Top 42 Secret whatsapp tricks you never knew

Whatsapp is the most famous mobile messaging platform till date. But do you know some of the secrets tricks of whatsapp which can take you to the next level. Here in this article, i am highlighting most famous whatsapp tricks So far.

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Read Whatsapp Messages without the sender finding it out

  1. Turn on the flight mode on your phone.
  2. Read the whatsapp message
  3. Now, turn on the flight mode again.
  4. No, blue ticks will appear and the sender will not know that you have read his/her whatsapp message.

Now, no more typing needed to send whatsapp message

  1. Once you tap on the message box, the mic icon appears on the keyboard
  2. Just click on that mic icon and just talk your message.
  3. It will be automatically get typed as you speak.


Use whatsapp without any phone Number

Do you know you can use whatsapp without any phone number. Yes you heard it right. Follow the steps:

  1. Uninstall whatsapp from your mobile.
  2. Download whatsapp from play store.
  3. Turn the flight mode on.
  4. Download and install spoof messages app from play store
  5. Start the installation process.
  6. Now , It will not be able to verify you via internet and it will prompt you to choose alternate SMS Method.
  7. Now choose check through sms and enter your email.
  8. Instantly without waiting for any more time click on cancel and authorization process will stop.
  9. Now open the spoof messaging app and enter below details.
To: +447900347295
From: +(Country code)(mobile number)
Message: Your email address
It will now verify whatsapp for you and you will start using whatsapp.


Spy on someone else whatsapp

  1. Borrow your friends’ android phone which you want to spy for just one minute.
  2. Go to settings —> About phone —> Status—> Wi-Fi MAC address
  3. Note down the mac address. Keep the phone for few more minutes. we need it man.
  4. Now go to your phone and uninstall whatsapp.
  5. Change your Mac id to your friend’s one by spoofing mac.
  6. Now Download and install whatsapp on your phone. Whatsapp will send the verification code to your friend’s phone.
  7. verify your downloaded whatsapp by the verification code sent to your friend’s phone.
  8. You have installed exact replica of your friend’s whatsapp. Now whatever he or she will do, you can track it with your phone. Useful for parents and lovers. Do not use it for illegal purpose.

Read Also : 101 Coolest Whatsapp Status Compiled

How to know When he or she read your message

1 – Just go to the conversation chat window of whatsapp and keep the message pressed for few seconds.


Whatsapp When Read Min


2 – On the top right, just click on three vertical dots.

3 – Finally , click on Info.


Stop everyone from Knowing you read their message by default

You can also stop whatsapp from showing someone else read notification. That is , no one can find out you read their message or not. The only disadvantage is that once you check this option, You also can not determine when your message was read by other.


  1. Open your WhatsApp and tap three vertical dots icon on the top right of your screen.
  2. Now move to Settings > Account > Privacy.
  3. Uncheck Read receipts.


Use Whatsapp Quote feature to quote any message

  • For this you need to long press on the selected message. Now if you look at the top section, you will be able to view a new icon. This icon is the Reply icon. Press on it.



  • Now you will be allowed to type-in your reply or your comments regarding the selected message. Type in your comment as shown in the screenshot given below.


Mark any message on whatsapp as starred and find it later

  1. Just Long press any message and mark it as starred.
  2. Now, you can find it anytime easily from main whatsapp windows. Just Click on Three vertical dots on main window, and click on starred messages.


Want to save Your Mobile Data Usage ? Stop Media Auto download

Are you getting more Mobile data Bills. Well may be whatsapp be the culprit. Millions of images sent by friends and groups are getting auto downloaded to your phone without your wish. You can easily stop this by changing settings here. After this you will only download images you wish to.


Lock Your whatsapp with a PIN

Some of your whatsapp messages may not be suitable for everyone else in the family, like children, parents etc. In this case you can lock your whatsapp with Lock for whatsapp app.

whatsapp lock



Recover your deleted messages on Whatsapp

  1. Connect your mobile with your pc via USB cable.
  2. Go to folder named whatsapp/Databases
  3. Two files are there named msgstore-yyyy..dd..db.crypt and msgstore.db.crypt
  4. msgstore-yyyy..dd..db.crypt file contains all the messages sent or recieved in last 7 days.
  5. Open it with notepad or wordpad to view and read messages.

Use Multiple Whatsapp account on same Phone

It may be that you have various mobiles with you and in that case a person tends to have more than one whatsapp account. But once you lose or break the old phone, you always wish to use it in your favorite phone. But is it possible. Yes its possible with help of an app.

