WhatsApp is no wonder the leading messaging application that almost reduced the importance of SMS. Here are 50 top WhatsApp tips and tricks you can follow.
- 1 Find out who you talked the most
- 2 WhatsApp Stickers
- 3 GIF messages
- 4 Send Animated Emojis
- 5 WhatsApp Payments
- 6 WhatsApp Group calls
- 7 Disable Blue ticks
- 8 WhatsApp Business:
- 9 Dismiss as group Admin
- 10 Hide Profile Picture
- 11 Media Visibility
- 12 Share live location
- 13 Bold text
- 14 Italicized text
- 15 Strikethrough text
- 16 Quote message in your response
- 17 Downloads via Mobile data
- 18 Request your account info
- 19 Email chat logs
- 20 WhatsApp data usage
- 21 Storage breakdown by contact
- 22 Clear storage by contact
- 23 Two-Step verification
- 24 Find who read your group message
- 25 Add contact to home screen
- 26 Block contacts
- 27 View list of blocked contacts
- 28 Custom notifications
- 29 Use WhatsApp on PC
- 30 Mute Group chats
- 31 Mute contacts
- 32 Share files between PC and phone
- 33 Beta Access
- 34 Profile Photo visibility
- 35 Last seen status
- 36 Hide Status
- 37 Delete sent message
- 38 Use Enter key to send messages
- 39 Starred messages
- 40 Inform all contacts about number change
- 41 Save video status of someone
- 42 Use Dual WhatsApp
- 43 Popup notifications
- 44 High priority notifications
- 45 Edit photos and videos
- 46 Compress Images
- 47 Mark all read
- 48 Backup WhatsApp
- 49 Restore WhatsApp backup
- 50 Recover WhatsApp chat from old Backups
Find out who you talked the most
Go to Settings > Data > Storage Usage. You will find a
You can use WhatsApp stickers to express your feelings in moreanimated fashion. Go to a contact and in chat window, click emoji icon, then you see sticker icon in the bottom. Choose the stickers icon to download selectstickers and use them.
You can send GIF messages selected from WhatsApp GIF library. Go to a contact and in
Send Animated Emojis
Only one emoji works in an animated fashion. Choose the Big red heart Emoji and send it.
WhatsApp support payments made major banks in India. This feature is in beta stage in India and expected to roll out to all users in coming months.
Find out how to use this feature in this post How To Send And Receive Money through WhatsApp Payments
WhatsApp Group calls
Go to ‘Add participant’ at the top right corner of your screen and make group calls. Try WhatsApp group call next time with your group of friends.
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Disable Blue ticks
Tap settings and go to account. Select the privacy option. Disable the Read Receipts option. The person you are chatting with will not be able to check whether you have read the message or not.
Do you know you can create a separate account you’re your business on WhatsApp? Download WhatsApp for business from play store or app store.
Dismiss as group Admin
If you are not happy with the Group Admin, then officially dismiss him/her from being one. Long press Admin from the ‘Group
Hide Profile Picture
Go to Account Settings | Privacy | Profile Photo and tap on the ‘Nobody’ option and then, the profile picture will no longer be visible to yourcontacts.
Tap contact info option and go to the ‘Media Visibility’ option. Tap No if you want to hide downloaded media from that particular chat.
Go to the ‘Attachment menu’ and click on the Location option and share your live location for 15 minutes, 1 hour or 8 hours.
Put an asterisk (*) at the beginning and end of the desired word or sentence and you can make it bold. For example, type *cool*
Use an underscore (_) instead of the desired text to make it italicized.Example type _cool_
To strike through text, add a tilde (~) to the beginning and end of the desired passage. Example type ~cool~
Quote message in your response
Hold down on the desired message, then tap the arrow icon that points to the left. From here, you can compose your response with the quoted message attached for all to see.
Downloads via Mobile data
Tap on Settings | Data and storage usage | Media auto download. Tap when using mobile data option. Check or uncheck the downloading of photos, audio, videos and documents via mobile data.
Request your account info
You can request your account info from WhatsApp. This doesn’t include your messages though. visit Settings> Account > Request account info, then tap “request report.” It takes between two and three days to get the report.
Email chat logs
You can email chat logs to yourself or someone else. Tap on Settings and go to Chats | Chat history, then tap Email chat.
WhatsApp data usage
Worried about your data usage? You can check how much data used on WhatsApp. Tap on settings | Data and Storage | Network usage. Find data usage related to Google Drive, roaming, WhatsApp calls, status updates, messages and overall usage. Downside is Wi-
Storage breakdown by contact
Allows you to view the storage used by each contact. Tap on Settings | Data and Storage Usage |Storage Usage to find out breakdown by each contact.
