Storage option, the next screen will show you all contacts with space acquired by each contact.
  4. You can tap on the Review and Delete items option to directly remove the files, or you can tap on each contact and then explore the files.
  5. Once you tap on a contact, it will show all files shared in the chat, select the files you want to remove, then tap on the Delete icon.
  6. That’s it.

Hide Blue Tick with WhatsApp Web

If you’re using WhatsApp on your PC with WhatsApp Web, then here’s a super amazing WhatsApp trick that you can use to hide blue ticks from recipients. The trick will work for users running on Windows 10 and Windows 11. You can use Windows 11’s snap layout or Windows 11 multi-tasking feature and drag the WhatsApp Web client to the right or left side. Now do whatever you want on the second screen, now whenever you receive a message on WhatsApp you can read it, but the recipient will not see the blue tick status.

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Talking about Windows 11, then make sure to check out the 33 best Windows 11 tips and tricks to get the most out of the Windows 11 OS.

Advanced Search

Have you ever used the Search feature on WhatsApp? If not then you’ll start using it after reading about this WhatsApp tip. Yes, the new search or we can say search with advanced filters is one of the coolest features on WhatsApp. If you want to see all images sent by a specific contact, then you can now do it easily by searching the name of the contact with the images filter.

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Here’s how this WhatsApp trick works, open WhatsApp on your phone then tap on the Search, it will show you six filters, like Photos, GIFS, Links, Videos, Documents, and Audio. Choose the filter you want to search, if you are searching for an image tap Photos then type the contact name. It will show you all images from a specific contact.

Silence (Group) Notifications

If you want to stay focused on your work, then you can mute the chats and groups on WhatsApp. There are two easy ways by which you can silence groups or even chats. You can do it by using the Mute Notification feature or by adding the chat or group to the Archive. It is one of the best WhatsApp Tips you can use to silent group notifications on your WhatsApp.

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Animated Stickers in WhatsApp Store

WhatsApp now supports Stickers with animations and the best thing is that the built-in sticker store on WhatsApp already has a bunch of animated sticker sets you can download and use without downloading third-party sticker apps.

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You can send animated stickers to your friends or family by tapping the stickers icon in the chat, once you see the Stickers area, tap on the plus button.

Now download the animated sticker pack, you’ll see the play icon right after the name of the sticker pack, the play icon indicates that this pack has animated stickers. Choose the pack you want, then download it and start sending it to your friends and family. That’s it.

Different Notification Sound for Chats

Do you know you can set different notification sounds for different chats? Yes, you can do that, all you need to do is open the chat for which you want to set a new alert sound, then tap on the name of the contact. On the next screen, tap on wallpaper & sound, then choose a new Alert tone in custom tone settings. You can do the same for different chats and groups. That’s it.

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Read Messages using Siri or Google Assistant

The virtual assistants are really cool, you can even use them to read any messages you receive on your phone. And the same can be said for WhatsApp. Yes, you can use Siri or Google Assistant to read WhatsApp messages. This is another WhatsApp trick many users are not aware of. If someone messages you and you received a notification of it, then you can simply ask Siri or Google Assistant to read the message. You can say “Hey Siri, read my last WhatsApp message” or “Hey Google, read my last WhatsApp message” etc.

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Note: Make sure that Siri and Google Assistant have access to WhatsApp and permissions to read messages a loud.

Lingo Gam aka Fancy Text Generator

Lingo Gam is one of the coolest WhatsApp tips on this list, yes, the trick helps you in sending messages as a fancy text. This includes messages in fancy fonts, you can easily do it without installing any third-party application on your phone. Here’s how you can send a cool fancy text on WhatsApp.

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  1. Open Google Chrome or Safari web browser on your smartphone.
  2. Now search “Fancy Text Generator” and then tap on the suitable result in the search.
  3. Simply type or paste the message you want to send in a cool fancy text format.
  4. Once done, you can copy the fancy text of your choice and send it on WhatsApp.
  5. That’s it.

Unread New Messages

Sometimes we forget to reply to a message after reading it or sometimes we need some extra time to think and then reply to the message. In such situations, you can use the unread messages feature, it reminds you that you have a pending message to reply to. You can easily unread the messages by tapping and holding a message then Mark it as unread.

