Whatsapp is the undoubtedly the best messaging app ever made. Since, the time when Facebook bought Whatsapp for 19 billion dollars, it became very popular. The popularity of this app can be measured by the fact that most of the people having android phones use Whatsapp. Basically, Whatsapp operates under a subscription-based model which requires a little 0.99 USD (Rs. 55) per year for using it. Also, when you sign up for the first time you get your first year free. So, it means that you have a year to test and utilize its service.
So, now I am going to list down some less-known but useful Whatsapp tips and tricks. Read below.
1) Password Protect Your Whatsapp
A very less number of people actually know about this. There isn’t any inbuilt feature in the app for protecting Whatsapp using password but we can do this using a third party app called ChatLock+. It is an app which helps in password protecting your Whatsapp. You can download this app from play store. Click Here for the direct link.
2) Send PDF, ZIP and APK Files through Whatsapp
Using Whatsapp you can only send audio and video files. But in case you needed to send files like PDF, ZIP and APK you can use this app called Whats Packed 2 Ads which is developed by Yash Verma. This is an app through which you can send files of different formats using Whatsapp. You have to make sure that both the sender and the receiver have this app installed. This app converts other file formats to audio files and sends. On the receivers side, if they have the app installed then he/she will get a notification and then he/she can directly get it converted into the format sent by the sender, once he/she clicks the notification.
3) Hide Whatsapp Media from Appearing in Your Gallery
When you receive media files like audio and video files from friends in Whatsapp, then, it automatically shows all the media in your Galley. So, sometimes you might want to hide your Whatsapp media from appearing in your gallery. To do this, you have to follow a few steps.
- Go to File Manager>>Whatsapp>>Whatsapp Images
- Here you have to create file with an extension of .nomedia
- You can do this by Clicking on New >> Choosing File >> Typing .nomedia there and pressing done.
- After you do this, all the Whatsapp media including Images and Videos will be removed from the Gallery. In case you want to get it back, you can simply delete this file and then everything will revert back to normal.
4) Disable Auto Media Download
A drawback of Whatsapp is that if you receive media files from your friends, then it automatically downloads all the files to your SD card which sometimes is costly if you don’t have a data plan. To avoid this you have follow below steps.
Go to Settings >> Chat Settings >> Media Auto Download. Here you will these options.
Just select No media in all of the option and you’re done.
5) Recover Deleted Conversations
If you’ve mistakenly deleted your WhatsApp conversations, then there is a way to get it back. Generally, WhatsApp stores all the conversation history in your SD card. So, by default when you uninstall the app, the conversation history will not be deleted from your SD Card. To get your conversation back, you have to just uninstall this app. When you re-install it back, you will get an option whether you want to restore the message history or continue without restoring. You have to click on Restore as shown in the image below that’s it; your conversations will be restored back.
So, these were some of the less-known but useful tips and tricks but of Whatsapp. I hope that these tips and tricks helped you. If you found it useful do share it with your friends. Stay tuned for more.