Whatsapp’s recent launch of its new desktop app has added a list of new things that users can do. However, it seems that users are not using the existing mobile application to its fullest.
Here is a list of tips and tricks that you may not have known exist.
1. Bold, italics, strike-through
To bold, simply add (*) to the beginning and end of the word. Similarly, you can italicise by adding (_) to the beginning and the end and strike a word by adding (~).
2. No more Blue ticks
After opening settings on the app go to account and then privacy. Uncheck the ‘read receipts’. However, this trick has a drawback which is that you won’t be able to see if people have read your messages either.
3. You can also save your chat history
After opening settings in the application, go to chats and then chat backup. Configure your chat settings so that the backup frequency is either weekly or monthly, and you can also tick ‘include videos’.
4. Send a giant heart
This is a better known trick on the list, yet it’s worth mentioning. After typing the heart emoji send the message without including anything else.
5. Change your Whatsapp wallpaper
This one is rather simple. To change the wallpaper, go to settings, chats and wallpaper and change it to an image of your choice.