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WhatsApp tricks: the 10 functions you don't know about yet

Did you realise that you can retrieve messaged you thought were lost? Android users only need to go into the Whatsapp folder and select the msgstore.db.crypt file opening it with any app that's dedicated to reading and writing text.

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You can use Dropbox to get around the file size limits imposed by Whatsapp. Just install it along with Cloudsend and you'll be able to send friends pdf or Excel docs.

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To manage more than one account with WhatsApp just download the app Switch Me and then you can change from one to the other whenever you like.

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To manage more than one account with WhatsApp just download the app Switch Me and then you can change from one to the other whenever you like.

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To merge two photos into one and send them in the same message, download the Android app Magiapp tricks for Whatsapp. If you’re using an iPhone, check out Fhumbapp.

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Use WhatsApp Plus to access a whole range of extra features. With this app you can hide your profile picture or change background colours.

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To delete your account just go to "Settings", "Account" and from there choose "Delete Account".

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To delete your account just go to "Settings", "Account" and from there choose "Delete Account".

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If you have just changed your phone number but want to retain your old conversations, go to “settings” then select “account” and then “change number” to start the wizard.

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If you want to hide from your friends the last time you accessed the app, download “Not Last Seen”. In the settings menu go to “Chat Settings”, then "Advanced" and finally select “off” under “show last”.

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To access all your WhatsApp statistics including stuff like the number of messages sent and more, download WhatsStat.

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To stop automatically download of all images go to "Settings", then "Chat Settings" and finally to "Automatically download media" and select “off”.

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To stop automatically download of all images go to "Settings", then "Chat Settings" and finally to "Automatically download media" and select “off”.

The dark side of Whatsapp

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