Lesser known WhatsApp features for Android OS you should try now!

From sending GIFs and editing videos to sorting contacts to pinning your favourite contacts, here are the features you need to try on WhatsApp's Android app now

WhatsApp is undeniably one of the most popular social texting apps in the world. The proof of this lies in its exponentially increasing user base. Ever since its inception, the app has kept innovating itself my adding new and interesting features to its platform. Over the time, it has gone from being a simple texting app to being one pit-stop destination for communication. The app today offers a variety of features that not only keep us entertained but also prove to life hacks in the time of need.

Android app of WhatsApp is full of such interesting (and useful) features. However, if you are still unaware of all the wonderful features that this app offers, don’t worry as we have compiled a list of all the interesting features that WhatsApp offers.

Edit videos
We all know that we can share videos on WhatsApp, but do you know that you can edit videos? No, we’re talking taking about the professional kickass editing techniques but simple editing that lets you selecting the length of video that you want to share (which in some cases can help you save a lot of data). Here’s how you can edit video:

Step 1: Tap on the paperclip icon in your chat box
Step 2: Tap on Gallery
Step 3: Select the video you want to share
Step 4: Select the starting and ending point of video
Step 5: Tap on share icon

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How to edit videos on WhatsApp

Send PDF files
WhatsApp is not at all it used to be before. Now you can not only share photos and videos but also documents and PDF files. To share a PDF file, follow these steps:
Step 1: Tap on the paperclip icon in your chat box
Step 2: Tap on documents icon
Step 3: Select the file you want to share
Step 4: Tap on send

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How to send PDF files on WhatsApp

Auto-sorted links, docs and media
Sniffing through the piles of documents, media files and links on WhatsApp can be a tedious task. But don’t worry as WhatsApp has your back. To sort through the data follow these steps:
Step 1: Tap on the name of the contact in the individual chat window
Step 2: Tap on media
Step 3: Tap on documents to access documents, media to access media files and links to access links shared

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How to sort docs, links on WhatsApp

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Clear chat but keep starred messages
Starred message are a great help (especially if you want to remember certain statement). But that can be a problem if your Android phone is running low on memory. But don’t worry as there’s a simple way you can save your precious chats while clearing out your memory. Here’s how you can clear chats without deleting starred messages:

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How to clear chats on WhatsApp

Step 1: Tap on three dots on the top of chat box
Step 2: Tap on More
Step 3: Tap on Clear Chat
Step 4: Tap on Clear

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How to clear chats on WhatsApp

Pin contacts
WhatsApp also lets you pin up to 3 chats favourite chats to the top of the app, which includes both individual chats and group chats. To pin a chat follow these steps:
Step 1: Long hold the chat you want to pin
Step 2: Tap on the pin icon

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How to pin a contact on WhatsApp

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Send Gifs
Are you bored of sharing emotions and videos? Well, now you can share GIFs too. The app has integrated GIF search from Giphy and Tenor on its platform. To use the GIF option follow these steps:
Step 1: Tap on emoticon option
Step 2: Tap on GIF
Step 3: Tap on magnifier icon and enter the GIF you want to search for
Step 4: Tap on send icon

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How to send GIF on WhatsApp

Format your messages
You can even format your messages on WhatsApp. This includes options like bold, italic, strikethrough and monospace. To give a creative edge to your message follow these steps:
Step 1: Type your message
Step 2: Long hold to select the message
Step 3: Tap on the three dots
Step 4: Select your formatting option

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How to format text on WhatsApp

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Use Whatsapp in a web browser
WhatApp doesn’t have a desktop application, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t use it on your personal computer. You can log on to WhatsApp web to access WhatsApp using your desktop. Here’s how you can do it:
Step 1: Open web.whatsapp on your web browser
Step 2: Tap on WhatsApp web on smartphone app
Step 3: Tap on ‘+’ icon
Step 4: Scan the QR code

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How to use WhatsApp web

Convert video into GIF
Apart from sharing videos, you can also convert your videos into GIFs (and troll people!). The process is really simple, all you need a small video, to begin with. Here’s how you can do it:
Step 1: Tap on paperclip option in your chatbox
Step 2: Tap on gallery option
Step 3: Select the video
Step 4: Tap on GIF option on right corner of the edit window
Step 5: Select the starting and ending point of your GIF
Step 6: Tap on send icon

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How to create GIF on WhatsApp