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18 Hidden Features Of Instant Messengers That Everyone Should Know

18 Hidden Features Of Instant Messengers That Everyone Should Know

Today you rarely meet a smartphone on which at least some instant messenger would not be installed. And it is not surprising, because these convenient applications have replaced us with SMS and telephone conversations. But few people know about all the hidden features of these programs.

We have collected 18 tricks that will make communication with the help of instant messengers more convenient.

1. Whatsapp

Correspondence on the computer

  • Go to web.whatsapp.com
  • Open the application on your smartphone (on the iPhone, go to settings, on Android, in the menu)
  • Select WhatsApp Web
  • Scan the QR code.

Hide the last visit

Go to the

  •  the Menu
  • Settings
  • Account
  • Privacy
  • Select who can see when you last entered the program.

Do not clutter up the memory device photos and videos

By default, media files from chat rooms are saved in the general photostream of a smartphone. But this setting can be disabled. Go to the

  • Settings
  • Chats and Calls
  • Media Auto Download
  • Uncheck the necessary items.

Send correspondence to your email

  • Go to the desired conversation
  • Menu
  • More
  • Send chat by mail.

Disable notifications

Go to the

  •  desired conversation
  • Touch the name of the contactor group
  • Click “Do Not Disturb” and select the period of ignoring.

Add an important contact to your home screen

Go to the

  • desired conversation
  • Menu
  • Still
  • Do Not Disturb
  • Add Shortcut

Put individual notifications on important contacts

Go to the

  • Menu
  • View contact
  • Individual notifications
  • Put a check mark and select a sound

2. Viber

Correspondence on the computer

  • Just install the program on your computer

Hide the last visit

Go to the

  • Settings
  • Privacy. Here you can turn off the status “Online” and the notification of reading messages (but in this case, you also lose the opportunity to view the status of contacts and will not receive notifications).

Do not clutter up the memory device photos and videos

Go to the

  • Settings
  • Multimedia
  • Clear the checkboxes “Automatically upload photos” and “Automatically upload videos”.

Send correspondence to your email

Go to the

  • Settings
  • Calls & Messages
  • Email Log.

3. Telegram

Hide the last visit

Go to the

  • Settings
  • Privacy and Security
  • Last Seen
  • Select whom you want to hide the status from.

Strengthen your account security

Go to the

  • Settings
  • Privacy and Security
  • Enable two-step authentication with an additional password, the recovery of which needs to be tied to email. In the same menu, you can enter a digital password, which the application manually closes with a lock.

Do not clutter up the memory device photos and videos

Go to the

  • Settings
  • Chat Settings – Cache Settings
  • Select the option so that files that you have not accessed for more than a week are automatically erased from the application cache.
  • If you suddenly need something, you can always find it in the correspondence and re-download from the Telegram cloud – or save it to your cloud or to your phone.

Add someone else’s stickers

If you like the sticker in the correspondence,

  • Hold your finger on it and select Info
  • Add Stickers to add the whole set with it to the phone’s memory.

Create a secret chat

  • Secret Chats are self-destructing messages with a higher level of security. They are not stored on the Telegram cloud and will not be available after you change the device or exit the program.

Individual distribution of the general message

  • If you want to send the same message to different people, but do not want the recipients to see each other, as it happens in a regular group, use the Broadcast function.

Structure the correspondence

In the long correspondence, especially group, it is easy to get confused. There are several useful functions to structure the correspondence:

  • Reply to a specific message
  • hold your finger on it and select Reply
  • set via @ the mention of specific people you are sending the message to
  • or create # hashtags for different types of messages to speed up searching.

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