For all the Smartphone users, WhatsApp is certainly not a new app for them. They use it all day in and day out. This instant messaging application is popular for its simplicity of its use and has more than 900 million users all across the world. You use this application to share pictures, videos and text messages along with having free voice calls. It can be used for a variety of mobile operating systems including Windows, Android, iOS or Blackberry. There are loads of features which make this application interesting however, are still many that remain hidden or secret that would be interesting to explore. Have a look at the following unknown or secret features of this application as enlisted as under:
Creating home screen shortcuts
There is no doubt to the fact that you can chat with one person at least on a daily basis. If you are chatting with him on her on a regular basis you can have this contact a simple click away with one of this feature available at WhatsApp. Just find a contact on your WhatsApp chats and then press it long to get more number of options. Now, you just have to top over the Add conversation shortcut and instantly you would appear the WhatsApp shortcut over your home screen.
Private message to multiple contacts
If you want to communicate with multiple users in groups, you can easily do so. But this feature is a type of public as everyone in the group will be able to get to see the message you would require for few members of the group. However, you can find out a way out to this that comes in the form of broadcasting. At the top of the WhatsApp Chats window (open one), you need to tap over the three dots and then click over the New broadcast. In the page that is seen showing up you need to enter the names of the people whom you are keen to send out the private message over the tap called Create. All you now need to do is to compose the message and it will get forwarded to all the people in the listed contacts.
Hide WhatsApp last seen, status update and profile photo
If you feel that there is some violation in your privacy, you can find out the way out over the WhatsApp for you. All you need to know the feature, which can be found under the “Settings>Accounts>Privacy” option, wherein you have the option of changing the settings to the required privacy options. However, keep in mind that you now have to hide your last seen on WhatsApp, which you will also not be able reflect to your friends that were last seen to your friends.
Mute group conversations
In a group the conversation is often noisy and it takes long time to settle down. If you are disturbed with the noisy interactions, you can easily get rid of the same. All you need to do is to get rid of the same by clicking over the option called Mute over the pop up menu. All you have to do is to select the time frame and you get things done right on time.
Enable desktop notifications
WhatsApp can be called as a mobile phone-based messaging app. But it can even enabled over the desktops so as to reduce the reliance much over the smartphones for WhatsApp chatting purposes. By using the WhatsApp Web, you can easily get desktop notifications of all your messages.
These are some of the key and interesting features to explore at your WhatsApp tool. You can further explore more such features, keep on exploring.