However, bear in mind that by hiding your own read receipts, you’ll also lose the ability to see when your own sent messages have been read. You can sneakily read messages without those blue ticks appearing on your friend’s screen and disabling read receipts by enabling Aeroplane Mode before launching the app and opening the message in question.
Just remember to close Whats App before turning Aeroplane Mode off.
If you’ve gone through the effort of turning a conversation into a home screen shortcut, you may as well bless it with a custom notification too.
On both Android and i OS, just tap the top bar above a chat and select Custom Notifications.
As with emails, you can easily mark key messages with a star, allowing you to find them easily when you want to.
From there, you can easily free up space by deleting the content you definitely don’t need, with filters allowing you to get rid of specific file types, such as videos, pictures, voice messages, documents, contacts and locations. It will create what looks like a brand new app, adopting that particular conversation’s title and picture as its name and icon.
Sorry Android users, this one’s also just available on i OS. As long as you don’t speak in a Scottish accent, you can command Siri to type your Whats App messages out for you, leaving your hands free for less menial tasks.
With the sheer volume of messages sent via Whats App, it can be easy to lose track of important details, such as an address or special date.
The easiest method is by disabling read receipts altogether.
Simply go to Settings Read Receipts and uncheck the box.