WhatsApp is an instant messaging app that works on almost all mobile platforms.
It has completely changed the way people communicate through their phones. It allows its users to send unlimited text messages, images, audio files, and even make free calls for free. With over 800 million active users, WhatsApp is without doubt the king of messaging apps, at the moment. Here are a few things that you might not know about the IM application.
Send Location information to others
We all know that meeting up with people can be a pain in the behind, especially if you are not sure where the people you want to meet are located. Fortunately, WhatsApp allows you to send your location information to your friends. The info can even be shared with multiple contacts at the same time.
Recover Deleted Messages
WhatsApp usually saves your chat messages on your SD card so that you can easily find them should anything happen to your account. There are many reasons that can make your WhatsApp messages disappear. Also, WhatsApp saves your messages in the cloud. When you uninstall and reinstall your app, it will ask you whether you want to restore your chat history.
Control your data plan
When you are relying on your cell phone carrier data plan, every penny counts. You do not want to spend lots of money from sending stupid pictures, screenshots or memes of everything you come across. There is a way to make sure large files won’t consume the remaining data you may have in your plan. You can prevent this by going to the Settings and change the settings for how you want your received images, videos or audio files to be downloaded. If you do not want to use your data plan, choose Wi-Fi. You can also choose to turn off Auto-Download.
Find out where your friend is
A person can cheat you he or she is on the way when in reality she is in bed. If you do not want to be duped again, ask your contact to share his or her current location with you. However, you need to be very careful as he or she can manually enter their location. Fortunately, there is a way to prevent this.
Check the way the location appears. If they entered the location, the location they share will appear beside the dropped pin. If it is a real GOS-based location then it will appear as a dropped pin.
Sometimes you may want to send a message to more than one person. The good news is that WhatsApp broadcast feature lets you send a message to many people at once.
WhatsApp has also made it easy for a large group of people to chat. This feature is ideal for business partners, schoolmates, family and friends.