7 WhatsApp tricks to freak out your friends and family

Surprise your contacts with these WhatsApp Messenger tricks for iPhone.

7 WhatsApp tricks to freak out your friends and family
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WhatsApp Messenger looks like a very simple and plain application, with a main screen with chat conversations and some configuration settings. But the truth is that beneath its surface it hides a huge number of secret functions that will allow you to surprise your contacts iPhone and of Android with all kinds of tricks.

The application of WhatsApp for iPhone and Android smartphones contains a large number of hidden features that many users don’t even know exist. In this post we will highlight a number of whatsapp tricks that will leave your friends and family speechless. Shall we start?

WhatsApp tricks for iOS and Android

WhatsApp Messenger is not only the most popular instant messaging app, but it is also one of the best apps on the App Store. Its team of developers keeps it constantly updated, including very interesting news almost every month. Below we have listed some of the most useful WhatsApp tricks for iOS and Android.

Search in a chat


Searching messages can be very useful in some situations

Whether it’s because you need to find a phone number, a shared document, or simply a conversation you had years ago, WhatsApp will allow you to search by words in any chat conversation.

  • Open WhatsApp on iOS or Android.
  • Access a chat conversation.
  • Click on the name of the contact.
  • Select the option “Look for”.
  • Enter the word or number you want to search for.

Make Siri (or Google Assistant) send a message on WhatsApp


Use Siri voice dictation to send a message on WhatsApp

Did you know that Siri is capable of sending messages via WhatsApp? That’s right, your virtual assistant for iOS and Android will allow you send messages with the text you want and it will ask you which contact you want to send the message to. It’s a very useful feature if you have your hands full, if you’re in a pinch, or if you just don’t want to type on the keyboard.

  • Activate your virtual assistant on iOS or Android.
  • Use voice command “Send a message on WhatsApp”.
  • Siri will ask you who you want to send the message to, reply with a contact’s name.
  • Finally dictate the message you want to send, remember that you can use spelling signs and even emojis.

Find out who you chat with the longest


whatsapp settings

If you’ve ever been wondering who you chat with most often – in case you don’t know yet – there is a little WhatsApp trick that will help you find out. The application’s storage data has an organized list that indicates who is the contact with whom you have accumulated the most data based on photos, GIFs, videos, audio messages and documents.

  • Open WhatsApp on your iPhone or Android device.
  • Access the section Setting.
  • Then click on storage and data.
  • Finally enter storage management.

The person who appears in the first place will be the person with whom you have shared the most data and, therefore, the person with whom you most often chat. Remember that groups do not count, since many users send messages.

Send messages in text format


Message with text format options in WhatsApp

There is a little trick that allows you the ability to add formatting to your WhatsApp Messenger text messages. It is very easy and it will hardly take you time to do it, and your contacts will also appreciate the gesture since your messages will be clearer and more concise.

  • Bold font: adds an asterisk to each side of a word or phrase.
  • Italics: adds an underscore to each side of a word or phrase.
  • Strikethrough: adds a tilde (~) to each side of a word or phrase.
  • Monospaced: adds three backticks (“`) to each side of a word or phrase.

Additionally, you can also format the text by selecting a word or phrase and clicking on “Format” in the dropdown menu.

Make Siri read your WhatsApp messages


Siri allows you to read WhatsApp messages on your iPhone

Another of the most interesting WhatsApp tricks has to do with allowing Siri to read received WhatsApp messages. Keep in mind that it will only read out received notifications or unread messages, but it’s a really useful feature.

  • Activate Siri or Google Assistant.
  • Use voice command “Read my WhatsApp messages”.
  • Once it has finished reading your messages, the assistant will ask you if you want to reply to the messages.

Reply privately to a specific message in a group chat


Reply to a group message in a private conversation

In the case in which you have a chat group of friends or relatives, sometimes it is very useful to be able to reply to a particular message privately. Obviously, you can do it manually without replying to a message, but with this trick the conversation will be much clearer.

  • Open WhatsApp Messenger on your iPhone or Android.
  • Access a group chat.
  • Hold your finger down on a message.
  • press on “Further”.
  • Finally select the option Reply in private.

On Android, simply hold your finger on a message and tap on the three points (…) in the upper right corner to reply in private.

Send temporary messages that disappear


Temporary messages will allow you to share private data

Temporary WhatsApp messages are messages that, after a specific time, disappear automatically. A very interesting privacy option that will keep your most sensitive data safe.

  • Open WhatsApp on iOS or Android.
  • Access a chat conversation.
  • Tap the contact’s name.
  • click on temporary messages.
  • Select an option (24 hours, 7 days or 90 days).

WhatsApp recently included a function to save temporary messages but they will need the permission of whoever sent the temporary message. Although remember that there are methods such as screenshots by which a user can keep the temporary messages you send.

So far our list of WhatsApp tricks for iPhone and Android. Of course, there are many more tricks and hidden features of great interest, but these are the ones that we have considered the most convenient. What are your favorite WhatsApp tricks?

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