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Latest WhatsApp Tips-Tricks and Hidden Features for Android

In case you are a frequent WhatsApp user and seek to improve the chatting experience, following are some interesting features you could use.

Written by: Suhail Sattar, New Delhi [ Updated: October 18, 2018 22:01 IST ]
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Latest WhatsApp Tips-Tricks and Hidden Features for Android

WhatsApp is one of the most used messaging platforms in the world. It has more than one billion active users. This messaging network always gets new features that are actively added to the app, but not many know about it.

In case you are a frequent WhatsApp user and seek to improve the chatting experience, following are some interesting features you could use.

1. How to hide particular contacts from viewing your story

Every once in a while people like sharing stories on WhatsApp. It's a great way of expressing your mood and at times there are chances you would want to keep it personal. In case you don't want to share it with some of your WhatsApp contacts, you should follow these steps-

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Go to WhatsApp 'settings', then go to 'Account' and then 'Privacy'.

Now Select 'Status' and go to ‘My contacts except’
Chose the contacts you wish to avoid and tap the tick mark below.

2. Read messages without the Blue Ticks

In case you are looking to read a WhatsApp message without the sender knowing about it, there is a way you can work around it.

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Go to 'settings', then 'account' and 'privacy', followed with 'uncheck Read Receipts'. By doing this you will, even you won't be able to see if others have read your message. 

So, the other way around this problem is by simply turning on the AirPlane mode, before reading the message and then turning the Air Plane mode off, which will let you read a particular message without the sender knowing about it.

3. Delete message after sending them

In case you have messaged someone and are willing it to delete it after it has been delivered to that person, then all you need is to long press a message, followed with select delete for everyone option.

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The message will be gone even after it was delivered. This feature is time-bound and has to be done within 1 hour or sending the text.

4. How to Delete videos and images from a particular WhatsApp group or contact

Just in case there is a particular WhatsApp group or contact that keeps messaging and eating up your space, you can delete videos and audio from a specific WhatsApp group by following the given steps.

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Simply go to Settings, then go to ‘Data and Storage usage’. Now Select ‘Storage Usage’ and you will see all groups and contacts placed according to the storage space they might be utilizing.

Now select the group and tap on ‘manage messages’ option, followed with select and clear whatever data (videos, GIFs, Photos, etc.) that you plan on getting rid of.

5. How to limit data used by WhatsApp

If you are looking to restrict the data consumed by the app, simply go to 'settings', followed with 'Data and Storage usage'. With this one can decide what media the app can download.

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