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10 New WhatsApp Secret Features You Might Didn’t Know About

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Written by Rakesh Kumar

WhatsApp is a world’s most popular Messenger App. It provides some specific features through which people can communicate with their family and friends easily. WhatsApp Messenger is available for Android, iOS, Windows phone, BlackBerry, Symbian and Nokia Phone. WhatsApp sends and receives Text, Image, Audio, Video and Location with yours family and friends. WhatsApp provides many new facilities that you don’t know. So, this article will help you to know about amazing WhatsApp secret features.

10 New WhatsApp Secret Features You Might Didn’t Know About

As WhatsApp is upgrading their version as well as some new WhatsApp secret features, That making up easy to communicate. So, You are unknown from that features. You must know about that.

#1.  Use WhatsApp quote features to quote/reply any message:

This is a new WhatsApp secret feature which helps you to reply to any individual message.

For this, you have to Long press on any message and you can see a Reply icon on the upper left side of the WhatsApp screen,just click the icon and you have an automatically generated message box in which you can add your reply text and just send it to that person.


#2.  Mark any message on WhatsApp as starred and find it later:

This WhatsApp secret feature is really awesome what WhatsApp have brought it to us.This is helpful to search any important message what we have received a while ago.

You have to Select a message and make it starred using the Star icon above the WhatsApp screen and you are able to find it later in starred message option given in the menu bar of the chat screen.


#3.  Create shortcuts for frequently contacted friends:

This is so helpful in creating shortcut chat-head on our phone’s home screen to frequent contact to any of our friends.

First, Go to contacts and Open any one contact from the contact list that which you want to create a shortcut on your screen. You will see an Option icon above in the right corner, Click on that icon, a list will appear then choose More option,now click on the Add Shortcut option.


#4.  Send a message to all your friends at once:

WhatsApp gives us a feature of Broadcasting which helps us to send a message to several contacts at once. Only you have to do is create a Broadcast group and add friends to it.

First, Go to Option icon above in the right corner and choose New broadcast option, Add contact name whom you want to send  massage at once, After add contact name see above in the right corner Create button, then just Click on the Create, Now you will see a Broadcast list like as WhatsApp Group and able to send any massage to all your friends and family at once.


#5.  Reply massage directly from a Popup

This feature helps you to reply a massage without scroll notification bar and without unlocking screen.

Go to setting there will appear multiple options, Click on notification, after clicking notification next screen will appear, click on the Popup notification and choose the option which you want. you can change this setting for both individual message and group message respectively.


#6.  Send Bold, Italics or Strike through text in WhatsApp:

WhatsApp enables a feature of editing the text in a specific manner like BOLD, ITALIC, and STRIKE .
Any word which we think to highlight we can text it in any manner as below.

For BOLD  any Text :-Begin to type before any word with a star symbol and also end with star symbol like as,  *BOLD*.

For ITALIC any Text :- Begin to type before any word with underscore symbol and also end with underscore symbol like as, _ITALIC_.

For STRIKE any Text:- Begin to type before any word with tiled symbol and also end with a tiled symbol like as, ~STRIKE~.


#7.  Choose custom notifications:

Custom notification feature is very useful in recognition of any message if enabled. You can set a specific ringtone for any individual contact.Message tone and voice call ringtone can be set.

Click on the WhatsApp contact name from contact list whose you think to customize custom notification. Now chatting page will appear, Click on the above contact name, after clicking you will see a custom notification option, Click on that now Enable use custom notification and customize the given setting.



#8.  Recover your deleted message on WhatsApp:

Recovery is really an important feature by WhatsApp.If there any message got deleted accidentally,we can recover it and for this, we have to archive our all chats and us also backup our chats through the google drive account.

Go to setting there will appear multiple options, Click on chats, after clicking chats next screen will appear, Click on chat back up then you may see Back Up button, Click on the backup button to start your chatting recovery.


#9.  Backup WhatsApp chats, images, and videos on your Google Drive account:

As we know that the backup process is how important for our chat history what we have shared. We can backup our all data using google drive and we can access our images, videos, files and messages anytime.

Go to setting there will appear multiple options, Click on chats, after clicking chats next screen will appear, then you may see Google Drive Setting in which an option Backup to Google Drive Click on Backup to Google Drive and choose the option which you want.


#10.  Stop someone from knowing you read his message or not.

You can set your privacy to stop anyone from knowing your read receipts.

Just Go to Setting option and then choose Account and open the Privacy option. Here you see an option of Read receipts having a marking box. you have to Check that box and now your privacy have changed and no one can able to know if you have read their messages.


Also Read :- 10 Lesser Known Facts About Android Smartphones

About the author

Rakesh Kumar

Hello! This is Rakesh Kumar 20 years old Founder & Editor at This is interested in Gadgets, Mobile, Computer, Internet and also loves Programming. This is always ready to share knowledge with you.


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