Interesting WhatsApp Tricks for Android and iPhone

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Whatsapp is definitely the best chatting app ever made for Android and iPhone. Though there are many other apps competing with WhatsApp which are hiring film stars to get you to use them, I don’t see WhatsApp losing its market anytime soon. And that’s why decided to write this piece where in I’ll share some useful WhatsApp tricks. I’ll cover some interesting things you can do with WhatsApp.

1. Use WhatsApp Without Your Mobile Number

Do you have a mobile number but for some reason do not want to use it on WhatsApp ? Do you often indulge in group chats with several unknown people to whom you don’t wanna reveal your phone number ? Do not worry. You can do that by these steps -
  • If you are already using WhatsApp, uninstall it from your device completely. You can keep the SD card files i.e. the images if you want.
  • Download Whatsapp and Install it again.
  • Now when you open WhatsApp it’ll ask you to verify your phone number. It automatically sends a verification message to its server. But if this happens your number gets registered with them. So block your message service. You can simply put your phone on flight mode so that all network connections are disabled. You can alternatively change the message center number.
  • It’ll ask you to choose an alternate method to verify. Choose Verify through SMS and give your email address. Click on ‘Send’ and without waiting even for a second click on ‘Cancel’. This terminates the authorization process.
  • Now you have to spoof that message. You can try Spoof App for Android and Fake a Message for iOS.
  • Go to your Outbox
  • Copy the message details to spoofer app
  • Send it to spoofed verification.
  • Use the following details. To: +447900347295 From:+(Country code)(mobile number) Message: Your email address
  • A message will be sent through that spoofed number. You can use this number to connect with your friends. I don’t know if you should be using this or not. I don’t find it useful anyway.

2. Recover Deleted Messages

Recover deleting messages on WhatsApp is now possible. WhatsApp by default stores all your conversations and activity on your SD card. This is helpful if you ever lose your messages or to hack into your friend’s messages after they've deleted it from WhatsApp.

You can simply go to :
SD card > WhatsApp > Databases and look for two files named
–msgstore-yyyy..dd..db.cryptand and msgtore.db.crypt.

The first file contains all the messages you’ve sent or received in the last seven days while the second file contains all messages sent or received on that day. You can retrieve those files easily. You can open them using a simple text editor.

3. Send two Images in one

Have you received an image where at first you see a beautiful girl and when you click on the image you get to see a monkey? No doubt girls are monkeys but here’s how you can do that. There’s no trick but an app to do it. Try Magiapp tricks for android and FhumbApp for iPhone. Using them you can hide your best pics inside others. Unfortunately there’s not much you can do if you own a Windows phone or BlackBerry.

4. Get Contacts Profile Pictures

When you are checking out your friend’s profile picture there’s no way to store it. WhatsApp doesn’t provide an option to save the image. Of course you can take a screenshot, but then you’ll have to crop the unnecessary part. Do not worry. You can find all those images in -

SD card > WhatsApp > Profile Pictures

The images will be associated to you friend’s mobile number and not his name. Have an easy time searching for the image.

5. Change Your Friends’ Profile Picture

Nah, you’ll not be making the change globally, but changing your friend’s profile picture only on your phone is sufficient to scare the hell outta him. Here’s how you can do it.
  • Choose a profile picture for your friend. Use Google Image search for cute looking monkeys and donkeys or weird looking people.
  • Resize the image to 561×561 pixels and name it with your friend’s mobile phone number.
  • Save the image in
  • Overwrite an existing image if required.
  • Disable WiFi and data network. If you don’t WhatsApp will automatically update the picture. Now show it to your friend who’ll panic instantly!

6. Create a Fake Conversation

Noticed the fake conversations between Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Rahul Dravid and Suresh Raina prevailing on Facebook?
Ever wanted to do that yourself?
With the help of an app like WhatSaidyou can easily create fake conversations and play pranks on your friends. Don’t use it to spoil someone’s life though, please.

7. Send PDF, APK, ZIP and More

Unlike most chat apps, WhatsApp doesn’t allow you to send documents. But with an additional app like Cloud Send you can send PDFs, APKs, Word documents and more using WhatsApp.

8. Hide Your Profile Picture

I’m not really sure why you’d want to hide your profile picture. No one looks that bad to be not seen by people. Anyways with an application like WhatsApp Plus, you can hide your profile picture on Android. WhatsApp Plus is not available on the Play Store and there are several fakes available online so make sure you download it from a reliable source like the one I shared. A better way is to not set a profile picture if you don’t want others to see how you look on screen. Thus you’ll save on memory!!

9. Stop Automatic Media

Download By installing the same app, WhatsApp Plus you can stop WhatsApp from downloading images automatically.
Update - You no longer need to use WhatsApp Plus to prevent auto-downloading of images or other media. WhatsApp now allows you to control it from the tap itself.
Simply go to Settings > Chat Settings > Media auto-download > Check ‘When using mobile data’, ‘When connected on WiFi’ and ‘When roaming’ one by one and uncheck all the sub-options!

10. Find Out Your WhatsApp Statistics

Want to know who texts you the most? Want to know if that girl or guy has a crush on you?
Find it using WhatStat.
It shows you everything in neat organised graphs. I first came across this app when a friend uploaded some graphs he had created using WhatStat on our college group on WhatsApp. If you’d be satisfied with limited data you can also view your statistics by going to
Settings > Account > Network Usage

11. Change Phone Number Linked With WhatsApp

Bought a new sim card? Want to change your old number associated with WhatsApp without losing access to the groups you had joined? Here’s how you can do it.
Go to Settings > Account > Change Number > Type both your old and new phone number and hit ‘Done’.
These are just a couple of interesting things you can do with WhatsApp. As I end this post I’m still looking for more WhatsApp tricks and I will continue to share all of them here as I come across them. If you’ve any WhatsApp tricks to share for any platform just comment and I’d be more than happy to include it in this list with proper credits. Stay tuned !!!

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