Facebook bought WhatsApp for around $19 billion.
WhatsApp currently has more than 900 million monthly active users. The app offers users the opportunity to connect with their friends from all over the world. In fact, users can also enjoy group conversations. Sending messages through WhatsApp is free, especially when using unlimited data plans. As cool as the app is, it contains several cool features that would surprise you and other users, and these include:
- Muting Group Chats
When you are not part of any conversation, group notifications can be annoying. In such a case, the best alternative would be to mute group notifications. You can mute the notifications for one year, 8 hours or 1 week.
- Hiding the “Last Seen” Time
This useful feature will make you invincible so that other users cannot tell the last time you were on WhatsApp. Switching this feature off is easy. You only have to follow this straightforward procedure: Settings > Account > Privacy > Last Seen.
- Changing the WhatsApp Number
Setting WhatsApp in your phone only to change the gadget or the number can be a stressful experience. The service is only linked to the first ever number that you entered and verified. To change the number, follow these steps: Settings > Account > Change Number.
- Creating Customized Group Chat Notifications
This is a different alternative muting group chat notifications. Customizing the chats means that you only have to check your phone for specific notifications. You can give each chat a different sound to notify you when there is something important to see or read.
- Stopping the Camera Roll from Saving Photos
The storage space on your phone is vital for the ability of the device to continue functioning optimally. If you do not want the camera roll to save photos on the storage space within your phone, go to Apple Settings > Privacy > Photos before deselecting WhatsApp from the list.
- Seeing When a Contact has read your Message
Within the groups, it is important to see when somebody has read your messages. You can now set this feature up by selecting the message before dragging it to the left. These steps will reveal the time the message was delivered in addition to when it was read.
- Switching the Read Receipts Off
It is bad manners, digitally at least, to read somebody’s message without replying. If you do not want your friends to know that you read their messages but failed to reply, simply go to Settings > Account > Privacy and switch off the Read Receipts feature.
- Accessing WhatsApp on the Web
It is now possible to access WhatsApp on the web through web.whatsapp.com. You can do this using all the major browsers. While on the website, do not forget to scan the QR code using the app to be logged in before starting to chat with friends everywhere.