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12 WhatsApp tricks that maybe you didn't know

We list useful tips below to help you tap the full potential of WhatsApp.

1. Looking for conversations you thought you deleted or lost? Simply click on the WhatsApp folder in the SD of your phone, select msgstore.db.crypt.file, open it with an app that can read texts and presto, you can dig for the thread you are looking for.

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2. Sending a big file on WhatsApp can be frustrating, but if you use Dropbox along with another app, Cloudsend, you can send any large file to friends or family.

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3. If you want to remain anonymous and would like to hide your phone number in your WhatsApp account, download an app called Fake-a-Message for iPhone users and Spoof Text Message for Android owners. When you begin the installation process, you will need verification through SMS. But to avoid displaying your telephone number, make sure to set the phone in airplane mode before you begin the installation process and enter an email address. Click begin and cancel the process midway. You will have a message in your outbox folder. Send this with the app you downloaded to serve as a spoof number.

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3. If you want to remain anonymous and would like to hide your phone number in your WhatsApp account, download an app called Fake-a-Message for iPhone users and Spoof Text Message for Android owners. When you begin the installation process, you will need verification through SMS. But to avoid displaying your telephone number, make sure to set the phone in airplane mode before you begin the installation process and enter an email address. Click begin and cancel the process midway. You will have a message in your outbox folder. Send this with the app you downloaded to serve as a spoof number.

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4. You can also make several WhatsApp accounts, useful if you want to separate personal and business contacts. Simply download an app called SwitchMe and toggle between accounts.

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5. The Android app, Magiapp and the Fhumbapp for iPhone are great applications that you can download to merge two photos as one file that you can send over WhatsApp.

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6. To change the profile photo of a friend, save an image, size it down to 561 × 561 pixels with the name of his phone number, and then drag it to the phone's SD card, in the Profile Pictures folder WhatsApp.

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6. To change the profile photo of a friend, save an image, size it down to 561 × 561 pixels with the name of his phone number, and then drag it to the phone's SD card, in the Profile Pictures folder WhatsApp.

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7. Use WhatsApp Plus to access a whole range of extra features such as hiding profiles, changing backgrounds or colour settings, amongst others.

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8. To delete your account, go to 'Settings', choose 'Account' and from there, choose 'Delete Account.'

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9. If for some reason, you decided to change your phone number, you can still access the conversations in the old number associated with your WhatsApp account. Go to 'Settings' choose 'Account' and then 'Change number'. The wizard will do the rest.

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10. To avoid showing your friends or contacts your last activity, download the app, 'Not Last Seen'. Alternatively, go to 'Settings', choose 'Chat Settings', tick 'Advanced' and then select 'Off.'

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11. Download a free app called, 'WhatsStat' to access all your stats including the number of messages or contacts.

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12. To avoid that pictures received are automatically downloaded, go to 'Settings', 'Chat settings' and 'Automatically download media'. From there, disable the automatic function.

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12. To avoid that pictures received are automatically downloaded, go to 'Settings', 'Chat settings' and 'Automatically download media'. From there, disable the automatic function.

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