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Group Icons

WhatsApp now allows you to set a group icon instead of images. The new feature allows users to use emojis or stickers as a Group Profile picture. Not only this, but you can also customize it by changing the background color. Additionally, you can search for an image on the web directly inside the WhatsApp group. Here’s how you can apply a Group icon.

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  1. Open WhatsApp.
  2. Head over to the group in which you want to change the group icon or DP.
  3. Tap on Group Name, then tap on edit (or pencil icon).
  4. Now select Emoji & Sticker.
  5. Choose the background color and sticker/emoji you want to choose.
  6. That’s it.

Adding Contacts by Scanning QR or Link

One of the most annoying things on WhatsApp was adding new contacts, but it is not the case anymore. You can now easily add contacts by following this trick.

  • First Trick

Now you can easily add new contacts with a simple trick. If you want to add a new number to the WhatsApp all you need to do is, type wa.me//(phone-number). This link will open a WhatsApp page by which you can add contacts to your WhatsApp.

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  • Second Trick

Scan QR to add a number: You can ask your friend to send a QR code to you, which you can later scan to add the number in your contacts list. If you want to scan a QR, then head over to the WhatsApp Settings, then tap on the QR code next to your profile picture, and scan the QR.

Custom Stickers Support

WhatsApp has a bunch of sticker packs that we can download and use freely. The collection is too big, yes, you can download third-party sticker packs from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, by simply searching WhatsApp stickers. Download any app or sticker pack you want to use. We are now at the second half of the WhatsApp tricks and if you made it here then you are really enjoying WhatsApp tricks. I hope you enjoy the rest of the WhatsApp tips as well.

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Disable Media Download on Mobile Data

Running on low data mode? Then, simply disable downloading media over mobile data on WhatsApp. Yes, there’s an option you can use to limit data usage over mobile internet or WiFi. Here’s how you can disable media downloading over mobile data.

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  1. Just open WhatsApp and head over to Settings.
  2. Then tap on the Storage and Data option.
  3. In the Media Auto-Download section, tap on When using Mobile Data, then change download settings for Photos, Videos, Audio, and Documents.
  4. That’s it.

Read Messages Without Sending Read Receipts

If you’re an Android user, then there’s a way by which you can read messages without sending read receipts. Yes, you can do it easily without installing any extra app on your phone.

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All you need to do is, add a big size WhatsApp chat widget on your home screen. Now whenever you receive a new message it will be shown in the widget and you can read it, but it will not send read receipts to the other people. It is one of the coolest WhatsApp tips on this list.

Only Admins can send Messages in Group

The next WhatsApp tip in the list of best WhatsApp tips and tricks will help group admins stop other people from texting in the group chat. Yes, it’s possible, if you want to do this in your group, then you need to follow the below steps to do it.

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  1. Open WhatsApp.
  2. Head over to the group in which you are an admin.
  3. Tap on Group Name.
  4. Now Group Settings > Send Messages.
  5. Here you can choose who can send messages to this group, and tap on Only Admins.
  6. You can also change settings for editing group information.
  7. That’s it.

Image Editing Tips

There’s no need to install an extra photo editing application to edit and share images on WhatsApp. Yes, nowadays, there is a big list of image editing features available on WhatsApp which you can use to edit images and share them with others. The editing tools are the same on both Android and iOS.

WhatsApp has the ability to blur out the select parts in images, you can easily do it by tapping the pencil icon on editing tools, then selecting the magic transparent paint brush from the bottom right corner, now you can swipe your finger on the area you want to blur.

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The other editing tools on the list include a normal crop tool, text with different styles, emoji and stickers support, along with a bunch of cool filters you can use to make your photos look more crisp and attractive. You can use these tools for both sharing a status or sending a photo in a personal chat.

Note: All these image editing tools on WhatsApp, except the blur tool, if you’re on PC, then you can easily blur the images online or using a photo editor tool.

Tricks to Save Status without a third-party app

Did you like the video your best friend or family member shared on his WhatsApp status? Here’s a cool tip that helps you save WhatsApp Status without sideloading any third-party app on your smartphone. The trick will work on both Android and iOS.

If you want to save an image status, then you can take a screenshot on your phone and easily save the photos on your device, later you can edit them and share it with others.

