A constant presence on Google Play and the App Store’s top apps charts, it’s one of the first apps you’ll download when you buy a new phone and almost certainly your biggest source of notification on a typical day.The app has developed dramatically since it emerged almost a decade ago, picking up the ability to transfer files and make voice and video calls – all now core features – along the way.While most people who frequent online chatrooms are good people, there are some who are there to prey on or bully other people.
More useful than SMS, slicker than Hangouts and easier to use than Skype, it's no wonder Whats App is the number one communications service of choice for hundreds of millions of smartphone users.Even if you use it on a daily basis, Whats App is packed with lots of handy, little-known features you might not be familiar with. Both a blessing and a curse, Whats App’s ticks-based system shows when your sent messages have been delivered (one grey tick), received (two grey ticks) and read (two blue ticks).Other websites may not be as well-warded as ours, so please use your best judgement when clicking on unknown links.Keeping Your Personal Information Private Interacting with People Offline Being Aware of Predators Ceasing Communication and Reporting Threats Community Q&A Chatrooms are a fun place to engage in discussion about a variety of topics.Android users can do this by hitting the Menu button in a group chat and selecting Mute, while i Phone users can find the same option in the Group Info section of a conversation.
Whats App can be a data-sapping terror if you’re not on a generous plan, with photos, videos and voice messages capable of gobbling through the lion’s share of your allowance in no time.On i OS, you can see exactly how much space each of your chats takes up by navigating to Settings Storage Usage. You can save shortcuts to your favourite Whats App conversations directly on your home screen by tapping and holding a chat and selecting the Add Chat Shortcut option from the menu.From there, you can easily free up space by deleting the content you definitely don’t need, with filters allowing you to get rid of specific file types, such as videos, pictures, voice messages, documents, contacts and locations. It will create what looks like a brand new app, adopting that particular conversation’s title and picture as its name and icon.Beyond showing off, there’s no need to italicise your Whats App messages, or make them bold – all phone users know that’s what Caps Lock is for.However, if you have the finger speed and are willing to commit the commands to memory, you can do exactly that.To make a message bold, place it between two asterisks, like *this*.