WhatsApp offers many features, and the messaging platform has recently added quite a few features. Chances are that you are not aware of some of the tricks, so we have created a list of features you can try right now. Some of these features will also improve your messaging. Read on to find out more.
Use WhatsApp on multiple devices without your main phone
Whatsapp launched beta program for multiple devices, which is visible in Settings> Related Section. This allows WhatsApp users to use linked companion devices without leaving their phones connected. You can link up to four devices to your account, including browsers and other devices. It should be noted that you will be able to use WhatsApp Web, Desktop, and Portal even if your primary phone does not have an active Internet connection. However, if the main device remains disconnected for more than 14 days, the associated devices will be automatically disconnected.
Create custom stickers in the app
WhatsApp now lets you create your own custom u stickersSing the newly added sticker maker. This feature is readily available and can be found in the platform’s stickers section. You just need to open any WhatsApp chat, click the paperclip icon, and then click the “Sticker” again. Then you can upload a photo to create your sticker. WhatsApp lets you add an outline, crop a photo to a sticker, and add emojis, stickers or text to it. The feature is currently available for the web version of WhatsApp, and the company plans to release a custom sticker feature for the desktop version in the coming weeks.
Download all WhatApp images directly to your PC
If you received a bunch of images on WhatsApp and want to save them directly to your PC without doing any additional steps, you can do it using WhatsApp Web. Just open the WhatsApp web link on your PC or laptop and enter any chat. Click the sender’s name or the group’s name and the platform will show you the media section. After that, hover your cursor over the photo, click on the checkmark and select all the photos, after which you can upload them.
View Once Media
WhatsApp has Viewing the Once Media Functionwhich basically disappears when the recipient opens it and leaves the chat. The feature was launched in August this year, and WhatsApp has confirmed that any photos or videos you send using View Once will not be saved to the recipient’s photos or gallery.
But you will need to choose one time media view every time you want to send one time photo or video view. It should be noted that after you submit a photo or video for one-time viewing, WhatsApp will not be able to show it again. In addition to this, the platform will not allow you to forward, save, tag or share photos or videos that were sent or received using the View Once function. You can only see if the recipient has opened a photo or video for one-time viewing if they have read receipts turned on.
There are times when you don’t want to see WhatsApp message notifications. You can do this by going to Settings> Notifications> Disable Use High Priority Notifications. Once you disable this, your smartphone will not show WhatsApp notifications at the top of the notification menu. You can also visit your phone’s settings section and turn off notifications for WhatsApp. After that, your device will never display WhatsApp notifications and you will have to open the app to check your messages.
By default, WhatsApp automatically downloads images over the cellular network. If you are in a group that is sending a lot of unnecessary images and videos, you can turn off the auto upload feature to save space on your smartphone, which is better than cleaning up your storage every day. To set up automatic uploads of photos, videos, or audio, you can simply go to WhatsApp> click the three dots button> Settings> Storage & Data> Auto Upload Media. Here you can choose when WhatsApp should automatically download media.