More useful than SMS, slicker than Hangouts and easier to use than Skype, it's no wonder Whats App is the number one communications service of choice for hundreds of millions of smartphone users.
Even if you use it on a daily basis, Whats App is packed with lots of handy, little-known features you might not be familiar with. Both a blessing and a curse, Whats App’s ticks-based system shows when your sent messages have been delivered (one grey tick), received (two grey ticks) and read (two blue ticks).
If you’ve gone through the effort of turning a conversation into a home screen shortcut, you may as well bless it with a custom notification too.
On both Android and i OS, just tap the top bar above a chat and select Custom Notifications.
Unfortunately, it also makes it tough to ignore somebody without upsetting them.
Interstate 70 closed behind us as we were going west. It was pretty scary, like a 20-miles-an-hour drive," he recalls.To make a message bold, place it between two asterisks, like *this*.To italicise it, sandwich it between two underscores, like _~.Android users can do this by hitting the Menu button in a group chat and selecting Mute, while i Phone users can find the same option in the Group Info section of a conversation.Whats App can be a data-sapping terror if you’re not on a generous plan, with photos, videos and voice messages capable of gobbling through the lion’s share of your allowance in no time.