WhatsApp is that platform that feels compulsory to be on. It’s where our family groups are and it’s where out work groups are. Let’s face it, no one sends SMS messages anymore. We use SMS for service notifications and momo alerts. When someone says they’ll text you, they mean they’ll send you a WhatsApp message.
You get it. We WhatsApp all the time, but we’re pretty sure you don’t know all of these hacks which make the WhatsApp experience much more convenient and just generally beter.
Use WhatsApp For Notes To Yourself
You know those times when you urgently need to remember something like a shopping list, a random number of even need to save a web link for later? Yes, you can just use WhatsApp for all of those. All you have to do is open your browser and go to this link wa.me//233-your-number-goes-here (put your number after ‘233’), and you can start a chat with yourself. You can also pin that chat for easy access.
Create WhatsApp Links On Your CV
If you’ve included your number on your CV and you would a recruiter to be able to reach you through WhatsApp with a single click, you can add the link from above (wa.me//233-your-number-goes-here) to your number on your CV and they can easily send you a message by tapping the link.
Send Someone A Message Without Typing
A lot of us make limited use of our phone digital assistant’s functions. But here’s one that’s makes things a lot easier for you. Say “Hey Siri” (iOS) or “OK Google” (Android) and then, ask it to “send a WhatsApp to (contact name) saying”, followed by your message. Of course, how well this works depends on you setting up your digital assistant.
The Typewriter Font Hack
Here’s one more hack that’s a lot fun. If you want to change the font on some text that you’re sending, to a typewriter font, you can do it by putting, “`, before and after the text you want to change to the typewriter font.