The hidden face of WhatsApp

WhatsApp is one of the most-used messaging apps in the world

WhatsApp has more than two billion users worldwide

WhatsApp primarily allows users to connect with others

Users can share images, videos, GIFs, contacts, locations

Video calls & payments are attractive features of the messaging app

But few users know that WhatsApp comes with some discreet features

You can bold, italicise words on WhatsApp & can even add strikethrough like Microsoft Word

You can save them for later by adding a star. Long press on the message and tap on the star at the top

To go back to your Starred Messages, go into the Menu bar on Android

Do you want to know with whom you talk the most on WhatsApp?

Go to Settings, Storage and Data, Manage Data. A list of most interacted with contacts will appear

You can automatically disappear texts without having to manually erase them

Tap on the contact, tap on the name, followed by pressing Disappearing Messages

Select the time after which you want the texts to get automatically deleted

You can add custom notifications for individual chats

Android user can open the individual chat, click on the menu bar, click on Custom notifications

You can mute a chatty group or a friend

Android users need to long-press the chat, click on the crossed-out speaker option

To disable photo & video downloads, open Settings, and go to Chats, turn off Media visibility

If you want to disable blue double tick, go to Settings, then Accounts, click on Privacy, & turn off the Read Receipts option.