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WhatsApp Top Tips and Tricks – Get The Most Of This Messaging App

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We’re pretty sure that everyone who owns a smartphone or uses the internet, already knows about WhatsApp. This awesome application can be installed on smartphones running on a variety of platforms and the Voice Calling, one of the latest features that have been brought to WhatsApp, is currently available for Android, iOS and BlackBerry 10.

Creating A Homescreen Shortcut

We’re sure that you have some WhatsApp friends that you chat with everyday. You will be able to set a homescreen shortcut for each friend or group chat you want, so that you can access it directly from the homescreen. When you will tap on the homescreen shortcut, the WhatsApp application will start and it will open the chatroom with that specific user or group.

To create a homescreen shortcut, open WhatsApp and tap on the “Chats” tab. Tap and hold on the conversation that you want to create a shortcut and when the list of options appears, select “Add conversation shortcut”.

Sending Private Messages In Bulk (Like BCC On Emails)

On WhatsApp, you are able to send a message to multiple contacts. To do this, tap on the Option button (the three-dots icon located on the right-top side) and select “New broadcast”. After that, enter the names of all the contacts you want to send the private message to and select “Create”. Finally, write your message and it will be sent to all the contacts you’ve selected.

Hiding Last Seen, Status and Profile Photo

Privacy is one of the most important things that everyone cares about. This is the reason why not everyone will want to leave public their Last Seen, Status or Profile Photo. Tap on the Option button and select Settings->Accounts->Privacy and set Last Seen, Status and Profile photo to “Nobody” or “My Contacts” rather than leave it to “Everyone”.

Getting Desktop Notifications For WhatsApp Chats

In order to use get the WhatsApp Desktop notifications, you will need to use the WhatsApp Web Chrome extension. After that, you will also have to install an add-on called WAToolkit and after that, you will notice a new icon in your browser toolbar. By moving your mouse cursor over it, you will see the most recent received message and by right clicking it, you will see more options.

In addition, the WAToolkit will also notify you if you receive new messages on your desktop, even when Chrome is not running.

Muting Group Chats

We’re sure that you’ve joined many group chats on WhatsApp. However, there are always some annoying group chats, where people usually send annoying messages every now and then. You will most likely want to mute these kinds of groups by tapping on the Chats tab and select the Group you want to mute. Once you have that specific Group open, go to Options->Mute and select for how much time you want to mute that group.