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10 Hidden WhatsApp Tricks You Need To Try Right Now!

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You might think you know everything about Whatsapp. After all, with more than one billion users, it’s fair to presume that most of you will use it at least once a day. However, you’re probably wrong. Like anything tech-related, there are always more tricks, tips, and features to learn about and use.
But how can you find out about all these awesome tricks and turn yourself into a bona fide WhatsApp pro? Easy – just read this article!
1. Create Conversation Shortcuts
Are you constantly using WhatsApp to message the same two or three people?Wife? Boyfriend? Dog? If so, did you know you can streamline your experience by adding a conversation shortcut to your device’s home screen? Just open the app, click on the Chats tab, long press on the conversation you want to create a shortcut for, and select Add Chat Shortcut from the popup menu.
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2. Library Images
The WhatsApp sharing feature is a great tool, but sometimes it can get annoying – especially if you’re part of a group that insists on sending hundreds of images of memes and jokes every week. Those images can clog up your library, use valuable memory space, and could be downright embarrassing if they end up in front of the wrong pair of eyes. It’s easy to stop this happening. Tap on Options (the three vertical dots in the top right-hand corner) and head to Settings > Data Usage. Under Media Auto-Download, tap on When Using Mobile Data, When Connected on Wi-Fi, and When Roaming and uncheck all the boxes.
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3. Schedule Messages
Are you forgetful? Fed up of overlooking your parents’ anniversary or your sister’s birthday? Fear not, WhatsApp can help. You’ll need to download a third-party app for this – if you’re on Android you should check out Seebye Scheduler ROOT (free), iOS users should look to Message Scheduler for WhatsApp ($0.99 on Cydia). You’ll need either a rooted or jailbroken device.
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4. Blind Carbon Copy
Blind Carbon Copy (BCC) is a frequently used email feature that lets you send out the same message to lots of people without the recipients themselves being aware of who else got the communication. It’s a little-known fact that WhatsApp allows you to do the same thing. The feature is called Broadcast. To use it, click on Options > New Broadcast and enter the names of the people who you want to send your message to. You’ll be able to see who opened it and receive any responses privately and individually.
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5. Lock WhatsApp
Do lots of people use your phone? Perhaps your kids use it to play games or your secretary uses it to field calls on your behalf? Thankfully, there is a way to lock WhatsApp and keep its contents away from prying eyes. Once again, you need to install a third-party app. If you’re on Android you could try AppLock, iOS users can turn to iAppLock. The Android version will work on vanilla devices; the iOS version will require a jailbroken phone.
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6. Supercharge Your Privacy
Two blue ticks. A boon to usefulness, a blow to privacy. Sure, if you are only chatting to friends and family it might not be important, but what about if your number is added to a massive group full of strangers for a conference or wedding? You probably don’t want everyone seeing your face and being alerted when you are typing. The solution is to edit the visibility of your Last Seen status, Profile Photo, Status, and Read Receipts. To do so, head to Options > Settings > Account > Privacy and make the necessary amendments. You can choose whether everybody, your contacts, or nobody sees your details (though read receipts are just on/off).
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7. Mute Chats
So you get added to a group that’s filled with family members or work colleagues. It can be useful at times, but more often than not it’s filled with inane chatter about grandma’s cat or Barry’s spreadsheets. The problem is, if you leave the group you’re going to cause offence to its other members. After all, why wouldn’t you want to be alerted every time your cousin sends a picture of her new baby doing something “cute”? Save your integrity by muting chats. Navigate to the chat you want to silence, then tap on Options > Mute. You’ll be given a choice of muting it for eight hours, a week, or a year – and there’s also a checkbox which will allow you to disable its on-screen notifications.
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8. Change the Background
WhatsApp has been around since 2010, yet it still uses the same weird background image filled with cartoon doodles. Anything has to be better than that, right? Luckily, you can change it. Follow Options > Settings > Chats > Wallpaper and you’ll be able to add your own picture from your library, remove the wallpaper altogether for a grey background, or reload the original WhatsApp offering.
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 9. Search
How many times have you found yourself frantically scrolling back through old messages to try and find an important phone number or email address? Save your time and your thumbs by using WhatsApp’s built-in search feature. Just open the chat that you want to search, then tap on Options > Search and enter the phrase you’re looking for.
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10. Starred Messages
Of course, instead of desperately searching to find old messages, wouldn’t it be great if you could be proactive and save them at the time they were received? Lo and behold – you can! Just long press on an individual message then tap on the star icon in the bar at the top of the screen. To see all your starred messages, click on Options > Starred Messages.
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What Are Your Favorite WhatsApp Tips and Tricks?
We’ve given you a list of ten, but there are loads more. For example, did you know you could email entire chat histories to yourself? Use WhatsApp without a phone number? Or change the font size? Tell us your favorites! We’d love it if you added your own tips and tricks to our list. Who knows, perhaps you’ve discovered a little gem that nobody else knows about.

