Further proof of Whats App being a maze of potential social pitfalls is the ability to hide your ‘last seen’ time.Prevent your contacts from finding out when you were last online by navigating to Settings On that note, you can mute group chats whenever they get too lively for your liking.Unfortunately, it also makes it tough to ignore somebody without upsetting them.Fortunately, there are ways to covertly read your messages, without those blue ticks appearing on your friend’s screen.
Whats App can be a data-sapping terror if you’re not on a generous plan, with photos, videos and voice messages capable of gobbling through the lion’s share of your allowance in no time.
On i OS, you can see exactly how much space each of your chats takes up by navigating to Settings Storage Usage. You can save shortcuts to your favourite Whats App conversations directly on your home screen by tapping and holding a chat and selecting the Add Chat Shortcut option from the menu.
From there, you can easily free up space by deleting the content you definitely don’t need, with filters allowing you to get rid of specific file types, such as videos, pictures, voice messages, documents, contacts and locations. It will create what looks like a brand new app, adopting that particular conversation’s title and picture as its name and icon.
In the app's settings, you’ll find the Data Usage option, which lets you limit the types of media you automatically download on a mobile connection.
You can also lower the amount of data Whats App calls munch through from there.