Is it possible that one of most used apps in the world have options that hardly anyone uses? This is the case of WhatsApp. It has very interesting functions and options that very few users are aware of today. We have taken a tour of the application to tell you 3 options that very few users use. They have been in the app for a long time and you will not find any of them swarming through their settings. They are slightly hidden options!
Interesting functions that you don’t use in WhatsApp
there is life in WhatsApp beyond the audios, stickers and temporary messages. The app hides some really cool features that a lot of people are missing. And we’re not talking about new things or newly arrived settings: the options that we’re going to tell you about today have been in the app for years.
They probably sound familiar to you, but so far you didn’t know how they were used. We tell you step by step so you don’t miss anything.
Read WhatsApp messages without entering the application
There are several ways to read WhatsApp messages without opening the application or the conversation. The simplest is from the notifications, although it is usually not very useful due to the limit of characters that are displayed.
The best way to do this is to add the whatsapp widget on your home screen. Yes, WhatsApp has a widget and it is really useful. This allows you read all individual or group conversations from its interface, without opening the app and without activating the double blue check in the sender.
You just have to have a blank page on the home screen, make a long press and enter ‘Widgets‘. Look for the WhatsApp ones and place the largest one. It will begin to load pending conversations and you can read them without entering the app.
Bold, italic or strikethrough on WhatsApp
Can change the Format of the letters is one of the most interesting options in WhatsApp, but hardly anyone uses it. It is normal, because to be able to do it you must know the trick, there is no option to activate or deactivate these formats.
to write on bold, italic or strikethrough you must place the text you want over two special characters. These are on your keyboard and are very easy to find. This is what you should do:
- Write in bold font: *text you want*
- Write in italics: _text you want_
- Write in
roofing: ~text of your choice~
Now you can give it a different format to messages that you send, above all, to the important ones in which you must highlight something with bold or italics.
Star WhatsApp messages
have you ever wanted save a message of a person or group to see later? When you go looking for it, you can’t find it or you spend several minutes browsing the conversation. WhatsApp thought about it many years ago and added the option to ‘star message‘.
You just have to press and hold the message and select the option ‘Stand out‘ with the star. It will instantly be saved to the ‘Featured Posts’ section that you can find in settings. In this way it will be much easier for you to find messages that at some point have seemed interesting to you.
Did you know these things about WhatsApp? Are you going to start using any of them?