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Nine shocking things you don’t know how to do in WhatsApp

Things you don’t know in WhatsApp

Introduction

WhatsApp is one of the biggest social media out there, probably among the second after Facebook if you ask me to rate it. So because it is updated monthly there are probably things you don’t know in WhatsApp.

 WhatsApp is more like a primary social media that brings you closer to your friends and family unlike others that are relatively broad and you meet with strangers daily.

But there are things you don’t know you can do it WhatsApp and that is what am about to bring to your notice, because the WhatsApp application is updated every month and new features, emoji etc are added. You might probably think it is the same as six months ago.

Some of us might notice the emoji because we use it to text our friends and family or even business partners.

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Some of us don’t really checkout what came along with the newly updated WhatsApp that we just installed from Google Playstore when it ask us to update WhatsApp.

First is the fingerprint lock

With this features you can lock your WhatsApp with a finger print lock without asking a third party application to do so.

 If you use the finger print type of phone, then you can immediately activate this feature and set the   time frame for locking your WhatsApp application thereby increase your privacy.

This might be one of the Things you don’t know in WhatsApp, now let’s look at the steps.

Steps to do this

  1. Click on the three dots lines located at the top right corner of your WhatsApp
  2. Select settings and click on Account and click on Privacy.
  3. On the privacy option, scroll to the last part and select fingerprint lock.
  4. Click the button to enable, Input your fingerprint when it ask you to and set time frame for automatic lock.

Second is the dark theme option

Things you don’t know in WhatsApp

Well this features is not for you if you are above 30 :), well I was kidding, it just depend on how you like styles, you might be 16 and still don’t like this feature but like I said, it all depends on how well you like styling.

This might also be among the things you don’t know in WhatsApp, let’s dive in.

Personally, I changed my personal WhatsApp theme from light to dark so that I won’t get things mixed up when using my WhatsApp business account.

I had two WhatsApp account on my phone (WhatsApp Business and my Personal account) so changing theme was the best option that really help me know which particular WhatsApp I was on because operating them can be really confusing.

This feature helps you to change the skin of your WhatsApp to black. For me it sounds cool in fact that is what I’m using. If you want to check it out see steps below.

Steps to do this

  1. Click on the three dots lines located at the top right corner of your WhatsApp
  2. Select settings and click on Chat
  3. Locate and click on Theme.
  4. The Theme Option will appear then select Dark

Third is how to change your chat wallpaper to solid colors

This might sound a bit weird because many of us know that this feature has been in WhatsApp since like forever, but before you crucify me am going to tell you why I included it.

I included it because the black solid colour work well with changing the theme of your WhatsApp.

(To be compatible with Dark Theme chose the black solid colour)

Steps to do this

  1. Click on the three dots lines located at the top right corner of your WhatsApp
  2. Select settings and click on Chat
  3. Locate and click on Wallpaper.
  4. On the options; click Solid Colors then select black color

Four is achieving Chats

Things you don’t know in WhatsApp

You might probably don’t know about this option but this in my own way of creating a private chat dimension.

Because chats that are achieved will end up in your achieved list and will totally not be among your default chat list.

Achieved chats are more like important chats or maybe you want to use your achieved chat list for only families or friends or colleague or business partners etc. any category you wish.

This should definitely be among the things you don’t know in WhatsApp.

Steps to do this

  1. Click and hold on a chat to select it.
  2. On the options that appears on the top pane, click the achieve Icon.

Steps to view achieved chats

Things you don’t know in WhatsApp
  • Scroll to the button list of your recent chats.
  • You will see the archived option click on it to open achieved list.

Steps to unachieved a chat

Things you don’t know in WhatsApp
  • Click and hold on a chat to select it.
  • On the options that appears on the top pane, click the unachieved Icon.

Fifth is Muting a Group or chat.

Groups can be frustrating when it is active, a lot of messages will be popping on your notifications, sounds and vibrations will disturb your activities, this is especially so if you are not among those people chatting on the group.

But you just can’t exist the group because maybe you are learning a lot of things from there or maybe it is just a group that consists of your friends (maybe get-together), colleagues, classmates/course mates etc.

You feel like the disturbance is too much and wish you could just quite but it is just outside the option.

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Did you know that you can actually mute that group and those notifications, sounds and vibrations won’t disturb you?

You will see that there are messages on the group quite alright but you won’t be notified again.

You can; at your convenient time check on those messages.

These are the steps to do this

  1. Click and hold on a group to select it.
  2. On the options that appears on the top pane, click the mute Icon.

The Sixth is Reporting a Contact

Things you don’t know in WhatsApp

You might think this sound malicious but it actually do, but it doesn’t if you use it on the right contacts, many people don’t know that they can actually report fraudulent activities on WhatsApp.

They are internet fraudsters everywhere and any of them can contact you and tell you things you know it’s actually scam.

The best thing to do is block such contacts but you can report them so that WhatsApp we block them from using their App.

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In doing so, you have save countless from frustration because you might have figured out their intentions but others won’t.

In fact if fact if WhatsApp don’t want to track such people why put it as a feature?

Now these are the steps to do this.

  1. Click a contact to get details
  2. Scroll to the last option to select Report Contact.

Seventh: Block a particular contact from viewing your statuses.

Things you don’t know in WhatsApp

This might be a little sneaky but hey! You want your space and privacy so why not restrict some people from viewing your statuses.

Apart from what I just wrote here, you might have been reading how WhatsApp TVs are always announcing you to block them from viewing your statues.

You can use this step and block such contacts.

Steps to do this

  1. Click on the three dots lines located at the top right corner of your WhatsApp
  2. Select settings and click on Account and click on Privacy.
  3. On the privacy option, click on my status.
  4. On the option select the type of restriction you need (My Contacts except…)

The number Eight is using WhatsApp Web.

With this feature you can easily connect your phone WhatsApp to a computer browser that is you can use WhatsApp with your PC (Computer System).

Surprised right? This might be one of the things you don’t know in WhatsApp.

Steps

  1. Click on the three dots lines located at the top right corner of your WhatsApp
  2. Select WhatsApp Web
  3. Go to WhatsApp Web
  4. Scan your phone to the code displayed on your web browser

The number Nine is pinning a group or chat

This feature will help you pin a chat or group that you find important, pinned chats or group are always at the top of recent chats so that you can easily use it without scrolling through recent chats.

Three (3) Chats or Group is the maximum number WhatsApp will allow a user to pin.

These are the steps to do this

  1. Click and hold on a group to select it.
  2. On the options that appears on the top pane, click the pin Icon.

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Conclusion

With these few highlights, I am sure you must have learn some few things because these are most of the questions people have been asking while using their WhatsApp Application.

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