25 WhatsApp tricks to help master the messaging app



WhatsApp is currently one of the world’s most popular messaging apps with an estimated 1.5 billion monthly active users. WhatsApp has added a lot of features to the app, so it can be a little difficult to find something specific that you need. This is where our WhatsApp tricks appear. We have been writing about WhatsApp for years and we have tutorials for almost all WhatsApp features and tricks. This includes many hidden features in WhatsApp and some basic ones that can be difficult to find when you need them the most. We have also covered some great WhatsApp tricks, like how to view WhatsApp messages deleted by others and how to record WhatsApp calls. In this article, we have compiled all our best WhatsApp tricks in one place. When you get to the end of this, you will know WhatsApp backwards. Well not as much as WhatsApp owner Facebook but definitely as good as anyone using WhatsApp.

You should also know that even though WhatsApp has a ton of features, there are plenty of improvements we’ve been wishing for. You can see them in the following video.

With that out of the way, let’s start with the best WhatsApp tricks.

The best WhatsApp tips and tricks

1. How to send a WhatsApp message without saving the number

It can be annoying that to send a message to someone on WhatsApp, you first need to add their number to the contacts. Well, by following a few simple steps in your phone’s browser, you can send text messages to anyone on WhatsApp without having to save their contact details. This is how you can do it.

2. How to share location on WhatsApp

WhatsApp allows you to share your location with participants in an individual or group chat. The function is useful. If you have gone out to meet your friends and want to tell them where to go, or if your mother wants to know where you are, you can quickly share your location through WhatsApp. Here we show you how you can use this function. You can also share your location live (it is constantly updated as you move) on WhatsApp. Check out the video below for that.

3. WhatsApp how to bold, underline and italicize the text

Using plain text on WhatsApp can be boring at times. Fortunately on WhatsApp, you can emphasize certain texts or phrases by formatting them in bold, italics or underlined. This is how you can use the function on your Android smartphone or iPhone.

WhatsApp allows its users to stop receiving messages, calls and status updates from certain contacts by blocking them. If you do this, the person you have blocked will not be able to see your last viewed and online information, making your life that much easier. This is how you can do it.

5. How to know if you are blocked on WhatsApp

When you send someone a message on WhatsApp and they don’t reply to your text message or your message doesn’t deliver, there is a chance that they are busy, right? Here we show you how you can find out if someone has blocked you on WhatsApp or not.

6. How to hide the last seen on WhatsApp

WhatsApp allows its users to hide the last thing they saw, which is very useful if they ignore someone and do not want them to know if they have seen your messages. Otherwise, if you want to keep your online time private on WhatsApp, you need to enable this feature. Here we show you how you can hide what you last saw on WhatsApp.

7. WhatsApp how to remove the blue mark

Read receipts or more popularly known as blue marks let you know if a recipient has seen your message or not. However, there is a way to get rid of these pesky blue ticks, but if you do this, you won’t be able to see the read receipts either. This is how you can remove blue marks on WhatsApp.

Automatic download of photos, videos, audio, etc. It can become a hassle because these media files not only clutter up your phone’s gallery and music player, but also consume a lot of storage and data. This is how you can prevent WhatsApp from automatically saving photos and audio on your phone.

9. How to make video calls on WhatsApp

WhatsApp allows you to make cross-platform video calls, whether you have an iPhone or an Android smartphone. These video calls are not only free, they are also end-to-end encrypted. This is how you can make WhatsApp video calls on your smartphone.

10. How to record WhatsApp calls on Android and iPhone

Recording phone calls is a relatively simple process, but how to record WhatsApp calls? Well, there is no easy method to record WhatsApp calls, but if you still want to do it, this is how you can record WhatsApp calls on Android phone or iPhone.

11. How to backup messages on WhatsApp

Anyone using WhatsApp has accidentally deleted messages at some point. Like photos, these conversations contain some valuable memories and it is indeed a tragedy when a person mistakenly deletes them. However, to avoid being in a situation like this, this is how you can make a backup on WhatsApp. In case you want to delete the messages sent on WhatsApp, check out the video below.

