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Essential WhatsApp Tips This Year


WhatsApp is the most popular messaging in the world with over 1.5 billion accounts active every month. The app can be installed on both Android and iOS devices and  WhatsApp Web is available for laptop and desktop users.

A series of constant updates kept the app fresh by adding new and useful features that set it apart in comparison to other messaging apps.

Below you will find a tips list that will teach you of to make the most out of WhatsApp.

  1. How to hide your status

Users have been asking for a way to hide their online status since the app was launched. The company has finally granted their wish and you can easily hide your status by following these steps:

Tap on the menu button that can be found in the upper-right side of the screen.

Tap on the Privacy section and tap again on the Last Online section. Switch the choice to nobody and you are good to go.

  1. Recover deleted messages

This feature will allow you to easily recover messages that were deleted by accident. In order to work the Auto Backup option should be active. The messages can be recovered by loading the latest archive that was previously saved by the service. If you want to keep your immediate conversations safe it is advised to change the save frequency to daily. Keep in mind that the app will only save the latest archive in the case of iOS devices or the most recent two archives on an Android device.

  1. Restore lost WhatsApp chats

In order to restore chats you will first have to learn how they disappeared.

If they were archived you can shake your iPhone and an Undo option should appear, allowing you to recover them in a few seconds.

If the messages were deleted you will have to uninstall the app. After the process is finished to install the app again. During the task, a prompt will allow you to recover the latest chat archive.

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