How To Unblock Yourself on WhatsApp If Someone Has Blocked You

In last post I mentioned about how to find if someone has blocked you on WhatsApp. Today, lets find out how to unblock yourself. It’s a simple trick that can come handy if you want to reach out to someone to clarify any sort of misunderstandings.

Following steps will unblock you, if someone has blocked you –

  • Go to WhatsApp settings
  • Click account and then click on delete my account
  • Go ahead deleting your account by entering your phone number and delete your account.
  • Afterwards, uninstall WhatsApp from your mobile.
  • Then, restart your phone.
  • Now, again install WhatsApp with same old number.
  • Once installed, you’ll get unblocked from all other accounts.
  • However, you’ll be removed from all your existing groups. So choose this method sparingly.

How To Find If Someone Has Blocked You On WhatsApp?

Have you ever tried to find out if someone has blocked you in WhatsApp? I hope you don’t have to be in that situation. However, there are various indicators that may tell you that, you are blocked by someone:

  1. Firstly, you will not to see their ‘last seen’ or ‘online’ status.
  2. Also, you will no longer see any updates to their profile photo. You will always find same old photo.
  3. Moreover, if you try to send any message to them, you’ll always see one check mark which is a message sent indicator. You will never see the second check mark which is a message delivered confirmation.
  4. Lastly, if you try to call them then it will not go through.

There is no direct way to know if someone has blocked you. But you see all these indicators then most likely that person has blocked you. And telling you that, he or she is really annoyed with you. However, often some people turn off all these four indicators for privacy issues. Hence, you may never know if someone has really blocked you or just avoiding answering your messages. But whatever is the reason, just try to get connected with the person through other ways to apologies, just in case, if any of your action has offended them.

How to read Whatsapp messages without showing Whatsapp blue tick

Whatsapp blue tick is a heck of a problem, right? Have you ever received a message on Whatsapp which you wanted to read so much but did not want to let the person know that you had read it. Have you ever cursed the Whatsapp blue tick ? So I have been researching about it lately for some reason and the most common solution I came across was Airplane mode or Flight mode. But I checked it by myself and to my surprise it doesn’t work at all. Even if you watch the message in Airplane mode and close Whatsapp completely before turning off Airplane mode, as soon as you connect to Internet, the sender sees the Whatsapp blue tick, hence not useful. So here’s my solution

  1. Go to Playstore and update your Whatsapp
  2. Now come back to Whatsapp and go to settings>Account>Privacy
  3. Uncheck the “Read receipts” option and you are all done.
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Hide Whatsapp Blue Tick

 

Now even if you read any messages on Whatsapp , your sender won’t see any Whatsapp blue tick. The problem with this process is, its a two way process. So you will also not be allowed to see the blue tick. If that is not the solution you want, here’s one more solution for you. With this solution you will be able to see the Whatsapp message without showing the blue tick to your sender but you can see the blue tick as soon as someone reads your whatsapp message.

Just simply download another app from PlayStore, there are many apps , some of them are

  1. Shh, No Last seen or Read
  2. Blue tick, last seen hider

So just download any of this app, activate and follow instruction and you are all set.

Keep Whatsapping, secretly.

How to Silent Whatsapp Group

Now a days Whatsapp has become the hub for all sorts of chatting, be it among school chatting, business chatting or whatever. So people keep adding their friends, colleagues, relatives randomly. Sometimes it becomes annoying when whatsapp keeps singing for every single update on the group and if the group is really big, it can be a terrible pain. But there’s an option to silent whatsapp group, read below

  1. Go to the group
  2. Touch the three vertical dots
  3. Touch Mute
  4. You can mute it starting from 8 hours to as long as 1 year
  5. You can also opt out from getting notification and once you visit the group, then only you will be able to see all new updates
  6. If the group is open already, it will still make the notification sound, don’t get confused, it won’t once you close the group.

Its pretty easy, right?

 

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Next Possible Updates For Whatsapp

With new and new competitors in the market, have you ever thought what could be the next possible updates for Whatsapp, specialy after being bought by Facebook? What possibly Facebook can do with Whatsapp? Here is what we think can be done (or may be already in progress)

  1. Video Chat: Since Facebook already has this technology and recently Reliance Jio Chat app introduced video chat, the next possible update for Whatsapp can be Video chat. Just imagine how cool that would be to do video chat with your friends over Whatsapp
  2. Facebook Whatsapp chat integration: This should be definitely come next. In fact we believe that rather than promoting web.whatsapp.com Facebook should have integrated Whatsapp chat with facebook (something similar what they have done with Skype) so that people can whatsapp easily from facebook chat and vice versa.
  3. Mobile Payment: Since Whatsapp has become really big and people are still struggling with mobile payment, rather than introducing a new app, Facebook should come up with a solution with Whatsapp and for that they should keep these things on mind
    • Unlike Paytm people should also be allowed to withdraw money
    • Since Whatsapp is directly link phone number, people should be allowed to send money to any whatsapp account
    • The main problem lies in converting virtual money to real money. What if  Whatsapp can transfer that money to your bank account directly (may be with a nominal charge)
  4. Whatsapp should replace Truecaller: Since Whstapp also has the database and number of whatsapp users are far more than truecaller.