12. How to restore deleted WhatsApp messages

Have you ever accidentally deleted a WhatsApp chat and immediately regretted it? Wondering if there is a way to get it back? Don’t worry, this is how you can restore your deleted messages on WhatsApp.

13. How to see deleted messages on WhatsApp

Every time someone deletes a message on WhatsApp, in the chat it shows a message that says: “This message was deleted.” However, if you are using an Android smartphone, this is how you can view deleted messages on WhatsApp.

14. How to enable two-step verification on WhatsApp

With two-step verification enabled on your WhatsApp account, any attempt to verify your phone number on WhatsApp must be accompanied by the six-digit PIN that you created with this feature. You must use this function to keep your WhatsApp account safe. Here’s how you can enable two-step verification on WhatsApp.

15. How to run two WhatsApp accounts on one phone

If you have a dual SIM phone, you can use different SIM cards to make calls using separate numbers. But did you know that you can set up two WhatsApp accounts and use them on the same phone? If you are using an Android smartphone, this is how you can run two WhatsApp accounts on one phone.

16. How to create, edit, delete WhatsApp status updates

WhatsApp allows its users to express themselves by uploading photos, videos, GIFs, etc. They automatically disappear after 24 hours from the first post. This is how you can create, edit and delete WhatsApp status updates.

17. How to download the status video of WhatsApp

With the ability to post photos and videos as WhatsApp status, if you have an Android smartphone, you will be happy to know that you can also save WhatsApp status videos and photos. Here we show you how to download WhatsApp status photos and videos.

18. How to prevent someone from adding you to WhatsApp groups

WhatsApp groups are a very popular feature to keep in touch with friends and family from all over the world. However, one problem with this feature is that it allows random people to add others to random WhatsApp groups. Here we show you how you can prevent someone from adding you to WhatsApp groups.

19. How to configure fingerprint lock, face unlock on WhatsApp

You can protect your WhatsApp chats with the help of your biometric data, which means that anyone who tries to open WhatsApp on your phone will need your biometric data to do so. We show you how you can configure the fingerprint lock or face unlock for WhatsApp on your phone.

20. How to hide WhatsApp chats

Although WhatsApp chats are end-to-end encrypted, which means that your chat data is always protected and not shared with WhatsApp. But what happens when an intruder tries to spy on and read your WhatsApp messages? This is how you can hide your personal chats on WhatsApp.

21. How to enable dark mode on WhatsApp

Dark mode on WhatsApp gives you the option to change the app theme to something that minimizes eye strain, rather than a brighter background. This is especially useful in low light environments. This is how you can enable dark mode on WhatsApp.

22. How to create stickers on WhatsApp

WhatsApp offers a bunch of default stickers that you can use in your chat, but did you know that you can also create and send personalized stickers if you are using WhatsApp on an Android smartphone? Here we’ll explain to you how to do it.

23. How to download WhatsApp beta

WhatsApp relies on beta testers to test new features before implementing them in public through a software update. This allows the company to fix the issues and allows you to test the latest WhatsApp features even before its launch. The WhatsApp beta testing program for Android is an option, and this is how you can download WhatsApp beta on Android.

WhatsApp beta is also available for testing for iPhone users. However, installing it on an iPhone is not as easy as on an Android phone. If you’re still determined to go down that path, this is how you can download WhatsApp beta on an iPhone.

24. How to download your WhatsApp data

WhatsApp has a Request account information feature that allows you to create a detailed report of all information and settings (except media files) such as contacts, profile photos and groups. Here we show you how you can download the data that WhatsApp has about you.

25. How to delete the WhatsApp account

Have you ever had the feeling that you are tired of all the spam you receive on WhatsApp and want to delete the application once and for all? Here’s how to delete your WhatsApp account.

What is your favorite WhatsApp trick? Let us know through the comments.

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