Four WhatsApp features you might have missed

WhatsApp is easy to use but people generally do not try to explore more into it so here we are trying to deep dive into some of the simple WhatsApp features users might have missed generally.

Latest update of WhatsApp has brought free calling feature.

Note: Users can call free to those WhatsApp friends with the latest version of WhatsApp v 4.0.0

Step 1: Get latest version of WhatsApp. If you already have WhatsApp installed, please upgrade it to the latest version.

Step 2: This feature requires an invite so ask any of your friends who has already got this feature activated on its WhatsApp to call you.

Step 3: Go to friend who has latest version of WhatsApp and open his/her chat.

Step 4: Click on call icon placed just at right of the name.


Step 5: Call will get connected if he/she is having internet connectivity.


See WhatsApp Friends profile picture without clicking on display picture.

New WhatsApp provide ease of navigating here and there to users for instance in new WhatsApp we need not to go to name of our WhatsApp contact Instead of clicking his/her name then clicking on profile picture to see the full screen profile picture. We could directly follow these steps to view profile:

Step 1: Go to chats/contacts.

Step 2:  Tap profile picture

Whatsapp Profile

See the picture along with three options at bottom of picture

  • Conversation
  • Call
  • Contact Info


In old version of WhatsApp users were habitual of doing a network call through clicking call icon but now only WhatsApp call is possible through it, if we wish to have a general network call we need to go at our default call dictionary of phone and proceed network calls.

WhatsApp Web

To get started with WhatsApp Web user must first pair phone and computer. Now see how to synchronize between phone and computer.

Users don’t have to download any WhatsApp messenger software into computer, it’s completely web based feature which means that there is no need to download any kind of program into PC.

Step 1: Visit on your computer browser


Step 2: Open WhatsApp on your phone

Step 3: Go to Menu > WhatsApp Web


Step 4: Scan the QR Code on your computer

Whats web QR code


  1. Session on WhatsApp Web is an extension of WhatsApp on your phone.
  2. WhatsApp Web connects to your phone to sync messages.
  3. User can see all messages on both devices.
  4. Must have a strong and stable internet connection on computer to use WhatsApp Web.

Compatible on

  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Safari
  • Opera


Sending WhatsApp messages to several people without creating groups is possible. For that we have to create a broadcast list:

First one must know what is Broadcast list?

With the Broadcast Message feature user can send a message to several of his/her friends at once. Broadcast Lists are saved lists of message recipients to which user can repeatedly send Broadcast Messages just like the old phone SMS system where we create list once & every time we can send the messages such that receiver could perceive that it’s a message specially sent to him/her individually. We can name the list also.

Let’s see how top create a broadcast list to send broadcast messages to many without creating groups and without letting  receiver know that this message has sent to him/her without much affords

Step 1: Open WhatsApp

Step 2: Go to the Chats screen


Step 3: Go to Menu Button with three vertically aligned ellipses

Step 4: Tap New Broadcast

Step 5: Tap +



Type in contact names to choose recipients from your contact list.

Step6: Tap Done

Step 7: Tap Create

Step 8: Broadcast sign will appear to sender only which means message is sent to all broadcast list recipients.

Free Calling


  1. User is free to create as many broadcast lists he wants to create and can categorize them by giving a name to each list.
  2. To the receiver it can never be conveyed that the message is individual message or a broadcast message which is a benefit to sender.

Back up conversation with a WhatsApp Friend.

User can export a copy of the history of an individual chat or group by emailing chat history through Email Chat History feature:

Step 1: Tap and hold on the conversation or group.

Step 2: Tap on Menu

Step 3: Tap on More

Step 2: Select Email conversation.

Step 3: Choose whether to Attach Media or not.

Step 4: Use default Email or Gmail to send chat to whosoever you want to.



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Written by Khushbu Wadhwani

Khushboo Wadhwani covers latest updates of Gadgets world. She is majoring in Computer Info System from Bradley University. She believes in the power of hard work. She has experience of 3 years and more as a Windows application developer for Windows Phone tabs and desktops, she loves painting, blogging, skating and swimming.

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