WhatsApp – world’s most popular mobile messenger. Today it is used by more than 800 million people. MacDigger offers 20 of the most useful tips and hints on using WhatsApp for iPhone and Android.
Backing up and restoring data
As iOS-, and Android-version of the application has a built-in function of backup and restore message history and other important data. On the iPhone it uses iCloud.
SIM-card for WhatsApp
Using WhatSim will cost you 11.60 dollars a year. This special SIM-card can be connected to 400 mobile operators in 150 countries around the world, allowing you to stay in touch with friends and family and save on roaming.
The web client WhatsApp
WhatsApp is the official Web client, through which you can communicate with your friends through your computer. This customer has the capabilities of the mobile application. Unfortunately, today the web client WhatsApp officially only supports Android, Windows Phone and Blackberry 10.
Preparation Push-notifications when contacts part of the network
The owners of iOS-devices with jailbreak tweak can use OnlineNotify, sends push-notifications when a contact enters into a network or is beginning to gain a message for you.
Calls via WhatsApp
WhatsApp team took a long time to build support for voice communication VoIP. Finally, there was the long-awaited feature, the sound quality is very high. The function works like on the iPhone, and the Android-smartphone.
WhatsApp Client for Mac
Mac owners can install the native application called WhatsMac, which allows all the same as the web client WhatsApp. Similarly, the Web client, the application has all the necessary functions and supports devices on Android, Windows Phone and Blackberry. IPhone users can use this application only if the jailbreak – installing tweaks, which we wrote above. Download WhatsMac possible here.
Notifications WhatsApp on your desktop
A special plug-in for Chrome browser called WAToolkkit will allow you to receive notifications from the Web client WhatsApp on your desktop. Notifications will arrive even if you close your browser.
“Quick Answers” on the iPhone
The “Quick response” in iOS 8 is reserved for standard applications Apple «Messages”, but users have found a way to make it work with WhatsApp. This requires jailbreak and tweak Nuntius.
Lock WhatsApp for Android
You do not want your friends to read your correspondence? Android app called «Messenger and Chat Lock» («Lock messenger and chat”) with the help of WhatsApp lock PIN. By the way, the same application can lock and your Facebook, just in case. Download the app, you can here.
Widget favorite contacts on the iPhone
Want to add a link to contact the Center notifications WhatsApp iOS? This can be done with the help of «Shortcut for WhatsApp Plus». Android users can simply tap and hold anywhere on the chat window, then select “Add a link to an interview.” So you add a direct link to a favorite contact WhatsApp directly on the home screen.
Sync contact photos with the phone book WhatsApp
IOS users can use to synchronize photos AvatarSync profiles WhatsApp phone book iPhone. If you are using Android, features a variety of applications from Google Play, are able to perform this task. Among them it is worth noting Sync.me and Contact Photo Sync.
WhatsApp on plates
Perhaps this is one of the most popular searches on the Internet. In fact, there is a way to get WhatsApp work on iPad and iPod touch without jailbreak. Here you can see how it’s done.
As for the owners of Android tablets without the support of 3G, you have to find yourself, and download the executable file WhatsApp, since the Google Play will not display it in search results. After loading settings allow downloading third-party applications (Settings – Security) tapnuv the checkbox in front line of the Unknown sources. Now simply install the app WhatsApp on your tablet. After installation, run the application; it asks you to enter the phone number to which the SMS comes with a verification code – enter the number to which you have access. Once receive the verification code, please enter it on the tablet, and Whatsapp start.
Trip reports about reading
WhatsApp greatly surprised everyone when he introduced a new feature for the iOS and Android – Read Receipt messages. Customers quickly found an opportunity to turn this feature off.
Disabling status “was online …”
WhatsApp default shows when the user was last online. Fortunately for many, not so long ago in an application for iOS and Android it adds the ability to disable this signature. To do this you need to run the application WhatsApp, go to Settings, then Account – Privacy – Was (s). In the list that appears, select “No”.
Android users should run WhatsApp, press the Menu button, then Settings – Profile – Privacy – Was (s). In the list that appears, select “No”.
There are many third-party development, allowing to customize WhatsApp for themselves. The most popular – WhatsApp +. This application can be downloaded only in Cydila.
Using WhatsApp + for Android, unfortunately, it has been banned by WhatsApp. Members’ guglofonov “can only change the background image using the appropriate item in the official application settings.
Changing the WhatsApp
Do you want to change your phone number and not lose the history of messages and other data WhatsApp? Just insert your phone a new SIM-card and follow the instructions below.
iPhone: Open WhatsApp, go to Settings and then Profile – Change number. Here you need to enter your old phone number in the first field, and a new number – the second field. Then click “Finish”.
All Android: Open WhatsApp, press the Menu button and enter the settings. Then select Profile – Change number. Here you need to enter your old phone number in the first field, and a new number – the second field. Then click “Finish”.
Turn off auto-save acquired images in a photo album
The application for iOS WhatsApp need to open the Settings – IM settings and uncheck “Save. entrance. files. ” After this stop WhatsApp sent you save images in the photo library.
On Android, you can take advantage of open access to the file system and rename the folder “WhatsApp Images”. Connect your smartphone to your computer or use any file manager to locate the folder. In the file manager, open the sdcard – WhatsApp – Media. Locate the folder called “WhatsApp Images” and rename it to “.WhatsApp Images”. Point added to the folder name will hide it so that it is no longer visible in the photo gallery.
WhatsApp for Android Running on OS X, Windows
Of course, we have a web client WhatsApp, but who refuse the opportunity to run the original application for the smartphone on your computer? Windows and OS X users can easily run WhatsApp on your system: you simply install an extension for Chrome Google ARC Welder.
Reading messages aloud for Android
Available on Android modification Voice for WhatsApp, through which the application can read aloud incoming messages. Also, the modification adds support for voice commands.
Send an unlimited number of photos on iOS
WhatsApp default limits the number of photos in a single message to ten pieces. Sometimes it’s annoying, especially when you need to quickly poison someone a lot of pictures. Fortunately, the iPhone can I fix: just install the utility WhatsApp Unlimited Media (for this you will need to jailbreak).
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