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Talking about videos, then nowadays, phones come with a built-in video recorder and you can use the same to record the status and share it further.

Share Long Video and Audio Files

One of the most annoying limits on WhatsApp is the around 2.50 seconds to 3 minutes (or 16MB) video sharing limit and 16MB audio file sharing limit. Yes, WhatsApp restricts users from sharing long videos, but there’s a trick to bypass this limit. Here’s how you can do it.

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  1. Open the WhatsApp.
  2. Tap on the attachment icon where you get the option to send gallery items, audio, and more.
  3. Choose the Document option. And then Go to Browse other docs option to explore your audio and video files.
  4. Now, select the file you want to send and send it.
  5. Now, you can see, it will not show the thumbnail, it shows the file format like MP3 or MP4 because it shares in the full size & quality.

Share Long Videos in Status

WhatsApp lets you share a 30 seconds video in Status, but you can bypass it easily in this trick you can check how to share large videos in status. If you want to share a big video in the status, then you can install a third-party video splitter application on your smartphone, both Google Play Store and Apple App Store are packed with many video splitter apps. You can download any video splitter of your choice by searching video splitter.

WhatsApp Tricks

You can use any video splitter application, it will automatically split the video into 30-30 seconds and later you can share it as a status on WhatsApp.

Favorite Messages

There are sometimes when we have discussed something important and want to save a particular message, if you’re in such a situation, then I recommend you use WhatsApp’s built-in Favorite Messages feature.

WhatsApp Tricks

You can save any message to the favorites section by holding it for a second and then tapping the Star option. It will save the message (or reply) to the Starred Messages section, which you can check anytime you want.

Two-Step Verification

WhatsApp introduced a Two-step verification feature many years back. It is an optional feature but you can use it to make your messages more secure. Enabling this feature will help you share messages on WhatsApp in encrypted form. Here’s how you can enable this feature.

WhatsApp Tricks
  • On iPhone
  1. Open WhatsApp on your iPhone.
  2. Head over to the Settings, then Account.
  3. Tap on Two-Step Verification.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to enable the Two-Step Verification.
  5. That’s it.
  • On Android
  1. Open WhatsApp, tap on the three dots menu icon.
  2. Tap on Settings, then Account.
  3. Now Two-step verification.
  4. Tap on Enable, then follow on-screen instructions.
  5. That’s it.

Scan QR to Pay with WhatsApp

In some regions around the world, WhatsApp supports Payments, the feature lets you send and receive money directly on WhatsApp. Although, as I said earlier, the availability is limited to select regions, if you’re using this feature, then you’ll be glad to know that you can use it to scan QR codes and make payments more quickly. Yes, you can do it on WhatsApp, here are the steps.

WhatsApp Tricks

Open WhatsApp, then head over to the Payments section from Settings, then tap on New Payment > Scan QR code, now you can send or request payment. You can do the same thing within the chat screen by tapping the camera icon.

Identify Forwarded Messages

Nowadays many messages have been forwarded on WhatsApp. Although, there are many useful messages being shared between users same can be said for fake news. And to tackle fake news WhatsApp brings a new feature by which you can identify if messages can be shared how many times.

WhatsApp Tips and Tricks
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Now you can forward a message up to 5 chats, including a maximum of one group chat. If it will be shared more times, then you will see a new arrow on the message with the “Forwarded many times” tag on it. It simply indicates it will be shared many times by different users.

Create Custom Stickers on WhatsApp

WhatsApp enables you to share custom stickers, the feature is on the WhatsApp Web users only. Although, you can do it on Android and iPhone as well but by sideloading a third-party sticker maker application on your smartphone. If you’re using WhatsApp web and want to know how to create a custom sticker on WhatsApp web, follow these instructions.

WhatsApp Tips and Tricks
  1. Open WhatsApp Web client on your PC, head over to any chat.
  2. Tap on the emoji icon, then tap on the Sticker icon.
  3. Now there’s a Create button.
  4. Tap on it to create a new sticker.
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  5. Now choose the image which you want to send as a sticker.
  6. Edit the image if you want, then tap Done.
  7. That’s it, now it will be sent as a sticker.

