WhatsApp like a Pro: With these tricks you are up to date with the features of the messenger! Because they are so hidden that you do not even get them .
Tricks for WhatsApp chats
• Using Photo Stickers
Mega News for iPhone users: For them, since the latest update to WhatsApp, there are photo stickers that show the user’s current time and location. You can find them via the Emoji button in the photo editing. Besides chats, you can also use them for your status and editing GIFs or videos.
• Chatting Chats
Very simple: Tip under “Chats” as long as the desired chat with WhatsApp, until it is grayed out, then in the toolbar on the Pin. So you keep in spite of many conversations always your most important in view!
• Search for terms
Need some info from one of your Whats app chats? Open the menu and tap on “Search”. Now enter the desired term – the results will be highlighted.
• Responding to individual participants in group chats
To reply to a specific message in a WhatsApp group chat, tap and hold on it. Then select (on Android) the left arrow or “Reply” (on iOS). But you do not have to entertain the entire group: Put a “@” in front of the name of a group member. So it gets a direct message from you – even with a mute group!
• Share your live location
In a WhatsApp chat or group , select the “+” sign – a menu will appear, including the “Location” option. At this point you activate the “live location”. Privacy advocates find this rather questionable – but the function is very useful when you are on the way to someone or visit expected: you see when the other arrives. Also, you can let others know that you are in a safe place. If several users in a group share their location, they can all be seen on the map at the same time .
Tricks for Whatsapp News
• Answer on the lock screen React
faster to messages? Sure, of course! In iOS you go in the settings on “Messages” -> “WhatsApp”. Activate “In the lock screen”. For Android at the three points in the top right on “Settings” -> “Notifications” -> “Pop-up notifications” -> “Only if screen off”.
• Format text messages
Cool: WhatsApp works like a word processor! When writing, press and hold a word until it appears highlighted. You can also mark several words or even a whole sentence. Then tap on the option symbol in the dialog box that appears and scroll to the formatting options. Now you can edit your text as you like!
• Share full photo albums
iPhone owners were the first to use this feature in the official app: if you send at least four photos at once, WhatsApp will automatically group them together for an album! Anyone who wants can then access all the images belonging to the respective album. Only these are by default no longer individually and each other displayed in the chat window – which is much clearer than the previous presentation.
• Delete messages
Within seven minutes (!) Of sending you can still delete a message. Hold it down longer. In the menu that appears, select “Delete” -> Dustbin icon -> “Delete for all”. As confirmation appears “This message was deleted” – unfortunately also at the receiver! To delete multiple messages, hold down the first one until it is highlighted. Now choose more with and then dispose of all together … Mega: From May 2018 you have a total of 68 minutes to delete a message later!
Tricks for WhatsApp calls
• Simplified voice recordings
Finally, the microphone icon is not pressed all the time! If it is pressed longer, a slider with lock symbol now appears. You wipe it up – and the recording goes on by itself! If you promise, you can cancel the recording by pressing “Cancel”.
• Video calls with picture-in-picture feature
Tip on a video call the “back” button – and the video picture of the caller changes into a small window, which you place somewhere on the edge of the screen, where it does not bother you. Now you can during the conversation z. B. switch to another text chat or use another app. Attention: Until now this only works under the operating system Android 8!
To take screenshots with iPad, iPad Pro or iPhone. Incidentally, the procedure is very easy!
To take a screenshot of a content on the iPad screen, you do not need another digital camera. Nor do you have to put the smartphone on the next copier or scanner to take a screenshot.
Create screenshot with iPad
Create screenshot with iPhone
The iPhone works the same way. The on / off button can be found on the iPhone from the model generation 6 at the top right edge of the case, previously (up to and including iPhone 5S and iPhone SE), the switch was mounted above. The Home button, however, is the only button on the front of the iPhone. It’s best to first press the on / off button and then hit the Home button, because a little bit longer pressure on this will activate Siri – so you run the risk of being connected to the voice assistant if it’s not fast enough also press the on / off switch.
Take a screenshot with the Apple Watch
Even until watch OS 3.2, the screenshots on the Apple Watch often get inadvertently, you only had to press the digital crown and the side key next to it at the same time. Since the latest version, there is a backup. Say, who wants to take screenshots on the Apple Watch, must activate the function for the first time. The controller can be found in the watch app on the iPhone in the “General” section. The screenshots taken land as usual in the folder “Screenshots” on the iPhone.
