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Consider this a backup to your backup: To send a conversation somewhere else, press down on the conversation in question, select 'Email Conversion,' choose whether or not you want to include data (photos, videos, etc.), then send it off via email, where it'll arrive as a text file. Gone are the days you need to contact your phone company to have someone's number blocked — Whats App can block someone's information with ease.
Simply tap on the three dotted lines, select 'Options,' tap on 'More,' then 'Block.' This means this contact will not be able to contact you via individual or group chat.
Like many other apps and services, Whats App has some hidden features that can make your messaging life even easier than before — and they're definitely worth knowing.
What makes Whats App different from other messaging services?
Trying to downplay the last time you were on the app so you can avoid answering an awkward text? By default, Whats App shows "Everyone" on your contacts list the last time you were on the app.
However, if you go into Settings, you can change this information to "No One." Enter the 'Settings' menu, go into 'Accounts,' then 'Privacy,' and change your visibility to "No One." Simple, right? Check out our podcast, The Chat Room, for all things internet.
From the start, Whats App, which lets you send text messages, photos, and videos, make calls, and video chat, all within one app, is 100 percent free, even if you're traveling abroad.
Let me repeat that for emphasis: Even if you're outside of the United States, Whats App is free.
You can check out some of my favorite Whats App hacks below: Yes, you can find out who has your read message on Whats App!
Then, when an "i" pops up on your screen, tap on the "i" to reveal who read your message and when.
In a chat, you also have the option of simply swiping your message from left to right to see the delivery and read notifications. Don't want people to know when you're reading their messages?
The majority of the expressions you see above are not acronyms, but rather shorthand used while text messaging or IMing.
There are several terms to describe different kinds of jargon including anacronym, backronym, weather acronyms, city acronyms, leetspeak and textonyms.