WhatsApp tips that will shock you
Search a specific chat
If you want to search a specific chat rather than all of your chats, this is possible too. Maybe you had a conversation about a specific meeting place, or they sent you their other contact number or their address for example.
iOS: Chats > Specific chat > Tap on contact info at the top > Chat Search > Type in the search bar that appears at the top of that specific chat.
Android: Chats > Specific chat > Open the menu top right > Search > Type in the search bar that appears at the top of that specific chat.
Make a video or voice call using WhatsApp
WhatsApp isn’t just for instant messages, you can use it to make video and voice calls too. WhatsApp calling uses your internet connection rather than your plan’s minutes.
iOS & Android: Chats > Specific chat > Press the call icon or video icon in the top right corner.
Find who you talk to most
Who is really your favourite person? It might not be who you think. There is a way to find the people you send the most messages to and how much storage each person takes up, among other things.
iOS & Android: Settings > Data and Storage Usage > Storage Usage > Select Contact.
Quickly delete all photos, GIFs, videos, messages or stickers from a certain chat
It’s possible to delete all the messages, photos, or videos, GIFs, contacts, locations, voice messages, documents and stickers in one chat. For example, you can delete all the messages in a specific chat or group chat, but leave all the photos.
iOS & Android: Settings > Data and Storage Usage > Storage Usage > Select Contact > Manage > Tick the boxes next to what you want to clear, such as Videos or Voice Messages > Confirm Clear.
Save your data allowance
If you’ve got a limited data allowance, you don’t want WhatsApp munching it all away. Thankfully, you can customise when media is allowed to download, as well as ensure calls use as little data as possible.
iOS & Android: Settings > Data and Storage Usage > Media Auto-Download > Switch to Wi-Fi only for each option to save your data.