Incidentally, screenshots of the iPhone, iPad, iPod and Apple Watch have something in common that sets them apart a great deal from those on the Mac : the principle “completely or not at all” applies – only the entire screen can be scanned and no excerpts from it. Similarly, the format of the images can not be selected, iOS always saves them as PNG.
Transfer screenshots from iPhone, iPad to Mac
Screenshot on the iPhone via app
Your personal data and preferences are in great demand on the web. We reveal what you can do to improve your privacy on the Internet and on the most popular social media networks
With the privacy and the data protection in the net that is such a thing: On the one hand, providers like Facebook, Google or Microsoft can tailor their services all the better, the more the user reveals about himself. That can be handy. On the other hand, it is also happily hushed up that the information collected incidentally sometimes passed on to third parties, used for personalized advertising or even sold. Added to this is the risk of cyber-thieves stealing data, which can even lead to complete identity theft.
The fact is: So really you can not protect one hundred percent. Rather, it’s about isolating the data gathering as much as possible and preventing strangers from gaining access to your user accounts. How exactly you can do that and which settings are the most important, we reveal here:
1. Facebook: Important privacy and privacy settings
Privacy and Facebook is almost a contradiction. However, there are a few things you can do: In the privacy settings of Facebook you can define who can see your posts and how well your profile can be found by others. If you do not want to trumpet everything of yourself into the world, limit the visibility of the posts to “friends” and hide the friends list with the setting “Just me.” To deny Facebook personalized advertising based on your usage data, turn everything off in your ad settings (see picture below).
The security of your Facebook account should also be important to you so that not only hackers can not fool your identity. Use the two-level authentication in the settings under the menu item “Security and Login” . Also, a kind of hacker warning can set up , which sounds the alarm as soon as an unknown device logs in with your access data.
2. Instagram: More privacy and account security
The Instagram app offers few security and privacy settings on the iPhone or Android device. If you prefer to use the app to share pictures and videos with your friends and approved followers, you should set your account to private so your profile is closed to the public. Here’s how it works: Tap the profile icon in the bottom right corner of the app. Then at the top right on the three points (or on the gear on the iPhone). In the settings finally there is the possibility to activate the private account. Security tip: There you should also set up the “two-stage authentication”.
3. Google: Making collecting and using your data difficult
A Google Account holder can see in the Google Dashboard what data the company has stored about you with its multitude of services, and which ones are publicly visible. Practical: From there, you usually also come via direct link in the settings of the respective service to manage the privacy. You should pay special attention to the activity settings and the privacy check , because this is where Google’s compilation passion is put in its place. If you are not in the mood for personalized advertising, you can switch it off completely in the settings for advertising . Security tip: Google also offers oneTwo-level authentication that you should enable to better protect your account.
4. Twitter: Improve privacy
At twitter.com/settings/safety you can make all necessary data protection settings. On the one hand, you should uncheck “Tweet location” to prevent a motion profile from being created by you. It also makes sense, under the item “photo markers”, to not allow anyone to mark you in photos unsolicited. If you want to privatize your Twitter account, you can check it at the top of the list by checking “Protect my tweets”. Afterwards, only your confirmed followers will see your tweets. The most important thing at the end: under the menu item Individualization and Data, click on “Deactivate all”,
5. Windows 10: Taming data gathering anger
Although Microsoft’s interest in your usage behavior has greatly increased with Windows 10, the operating system in the settings under “Privacy” also offers a clear and bundled possibility to clearly define the access and usage rights of your data. If you do not use any of the listed apps, you can confidently revoke all permissions. In the sub-item “General” you can also forbid Microsoft to create an advertising ID via you. For example, this prevents you from being identified to advertising providers across multiple apps. It is also advisable to set the transmitted diagnosis and usage data to “Simple” under the item “Feedback and Diagnosis” (see picture), in order to – among other things – prevent
Professional tip: You improve your privacy with Windows 10 quite a bit if you do without the creation of a Microsoft account, because then the collected data can no longer be assigned to a specific user profile.
6. WhatsApp: protect status, profile picture and privacy
With the popular messenger you can protect your profile picture, your WhatsApp status, your info text as well as the “last online” status from unwanted glances under Settings> Account> Privacy . Nobody cares when you were online last. The rest should be limited to “My Contacts” to prevent strangers outside of your contact list from secretly spying on you.