We all use WhatsApp, I mean what year are we living in? The world-wide social messenger app that lets us chat to anyone, anytime, and from anywhere. But there are so many features on the app that people overlook. Here WhatsApp tips and tricks that you should keep in mind.

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Save Data by Blocking Media

WhatsApp will sit on your phone and chow all your data by automatically downloading those stupid memes that all your friends think you need on an hourly basis. Well you can put a stop to these downloads by disabling the Automatic Download Option, so when you friend asks if you got it, just laugh and say it was funny.

Android: Settings > Chat Settings > Media Auto-Download > Check or uncheck the appropriate media type

iOS: Settings > Chat Settings > Media Auto-Download

WhatsApp on the Web

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One thing I am guilty of is ignoring my phone while I am hard at work, it is bad as friends send me texts and I ignore them because to unlock my phone and reply just requires way too much effort. Well, now you can use your web browser as a WhatsApp platform. Previously exclusive to Android, and every other device under the sun besides iOS, WhatsApp is now available on the web for every device out there.

Android: Settings >WhatsApp for Web > Visit Web.whatsapp.com > Scan the QR code> Welcome to WhatsApp for web

iOS: Settings >WhatsApp for Web > Visit Web.whatsapp.com > Scan the QR code> Welcome to WhatsApp for web

Edit Profile Photo and Status from web

Now that we have the whole WhatsApp for web thing going, you can also change your profile pic straight from the browser.

All web browsers: Find the 3 dots at the top left corner> Click on them > Navigate to Profile and Status > Click on your picture to change photo or Click on Status to change status.

Migrate to a new Number

You don’t actually need to delete WhatsApp and re-download it to change your number, you can do it in the app. This will not delete any conversations or contacts off your WhatsApp, and keep everything in order.

Makes sure your new SIM can receive text messages as you will need to verify the pin that is sent to you.

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Android: Menu > Settings > Account > Change Number > Enter your old number into the first box and your new number into the second

iOS: Settings > Account > Change Number > Enter your old number into the first box and your new number into the second

Mute Groups

I am part of a few groups and I get texts the whole day from them, so how do I resist the urge to toss my phone into the blender? I mute them so they practically don’t exist until I log back into the app.

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This works on the web too.

Android: On the group that you want to mute > Hit mute and choose the amount of time you want the group to be muted for.

iOS: Open the Group Chat > Tap on the group name at the top of the screen > Tap mute > Now select the amount of time you want to mute the group for.

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