5 little-known tips on WhatsApp to make your life easier

There are a few tips on WhatsApp to make using the mobile application even more user-friendly.

Using WhatsApp is one thing. Knowing the tips to get the most out of it is another. There are several features in this instant messenger, but not everyone is familiar with it. We had the idea of ​​a small guide to point out the options that could make your use of the platform much more user-friendly.

How to share your location in real time on WhatsApp

Need to meet someone in the crowd? WhatsApp provides a tool that uses your geolocation to indicate where you are. By clicking on the icon showing a paperclip, you can send your location and set the duration of the sharing – which can be stopped at any time. Information is only shared with members of the current conversation.

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The main settings to remember.

Format text

You write your messages on WhatsApp, but did you know that you can format them with a few symbols? Four formatting is possible: bolding, italics, strikethrough and monospace. It is enough just to include certain symbols at the beginning and at the end of the words, the expressions or the sentences which you want to present differently. Here are the codes:

  • Underscore : _allows you to write in italics_
  • Asterisk: *allows you to write in bold*
  • Tilde : ~allows to write in strikethrough~
  • Reverse apostrophe: « `𝚙𝚎𝚛𝚖𝚎𝚝 𝚍’𝚎́𝚌𝚛𝚒𝚛𝚎 𝚎𝚗 𝚖𝚘𝚗𝚘𝚜𝚙𝚊𝚌𝚎« `

Change your wallpaper on WhatsApp

It is possible to liven up your conversations on WhatsApp by applying a wallpaper per discussion. Click on the vertical ellipses and then on the corresponding line. All you have to do is choose from a selection of funds offered by instant messaging, or you can also browse the gallery in your smartphone if you have better.

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You can beautify your instant messaging. // Source: WhatsApp

Send ephemeral messages and photos

If you see the principle of Snapchat, you know the idea of ​​ephemeral messages and photos: you send a piece of content to someone and it disappears at your home and at home after a period of time you choose. Be careful not to do anything, however. Indeed, a screenshot could cause some problems. But it is a useful option for removing very punctual and trivial information.

WhatsApp has taken over a feature that helped Snapchat’s success.

Bookmark messages

WhatsApp can put aside a list of messages that you like. You just have to do a long press on the message of your choice to bring up several options at the top of the screen. You will see a star: tap it and that’s it! The list of favored messages can be accessed by pressing “Important messages”, via the menu (the vertical ellipses).

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