WhatsApp has become another of our daily routines, becoming a tremendously everyday and popular tool among the majority of the population. With more than 700 million users in the world, the most popular messaging application is becoming a true phenomenon worthy of study. WhatsApp has just loaded one of its most popular tricks: being able to see someone’s status anonymously, without that person being notified. The platform has updated the app by introducing this small change that now makes your display appear when you stop being in “hidden mode”. We explain exactly what will happen now.
You might be the ones who used this trick when it came to keeping an eye on the states of a contact. And is that WhatsApp allowed you to view the “Stories” of a person without knowing it as long as you had deactivated the confirmation of reading while you saw them. Thus many used this ruse to be able to spy on the states of other people, deactivating read notifications, looking at the images that certain contacts had uploaded and then reactivating these confirmations in the application options.
This, however, is over forever. The people of WABetaindo have published in their Twitter account that the messaging platform has introduced a small change in this procedure making the trick no longer work … just as it did until now. As you can see explained in the lower tweet, the trap trip will no longer be entirely possible, since the moment you reactivate the reading confirmation, you will appear as a spectator of the states of that person you were observing in mode secret. In this line is one of the latest publications of the well-known BBC Mundo media outlet, which has developed a list with the 10 least known tricks, facets or tools of the popular WhatsApp application:
1. Remove the blue double check so they don’t know if you’ve read the messages:
For the most common Android users, the steps to follow would be the following. First, the Beta version of the application must be downloaded, and then you have to access the ‘Settings – Account – Privacy’ to deselect the “Read Receipts” option.
We still remember the last fall of WhatsApp, but that does not seem to be an impediment to the service has returned to click. Although this time it is not a complete blackout, many users are reporting at this time having problems with multimedia files. Specifically, the problems would be in the sending and receiving of the audios – oh, the audios, what we would do without them – the videos and the photos.
WhatsApp is undoubtedly the courier service par excellence in Spanish territory -and in many other countries-, so this type of problem makes a lot of noise and generates a great impact in a matter of minutes -just as it has happened now pampering. It goes without saying that Twitter is already full of tweets from people complaining about the situation. As you have been able to read in one of the previous Twitter messages, some users also complain that Instagram and Facebook don’t work properly either. In our case, at the time of writing these lines, both applications move smoothly, but you just have to take a look again at Downdetector to discover that the number of reports is even higher than WhastApp, with a huge number of people warning of difficulties to share multimedia content on both Facebook and Instagram.
For iPhone owners, it is a bit more complex, and a jailbreak must be carried out to download applications that are not in the App Store. Once this process is done, you have to download the application ‘WhatsApp receipt disabler by BigBoss’, which automatically deactivates the blue double-check.
2. Send files in other formats:
The applications ‘Cloud Send’ of Android and ‘MP3 Music Downloader’ of iPhone allow you to send files in formats such as PDF, APF or Word documents, something that is not possible with a simple version of WhatsApp, which only allows audio, video and audio formats Photography.
3. Block your WhatsApp:
‘WhatsApp Lock’ allows you to install a password to enter the WhatsApp application. This way, you can prevent anyone from accessing your conversations if they can use your phone without your authorization.
4. Share notifications to the computer:
If you get used to working with your computer, tools like ‘Notify’ from iPhone and ‘Desktop Notifications’ from Android allow you to share the notices on your computer. The App must be installed on the mobile and an extension on the computer.
5. Install WhatsApp on the tablet:
Although in principle WhatsApp could not be installed on a tablet, there is a way to get it. First of all, you have to download the latest version of the application in ‘.apk’ format, then download the tool ‘SRT AppGuard’, which eliminates the restrictions of the tablet.
Within ‘SRT App Guard’ you have to select the ‘.apk’ file of WhatsApp and press ‘Monitor’ and then ‘Read Phone Status’ and ‘Identity Under Phone Calls’, which will activate the application. Finally, WhatsApp must be activated on a local phone to receive the three-digit verification code and enter it on the tablet.WhatsApp Status feature allows you to share your animated, videos, text and photosGIFs that automatically disappear after 24 hours. In order to send and receive the Best status for whatsapp updates to your loving ones choose anybody from your contacts.
6. Hide the connection time:
To prevent them from knowing when you connected, just access ‘Settings – Account-Privacy – Last Seen’. Once there you can choose who we want to know the connection time: ‘Everyone’ (all), ‘My contacts’ (my contacts) or ‘Nobody’ (nobody).
7. Recover deleted conversations:
If we have deleted a conversation by mistake we can recover it by uninstalling and reinstalling WhatsApp, since, in the process, there is a time when the App asks us if we want to restore the message history. Simply choose ‘Yes’.
8. Avoid automatic download of photos and videos:
To save memory it is good not to download everything they send us, but only what we really want to see. To do this you have to access ‘Settings – Chat settings – Media auto-download’.
9. Observe the WhatsApp statistics:
In ‘Settings – Account – Network Usage’ we can see very curious statistics such as the number of messages received and sent, the time spent in the application or the data consumed by it.
10. Camouflage one image with another:
An ideal practice to play jokes. With the tools ‘Magiapp’ of Android or ‘FhumbApp’ of iPhone you can send an image that, when downloaded by the user, becomes another one that we want.
This will happen even if you don’t see those stories again after the notification is activated, leaving a kind of “pending” update in the system that is activated as soon as you are 100% visible and accessible again. The only solution for this? Have deactivations of the readings in your account deactivated until 24 hours have elapsed that an online state lasts – you know that just like with Instagram Stories, WhatsApp states expire after that time and disappear.
It is true that WhatsApp states do not even enjoy the popularity of the aforementioned Stories of the Instagram social network. Facebook, the owner of both, though it would be possible to transfer the experience from one to another, however, there are few (compared to the Stories) who are encouraged to use this modality. Even so, the trick was quite popular among the adherents to the states, so it is not bad to know that it no longer works … it is not going to be caught with your hands in the dough. Notify you are to stay.
Lately, it seems that there is no month in which we free ourselves from bugs in WhatsApp. The messaging application is giving problems right now to a large number of users who have difficulty receiving and sending multimedia files. And it is not the only one. Instagram and Facebook are also failing. We tell you everything we know at the moment.