Group chats tend to be either too active or suspiciously quiet, the latter often the case immediately after you remind everyone that they owe you money. Put your mind at ease by long-pressing your sent message and hitting the Information key on Android, or swiping it from left to right on i OS.No replies after an hour when everyone was online and irritatingly chatty just a minute before you messaged? This will show you exactly who has read it and when.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.Even if you use it on a daily basis, Whats App is packed with lots of handy, little-known features you might not be familiar with. Both a blessing and a curse, Whats App’s ticks-based system shows when your sent messages have been delivered (one grey tick), received (two grey ticks) and read (two blue ticks).The easiest method is by disabling read receipts altogether.Simply go to Settings Read Receipts and uncheck the box.
On Whats App for i OS, you can force previews to show the contact’s name only by heading to Settings Show Preview.On i OS, you can see exactly how much space each of your chats takes up by navigating to Settings Storage Usage. You can save shortcuts to your favourite Whats App conversations directly on your home screen by tapping and holding a chat and selecting the Add Chat Shortcut option from the menu.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.On Android, hit More in your conversation’s menu, followed by Email Chat.On i OS, tap the top bar above your conversation and select Email Chat.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.