Sorry Android users, this one’s also just available on i OS. As long as you don’t speak in a Scottish accent, you can command Siri to type your Whats App messages out for you, leaving your hands free for less menial tasks.
With the sheer volume of messages sent via Whats App, it can be easy to lose track of important details, such as an address or special date.
Unfortunately, it also makes it tough to ignore somebody without upsetting them.
On i OS, you can see exactly how much space each of your chats takes up by navigating to Settings Storage Usage. You can save shortcuts to your favourite Whats App conversations directly on your home screen by tapping and holding a chat and selecting the Add Chat Shortcut option from the menu.
From there, you can easily free up space by deleting the content you definitely don’t need, with filters allowing you to get rid of specific file types, such as videos, pictures, voice messages, documents, contacts and locations. It will create what looks like a brand new app, adopting that particular conversation’s title and picture as its name and icon.
On Android, hit More in your conversation’s menu, followed by Email Chat.
On i OS, tap the top bar above your conversation and select Email Chat.
Similarly, you can mark a conversation as unread when you know you need to reply to it, but perhaps don’t have the time to at the moment.
Android users can do this by long-pressing a conversation and tapping Mark as Unread in the menu, while i OS users can access the option by swiping from left to right on a chat.
Further proof of Whats App being a maze of potential social pitfalls is the ability to hide your ‘last seen’ time.
Prevent your contacts from finding out when you were last online by navigating to Settings On that note, you can mute group chats whenever they get too lively for your liking.
Sticking with the email theme, you can also use Whats App to send the same message to lots of your contacts without lumping them all into one group, much like the BCC option on email. All you need to do is hit the New Broadcast option on the app’s main menu.
Smartphones contain such deeply personal information that handing them over to a friend or family member can prove an ordeal.
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