Hidden WhatsApp features that everyone should know about

Send the same message to multiple people without them knowing

In the top left of the WhatsApp "Chats" screen there is a little-used feature called "Broadcast Lists". This lets you send the same message to multiple contacts at once without them knowing, a bit like the "Bcc" button on emails.

Rather than turning to Facebook to invite people to a party event, or asking multiple people if they want to play football without setting up a group chat, you can do it with one message in WhatsApp.

Go to Chats -> Broadcast Lists -> New List -> add contacts and write out your message -> hit send. The message and their reply will appear in your private chat with each person, but with a little megaphone icon next to it. Your contacts won't have any idea that the message was sent to anyone but them.


You can format the text in WhatsApp messages by adding symbols in front of and after words.
1) For bold add asterisks to either side of a word or sentence, e.g. *bold*
2) Italicise a message with underscores, e.g. _italics_
3) To strikethrough text add tildes, e.g. ~strikethrough~

You can also combine the formats by adding multiple symbols before and after a word, such as _*bolditalics*_.

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