Clear storage by contact
Concerned about storage becoming full? You can view the storage breakdown by contact and then clear unwanted media or files from select contacts. Tap on Settings | Data andStorage Usage | Storage Usage, then
Concerned about security? You can enable two-step verification which will ask for
Find who read your group message
You can see whether someone in your group read your message or not. Hold down on to your message in the group to highlight it, then tap the three-dot menu and choose info.
Add contact to home screen
Do you frequently chat with a specific person? You can easily add this contact to your home screen as a shortcut. Open the contact in WhatsApp, then tap the three-dot menu in
Block annoying contacts with single tap. Open the contact in WhatsApp, then tap the three-dot menu in top right corner. Go to More | Block.
View list of blocked contacts
To view the list of blocked contacts, tap on settings | Account | privacy, then scroll down to messaging section and tap blocked contacts.
You can create a custom notification for a contact. Open the contact from chats and tap on the name to open the profile. Scroll down to choose custom notifications.
Use WhatsApp on PC
You can use WhatsApp on
Mute Group chats
Head to the Group Info and scroll down to the ‘Mute chat’ option. You can mute notifications from a particular group for a duration of eight hours, one week or a whole year.
Not just group chats, you can mute chats from specific contacts. Open contact and tap on name to open the profile and scroll down to Mute notifications.
Download WhatsApp web. Create a group with another contact and then delete that contact so the group remains. You can then transfer files to this group so you can download on desktop.
Can’t wait for the new features until released? You can sign up for beta access to get a preview of new features once your access is approved. Visit WhatsApp page on Google play store and scroll down for become a betatester section in the bottom.
Profile Photo visibility
You can hide the profile photo from everyone or choose to show only to your contacts. Tap on settings | Account | Privacy and tap on profile photo to select the option.
Last seen status
Do you want to hide when you were last seen? Simply tap on settings | Account | Privacy and tap on last seen to choose the option.
Simply hide your status message by tapping on settings | Account | Privacy and then choose Status to select the desired option.
Delete sent message
Did you mistakenly send a message to
Use Enter key to send messages
Go to Settings | Chats | Enter
You can bookmark any message in a chat to view all starred messages in one place. To do this, press and hold on any message in a chat window and select the star icon. Go back to main app window and tap on three dots on top and then tap on starred messages.
Inform all contacts about number change
You changed your number and you have to inform all your contacts of your number change. You can do this easily during the process of change number option on WhatsApp. Tap on settings | Account | change number, click next after entering your new number and mark notify everyone option.
Save video status of someone
when you watch the video status, it will be saved automatically to your phone. Open the file manager and select show hidden file fromToggle menu. After doing this browse File Manager| WhatsApp | Media | status.
that status to anywhere else.
Use Dual WhatsApp
In some phones like Vivo, there is a clone option available to easily create multiple WhatsApp accounts. Simply press and hold on primary WhatsApp icon on the phone that will enable + sign. Tap the + sign to create another account.
If your phone doesn’t support cloning function, use parallel space app on android to create multiple accounts.
Would you like to receive notifications as pop up messages? Simply tap on settings | notifications and go to popup notification. Choose Popup when Phone is on or when
High priority notifications
Do you want to hide the preview of messages in notifications menu of your phone? Tap on settings | notifications and unmark use high priority notifications.
Edit photos and videos
You can edit your photos and videos before sending them to the contact.
You can simply send the image to your dual WhatsApp account that will compress the image automatically. Alternatively, you can send it to your friend and in turn your friend can resend it to you.
Mark all read
Do you have many messages lying unread and want to clean up by marking all read? Simple. Go to
You can download WhatsApp to your local phone storage or to Google Drive. Setup the backup by going to Settings | Chats | Chat Backup. Setup the schedule for backup to Google Drive.
Restore WhatsApp backup
You want to restore your backup to your new phone or existing phone? Simply sign in the same email account used for WhatsApp google drive backup,
Recover WhatsApp chat from old Backups
- Uninstall WhatsApp.
- Open the WhatsApp database or backup folder.
- Identify the backup you want to restore
- Rename that file from“msgstore-YYYY-MM-DD.1.db.crypt7” to msgstore.db.crypt7”.
- Install WhatsApp. When asked to restore, tap Restore.
- You can find the WhatsApp backup files from WhatsApp databases folder. The files will be saved with names like “