5 Simple WhatsApp Tricks That’ll Make Your Life Easier

5 Simple WhatsApp Tricks That'll Make Your Life EasierFor better or worse, WhatsApp has become an important part of our lives.

Whether you love or hate the little green box, it is beginning to hold more and more power over our day-to-day routines.

Here are a few tricks to help you up your WhatsApp game and save you time and stress.

1. Turn off those awful ‘Blue Ticks’ that give you palpitations.

WhatsApp’s read receipts can be the best and worst thing all at the same time.

Panic usually ensues when you see that someone has read your message but is failing to respond with the speed you would like them to. What could possibly be occupying their time outside of your very important message consisting of two emojis?

There is a way to save yourself this stress.

Head to your WhatsApp Settings, Account, Privacy and turn off the ‘Read Receipts toggle.

Once you’ve done this, those ticks will disappear and you will have more time to answer those endless group chats at your leisure.

However, you should be warned that this will also stop you from seeing when people have read your messages, which (depending on your personality) may also cause your stress levels to rise.

2. Control who can see when you were last online 

This feature is probably one of the most annoying aspects of the app as it brings out the stalker in all of us.

Checking in to see when people were last online can become an obsessive habit especially if you’re waiting on replies.

Furthermore, why should everyone know whether you checked your messages first thing in the morning?

To rectify this, go into Settings, Account, Privacy, Last Seen.

You can then choose to change ‘Everyone’ to ‘My Contacts’ or ‘Nobody.’

5 Simple WhatsApp Tricks That'll Make Your Life Easier.For better or worse, WhatsApp has become an important part of our lives.

Whether you love or hate the little green box, it is beginning to hold more and more power over our day-to-day routines.

Here are a few tricks to help you up your WhatsApp game and save you time and stress.

1. Turn off those awful ‘Blue Ticks’ that give you palpitations.

WhatsApp’s read receipts can be the best and worst thing all at the same time.

Panic usually ensues when you see that someone has read your message but is failing to respond with the speed you would like them to. What could possibly be occupying their time outside of your very important message consisting of two emojis?

There is a way to save yourself this stress.

Head to your WhatsApp Settings, Account, Privacy and turn off the ‘Read Receipts toggle.

Once you’ve done this, those ticks will disappear and you will have more time to answer those endless group chats at your leisure.

However, you should be warned that this will also stop you from seeing when people have read your messages, which (depending on your personality) may also cause your stress levels to rise.

2. Control who can see when you were last online 

This feature is probably one of the most annoying aspects of the app as it brings out the stalker in all of us.

Checking in to see when people were last online can become an obsessive habit especially if you’re waiting on replies.

Furthermore, why should everyone know whether you checked your messages first thing in the morning?

To rectify this, go into Settings, Account, Privacy, Last Seen.

You can then choose to change ‘Everyone’ to ‘My Contacts’ or ‘Nobody.’


 

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