What are the Hidden Features of WhatsApp

We will explore the hidden features of WhatsApp that can make your messaging experience even more convenient and fun.

We will cover the various features and settings that can enhance your privacy, security, and overall user experience.

Custom Notifications

One of the hidden features of WhatsApp is the ability to customize your notifications. 

You can choose different ringtones, vibration patterns, and LED light colours for specific contacts or groups. This feature allows you to distinguish between important and less important messages quickly.

Starred Messages

Another helpful feature of WhatsApp is the ability to “star” messages. By tapping and holding a letter, you can select the star icon to add the message to your Starred Messages folder. This feature is handy when saving important messages or links to read later.

Mute Chats

If you are part of a large group chat, you may find that your phone is constantly buzzing with notifications. To avoid this, you can mute the conversation for a specific time.

By tapping on the chat, selecting the three dots, and then tapping on Mute Notifications, you can mute the conversation for 8 hours, one week, or one year.

Archive Chats

You can archive your chat list if you want to declutter without deleting any chats. By swiping left on a conversation and tapping “Archive,” the discussion will be hidden from your main chat list. You can access archived chats by scrolling to the bottom of your chat list and tapping “Archived Chats.”

Formatting Text

WhatsApp allows you to format your text to add emphasis or style. You can make text bold by adding asterisks before and after the word or phrase (bold), italicize text by adding underscores (italic), or strikethrough text by adding tildes (strikethrough).

Sending GIFs and Stickers

You may express yourself in various ways with the GIFs and stickers on expWhatsApp. 

You may choose and send the ideal animation to represent your message by touching the Emoji symbol in the text field and then selecting the GIF or Sticker icon.

Voice and video calls

WhatsApp allows you to make voice and video calls to other WhatsApp users for free. You can start a call by selecting the phone or camera icon in the top right corner of a chat. You can also make group calls by choosing the “New Group Call” icon.

WhatsApp Web

If you prefer to use WhatsApp on your computer, you can use WhatsApp Web. You can access your chats on your computer by scanning the QR code on the WhatsApp Web page with your phone. This feature is handy when you need to type lengthy messages.

Two-Step Verification

To enhance the security of your WhatsApp account, you can enable two-step verification. By tapping on Settings, selecting Account, and then tapping on Two-Step Verification, you can set up a PIN code that you will be asked to enter when you install WhatsApp on a new device.

Backup and Restore

If you like to back up your WhatsApp chats and media, you can do so in the settings. By tapping on Settings, selecting Chats, and then tapping on Chat Backup, you can choose to back up your chats to your Google Drive or iCloud Account.

You can also decide how often to back up your conversations, whether to include videos, and whether to back up over Wi-Fi only or using mobile data.

Share a live location.

If you’re meeting with friends or family, you can share your Live Location with them through WhatsApp. 

By tapping on the Attach icon in a chat, selecting a location, and then tapping Share Live Location, you can share your area for 15 minutes, 1 hour, or 8 hours. This feature is handy when you’re trying to coordinate with others or want to let someone know where you are.

Send and receive money.

WhatsApp also allows you to send and receive money through the app. You can quickly transfer money to other WhatsApp users by linking your bank account to WhatsApp. 

To send money, tap the Attach icon in a chat, select Payment, and then enter the amount and recipient’s information. You can also request money from others by selecting “Request” in the Payments menu.

Broadcast Lists

You can use broadcast lists to send messages to multiple contacts without creating a group. By selecting “New Broadcast List” in the Chats menu, you can create a list of references and send a message that will be delivered to each contact individually. This feature is useful when sending a message to many people without creating a group chat.


In conclusion, WhatsApp has many hidden features that can enhance your messaging experience. 

Custom notifications, starred messages, mute chats, archive chats, formatting text, sending GIFs and stickers, voice and video calls, WhatsApp Web, two-step verification, backup and restore, sharing live locations,

sending and receiving money and broadcast lists are just a few of the features you can use to customize and streamline your WhatsApp use.

By taking advantage of these features, you can make your messaging more efficient, organized, and fun. So why try out some of these features today and see how they can improve your WhatsApp experience?

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