The app has developed dramatically since it emerged almost a decade ago, picking up the ability to transfer files and make voice and video calls – all now core features – along the way.More useful than SMS, slicker than Hangouts and easier to use than Skype, it's no wonder Whats App is the number one communications service of choice for hundreds of millions of smartphone users.
Whats App can be a data-sapping terror if you’re not on a generous plan, with photos, videos and voice messages capable of gobbling through the lion’s share of your allowance in no time.
In the app's settings, you’ll find the Data Usage option, which lets you limit the types of media you automatically download on a mobile connection.
Facebook is reportedly testing SMS integration and multiple account support in their Messenger app - two features that would help them achieve their goal of making Messenger an all-in-one online communication tool.
As tech site reports, some Android users have noted that they can send regular text messages through Messenger now, as well as regular Facebook messages.
The SMS messages are coloured purple, so they can be differentiated from the others, and SMS conversations are set apart from others in the chat list with a purple icon.
However, there's unfortunately no way (yet) to see SMS and Messenger messages from the same user in a single thread, making seamless conversations via the two methods a bit difficult.
Prevent your contacts from finding out when you were last online by navigating to Settings On that note, you can mute group chats whenever they get too lively for your liking.
Android users can do this by hitting the Menu button in a group chat and selecting Mute, while i Phone users can find the same option in the Group Info section of a conversation.
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.