TRICKS 101:Hidden Whatsapp tricks you need to know.

Technology has caused a tectonic shift in the realms of communication.Recently we had this mind blowing brilliant app trending;Facebook.Every folk will brag about how famous she/he is on Facebook by obviously comparing the number of friends and followers one has to the other.Facebook will inevitably remain one of the most preferred social platforms for socio-economic-political awareness.

Recently a game changing application revolutionized the use of all other social media platforms:Whatsapp.

WhatsApp Messenger is a proprietary cross-platform, encrypted, instant messaging client for smartphones. It uses the Internet to send text messages, documents, images, video, user location and audio messages to other users using standard cellular mobile numbers.WhatsApp Inc., was acquired by Facebook Inc. on February 19, 2014, for approximately US$19.3 billion.(wiki)

Whatsapp is the most commonly used messaging app in Kenya.I yearn to see how whatsapp will help in the world of advertising.With its basic functioning  whatsapp has got other fundamental functions tht most of us know something about while others are clueless.

Here are some of the tricks.

#.Recover your deleted messages on whatsapp.

Connect your mobile with your pc via USB cable.

  1. Go to folder named whatsapp/Databases
  2. Two files are there named msgstore-yyyy..dd..db.crypt and msgstore.db.crypt
  3. msgstore-yyyy..dd..db.crypt file contains all the messages sent or recieved in last 7 days.
  4. Open it with notepad or wordpad to view and read messages.

#.Whatsapp profile picture prank.

  1. Connect your Phone to PC via USB cable
  2. Go to WhatsApp -> Profile Pictures folder
  3. Copy your friend’s profile pic name and delete the profile pic.
  4. Now make an image of size 561 x 561 Pixel dimension.
  5. Make it horrible or funny so that your friend gets really scared.
  6. Show him his profile pic on the phone , he will be shocked

#Send a message to all your friends at once

If you want to send a message to more than one person, you can use whatsapp broadcast feature.

  1. For that you have to first create a broadcast list from your contacts.
  2. Once its ready, go to new broadcast and send message.
  3. It will be sent to all your friends.
  4. The only condition is that the person in your broadcast should also have your phone number saved on their phone.

#Copy someone else whatsapp status easily on whatsapp web and edit your status there itself

If you like someone status on whatsapp and do not want to hurt your fingers while writing it in your edit status field on your phone, Just log in to and then just copy the status.Now click on your profile pic. Your profile and status will open. Just click the edit icon and paste the status then and there

#Send file from PC to Phone and Vice versa via whatsapp

Use WhatsApp to transfer file from pc to phone or phone to pc
or to Compress pics without any software.First  save your own phone number (from which you use WhatsApp )  on your phone with your name.

 after saving you will see an option Message +254 *********** with whatsapp icon.

tap on that and now you can chat with yourself just like you were having with your friends
you can also save notes to yourself  just by messaging yourself

Now how to transfer images from pc to mobile/mobile to pc– open on your pc and scan the code.
Select attach files, upload and send any image to yourself .Same can be done to transfer mobile media to pc . Select and upload any file from your mobile and send it to yourself

#Now Send Bold, Italics or Strikethrough Text in Whatsapp

  1. For Sending a Bold Text just add an asterisk (*) before and sfter the text. For example *Hi*
  2. For sending an italics Text just add an Underscore (_) before and after the text . For example _Hi_
  3. For sending a strikethorugh text Just add tilde (~) before and after the text. For example ~Hi~

#Hack your friend’s Whatsapp conversation

Just trick your friend to connect his phone to your PC via USB cable and then steal a file. Takes only 2 minutes.

  1. Borrow your friend’s phone for few minutes.
  2. Connect it to your computer via USB.
  3. Go to folder named whatsapp/Databases
  4. Two files are there named
    msgstore-yyyy..dd..db.crypt and
  5.  Copy them to your computer . Rename that file from “msgstore-YYYY-MM-DD.1.db.crypt” to “msgstore.db.crypt” If the file is called “msgstore-YYYY-MM-DD.1.db.crypt5”, rename it to “msgstore.db.crypt5”
  6. Now Uninstall whatsapp.
  7. Move those copied files msgstore-YYYY-MM-DD.1.db.crypt and  -msgstore-YYYY-MM-DD.1.db.crypt5  to your whatsapp/Databases folder on your phone.
  8. Whatsapp will ask for restore. Choose restore from backup. Cheers , you have all your friend’s whatsapp conversation on your phone

#Get Messaging Statistics On Android

This will definitely interest you if you’re a statistics geek, or simply someone who’s interested in finding out you and your friends’ WhatsApp habits. WhatStat provides information for metrics such as your top friends, friends’ and groups’ most active times of the day as well as message distribution for both one-on-one and group chats.

WhatStat presents all this information in easy-to-understand visualisations that will make perfect sense to anyone. No more having to pay specific attention to who initiates conversations or what a good time to message someone is; WhatStat will do that all for you.


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