Report Spam Messages

Nowadays, people start spamming on WhatsApp, if you’re also receiving messages from unknown numbers, then you can simply tap on the report and block button inside the chat, if there’s no option, then you can block by heading over to the Privacy Settings and add the sender’s phone number. I suggest you not click on any links shared by spammers or unknown people. It is a really helpful WhatsApp tip you can use to block spammers.

WhatsApp Tips and Tricks

Notifications History aka Read Deleted Messages

You’ll love this WhatsApp trick! Notifications History is one of the coolest ways by which you can read deleted WhatsApp messages on your phone. The feature was introduced with Android 11 and currently available on all Android phones running Android 11 or newer. The best thing, it is enabled by default on many phones. But if the feature is not enabled, you can do it easily, here are the steps.

WhatsApp Tips and Tricks

If you own a Google Pixel or any other Android smartphone running stock Android OS, then head over to the Settings, then Notifications, now tap on Notifications History, and turn the toggle on for this feature.

If you’re a Galaxy device user, then you can open the Settings app on your phone, then tap on notifications > Advanced settings, then enable Notifications history on your device.

Shortcut Specific Chats

The next WhatsApp trick on this list is about Shortcut Specific chats. WhatsApp gives you access to pin contacts with whom you interact the most on your home screen. You can do the same on both Android and iOS, but the way of adding a shortcut is different, here’s how you can add a shortcut on your home screen.

  • On iPhone
WhatsApp Tips and Tricks
  1. Open the Shortcuts app, install it if not available.
  2. Now create a new shortcut by tapping the + icon on the top.
  3. Tap on Add Action button, search for Send Message via WhatsApp and tap on it.
  4. On the next screen choose a recipient, then tap on Done at the top.
  5. Once done, tap and hold the shortcut, then tap on the Share option.
  6. Now select Add to Home Screen option.
  7. That’s it.
  • On Android
WhatsApp Tips and Tricks
  1. Open WhatsApp Messenger on your Android smartphone.
  2. Now press and hold a chat you want to add on the home screen.
  3. Once selected, tap on the three dots option.
  4. Then tap on Add to the home screen.
  5. That’s it.

WhatsApp Widget on iPhone

If you’re an iPhone user, then I have a special tip for you, which will help you save some extra time while using WhatsApp. If your iPhone is running on iOS 14 or newer, then you can add the WhatsApp widget to the widgets area. After adding the WhatsApp widget, you can quickly check four chats by tapping on the chat shortcuts, along with the new status shared by your friends without opening WhatsApp. Here’s how you can add a WhatsApp widget to the Widgets area on your iPhone.

WhatsApp Tips and Tricks
  1. Unlock your iPhone.
  2. Swipe left to the home screen to go to the widgets page.
  3. Now tap on the Edit button at the bottom.
  4. Tap on Customise.
  5. Now scroll down a bit and tap on the Plus icon in front of WhatsApp.
  6. That’s it.

Search on the Web using WhatsApp

WhatsApp now supports web search, but at the time of writing, the feature is limited to Galaxy users only. If your own a Samsung Galaxy smartphone, then you can Search for images or anything you want on the web, without leaving WhatsApp. WhatsApp will use Outlook to search the term you entered. We can expect it will be available on other phones in the coming days.

If you own a Galaxy smartphone, then you can search by typing a text in the text area, then select the text, with the text selected tap on the three dots icon, now tap on Outlook. It will open Outlook inside WhatsApp Messenger with the query you entered in the text box. So, this is the last WhatsApp trick in the list of 56+ best WhatsApp tips and tricks.

WhatsApp Tips and Tricks You Need to Know

These are some mind-boggling WhatsApp tips and tricks you can use to make your WhatsApp experience better. That’s not all, there are other features you can use to get more out of WhatsApp, like, Disappearing Messages, Pin Favorite Chats, Hide Blue Tick in Privacy Settings, Reply to a particular message, and more.

If we miss listing your favorite WhatsApp Tips or Tricks in this list, then tell us in the comment section. Also, share this article with your friends.

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By Haneet Singh

Haneet is a passionate tech writer and a consumer. He loves tinkering with the newest tech - smartphones, wearables, laptops, smart TVs, and other smart home devices. For tips, you can connect Haneet at [email protected]

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