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WhatsApp Hidden Features 2021 | WhatsApp Tricks

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WhatsApp Hidden Features 2021 | WhatsApp Tricks
WhatsApp Hidden Features 2021 | WhatsApp Tricks

Most of the existing WhatsApp users have not noticed some WhatsApp Hidden Features (2021). Here we have some of the WhatsApp Tricks that enable you to use your WhatsApp smartly than others in 2021.

There are lots of messaging platforms around, WhatsApp is also one of them. WhatsApp has stacks of Hidden Features and is widely used – the Facebook-owned messaging platform claims to hold over two billion users, which is pretty unbelievable.

2021 WhatsApp Tricks | WhatsApp Hidden Features 2021

1. Find who you chat to most

Who is your favourite person on WhatsApp? WhatsApp can answer this question. There is a method or trick to identify the person you spend most of the time on WhatsApp. You can also check how much of your storage they have consumed yet.

Steps (Same for iOS & Android)

Settings -> Storage and Data -> Manage Storage -> You’ll notice a list of people at the bottom in order of which is consuming the most storage.

2. You can use Disappearing Messages – WhatsApp Hidden Features 2021

You can use the Disappearing Messages feature on WhatsApp. It will make any fresh messages in a WA chat disappear after some time. But always remember, a recipient can still save these messages by taking a screenshot or by forwarding them somewhere else.

Steps (Same for iOS & Android)

Specific chat -> Click on the Contact’s name at the top of WA chat > Find Disppearing Messages Option -> Turn it On.

3. Use Face ID or Touch ID to unlock WhatsApp

If you want to increase security for your WhatsApp account, it’s possible for iOS users. These users can set their WhatsApp account to ask for Face ID or Touch ID to unlock WhatsApp, even when a person’s mobile device is already unlocked.

After setting up Face ID or Touch ID authentication, You’ll still be able to reply to chats from the notifications bar plus you can answer calls even if WhatsApp Application is locked. It’s also possible to select the duration for which you want this Lock feature to kick in.

Steps (Only for iOS)

Settings -> Account -> Privacy -> Screen Lock -> Turn on Require Face ID / Require Touch ID > Select the duration of time;

  • Immediately
  • after a minute
  • after 15 minutes
  • or after an hour

4. Bookmark important messages

Do you know? You can bookmark important messages from your Chat. Yes, it’s possible to bookmark important messages, and you can find all bookmarked messages easily as Starred Messages in the starred message section.

Steps (Different for iOS & Android)

Android: Open any Chat -> Navigate to your important message -> Hold down and tap on star icon.

iOS: Open any Chat -> Navigate to your important message -> Double-tap or hold down and tap on star icon.

5. Pin any chat to the top

Amazing Feature! You can Pin Important Chats, so it appears above all your chats. By pinning a chat on whatsapp, you can fix its place at the top of all new and unread chats. WhatsApp allows you to pin up to three chats, in order to prevent any complicacy with your replying to other chats.

Steps (Different for iOS & Android)

Android: Long press any chat -> Tap on the pin icon at the top of your screen.

iOS: Navigate to any important Chat -> Swipe it left to right -> Pin your Chat.

6. Send a voice message without hands – WhatsApp Hidden Features 2021

Sometimes users need to send a voice message, rather than writing it out as a text message. Most of the users send such message by pressing and holding the microphone on the right corner of the WA message input box. But do you know? You can lock the microphone button, so you can record your voice note without actually holding your phone in your hands.

Steps (Same for iOS & Android)

Open any of your chats -> Tap the microphone near message input box -> Press and hold -microphone icon -> Swipe up to lock. This will be locked until you send the message.

7. Turn words bold, italic or strikethrough

Sometimes certain words in our text message need more emphasis. Don’t worry, WhatsApp allows all users to Turn whichever words or phrases bold, italic or strikethrough. You can also bold, italic, or strikethrough them altogether.

Steps (Same for iOS & Android)

  • Add an asterisk on both sides of the word or phrase—for *bold*.
  • Put an underscore on both sides of the word or phrase—for _italic_.
  • Add a tilde on both sides of the word or phrase—for ~strikethrough~.

8. Stop videos and images appearing in your gallery

Sharing video and images on WhatsApp is great, but you might not want their appearance in your phone’s gallery. On Android, WhatsApp creates a folder in your gallery by default, while on iOS devices, it saves to your camera roll. If you want to stop videos and images appearing in your gallery, you can turn it off from WhatsApp settings.

Steps (Different for iOS & Android)

Android: Open Settings > Click on Chats > Turn off Show Media in Gallery.

iOS: Open Settings > Click on Chats > Turn off Save to Camera Roll.

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How to change YouTube channel name? Without changing Google name

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How to change YouTube channel name? Without changing google name
How to change YouTube channel name? Without changing google name

Don’t affect your google account for making changes to your youtube account. Learn — “How to change YouTube channel name?” If you are one of the old youtube users, you may know about — name changing issue on youtube.

There might be a question in your mind, “can I change my youtube name without changing my google name?” The answer is, Yes, you can. Luckily, YouTube is finally allowing all YouTube creators to edit their YouTube channel’s name and profile picture as well. The best thing to notice is, your these edits and changes will not affect your linked Google Account.

Prior to this new update, a YouTube channel’s branding was tied to its linked Google Account information. In that case, so you’d have to make changes in your Google profile image and account’s name if you wanted to update your channel.

After this nice change, your Google Account and YouTube channel will work as separate entities. This will be helpful for keeping your Google and YouTube Account separate.

FAQ – Frequently Asked Question

How do you change your youtube channel name without changing your google name?

You can change the channel name by following separate steps for Desktop and mobile users. As youtube name changing option is available for both desktops and YouTube mobile apps. Steps are given below…

Before going to change anything, read about a few caveats that youtube creators need to keep in mind:

  1. Changing or Editing the brand name of a verified YouTube Channel will remove verification status. ( You can reapply in this case. But you’ll have to follow the same process as before to earn the YT verified badge back.
  2. Changing the channel’s name will not change the custom URL of your channel.

How do I change my youtube name without changing my google name on desktop?

Let’s learn how to edit YouTube channel’s branding — Follow Steps:

  1. Open YouTube studio in your browser.
  2. Navigate to your sidebar menu and Click “Customization”.
  3. Go to the “Branding” tab and click “Change
  4. Navigate to your “Basic info” tab and click on the pencil icon
  5. Edit or change your channel’s name
  6. Click “Publish” to save changes
  7. Finally, your channel’s info is updated

FAQ – Frequently Asked Question

Can you change your youtube name without changing your google name on android also?

Yes, you can change youtube channel name without changing Gmail name on android as well.

How to change youtube channel name without changing Google account on Android?

  1. Open the YouTube app
  2. Tap your profile picture
  3. Tap “Your channel.”
  4. Click on “Edit channel.
  5. Edit your channel’s name and/or YT channel profile photo.
  6. Save your changes. And that’s it

FAQ – Frequently Asked Question

Can I change my youtube name without changing my google account on iOS?

Yes, you can follow the same steps as we have explained for Android users. The new Youtube channel editing options will work for both desktops and YouTube mobile apps.

In addition, you can also change your Google Account’s information without changing your YouTube Channel’s. For this, visit “myaccount.google.com” and change profile icon or name from the “Personal info” tab.

Note: Google’s rollouts can be annoyingly uneven, if YouTube still says that changing channel’s information will reflect across all Google services, it just means the latest update hasn’t rolled out to your google account yet. But keep checking back, you too will be able to make changes soon.

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