WhatsApp has been there for over a decade and has convinced more than two billion people to use the app. It is currently one of the most widely used cross-platform messaging applications worldwide. The company has been able to achieve such popularity only by introducing new features almost every month. This makes people stick with WhatsApp instead of downloading other feature-packed apps. As updates arrive, people generally don’t notice a few small changes that can actually come in handy. So here are some tips and tricks that can make your WhatsApp chat experience that much better.
Share high-quality photos
WhatsApp, as a platform, is widely used to share images. To save some storage, the app automatically compresses the images when we share them. While they most often look great, there are times when you need to share the best quality images with friends or family. In situations like these, you can use a simple trick to send high quality images on WhatsApp. When attaching the images, instead of clicking the Gallery option, tap the Documents option. Here, tap “Find other documents” and then you can see the latest images in one place. Basically, it will send these images as documents forcing WhatsApp to use the full size instead of compressing it.
Delete all media at once from selected groups or chats
We all have at least one group where group members continue to send multimedia files. If you have automatic download enabled, this will quickly consume your smartphone’s storage. Deleting these media files one by one may also seem like a burden. Fortunately, there is a simple WhatsApp trick that can come to your rescue.
WhatsApp basically allows users to delete media or text messages from a particular chat at once. To do this, head to WhatsApp Settings> Data & Storage usage> Storage usage. Once you load all the chats, you can also see which one is taking up the most space on your phone. Now tap a chat to see if the photos or videos are consuming space. Now, tap on Free up storage option and select the type of media you want to remove.
Record long-lasting voice memos
Recording long-lasting voice memos on WhatsApp can be a bit cumbersome due to the fact that the user has to press and hold the microphone button while speaking. If you haven’t already noticed, the company recently added an option to block the voice memo recording button. This basically means that you can have WhatsApp record the voice memo without holding down the microphone option. This can be done by first tapping and holding the voice memo option and then sliding it up.
Hide WhatsApp photos, videos from gallery
We often hand our phones over to friends or family to view some photos or videos in the gallery. However, in the process of sliding here and there, they may come across something you don’t want them to see. This generally occurs when a ton of unwanted WhatsApp media files land in your gallery. This also fills up your gallery with all the “Good morning” messages and other multimedia files.
To fix this, users can always hide WhatsApp media from gallery app. To do this, go to WhatsApp and open the chat in which you want to disable the function. Touch the chat / group name> Media visibility> No. Once done, the media files received in the particular chat or group will be hidden from your phone gallery.
Export chats as email
When we switch from Android to iOS or vice versa, we often lose our WhatsApp chats. But there are times when you want at least one important chat. To your rescue, export comes as an email function. Go to WhatsApp Settings> Chats> Chat History> Export Chat. Select the chat and then you can email the chat log with or without media files.
Latest technology news
Fight against coronavirus: full coverage