5 Must know Whatsapp Hacks including how to know when you've been blocked and hiding those blue ticks!

Whatsapp for many is the ultimate messaging service but so many of us don't know all the tips and tricks that make it even better.  

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Here are 5 top tips from tech experts who want you to get the best out of it...

 

1. Hiding the blue ticks

For many, the pesky blue ticks are the one thing that they don't like about the service.  To disable them, go to Settings > Account > Privacy > Read Receipts.  This way, people won't know when you're ignoring them.

 

2. How to block/know if you've been blocked.

If you want to block anyone from being able to message or call you, it's easy.  Go into that person's profile in Whatssap, click the settings > Block.

You'll know if someone has blocked you because you'll no longer see their profile picture and when you message them, you'll only see the one tick.

 

3. Hide your Last Seen time.

The other feature that lots of users don't like is the Last Seen time at the top of your profile. If you don't want people to know when you've last used the app, go to Settings > Account > Privacy > Last Seen,

 

4. Recover deleted messages.

If you want to get your deleted messages back, you will have needed to have set up the daily back up feature first! To do this, go to Settings > Account > Privacy > Last Seen.

 

5. Create a shortcut to a specific mate

If there's somebody you talk to all the time, you can save time by creating a dedicated shortcut to them on your mobile home screen.

A long press on the desired chat will launch a menu of options, including the 'Add chat shortcut' tab.