Do You Know These 4 Secret WhatsApp Features

You may be actively using whatsapp for some years now but I bet you that there are still features you never new existed on the chatting platform. At the moment, WhatsApp has over 1 Billion active users worldwide, hence making it worlds most popular Instant Messaging app. It's available both on Android, iOS and Blackberry but unfortunately, BB users were stripped off of the app recently.

Maybe you have read similar articles previously but I'm sure you may not have come across some of these hidden features I will unveil here for you.

As a matter of fact, I have 4 hidden whatsapp features that will wow you. Relax and read them below.


1. How To Know Who Has Read Your Message In A Group Chat:
Of course you may be familiar with the trick on how to know who read you message in private but what about group chat?
This one is a tricky one. We often get frustrated when we pass a message in a group and no one responds. But with this feature, you can tell who and who has read your group message.

This is how it is done, Press and hold the message you have sent and tap the ‘i’ button on the top on Android (‘info’ on an iPhone). The app will then show you all the people from the group who have read that particular message and the time they read it.

2. Send Gifs In A Jiffy
Graphic Interchange Format (GIF) is a feature that is fast becoming popular. Some people now prefer the use of GIFs instead of emoji. On Telegram for instance, GIFs are more popularly used maybe because there are many options available in the platform for users to select from.

Also whatsapp now has its own pre-installed GIFs. You don’t have to search the internet for appropriate GIFs. WhatsApp has its own collection of GIFs.

To use a GIF on whatsapp, simply hit the ‘+’ sign, go to Photo & Video Library. See that magnifying glass icon next to GIF?, tap that and you’ll find a collection powered by Tenor (or the smiley face on Android and click on GIF down). Don’t see what you need? Just tap the search bar to look for the GIF that perfectly sums up your feelings.

3. Find Out Who You Chat With The Most
With this trick, you will know the people you spend more time chatting with. Just in case your boyfriend accuses you of chatting with other people more than you do with him.

All you need to do is simple. Go to Settings > Data and Storage Usage > Storage Usage and you’ll see a list of your most important groups and contacts ranked according to the data you’ve expended on them.

4. Find Out The Real Location Of Someone
Last year, WhatsApp introduced location sharing features which allows you or your friend to easily share your current location via chat with the help of the inbuilt map on whatsapp. To avoid getting duped again, insist that the contact shares their current location with you by tapping on the arrow icon next to the text box and then Share Location.

There’s also a way of preventing them from manually entering their location. The way the location appears is a clue. If it’s a real GPS-based location, the location share will appear as a dropped pin, but if it’s a location they entered, its address will appear beside the dropped pin.

These are some of the hidden features on whatsapp. For more features, you can check the [whatsapp post because information is power.

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