WhatsApp Tips & Tricks (4)

Whatsapp has got several new features over the past few years, among these one of the most important is the read receipt feature. This is the one that turns the read message (double ticks) turn blue in color once the recipient reads it. Although many of us might not be having any issue switching this optional feature on in whatsapp but then there are times when you don’t want others or the sender to know that you have already read his/her message.

Secretly reading messages

Not everyone knows that you can actually read your whatsapp messages without its tick turning blue, to be able to do so you have to follow a couple of simple steps. First of all when you receive a message don’t open it right away and dismiss all the notifications, then set your phone on “airline mode” that will turn your wifi for internet connection off, after that just open your app and read the text! Now nobody will know that you have already seen this message, sometimes this can be quite helpful.

you can also turn the blue ticks off completely by selecting “Setting” then “Account” then “Privacy”, there you ll find an option to “read receipts” , just turn it off!

Know who has read your messages in a group

If you are sending messages to a large group, it is difficult to know who has read your message and who has not. When you send a message, you see a single tick. When you see a double tick, it means that everyone in the group has received your message. When it turns blue, it means that all have read the message. However, if you only see a double grey tick and want to know who all have your message, simply long press on the message you have sent and click the ‘i’ (information) button on the top. This option will tell you how many people have received the message, how many have yet to receive it and how many have read it.

Find out the exact time someone has read your text.

This magical feature works for both Android and IOS devices. All you have to do was just hold on any of your messages you are interested in and choose “info”, there you ll see the time your message was sent and also the time it was read.

How to create a link to your WhatsApp number

Step 1. Go to ChatWith.io and add your phone number with your country code.

Step 2. Enter your name OR your business name

Step 3. Add your welcome message for your user (Optional)

Step 4. Click on “Create your WhatsApp Link

Step 5.Then take your link copy and paste it on any social media platform to share it with your users.