6 tricks for WhatsApp statuses that will completely change how you use it

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Public and temporary WhatsApp photos of contacts allow you to respond easily and even share them in other applications.

WhatsApp is one of the few services in the world that has more than 2 billion users. And it is possibly the simplest of them. That simplicity is what has positioned this application above rivals such as Telegram, iMessage and many others.

Since Facebook bought WhatsApp things have changed, although not as much as one might imagine taking into account What are the other Meta services like, much more complex and with dozens of functionswith new options every few months.

WhatsApp has remained a simple application, which has maintained a huge user base, with many older people using this app to chat and make video calls. But one of the changes that has had the most traction is that of the States, which arrived in 2017 and which are used by more and more people.

With this function WhatsApp achieves something that no other great application has, the being able to easily share an image or video with our contacts, but without exposing ourselves to that image ending up on open social networks where anyone can view or download it. This intermediate step between private chat and full exposure has been a great success. But there are things that go very unnoticed.

Mute states

WhatsApp has not been an exclusive application for talking to friends and family for a long time, and it is very common to have professional and other contacts. That’s why Sometimes the statuses of people with whom we have no contact appear, but who are on our agenda.

Mute statuses on WhatsApp

It is possible to silence the statuses of those people simply by long pressing on their statuses and selecting the Mute option in the floating window that appears. From this moment on, new posts from that person will not be displayed. If you still want to see them occasionally, they are under the Silenced section that appears in the status section, and which can be hidden.

Who has seen it

Another option that many people are unaware of is know who has seen the statuses we have published. This is easy. You just have to open one of those states and click on the eye that appears at the bottom. A contact list will open showing us who has seen it.

Who has seen the states

In addition, you can also see the time at which they did it, so there is evidence of it. This also lets you know if someone has not seen one of these posts. From this menu you can also delete the status if you wish.

Resend a status

In case that If you specifically want a person to see a status, it is possible to forward it to them. To do this, you just have to open the status and click on the three dots icon in the upper right corner, where two options appear.

Forward statuses

One of them is Forward, which opens the menu for selecting people and groups, and there you can send the status. It will be available within 24 hours of the publication of each of these images. This guarantees that the other person receives it, although obviously it is not necessarily shown on their smartphone screen.

Share on Facebook

If there is something that characterizes Goal is that it has no problems replicating functions of other applications. He’s copied things from Snapchat, BeReal and so on, and he’s also copied from his own apps. Whatsapp statuses are also on Instagram, as stories, and on Facebook.

Share status on Facebook

On the social network it is possible to directly publish WhatsApp statuses simply by clicking on the three dots icon within any status and selecting Share on Facebook. This causes the publication to be replicated on the social network.

State Privacy

As has been said, Statuses are available, by default, for all contacts in the phonebook. If you want this can be modifiedso that they are available only to a few contacts or to everyone with some exceptions.

Who can see the statuses

This can be changed by entering the statuses section and, right next to that word, to the right of our updates, clicking on the three dots button. The only option that is open, State Privacy, is the one to select. There you can change the people who will be able to see what we publish, although it does not have retroactive effect so everything that has been published up to that point will have been seen by the configuration that was there before.

Text and audio states

In addition to publishing photos and videos It is possible to publish statuses that only contain text, and even audio notes. To do this, use the pencil-shaped icon above the camera icon in the main status section. There you can start writing what you want, or record a voice note.

Text and audio states

This is done by holding down the microphone button. You can talk for 30 seconds and, when you lift your finger from the button, the recording will remain in the state. It can be reviewed and, if it is not correct, deleted. Or publish it by clicking on the green button in the lower right corner.

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