WhatsApp is a cross-platform messaging app and is very popular among every age of people. So, today we will be sharing some of the best WhatsApp tricks for your Android and iPhone smartphones. You can also try these Whatsapp tricks on other smartphones like Nokia, Java, Symbian, Blackberry and Asha devices and let us know whether it is working or not.
Best Whatsapp Tricks 2014
1. Recover Deleted Messages
It happens that we unknowingly delete messages on Whatsapp and then regret it. But now you can recover deleted message on Whatsapp by using this simple trick.
WhatsApp stores all your messages on your phone’s external memory (SD card) and for the same reason you can recover deleted messages. Go to SD card > WhatsApp > Databases and find these two files named (msgstore-yyyy..dd..db.crypt and msgtore.db.crypt ). The first file has all the messages that you have sent or received in last seven days and the second file has the messages of the current day. You can read the messages by using a text editor.
2. Send Two Picture as One
If you use WhatsApp consistently then you might have seen a trick where you see one image and when you click on it, you would get a different image. This trick can be achieved with the help of an app called FhumbApp for iPhone and Magiapp tricks for Whatsapp for Android (Update: The app has been removed from Google Play store). By using this app, you can hide two images in one. This app is only available for Android and iOS devices.
3. Change Your Fiends Profile Picture
Another WhatsApp trick is to change your friends profile picture. This change will take effect only on your phone and not everyone else. But I think that’s enough to make your friend say how did you do this! Follow below steps to do it.
- First select a profile picture that you want to set for your friend (anything funny)
- Resize the photo to 561×561 pixel
- Rename the photo with your friends mobile number
- Now save the image in SD card > WhatsApp > Profile picture
- Put your phone into flight mode or disable Network and WiFi connectivity
That’s it! It’s show time :D.
4. Create Fake Conversations
If you have seen a screen shot of fake conversation made between Sachin, Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina on facebook or any other social network then you might be thinking how do they do it? Well, it’s very simple. All you have to do is download an app Called WhatSaid and easily create fake conversations of celebs to play pranks on your friends (Update: The app has been removed from Google Play store).
5. Hide Profile Picture
A profile picture on any account makes it easier to recognize you on any network. Now if you want to hide your profile picture on Whatsapp then download and install a simple app called WhatsApp Plus and there you go online with a hidden profile pic (Update: The app has been removed by the developer).
6. Find Friends Profile Picture
Sometimes some of our friends put really cool kind of profile picture and we wish to download it. By default, WhatsApp doesn’t come with any of the downloading options, but there is a simple workaround to get your friends profile pic. Go to SD card > WhatsApp and Profile Pictures, here you can find all the profile pictures of your friends associated with their mobile number and not names.
7. Stop Automatic Multimedia Content Download
In the earlier version of WhatsApp, all the videos, audios, and images that your friends sent to you were downloaded automatically. But with the latest update WhatsApp has given the option to stop automatic downloading of multimedia contents. To do this go to Settings -> Chat Settings -> Media auto-download -> and uncheck all the options namely ‘When using mobile data’, ‘when connected on WiFi’ and ‘When roaming’.
8. Send or Upload PDF, APK, and ZIP files
WhatsApp has a restriction on what file format you send using the app. You can only send videos, images and audios using WhatsApp, but what if you have to send PDF, ZIP, and other formats? Here is a simple trick to send PDF, APK and ZIP files using WhatsAPP.
Follow below steps:
- Download and Install Dropbox app and CloudSend app on your phone
- Open CloudSend, next you’ll be asked to link CloudSend with Dropbox, allow it.
- Now share the file or document you want to send on CloudSend
- After sharing, CloudSend will automatically upload that file with Dropbox and will give a link to that file
- Now share the link with your friends so that they can download your file. A Bit time-consuming yet effective way to share unsupported formats.
9. Change WhatsApp Themes
This is one of coolest WhatsApp tricks because it allows you to customize your WhatsApp look the way you wish. Now if you are bored with the same WhatsApp theme then here is how to change WhatsApp theme on Android. Download and Install WhatsApp PLUS Holo app and change the look of WhatsApp.
10. Use WhatsApp for Free Even After Expiry
WhatsApp is not a free to use the application but comes with a 1-year free subscription. After the validity, you have to purchase WhatsApp by paying $0.99 or INR 64 to get one more year license. Now, if you are unable to pay this small amount then follow this trick to use WhatsApp for Free After Expiry. I have covered the procedure in the detailed tutorial.
11. Password Lock WhatsApp on Android Phone
Privacy is important to everyone, but while using WhatsApp you don’t have any inbuilt security option to secure your conversation. But here we have another trick to Password Lock WhatsApp on Android Phone. Click the previous link for the detailed tutorial on it.
12. Migrating WhatsApp Chat and Messages from Android to iPhone and Vice Versa
Using an Android phone and now thinking of switching to iPhone? Worried about your WhatsApp messages? Not to worry, you can easily migrate your WhatsApp chat history and messages from iPhone to Android and Android to iPhone using the Backuptrans Android iPhone WhatsApp Transfer +. This is a handy PC tool, which you can download from the official website of Backuptrans. Once installed, you can move your WhstApp messages to Android and iPhone easily.
These are the 11 best WhstApp tricks that you can try with your WhatsApp Application on your Android and iPhone smartphones. There are several other WhatsApp tricks, which I will update soon. Until then try these WhatsApp tricks on your phone and share with your friends on Facebook, Google + and Twitter.