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Do you know these secret features of WhatsApp? Extremely useful

Even after the controversial privacy policy update of WhatsApp, people have created their own accounts in Signal and Telegram. But WhatsApp continues to dominate the market. WhatsApp has over 2 billion users worldwide. People still continue to use this messaging app for things like sending a text, sharing photos, and making video calls. So let us know some of the extremely useful features of the app, which people are less aware of.

Hiding the blue tick

As the message is read, a blue tick appears next to it. Whenever you don’t read a person’s message and reply to the message in an instant way, then this feature starts to get in trouble. The solution is that you can turn off your ‘read recipients’. For this you have to go to Settings> Account> Privacy and untick Read Recipients.

Hiding profile picture

Sometimes it happens that you don’t want everyone to see your profile picture. The good thing is that in the messaging app you get the option to hide the profile picture. All you have to do is open WhatsApp and go to settings.

After that, you have to click on the account and go to privacy. Next, you have to tap in the profile photo. Here you will find three options with ‘Everyone’, ‘My Contacts’ and ‘Nobody’. You can select an option of your choice.

Replying to a group message in a private way

Did you know that you can reply to a group chat message in a private way? That is, you can reply to a message sent by a user of the group in their private window without giving it to the group. To do this on the iPhone, you need to press and hold a group message. Then tap on the ‘More’ option and then on ‘Reply Privately’. On the other hand, if you are using an Android phone, you will see a menu at the top of the screen. There you have to tap in the three dots in the right corner and then in ‘Reply Privately’. On the other hand, if you are using an Android phone, you will see a menu at the top of the screen. There you have to tap in the three dots in the right corner and select the ‘Reply privately’ option.

Prevent images and videos from entering the gallery

WhatsApp automatically downloads photos and videos and saves them to the phone’s gallery. Downloading every media file damages both storage and data. To avoid this, users can go to storage and data by going to settings.

After this, the option of media auto-download will appear here. Then below you will see the options for downloading media files on the phone, WiFi, and roaming. All you have to do is tap on them and untick all the boxes. Then the auto-download will be off.