How to use WhatsApp

How to use WhatsApp

In this article we will go over how to use WhatsApp. WhatsApp is a completely free cross-platform Wi-Fi based, instant messaging service that’s used all over the world, with more than 1.5 billion users exchanging messages, photos and calls every day. The app’s easy to use, with quick contact setup, and it supports both cross-platform functionality (including Android and iOS versions) and media-rich messaging.

How to download WhatsApp

  • Go to the app store on your phone and Install WhatsApp, it’s free.
  • Allow WhatsApp to access your contacts to sync your saved contacts.
  • Tap agree and continue to accept “WhatsApp Terms of Service and Privacy Policy”
  • WhatsApp will send a verification SMS via your phone number. Enter the code you receive.
  • Enter your name and a photo (Optional). If you have downloaded WhatsApp before you can also restore your chat history.

You are all set to start using WhatsApp.

How to use whatsapp

How do I make a phone call?

When you go to a chat you’ll see a phone icon in the top right corner, press that.

How do you send pictures, videos and other documents?

Tap on the “+” in the chat on the bottom left. Here you take and send a picture/video through WhatApp, send a picture/video already stored on your phone, send a document on your phone, send your current location or live location, or send a contact.

Is it free to call out of country?

Since Whatspp uses an internet connection instead of a cellular one, it’s free no matter who you call, just make sure they have a number registered with Whatspp.

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How will I know when my someone reads my message?

A grey tick right next to your message means your message has been sent. 2 grey ticks mean your message has been received. 2 blue ticks mean the recipient has read your message. However, if you don’t want people to know these you can toggle Read Receipts off from the Privacy settings in the app. This way people won’t know if you saw their message or not.

How many people can be in a group chat?

You can have up to 256 contacts in a group chat.

How to use whatsapp

How to block someone on WhatsApp?

Go to the chat with that person. Tap on their name. Then at the bottom you should see “block contact”. You can manage these contacts in the privacy settings.

How to add a status to WhatsApp?

On the very  bottom left of the app you should see status. You can add and edit your status there. A status is sort of like a Story on Instagram. It stays there for 24 hours.

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