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WhatsApp Tips And Trick Guide

Does Whatsapp Have Any Age Restrictions

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As part of its Terms of Service, WhatsApp’s minimum age of use is 16 years old.  By using WhatsApp, a user agrees to provide certain personal information such as their mobile phone number, billing and mobile device information.

If WhatsApp learns that identifiable information of a child under 16 has been collected on the WhatsApp Site or WhatsApp Service, then WhatsApp may deactivate the account.

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WhatsApp Tips And Trick Guide

Group Chats on WhatsApp

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WhatsApp also contains a group chat function. The feature lets users chat with up to 100 people in one conversation stream. Each group is set up by one contact who becomes the group admin – they’re the only user who can add or remove participants and change/add new group admins.

Group conversations usually take place between friends. But sometimes, users can be added to a group where they don’t know everyone else. Even if fellow users in the group aren’t contacts, they will still be able to see messages your child posts in the group, and your child will be able to see theirs. Likewise, if they’re added to a group with someone they’ve blocked, the blocked person will be able to contact them there.

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WhatsApp Tips And Trick Guide

How Do Privacy Settings Work On Whatsapp

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WhatsApp’s default privacy setting allows any other WhatsApp user to view your profile photo, status and when you were last using the app.

You can specify that your child’s Whatsapp account (when they were last online, profile photo, status) can be seen by:

Everyone – all WhatsApp users.

My Contacts – the contacts from their address book only. This is the recommended option for most users.

Nobody

Talk to your child about their privacy settings and ask them to adjust to ‘my contacts’ if they have them set to ‘everyone’ by following the steps below:

Privacy settings are accessed here:

WhatsApp > Settings > Account > Privacy

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WhatsApp Tips And Trick Guide

How do I report a user to WhatsApp

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There is no direct way to report a user, or specific abuse, other than to block them from sending you further messages. To do this, tap:

Settings > Account > Privacy > Blocked Contacts

WhatsApp messages sent by a blocked contact will not show up on your child’s phone and will never be delivered to them. The ‘last seen’ status information and profile picture will no longer be visible to blocked contacts.

To permanently delete a contact in WhatsApp, you will need to delete them from your phone’s list of contacts.

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WhatsApp Tips And Trick Guide

How do I register for WhatsApp

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WhatsApp is registered to your mobile telephone number. When you first open the app you’ll be asked to provide your phone number, after which an SMS verification code will then be sent.

Enter this into WhatsApp and you’re good to go. Anyone you know who uses WhatsApp and has you in their Contacts list will see that the number is registered with WhatsApp and can then contact you via the service.

That’s the genius of WhatsApp, it takes the telephone contacts you’ve had for years and uses them as a basis for an online messaging service.

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WhatsApp Tips And Trick Guide

WhatsApp Desktop Application and WhatsApp Web

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For a long time, users were crying out for a way to use WhatsApp on devices that weren’t their smartphone.

WhatsApp first launched WhatsApp Web, which has now been followed by a dedicated WhatsApp desktop application for both Windows and OS X.

Both still use your smartphone to send and receive messages, so that will still need to have an internet connection. Still, for those who spend most of their time at a computer, it saves you having to reach for your smartphone to send and receive messages, as well as the added benefit of being able to type out your messages on a keyboard.

You need to allow each computer to use your WhatsApp account by scanning a QR code from the WhatsApp app on your smartphone, after which you can communicate to your heart’s content.

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Reduce WhatsApp’s Data Usage

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Under WhatsApp’s Settings menu, you can navigate to Data usage to see how much data WhatsApp is using as well as how many messages have been sent and received.

By default WhatsApp automatically downloads images as it receives them, meaning you could potentially use more data than you intend. You can turn this off from here, as well as control what is automatically downloaded when on Wi-Fi.

If you find that videos are taking up a lot of storage space, it could be worth turning this off. There’s also a checkbox to turn on Low data usage , which reduces the amount of data WhatsApp uses during calls.

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Apply text styling

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If you’re using the latest version of WhatsApp, you can now apply text styling to your messages such as bold, italics and strikethroughs. You can do this as follows:

  • *bold*
  • _italics_
  • ~strikethrough~

Just pop those characters before and after the text you want to format. You can also double up on the formatting to create text that is in italics and bold, *_as an example_*.

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WhatsApp Tips And Trick Guide

Change Privacy settings

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WhatsApp lets you select a Profile Photo which appears as your avatar in conversations, as well as setting a Status Message.

You can either choose one of WhatsApp’s default status descriptions or compose your own. WhatsApp will also display when you were last seen online at the top of conversations by default.

Through WhatsApp’s Privacy settings ( Settings > Account > Privacy ) you can decide who is able to see your profile photo, status and online status. You can select between Everyone, My contacts and Nobody.

Selecting My Contacts is useful if you ever get invited to a group chat with people you don’t know. If their number isn’t saved in your WhatsApp contacts list, their view of your user profile and information is restricted.

From this screen you can also turn off read receipts (the tick marks). But note, this is a two way street. If you don’t want people being able to see if you’ve read their messages, you won’t be able to see if they’ve read your messages, too.

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