I have another tax slash tips tricks related video except for this time it’s all about what’s up.
▪ Sorry, I’m really excited for those of you who don’t know what WhatsApp is.
It’s essentially a free messenger app and it’s honestly so amazing.
Check it out on the app store or the play store. It will blow your mind.
So I thought these hacks and tips and tricks would be super useful.
My number one. My favorite. Um, but yeah, if you’re not just subscribing, please feel more than welcome to give.
Did you know that you can make group video calls on WhatsApp?
It’s super, super simple. All you’re gonna do is you’re gonna contact the first person.
So for instance, here I am phoning mike and at the top, there is a video icon.
You click on that and it immediately starts video-calling him. Right?
So here, once he’s answered, we’re chatting and all the rest.
But on the top right-hand side, there is another little icon, like a person with a plus next to it.
And if you click on that, it opened up the contact and then you simply search for the contact. Whom do you want to add to your video chat here I typed in my mom. I click add, and then we are having a three-way video call, How epic is that guys?
And once again you can click on that person icon with the. Plus sign on the top right-hand side and add another person.
So here I was searching for my dad and. I could have added him to the video call if I wanted to.
But anyway you can bold italics and also strikethrough text on WhatsApp.
So if you were to type anything, this is what it usually looks like. Hello.
But if I want the text to be bold, you simply go to your special characters and click on the star. The symbol then to whatever the message is that you want to be folded and you put another star symbol again after that.
And as you can see the text turns to bold text.
If you want to make the text italic, then you simply use the underscore. Symbol as you see here, and type out what you want to be in italics.
Put another underscore after your text ▪ and bam it makes it italics.
And the same goes for if you want the text to have a strikethrough, you simply use this funny-looking wiggly line.
I don’t really know what this is but you use that, you type out your message.
Once again you put another one at the end ▪ and hello, your strikethrough text is striked through, Does that make sense?
This was pretty epic when I found out from my friend how to use it.
So if you look at the bottom of a chat there is the attached icon in there.
There is a location option. If you click on that option you can see here, it says to share a live location or send your current location, and basically what this does is if you share the live location you can choose between 15 minutes, one hour or eight hours and it will share your exact location with that person or with whomever you want to share that within the chat.
Does that make sense? Guys, if parents, want to see where your kids are, you just tell them to share their location with you while they are and you can literally live track them ▪ then if at any point you want to stop sharing your location with that person, you simply click on stop sharing and that is it.
I thought this was a really cool little feature.
Now another thing I didn’t know was that you can edit pics within WhatsApp.
So say for instance you want to share a picture such as this one.
I was just using this as an example if you click on the top right-hand corner there’s that draw icon and you can literally draw on the picture, you can make funny faces, and you can do whatever you want.
You can literally draw, you can add text, you can add emojis, you can crop the picture, and then eventually when you’re done or when you’re happy with your little editor design, you can just send it to the chat.
▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ And here is just another example of how you can customize images and send them through to your chats once you’re done customizing.
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When my friend told me about having WhatsApp on your desktop, I almost died.
So what you’re gonna do is you’re gonna type in WhatsApp web on google and then once you click on WhatsApp web you will see this Q. R code pop up.
Then what you’re gonna do is go onto your phone into WhatsApp on the top, right inside those three dots that icon you click on there and then you choose the option, WhatsApp web, then it scans the QR code as you saw again here, I’m scanning the QR code and the bam you have your whole WhatsApp set up on your desktop.
Oh my goodness. This changed my life guys.
And what’s also really cool is you can drag and drop files from your desktop as you see, what I’m doing here, I’m just dragging the file into the chat and it sends it to them.
It’ll also send it to their phone and their desktop if they’re using desktop guys, I love desktops.
So so damn much. ▪ ▪ Okay adding chat shortcuts to your home screen is also the bomb dot com.
So say for instance this is a group like my mom and dad that I chat with really often if I click on them and I click on the top right-hand icon once again and then I click on more, ▪ there will be an option that says add a shortcut.
So if I click on that, it’ll literally add a shortcut to this chat on my home screen as you can see there.
It says mom and dad and if I click on it ▪ ▪ it’ll take me directly to the chat.
So it’s just a shortcut to get to your most used chats if you know what I’m saying.
Alright, status updates. A k an Instagram stories for WhatsApp.
As you can see at the top of the screen here, it says chats status and calls.
So if you swipe to the left here is where you can basically add your stories to WhatsApp.
So if I click on my own profile, I can take a picture, or I can add a picture from my gallery.
Again, I’m using this one as an example.
I’m sorry and I can add text, I can add emojis, I can do basically everything you can do on Instagram stories and then I can post it ▪ ▪ if you don’t want to post a picture from your gallery or a picture that you’ve taken.
You can also just click on that pen icon and type some text out ▪ ▪ and then also post that to your status or stories and then over here is the ones that other people who are in my contacts have posted.
So I blow this out just for privacy reasons. But here I can view their WhatsApp stories basically pinning chats.
Alright, so say for instance there’s a group or a person who you talk to the most often if you want, you can actually pin that chat to the top of your page and all you simply do is hold down, and then at the top there you will see a pin looking icon, you click on that and bam that group or person who you chat to will always stay at the top.
So again, here’s another example my dad, I chat with him often.
I just hold down, click on the pin icon and he will also stay at the top.
Always every single time I open my WhatsApp it will be my dad and that other group.
But if say for instance I want to unpin them, I just hold down, I click the pin icon and verb I am unpinned again.
So I think it’s a really little nifty feature and some of you might like that I don’t know.
Okay number nine starring message in chats, let me explain.
Sometimes when you’re looking for important information, you have to scroll through the millions of texts that you’ve sent each other.
But what you can actually do to get to the important information is simply hold down, I’m using a recipe from my mom for example and you click that Star and what that does is it basically puts that information in a separate folder.
So if I hold down on my mom’s profile and you see here it says start messages.
If I click on that, it’ll show all the little messages that I’ve ever started between my mom and I.
So I don’t have to scroll through all our chats just to find that one bit of information.
Does that make sense guys? And if I want to take it out of the star folder, I simply hold down and click the star icon, Does that make sense Guys?
I really hope it does finally onto my favorite and that gift within WhatsApp. I had no, no idea.
You could do this until like two weeks ago and then I just went ape so if you click on the emoji icon on the left-hand side, there at the bottom, you will see a smiley face icon and a gift icon.
If you click on gift guys, it’ll show you all the most used or trending gifts at the moment.
Or you can click on the search icon bottom left and search for whatever gift you want.
So here I’m just searching for laughing as an example and you can choose whatever Gif you want.
I decided to go with this one. Then you can type a little message along with it.
So I just said, ha ha ▪ and then I sent it and the person will get a gifted guy, it is so funny to use gifts within group messages sometimes and there is such a great way as I’m sure you know to express yourself and you can also use gifts on the desktop.