7 Secrets of WhatsApp that you did not know
This popular free application is a freeware, a multiplatform and an encrypted messaging service for users of smartphones. Using the internet, you can send texts, images, gifs, videos, documents, locations, audio files, contacts and voice notes to other people connected on cell phones with the help of their number. You can also make voice calls and individual video calls. But that is not all…
It also incorporates a new feature called "Status", which allows uploading photographs and recordings that are erased after 24 hours, being normally visible to all friends. Something that now can be found on Facebook and Instagram. At the beginning of 2014, the company that created it, WhatsApp Inc. was acquired for approximately 21,800 million dollars. At that time they had 600 million users, is the most famous of the time. But there are many things and secrets about it that many people do not know, which we will talk about in the following pages …
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1. Blue ticks
In November 2015, this application included a reading indicator. If two blue ticks appear, the contact you sent something to has seen it. As usual, this new element bothered many people, because although in a subtle way, it interferes with their privacy and may be the beginning of many neuroses. But it can be disabled easily, you just have to go to settings and in "info.account" or "account" uncheck the reading confirmation. You will not be able to see who has read your messages or not, but neither will they.
2. Lost conversations
Something that has happened to us on more than one occasion is accidentally deleted conversations, and the need to recover it because it is important for us. However, there is a way to have them again. Simply uninstall WhatsApp from your mobile and reinstall it. Then, when you reach a point, you will be given the option to recover previous texts and dialogues, saved in your history.
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3. Share unusual files
The normal formats of the submissions of this application are diverse, but by default, they only include those mentioned in the introduction. But you can actually send all kinds of files if you use a search tool. In Android, you can find any folder or item with File Explorer and from there share it in WhatsApp. Those who have iPhone would be Cloudsend, you will see how there are no limits...
4. Prevent downloads
The data of the internet that you have on your cell phone is quickly spent due mainly to elements that you are not aware of, and of actions that you do not consent directly. The numerous photographs, videos and other things that you receive in your system are automatically downloaded to your cell phone, spending whatever they can weigh on your data. To change this you must go to settings and change the status of "Data usage", where in "Connected to mobile data" you can choose what you don’t have your data used but instead only use Wifi.
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As this application began to present more users and popularity, it began to present irregularities that generated many complaints. And it was that at the beginning it was very easy to see the conversations of others if you had an advanced knowledge of programming. In recent years, text messages have been encrypted in a more complex way, but the truth is that the photographs are shared and transmitted in a flat manner, being still simple to obtain them.
One of the strengths of WhatsApp is that it is totally free, although, in reality, you have to accept a contract that allows you to have a lot of valuable information. They can know what contacts you have, and which ones have their service installed. In the same way, they can find your Facebook and find more people who are not yet users. In this way, they reach out and attract more people and multiply the benefits.
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There have been certain cases of complaints that questioned the intrusion that is allowed. We recommend that you read what you always accept... According to some informants, you can get to know more of what you think of your cell phones, such as its status and model. On the other hand, in places like Canada or Holland, this messaging service was accused of having exceeded this privacy limit by modifying some element of the mobile memory or even making calls...
This is how we come to the end of our list of WhatsApp's hidden features and functions. When connected to the internet, we must be very careful with what we are going to share, knowing that there are experts in stealing information and that everything we post leaves an indelible trace. It is never bad to know firsthand the permits we give and the totality of the uses that we can give to the applications and programs that we use every day. We hope you have been informed. What do you think? Did you know any of these points?
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