Stop ignoring WhatsApp’s most useful feature – it will change the way you text messages forever

IF YOU are one of those texters who often lose sight of important messages, this WhatsApp feature is for you.

You can bookmark messages and save them for later if they contain important information like a password or address.

You can add any message to your favorites - including voice memos


You can add any message to your favorites – including voice memosCredit: WhatsApp

The Favorites feature has been around for years and allows you to mark a message and save it to a folder.

Just open WhatsApp and then go to a chat.

Holding your finger on a specific message gives you the option to star it.

Then go into your settings and look for starred messages.

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That’s where all your favorite messages are stored in the app.

It’s an easy way to keep track of important messages – maybe an address, directions, or even a clever WhatsApp trick.

But that’s not all: you can also favorite certain chats.

By pinning a conversation, you can easily prioritize your best friends on WhatsApp.

When you have a busy WhatsApp, sometimes loved ones can get buried under groups and work chats.

But it’s actually possible to pin multiple chats so they stay at the top of your main conversations feed.

Go to your chat list, then swipe right on a conversation.

You can then tap Pin and that particular chat will get stuck at the top of the feed.

And if you change your mind later, you can always untag it.

WhatsApp bonus trick

Did you know you can change your WhatsApp formatting?

Just open yours Whatsapp On iPhone, enter a chat and type a message.

Then highlight a word (or phrase, or an entire message) and hold your finger.

A pop-up menu will appear: Now tap on the BIU icon.

This allows you to change the style of your font – potentially confusing friends.

Of course, that’s not the only way to achieve this effect.

To make text bold, all you have to do is place an asterisk on either side of the word or phrase you want to make bold, like this: *text goes here*

Likewise, it is also possible to italicize WhatsApp messages, which is great for emphasis: italics.

It works the same as the fat trick but with different symbols.

You must put an underscore on both sides of the word or phrase you want to edit, like this: _text goes here_

The strikethrough function draws a line through your text: crossed out.

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It is usually used to indicate that something is wrong or should be ignored.

To get a strikethrough, place a tilde (that’s the squiggly line symbol) on either side of your message, like this: ~text goes here~

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