WhatsApp is one of the most popular social media application used across the globe. Since its release, we have consistently seen a plethora of updates on the platform. WhatsApp consists of about 90 features which might be confusing to use. So, through this post, we want to share five WhatsApp tricks so that you can use this app in a better way.
The features that we will be discussing are available on WhatsApp and can be handy for those who are very frequent users of the application. These WhatsApp tricks are easy tricks and you must know about them.
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These are the 5 easiest WhatsApp Tricks of 2019
1. Sharing WhatsApp Story as Facebook Story
Most of us share our day to day stuff like a story or a status on WhatsApp. The story is shown for 24 hours and then it’s automatically gets deleted. But, we can directly share our WhatsApp story on Facebook. So, sharing your WhatsApp status as your Facebook status is the easiest trick on the application. While uploading a new story, now you get an option on WhatsApp to share it as a Facebook story. Tap on the option and your photo or video will be shared as your Facebook Story.
2. Able to read Messages without turning off Read-Receipt Feature
Privacy is the priority of WhatsApp. Therefore, we have a feature to hide our last seen and turning off read receipts. However, this might be annoying for your contacts still many users prefer to do this. But, you can read messages without turning off the read receipt feature on WhatsApp. To perform this trick, you need to turn your flight mode on, then read the messages. Once done, turn flight mode off and remove WhatsApp from your recent apps section. Using these WhatsApp tricks, the messages will appear unread to the sender.
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3. WhatsApp tricks for converting Video files into GIFs
Do you know that WhatsApp in-built camera lets you take photos and videos and send them to their contacts? I hope yes but I guarantee that many of you are not aware of another feature. This feature is WhatsApp built-in GIF tool. Yes, using this, you can make GIFs directly on WhatsApp without any third-party app.
If you want to use this feature then simply record a video, then select the GIF icon on the top right corner of the app. In addition to this, you can even choose the duration of the clip for your GIF.
Steps for Creating GIFs using WhatsApp
- To create a GIF open WhatsApp and then any conversation to which you want to send the GIF.
- Then tap on the attachment icon and select gallery.
- From the gallery, select a video which you want to create a GIF.
- Once you select the clip, it will appear in a video editor.
- Note that you can make a GIF of 6 seconds duration only.
- Trim the video by tapping on the camcorder icon at the top right corner and you are done. If you want to make any changes in the video you can do that also.
Congratulation! you have successfully converted your video into a GIF format.
4. Changing of fonts, Italicize, Strikethrough Features
This is one of those WhatsApp tricks that you will find the most interesting to do. You can change the fonts of the texts, do it italics, bold or put a strikethrough. For making your texts bold, put an asterisk at the start and end of the word or letter. To italicize, insert underscore. Fo strikethrough on your text, insert the tilde symbol at the start and end of your text. As soon as you do this, changes will be visible before sending the texts.
5. Star Your Important messages for Future Reference
Every day we do a lot of chatting from several contacts. With so many messages being shared, it is difficult to find important chats in emergencies. So, WhatsApp gives you a feature to star your messages and separate for future reference. If you consider some messages are important, star them. For starting a message simply long-press the desired message and tap on the star icon shown above.