Android users can do this by hitting the Menu button in a group chat and selecting Mute, while i Phone users can find the same option in the Group Info section of a conversation.Whats App can be a data-sapping terror if you’re not on a generous plan, with photos, videos and voice messages capable of gobbling through the lion’s share of your allowance in no time.If you don’t like the idea of someone else reading your Whats App messages as they flood in, through the previews that pop up on your screen, you can simply restrict the amount of information they display.On Whats App for i OS, you can force previews to show the contact’s name only by heading to Settings Show Preview.Group chats tend to be either too active or suspiciously quiet, the latter often the case immediately after you remind everyone that they owe you money. Put your mind at ease by long-pressing your sent message and hitting the Information key on Android, or swiping it from left to right on i OS.No replies after an hour when everyone was online and irritatingly chatty just a minute before you messaged? This will show you exactly who has read it and when.Further proof of Whats App being a maze of potential social pitfalls is the ability to hide your ‘last seen’ time.Prevent your contacts from finding out when you were last online by navigating to Settings On that note, you can mute group chats whenever they get too lively for your liking.
Emoji will be embedded automatically, which is clearly a great thing, and you can choose to include or leave out media attachments.
Similarly, you can mark a conversation as unread when you know you need to reply to it, but perhaps don’t have the time to at the moment.
Android users can do this by long-pressing a conversation and tapping Mark as Unread in the menu, while i OS users can access the option by swiping from left to right on a chat.
Beyond showing off, there’s no need to italicise your Whats App messages, or make them bold – all phone users know that’s what Caps Lock is for.
However, if you have the finger speed and are willing to commit the commands to memory, you can do exactly that.
To make a message bold, place it between two asterisks, like *this*.