WhatsApp: Some hidden features you might not know about
WhatsApp has swiftly grown from a start-up to the biggest Instant messenger app in the world, with over 1.5 billion monthly users. With the movement of time, the company have been ever trying to inject new features on the platform. Some features were well received by the public while some were disliked by the community. Some new features added recently include, “Delete for everyone” message feature, Live location sharing, WhatsApp status. There are still some hidden features in the app you should know about.
Watch Youtube without leaving the WhatsApp application
WhatsApp recently added the feature where you can watch Youtube videos without actually being kicked out of the application. Users can now access Youtube videos in the app, with the picture-in-picture mode. Tapping the Youtube link will open the video in a floating window. You can easily keep on using the app without being interrupted by the playing video. Also, the video will not stop playing even if you changed chats.
Hide the Bluetick or read messages without the sender knowing it
You will know when the user has read your message with the Blue ticks but those can be disabled. You need to go to Settings>Account>Privacy>Read receipts. This will enable you to hide when you have read a message sent to you but this will also make you lose the ability to know the same about your sent messages.
You can also read messages without blue ticks by putting your phone into Aeroplane mode. All you have to do is to remember to close the app before switching Aeroplane mode off again after reading the messages.
Send or Receive money on Whatsapp
WhatsApp has also recently rolled out the UPI-payment feature in India. The benefit of the UPI feature is that the money can be sent directly to your bank account. This feature can be found in the attachment menu in the chat window, alongside Video, Gallery and Documents. After clicking the payment option you need to set up your UPI with your bank account. You also have an authentication PIN.