Get WhatsApp mobile notifications On Desktop
Sometimes we forget to check our WhatsApp messages. This is sometimes due to the notifications, because among the update and email notifications we may miss our WhatsApp messages. It can also happen that we accidentally access a WhatsApp chat, so the messages are marked as ‘read’, which may not always be the case.
By using a little but powerful app called Pushbullet, you can make it so WhatsApp notifications appear on your computer’s desktop. This is also possible for any notification that appears on your smartphone. Pushbullet is a nifty app that allows you to ‘push’ files, photos, links and text from one device to another. You can push your content by the usual ‘share’ function that’s on every mobile app. You can also register other people on Pushbullet to immediately send them files and information.
Change Your WhatsApp mobile Phone Number
If you have changed your phone number but not your phone, you can easily change WhatsApp’s configuration so that you don’t even need to reinstall the app. There’s a function in newer WhatsApp versions that let you migrate the information from your current WhatsApp account to match a new phone number.
You can do this by accessing the main menu, going into Settings, then select Account and now choose Change number. You will first have to write your former phone number and then your new number. Select Done whenever you’re ready. WhatsApp will proceed to update your information, which includes your chat history, stored conversations, photos and any other data that might be linked to your account.
Create Shortcuts For Important Contacts
If you always chat with the same people, you may want to create a shortcut for their contacts. WhatsApp allows you to set shortcuts on your home screen so that you can easily access the conversations with special people. This function used to be available on the important instant messaging services such as MSN Messenger.
To create a shortcut in Android all you have to do is to long-press a contact or a group that you want to access quickly. A new menu will pop up, and then you must select Add conversation shortcut. A shortcut to that conversation will be created on your home screen, and you can put it wherever you like, including folders and groups of applications.
Backup And Restore WhatsApp mobile Chats
WhatsApp creates chat backups by default. This is for when you damage your phone, or when you uninstall WhatsApp, you still have access to all of your conversations. The function is enabled in WhatsApp, even though you can actually make a manual backup.
To do this on Android go to Settings, then choose Chat Settings and select Backup Conversations. To perform this on iPhone is basically the same, but you must choose Chat Backup when accessing Chat Settings.
Hide “Last Seen” Timestamp
This is the most important tip for WhatsApp. The “Last Seen” timestamp lets your contacts know what was the last time where you opened WhatsApp. If you disable this function, you won’t be able to see other user’s “Last Seen”.
The sole best choice is to disable this function. It is best to sacrifice gossip to treasure our own privacy. Sometimes we receive messages from people we do not want to talk to, at least at the moment. It is best to disable the “Last Seen” timestamp to eliminate any chance of our contacts saying “Hey, you saw my message but you didn’t want to answer”. Most people will get anxious and not know how to answer; others might say “I just didn’t want to.” The simplest choice is to simply disable this tell-tale function.
Hide “Last Seen” Timestamp