6 WhatsApp Features Everyone Should Know

Now Reading
6 WhatsApp Features Everyone Should Know

Browse This Page

WhatsApp is sure to have found a space on almost everyone’s handsets. The app with over a 800 million active user base, offers one of the best services to have a real-time conversation. Most of us must be using the app for a while now, but you probably didn’t know that WhatsApp is hiding many features that could make the wrinkles from your forehead, vanish. Mastering the tool can help you save the bandwidth, mute negligible groups, keep the stalkers at bay, and hence, have a good night’s sleep.

Here are some of the features that can make your life a lot easier.

Add Conversation Shortcut to the Home Screen

whatsapp 1

There must be folks in your WhatsApp contacts with whom you talk frequently to. Bring them a step closer by creating a chat shortcut on Home screen. Long tap on the desired contact and click ‘Add chat shortcut’ present in the chat menu. An icon will add to your home screen through which you can chat directly with the person, without surfing through a list of contacts. A useful feature, unfortunately missing on Apple devices.

Pop-Up Notifications


This feature on WhatsApp lets you access messages even when the screen is locked. Go to Settings > Notifications > Popup Notifications and select ‘Only when screen is off’ to see messages and reply without unlocking the device. Pop up notifications put aside the hassle of unlocking screen to see received notifications and reply to them.

Mute Group Chats

whatsapp 5

Besides giving you the convenience of sharing things at one place, Group chats can be a bit noisy at times. No worries! Mute them and let your friends do the talking. Click on the group and from the drop-down menu, select Mute. Select the time frame for which you don’t want any updates and disable Show notifications.

Disable Media Auto-Download

whatsapp 3

Media auto-download gobbles up your internet data. Turn it off to save the bandwidth and specify WhatsApp when you want the audio and video files to be downloaded. Click on Settings > Chat settings > Media auto-download and choose from the options when using mobile data, Wi-Fi and roaming.

Send Conversations Through Email

whatsapp 4

Users are going to love this feature, at least some of them. WhatsApp allows you keep a record of your chats on your PC or inbox by sending conversations through email. It’s as fast as any other mailing process and takes mere seconds. Long press the contact and tap on ‘Email chat’ from the chat menu. Add recipients’ email address and the conversation will be sent to the provided address. You can choose to include media file if you like.

Avoid Blue Ticks


Where the cross-platform social messaging service got acclaims for real-time conversation, blue ticks brought outrage for offering recipients with read receipts. The new WhatsApp version allows you to avoid this through a simple setting. Click on Settings > Account > Privacy and disable Read receipts if don’t want the sender to know about the delivery status. Now, neither you nor any sender will be able to see read receipts. Isn’t it useful?

What's your reaction?
I Want This
About The Author
Meenakshi Rawat
Meenakshi Rawat
iGyaan's newbie Meenakshi handles content at iGyaan. She is an ultimate foodie, loves travelling and likes to read.
  • Ahmed Adeem Siddiqui

    Unlike this page….

  • sharmanikhilesh1

    Hidden features! Man! Seems like you just started using Whatsapp. There’s another futuristic feature where one can call anyone through whatsapp. Magical!

  • Al Zayed Al Nahiyah


  • Al Zayed Al Nahiyah


  • Mishu Sabbir


  • Bibil Bahuleyan

    Hidden features? Thank god she didn’t write we can chat and share media on whatsapp. Please don’t post such craps

  • Sabbir Khan


  • Amitesh Gupta

    Win an Elephone E7000 (Smartphone) Open below link and in that page you will see a mail subscription box. Enter you mail there

  • Â?êx?š ?ä?a


  • Alkasim A Muhammad


  • Subro Das Subro Das


  • Saumil Vaghela

    Bakwas ../ Fisul ki bate ../

  • GulfamSamuelGujjar


  • Mohammad Adil

    Muneeb Siddiqui

  • Serai Abo Shumail


  • Paul Thompson


  • SiddharthBhadauria

    You should instead tell that people can see when the message is delivered and when it is seen, on personal chats or even in the groups nowadays ! just hold the message for 2 seconds, click on the i-circle above, and you can see the delivery and seen timings of that message.

  • SaadHashmi

    hack facebook,whatsapp,skype and line messenger download from here :

  • Md Sohan Hossain


  • Aakash Mehta

    Most of the users know this already U0001f612

  • Aayush Manoj Bhatia

    WhatsApp se pehle bhi apps this -_-

  • Shivam Saxena


  • Shahidul Alam Choudhury


  • En Joy


  • Gladwin Gracias

    Thanks but just to be clear im not saying that she shouldn’t post tech things, but atleast dont try to pull crap like this

  • Prasun Parihar

    I just want to tell a hidden feature of Facebook Mobile App. You can search friends by clicking the search box on the header. Believe me, nobody knows this.

  • Prasun Parihar

    :D……………I agree with you man. Superb……

  • Ratan Varma


  • ???? ???? ????


  • Md Shahin


  • Gladwin Gracias

    Meenakshi Rawat -Foodie,Loves to travel and Read . then why doesn’t she post something on those topics ,i’m sure they’ll be more interesting than just randomly picking up 6 well known features and calling them hidden -_-

  • Gladwin Gracias

    Hike Whatsapp k baad mein aaya . -_-
    Hike aur baaki sab chor hai whatsapp nahi

  • SanjayBarua

    very amateur article, I bet you could write something about sharing files from whatsapp webb from your computer. I’m sure you didn’t know that.. iGyaan is deteriorating on content quality..

  • Md Rasal Islam


  • Manoj Gohil

    Ismain naya kya hai? My niece she is 14 years old she know all this feature’s, we expect much better than this from igyan….

  • Vishal Goodwin

    Hike Ka beta hai WhatsApp Saala chor log ne ise banaya hai

  • JaIn AbHi

    Nothing new

  • Bhavey Durga

    Lol features

  • Anuj Sharma

    Not even a single new trick. :(

  • Mehedi Hasan

    ????????????? ??????? ????? ?? ????? ????? ? ????????????? ??????? ?????? ??????? ?? ??????? ????? ?? ? ???????? ??? ???? ??? ?????, ???????? , ???? ?? ???????? ??????? ??? ??????? :- 01796849588
    ????? : ????? ???? ???? ? ??? ???? ??????? ?
    Chapainawabgonj medicine mukto mango. mango bazaar chapainawabgonj ,chibgonj kansat rohanpur . quality maner good mango garden . welcome bangladesh .

  • Shaky_speaks

    I thought I will get some new info.

  • Nawaz Sagri

    Come on you know better than this

  • AmitMahajan

    u think people don’t know about all this…? but good u have put something like this… so we know there is nothing hidden from us… :p

  • Ajay Azad Singh

    U must be kidding …

  • Mohit Punjabi

    Talk to my hand iGyaan…?? ???? ?? chu****?? ???

  • Anuj Khatri

    these aren’t tricks but features
    tricks be like, reading a message without sender getting a read receipt even if your read receipt feature is ON

  • Richu Raghu

    Comments are awsum. U0001f602

  • Rahul Rohit


  • Uzma Kazi


  • Tushar Apte

    Lol…tricks ? really???

  • Aditya Varma

    Time to unfollow iGyaan. -.-

  • Reegan Crazyguy


  • reegan007


  • Sumeet Panjabi

    Hidden features -_-

  • Vandanan Mohan


  • Karthikeyan Prem

    Wow what a unbelievable tricks U0001f608