Send WhatsApp messages that delete themselves 7 days later
Having a private conversation? Switch on Disappearing Messages and what you say will be taken off the record next week. Open the chat. Click the group chat name or friend’s, up the top of your screen, and among the options you can toggle this auto-delete feature on and off.
A small clock icon next to their profile picture will remind you that this setting’s switched on. While people can save your messages by forwarding them or taking a screenshot, so it’s not an entirely fool-proof privacy feature, it’s still a great way to declutter your chattier chats and save memory space on your phone.
Use keyboard tricks in WhatsApp for added emphasis
To use the old-school typewriter style font in your message, type three apostrophes. Want to change how a word or phrase looks? Either side of the text, add asterisks for bold, underscores to underline and wavy hyphens called tildes for a strikethrough line that crosses out.
Check your WhatsApp messages are actually private
Getting a green tick as the result of this test means end-to-end encryption is working and your messages are strictly between you and your friend. Open the specific chats you want to check and press their name or picture in the top left to open your contact’s profile settings. When you tap Encryption, you’ll see a QR code for your friend to scan with their phone and your unique encryption code, four columns of numbers, which you could choose instead to compare with your friend’s code.
Find out who’s read your WhatsApp group chat message
Want to see which WhatsApp user got the memo? Highlight your specific message by tapping and holding it, then tap the three dots for Info. If your friends are allowing read receipts and haven’t blocked you, you’ll see whether they’ve read your message in the group chat. It’s ideal if you’re changing plans last minute or working on a group project.