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WhatsApp Web: How To Access WhatsApp On Your PC/Laptop?

On January 21, 2015, WhatsApp announced on their blog regarding their new feature called WhatsApp Web, where a user could use WhatsApp on a web browser. Yes, you can now  send messages across to your contacts through the convenience of your PC/laptop. It’s essentially a web app rather than a native client, yet it’s really neat for those who don’t like to pick up their phone every other moment to reply to their pings.

This tutorial will walk you through on how to access WhatsApp on your PC/Laptop device.

Psst… Before you give this a shot, please make sure that WhatsApp is currently updated to the latest version on your phone. Or you’d end up scratching your head on how to scan the QR code to access the web version of the app. Also you DO NOT need an external QR code scanner app.

1] Visit web.whatsapp.com on your PC/laptop device using Google Chrome web browser. The WhatsApp web feature currently does not support other web browsers but they do intend to roll out on other browsers which is what it says while trying to access this in Mozilla Firefox. Upon visiting the website, you’ll see a QR code, just like the pic below.

WhatsApp web version interface

 

2] The next step would be to go to your mobile app and navigate to the WhatsApp Web option.

Navigate to WhatsApp Web option on Phone to scan the QR code.

 

3] Scan the QR code on the browser screen with the scanner on your phone. This is necessary, because WhatsApp uses your phone number and SMS verifications rather than usernames/passwords.

Scanning QR code on WhatsApp Web using phone app

 

4] You should see your list of contacts on the screen as the web client gets activated after the QR scan. It takes an average of 2-5 sec for the QR scanner to scan the code. And you’re all set to ping your friends and let them know that you’re sending them messages using your PC/laptop.

 

WhatsApp Web Interface

 

Note: This feature currently works on Android, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry. Unfortunately for now, this feature isn’t available to iOS users due to Apple platform limitations.

Thanks to all of you, half a billion people around the world are now regular, active WhatsApp users. In the last few months, we’ve grown fastest in countries like Brazil, India, Mexico, and Russia, and our users are also sharing more than 700 million photos and 100 million videos every single day. We could go on, but for now, it’s more important that we get back to work – because here at WhatsApp, we’re just getting started.

Viber, which is another instant messaging app for smartphones like WhatsApp, already has a desktop version for its big user base.

Could this be the next step of expanding WhatsApp to an even bigger scale by tapping on to its half a billion user base all around the world?

Well let’s keep that decision to the folks at Mountain View, CA.

Some stats about Whatsapp

whatsapp-statics-1After the $19B purchase of Whatsapp, it is creating a new buzz in the market. Whatsapp and Facebook are both giants in their fields, so what would be the next scene. To predict the future you need to know the past and here are some amazing stats about whatsapp collected from various sources, hope you will like’em

  1. Whatsapp has almost 450M monthly average user out of which almost 70% is active on any given day
  2. People send 19B messages and receives 34B messages including audio, video, text each day
    • 600M photos are uploaded each day.
    • 200M voice messages sent each day.
    • 100M video messages sent per day.
  3. 450 M active users as of Feb, 2014.
  4. Everyday Whatsapp is gaining 1M users (insane, isn’t it?)
  5. Facebook bought Whatsapp for $19B
  6. Whatsapp has only 50 staffs
  7. Whatsapp is the second biggest deal so far, the biggest deal was of $25B when HP paid to compaq in a bid to compete with IBM, sept, 2001.
  8. If the whole money is distributed equally among all employees, each of them will get $350 M which is almost 5 times of what employees of Instagram would have got

Hope this stats will excite you, keep reading. 🙂

How to Stop WhatsApp Message Preview on Your Home Screen

Imagine this situation –

It’s Friday lunch time at the office. You are joined by your boss who then starts discussing about the latest project you’re working on. You then find your way through the topic and say to him, ” There is an urgency at my house and I’d have to leave early today.” A minute later – “Honey! I’m Waiting!” splashes the screen of your smartphone lying between your boss and you on the table. Sadly, the preview of the WhatsApp messenger was enabled and the message was registered to both the parties.

Does this incident sound familiar to you?

Don’t worry, you can always disable your screen notifications and let your phone lie down on the table while having conversations with other people.

Below is the ultimate cheatsheet for different mobile handsets.

How To Stop Whatsapp Message Preview on Your Home Screen?

For iPhone’s, all you need to do is:

Open WhatsApp –> Click on Settings –> Click on Notifications –> Scroll to the bottom and toggle ‘View in lock screen’ to ‘Off’.

For Samsung Android devices, this is what needs to be done:

Go to Settings –> Click on the ‘More’ tab –> Choose Application Manager –> Choose WhatsApp –> Turn off ‘Show Notifications’*

For handsets like Nokia Asha, its as simple as this:

Open WhatsApp –> Click on Settings –> Click on ‘Show Message Preview’ –> Just Disable It!

*One thing to keep in mind is that this also removes the notification icon in the top bar.

Image source: Technocrates