  1. Download and install Parellal spaces app from google play on your phone
  2. Add accounts over it and run more than one Whatsapp account via it.

Create shortcuts for Frequently contacted friends

Do you know you can easily create a person’s shortcut on your phone home screen.

  1. Just keep the contact pressed for few seconds and a pop up menu will appear.
  2. In it choose Add Conversation Shortcut.
  3. Your shortcut will get created.




Change Phone Number Keeping the same account

If you have just changed your sim, You need not worry thinking , what will happeen to your account. Whatsapp have a setting in which it allow anyone to change the phone number.



Whatsapp Profile Picture Prank !


  1. Connect your Phone to PC via USB cable
  2. Go to WhatsApp -> Profile Pictures folder
  3. Copy your friend’s profile pic name and delete the profile pic.
  4. Now make an image of size 561 x 561 Pixel dimension.
  5. Make it horrible or funny so that your friend gets really scared.
  6. Show him his profile pic on the phone , he will be shocked.

Extend  Whatsapp Validity

  1. Go to settings>Account>Change number.
  2. In this whatsapp you have to change your mobile number twice and revert to the same earlier and nothing else.
  3. Amazingly it tricks whatsapp for extended validity on android.
  4. Lets say your Phone no. is 8866****** having service expiration Feb 18 ,2016.
  5. You just have to enter your old number as 8866****** And new no as your second sim no. 9067******.
  6. Repeat the same process again keeping old number as new and vice versa and bring back your old number which you want to keep.
  7. Cheers, you have extended your validity for one year from today’s date. ( The date on which you are performing this trick)



Don’t worry it will not delete your history or remove you from any group.

Red Hear Icon expands and animate


The red heart emoji on whatsapp expands and animate like a beating one. Try it.


Change Whatsapp Chat Background


Go to any chat window. Hit chat wallpaper. It will come by pressing same key on your phone which brings you the menu to status. Once you enter a friends chat, press the key there. A pop up menu will appear. In it hit on wallpaper and change wallpaper.

Send a message to all your friends at once.

If you want to send a message to more than one person, you can use whatsapp broadcast feature.

  1. For that you have to first create a broadcast list from your contacts.
  2. Once its ready, go to new broadcast and send message.
  3. It will be sent to all your friends.
  4. The only condition is that the person in your broadcast should also have your phone number saved on their phone.




Share your location with your whatsapp friend

You can use this feature in case you lost while going to meet some friend. You can share your current location , so that he can trace you out in few taps.

  1. Just tap on the attachment icon. The same one with which you use to attach pictures. From there you can share your location also.
  2. Note that you must have your GPS enabled for doing this.




Send large files of formats like ZIP, RAR, APK , EXE , PDF, DOC , PPT , XLS

Now everyone knows that we can send images , video and audio via whatspp. But what if we wanted to share other file formats via whatsapp. Yes, you can send large files of different file formats via whatsapp. Follow these simple steps provided below.


1. Download and  Install Dropbox app and CloudSend App from Google play store on your phone.
2. Open CloudSend . You will be asked to link  CloudSend with Dropbox , allow it .
 3.  Share the file on Cloudsend  . The file will get automatically uploaded to your Dropbox account and you will get a link to that file.
 4. You can Share this ” link ” to his friends on WhatsApp . On clicking of the link your friend will be able to download the file.

Hide last Seen on Whatsapp

With this trick you can hide when you are last checked your whatsapp. This becomes handy if you want to remain anonymous about your whatsapp behavior. For steps see the screen shots below. Click on 3 vertical dots on home screen, then click on settings.





Hide your Profile pic from Others

Most of people don’t know and don’t care for this useful settings. Impersonators or spammers can download our pics and use it for illegal purpose. We should use this whatsapp feature to hide profile pic from public view. Follow the screenshots below.

First click on 3 vertical dots on home screen of whatsapp. Then Go to settings > Account > Privacy > Profile photo and Choose my contacts. This is really important for security purpose.


Backup Whatsapp Chats, images and videos on Your Google Drive account


Copy someone else whatsapp status easily on whatsapp web and edit your status there itself

If you like someone status on whatsapp and do not want to hurt your fingers while writing it in your edit status field on your phone, Just log in to and then just copy the status.


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Now click on your profile pic. Your profile and status will open. Just click the edit icon and paste the status then and there.


Send file from PC to Phone and Vice versa via whatsapp

Use WhatsApp to transfer file from pc to phone or phone to pc
or to Compress pics without any software

first  save your own phone number (from which you use WhatsApp )  on your phone with your name.


after saving you will see an option Message +91 *********** with whatsapp icon.

tap on that and now you can chat with yourself just like you were having with your friends
you can also save notes to yourself  just by messaging yourself

Now how to transfer images from pc to mobile/mobile to pc

– open on your pc and scan the code.

