Blessed (or cursed) WhatsApp groups. There are all kinds, from groups of friends, family, for a birthday, to organize a barbecue, with those at work, with those from the club, those on the soccer team, with the three friends you went out the other day. .. WhatsApp groups have become over the years an entity by itself.
Today we want to review all tips and tricks to dominate WhatsApp groups, know how they work and what we can do in them. Here we leave you our guide on the groups of the most popular messaging application.
First of all we leave you the tricks for group administrators, how to create them and some ideas to organize them better. Second, tips for users. And yes, of course we have added how to mute WhatsApp groups. A trick as basic as it is necessary. Here we go.
WHATSAPP Tips and tricks to HIDE YOURSELF TO THE MAXIMUM and keep your PRIVACY
Tips for administrators
How to create a group or broadcast
We start with the most basic and important trick. How can you create a group? Basically we will have to go to the settings of the upper right corner and click on ‘New Group’ or ‘New broadcast’. Then we choose the participants we want to invite. We write the name, which will have a maximum of 25 characters and that’s it. The process for creating a broadcast list is equivalent but you will need to select at least two people.
How to add participants
We continue with another basic option. Once the group is created, we can add new participants simply by clicking on the group name and below we will see the option to ‘Add participants’. Pressing will take us to the contact list and we will only have to choose them.
Create Invite Link
Another more elaborate option to invite someone to a group is to do it through a link. To create it we will have to go right in the option below the one to add participants. By pressing on ‘Invite through the link’ we will generate a URL in which anyone can be added to the group. Of course, anyone with access to this address can be added, so we only have to share it with whoever interests us.
How to add new administrators
If we already have a group and we want to add new administrators, what we should do is click on the group name> go to the list of participants> click on the person> Make admin. of the group. WhatsApp allows us to make all group members administrators, but these will be full-fledged admins, so be careful who you make an administrator.
Add a description
WhatsApp has long allowed to add a description in groups. This option can be found just below the group image. Very useful to explain to everyone what topics will be covered or simply to add a special touch.
Who can submit information
From Group Settings> Group Settings we can choose several options. One of them is who can modify the subject and the description, also here we will have the option to choose what only administrators can send messages.
How to delete a WhatsApp group
It may seem simple, but the truth is that the option to delete group does not appear directly. In order to do so, we must eliminate each participant and once we are the last to leave the group, when we do so, a message will appear to eliminate the group.
Create a group for yourself
Another quite classic and useful trick is to create a group where only we are. It can help us to leave annotations, send us information and have a private space for us. To create it we must make a group, invite someone and then kick them out.
Mute a specific user
Another trick for administrators is to mute a specific user. How do you get it? Basically it is through the latest news that allows you to dismiss someone as an administrator. The idea is make all users administrators and that they can talk and the moment we want to silence someone we simply delete them as admin.
Tips for participants
Reply directly or send a direct message
In large groups it is sometimes difficult to know to whom a message is directed. For this there are two very simple tricks that we should know. The first is that of replicate a specific message. To do this, we must press and hold the message and in the upper bar click on the first icon, the crooked arrow pointing to the left. Right next to the star.
The second trick is send a message to someone. For this we must add an ‘@’ and a list will appear with the names of the participants. By writing to them they will receive a notification and a notice directly, in addition to knowing that the message is going to them.
Know who has read the message
The blue double stick means that the other person has read the message. But what happens in groups? The mechanism is similar, but it will only turn blue until all members have read it. To find out which ones, just press and hold the message, click on the ‘i’ of information and there we will see the list of people who have already read it.
Prevent media content from being saved
If we go to the group settings> Visibility of multimedia files, we can choose if we want the photos and videos sent to us to be saved in the gallery. Yes it’s him classic WhatsApp group with lots of people sending virals, we recommend that you click on no.
See who is in the group
If you want to know how many people are in a group, you can go to the settings and see the complete list of participants. Fortunately, a seeker, so in large groups it is easier to find the person. If we click on it, we can start a private chat and the confirmation code will also appear to verify that the chat is encrypted.
Mute a group and remove notifications
From the group settings we have one of the most important options, that of mute notifications. If we press we can choose between 8 hours, 1 week or 1 year. We also recommend unchecking the option to ‘show notifications’ since this way the silence will be complete. When you are in a new group and see a lot of activity, our recommendation is to at least silence it for a week.
Below the mute option are custom notifications. This is a less used but very useful section. Here we can configure from the color of the LED, choose that the notification is shown only when the screen is on, that the vibration is longer or a special sound tone for a group, very useful if we want to differentiate the sounds of this particular group from the rest.
View the files that have been sent
WhatsApp is also a very interesting file sharing tool and groups are ideal for this. If you want to see an old photo, a PDF that was sent at the time or a link to a strange website, thanks to the file history we can access them quickly. It is many occasions, one group cloud backup where we can find a lot of material. To access it is from the group settings and in the files tab.
Group video call
We leave for the end a tool that for the moment is not related to groups but at some point we believe that WhatsApp will be updated to add it. We are talking about group video calls of up to 4 people.
The messaging application allows four people to speak per video and it works very easily. However, to be able to do them we must go person by person, first calling one of them and then adding the rest. Unfortunately WhatsApp does not yet allow us to start a group video call directly from a group.