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4 great apps for taking pictures

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You can get more out of your smartphone camera with these awesome photo apps that help enhance and give improvements to your simple everyday camera shots. Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency, shares 4 great apps for taking pictures.

VSCO Cam

This is a great app for photography and image editing. It helps you capture images, tweak and tune them to your preferences, then sync the images across devices and share them with as many people as you want. It even has a Grid feature that helps you discover the best original photography from other VSCO users.

Snapseed

This photo app is owned by Google and is one of the most accessible photo editing apps for Android users. It has a wide range of features for experienced users and newcomers, and at its most basic level, gives users the option to scroll through image enhancement options and control the intensity of effects used. It has a diverse range of features from basic automatic colour and contrast enhancement to cropping and sharpening. It also gives the option of selectively adjusting colour properties within a particular radius, and has varieties of filters and frames to choose from.

Pics Art Photo Studio and Collage

This app includes a robust photo editor with photo editing tools that allow you adjust white balance, tone, crop etc. However, Pics Art goes a step further by letting you purchase sticker packs on the app to use to adorn your photos; you can also add adjustable lens flares to your images, access varieties of filters and even apply Prisma-like features to transform your photos. In addition, Pics Art has its own tiny social media network that lets you share your photos on the app and make it free to edit, so others can edit or tweak your photos into something new and different.

Camera+

This app offers the ability to manually control both the exposure and focus of your images, which gives you total control of elements like brightness. It also has a ‘stabilizer-like’ feature that helps you avoid blurry pictures and a one-touch ‘clarity’ button that instantly improves the results of a photograph. Basically, it gives instant improvements to your everyday shot, however, it is an iOS only option for now.

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itel Super Fans Influencer Programme Launched in Accra – Ghana (Photos)

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Ghana’s most affordable and durable phone producer itel Ghana last Saturday at Osu, Impact Hub Accra, held a colorful event to launch its influencer program dubbed itel Super Fans. The program seek to create a program that will collaborate and engage with bloggers, social media influencers and offline media persons to create contents that will creates impact in line with itel mobile Ghana’s core values and mission.

The objectives of this program is to create an outstanding experience that will grow a core fan base for the company and platform to change lives.

Itel Ghana invited special guests and personalities such as Joel Orleans of YFM, Harry Bentil, Jacinta the Comedian and Priscilla Opoku Agyaeman who is their Brand Ambassador to grace the Occasion.

During a presentation by the Digital and Communication manager Tuekpe Michael, he explained that itel Ghana will not relent in producing quality, fashionable and durable phones that will meet the expectation of its customers. He also added that they will use this platform to interact and engage with their followers to strengthen their relationship.

 









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PHOTOS: SEE SNEAKERS THAT COST ($4,950) A WHOPPING ₦2.2MILLION, THE SHOE HAS A WORKING AIRPLANE SEATBELT, WIFI AND AN LCD SCREEN FOR WATCHING MOVIES (MUST SEE)

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Virgin America has unveiled a pair of sneakers created by agency Eleven, that will give you the “flying first class” experience without ever leaving the ground.
According to online reports, the sneakers are made of Italian white leather
The high-tech kicks are made from Italian white leather – to match Virgin America’s first class seats – with a stainless steel seat buckle around the ankle. A rechargeable battery powers built-in mood lighting, a USB phone charger, a video display and a Wi-Fi-enabled hotspot (data plan not included).

The shoes which also feature LED moodlighting, a working airplane belt buckle, a USB port connected to a three-hour battery, and even a tiny LCD display for watching movies, is currently just one pair in existence which is being auctioned on eBay at START SLIDESHOW for charity with the proceeds going to Soles4Souls, an organisation focused on distributing clothing and shoes to the poor.

Mike McKay, chief creative officer at Eleven, told Creativity Online: “Virgin America fliers are fashionable, sophisticated, and almost impossible to reach with traditional advertising. But we knew sneaker trends were very popular with our target audience.

“So we wanted to showcase the airline’s features in a unique way – so our target would actually take notice.”

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