WhatsApp is an instant communication platform relatively simple to use and understand. This is precisely what makes it such an attractive solution and the crown as the dominant service with more than 2 billion users according to Statista.
Although well known, there are several ways to get even more out of WhatsApp and streamline conversations. Or rather, to access and respond more quickly to WhatsApp chats and groups with the tips and tricks that we now make known.
1. Add conversation shortcut to the home screen
To ensure that we always find the most important conversation on WhatsApp, or that we don’t lose the group among the various active conversations we can create shortcuts, with unique icons, direct access to each conversation.
1. Opens the WhatsApp application on your smartphone or tablet (Android or iOS).
2. Finds and open the conversation you want to highlight.
3. Play in the options menu – top right – then tap “More“.
4. Select the “Add shortcut“.
5. End the procedure by touching “Add” – figure 1.
As soon as the shortcut is created, it takes on the prominent image of the group, or the contact. Whenever the WhatsApp group, or the conversation has any interaction, or new message, it will be signaled on the shortcut to inform the user.
Now just touch the newly created shortcut, present on the mobile device’s home screen, to quickly access it. It is an effective tip for those who want to write faster on WhatsApp and always be aware of new messages.
2. Post the WhatsApp conversation or group to Favorites
1. Opens the WhatsApp application on your smartphone or tablet
two. Find the conversation or group you want to post at the top
3. Touch and hold pressure for 1 second on the conversation or group icon
4. The option shown in figure 2 – Post conversation
5. At any time it is possible to review the action and unpin the conversation
The possibility to post a conversation (private chat), or WhatsApp group in the application will always show that chat, or group at the top of the app. In practice, whenever we open the application we will see the posted content first in the conversation list.
This allows the user to have a quick access to the content without populating the smartphone’s home screen with more shortcuts or distractions.
3. Quick WhatsApp actions on Android and iOS
From the home screen on Android and iOS devices, by tapping and keeping the pressure on the WhatsApp icon – about 1 second – the contextual menu visible above will appear. From there we can quickly access the favorite WhatsApp chats and groups.
On Android, it is also possible to remove, or uninstall the application – valid, in fact, for any installed application. The function – quick actions menu – is present in the latest versions of the Android operating system.
On iOS the function can be accessed through the Force Touch function, or, on the latest iPhone, by touching and holding the WhatsApp application icon. There we will also find favorite conversations and the possibility to quickly access them, among other quick actions.
Extra: Messages marked on WhatsApp
At checked messages are authentic bookmarks in any chat, or WhatsApp group. They are a quick and effective way to access a particular section of the conversation, and can be compared to bookmarks for quick access to a particular chapter or section.
1. Opens a conversation on WhatsApp.
two. Select the message to be highlighted.
3. Touch and hold pressure for 1 second.
4. As soon as the device vibrates, you will have the star icon at the top.
5. Tap the star icon to bookmark this message
The marked messages are present in another menu on WhatsApp. To access this folder of “bookmarks” enter a conversation and access the options – top right corner. Then a menu similar to figure 5 will be presented.
From here, just touch “Checked messages” to find the folder, or menu with this selection – a window similar to the one shown figure 4.
When clicking on a marked message, the user “jumps” – he is taken to the portion of the conversation in which that message was published, thus serving as a quick access marker.
All the tips presented allow the user to save time in using the application for mobile devices. These are accessibility options that facilitate the use of the platform and help us to reach and find what we want.
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