These are the best secret tricks for WhatsApp you probably don't know yet

These are the best secret tricks for WhatsApp you probably don't know yet

WhatsApp, the basic application for daily communication, has been around since 2009. Despite its widespread use, many of its advanced features remain undiscovered by many users. In this article, we'll unveil a series of innovative and quite secret features and tricks designed to enhance your WhatsApp experience on iPhone.

What are the best secret features on WhatsApp for iPhone?

Use secret codes to protect conversations

WhatsApp has recently introduced the Chat Lock with a "secret code" feature, adding an extra layer of security to specific conversations. To enable it, swipe left on the conversation, tap the three ellipses, and select "Block chat" to activate. Now at the top of our main chat screen, in addition to the option to view archived chats, we will also see the blocked chats, which can only be accessed with a password. The protected chats folder remains hidden, accessible only by entering the secret code (password) to open it.

WhatsApp chat lock
© WhatsApp

Mark conversations as unread

Sometimes, we receive messages when we cannot reply, read them, and then forget to reply. Luckily, you can keep important messages highlighted by marking conversations as unread when you are busy, serving as a reminder to reply later.

  • To do so, go to the chat thread you wish to Mark as Unread.
  • Press and hold the message to select it.
  • Then, click on the three-dot icon located at the top-right.

  • Finally, select the Mark as Unread option.

Access WhatsApp from your computer

If you use this app often, you should know that it is also possible to access WhatsApp from your computer via WhatsApp Web or the official app. This is an excellent alternative when your mobile device is not available. Download the app or access the web version of WhatsApp, then synchronize messages between your smartphone and your computer (using the QR code), ensuring continuity across devices.

Use the self-destroying messages feature for enhanced privacy

Taking inspiration from other messaging platforms, such as Telegram, WhatsApp has incorporated the option of disappearing messages, giving users greater control over the privacy of their conversations. This feature is useful for sharing sensitive information that you don't want to keep for the long term. To access the feature, navigate to Settings > Privacy > Default message timer and select a duration. You can set messages to disappear after 24 hours, 7 days, or 90 days.

Customize conversation wallpapers

Personalize the chat interface by customizing wallpapers, adding a touch of individuality to your messaging experience. To set the wallpaper for a specific chat, navigate to the chat of your choice, tap on the name of a person you are chatting with, and select the Wallpaper & Sound option. Next, tap Choose a New Wallpaper and select one from the WhatsApp library or your photo collection.

Pin chats for quick access

Pin frequently communicated contacts to the top of your chat list for easy access. To pin a chat, swipe right on the conversation, and choose the "Pin" option.

Deactivate reading confirmations

Disable read confirmations to read messages without notifying the sender. To enable this option, Navigate to Settings > Privacy, and enable/disable the "Read Confirmations" option. You can control visibility settings for your last connection status and online/offline status within the same menu.

These tricks can help you get more out of WhatsApp and simplify your daily life and communication.