It will look this
Select attach files, upload and send any image to yourself .
Now as you can see I uploaded a 5 MB image and it got compressed to 593KB.

Same can be done to transfer mobile media to pc . Select and upload any file from your mobile and send it to yourself

Select a custom Notification for a particular group

  • Keep a group icon pressed for few seconds for the menu to appear.
  • Now, click on group info


  • Now, choose custom notifications


  • Now, check option saying use custom notifications
  • Now, click on notification tone and select your fav notification tone for your fav group.


Also read: Send Blank Messages on Whatsapp 

Change Chat Background wallpaper

Click on three vertical dots on top right of whatsapp main window. Now Click Chats and then Click on wallpaper. Now, change wallpaper by browsing into your phone gallery.


Now Send Bold, Italics or Strikethrough Text in Whatsapp

  1. For Sending a Bold Text just add an asterisk (*) before and sfter the text. For example *Hi*
  2. For sending an italics Text just add an Underscore (_) before and after the text . For example _Hi_
  3. For sending a strikethorugh text Just add tilde (~) before and after the text. For example ~Hi~

Now,  send your message in new font in Whatsapp

Just enclose your message as in given pic below and send your message in a completely new font.



Send and Receive GIFs through Whatsapp


  • Launch WhatsApp by clicking on its icon.



  • As next, open the chat window of the friend to whom you want to send the GIF to. Click on the attachment icon at the top of the screen.



  • From the list of options, choose the Gallery option.



  • When the Gallery opens up, apart from the Photos and the Videos tabs, there will be a new tab for GIFs. You can send the GIF from here to your friend just like how you would send a photo or video.



  • To play a GIF, you just need to download it and tap on it. That’s it. GIFs are very much similar to other multi media that WhatsApp supports. You can save a GIF, view it, forward it to friends etc just like how you would do with other multi media messages.


Add Snapchat Like Effects For Image And Video Editing

Another cool feature that is taking everybody’s breath away is the doodles and stickers addition to images and video sharing. You can check out all about this feature in detail from our article on the topic New Whatsapp Update Adds Doodles & Stickers To Multimedia Sharing.

Send all your conversation to your email

Most people wanted to view media and chats on their computer, but they are unaware of a shortcut that can send all the chat history and images, video to your inbox with one single click.

  1. Just go to whatsapp and press any contact for more than few seconds.
  2. A pop up menu will appear
  3.  Click on email conversation. Send your conversation via gmail or any other email.




 Invite Friends To Join Your Group By Sending Them Invitation Links

Now you can invite your friends to join your groups by sending them group invitation links. Check out all about this feature from our article on the topic How To Send Whatsapp Group Invitation Through Links.

 Add Flash Effect To Your WhatsApp Selfies

There is no flash light associated with the front cameras. But you can add a selfie effect to your WhatsApp selfies by clicking on the Flash icon as shown in the screenshot given below.

 Back Up Your Conversations To Google Drive

This feature has been available for Android users for a long time. But for Windows users, this is a newly rolled out feature. To backup your chats to Google Drive, follow the steps given below.

  • Launch WhatsApp and click on the 3 dots icon at the top to expand out a set of options. Click on Settings next.



  • As next, click on the Chats option.



  • Under the Chats section, click on the Chat backup option.



  • Now you just need to click on the BACK UP button to back up your WhatsApp conversations to Google drive.


 Mention Friends By Tagging Them In Groups

You can now use the @ symbol in groups to mention your friends and reply to their messages specifically. Read Now Mention Friends’ Names In Whatsapp Groups Using “@” Symbol to know all about this feature.

 Use The Secret Font In Whatsapp To Send Your Messages

You can use the secret font in WhatsApp to send messages to your friends and to amaze them. Follow the article How To Send Your Whatsapp Messages In A Different Font to know how to uncover this hidden feature.

New Camera Tricks

Two new updates have been introduced to the WhatsApp camera:

  • You can now change the front and rear camera by just double tapping on the screen, once the WhatsApp camera is opened.
  • While recording videos, you can zoom in or zoom out by sliding two fingers up or down.

     Use The Message Quote Feature To Reply To Specific Messages

    The message quotes feature is highly helpful in avoiding confusions. You can reply to specific messages using this features. Read all about this feature from How To Use Whatsapp Message Quote Feature.

     Save Your Data By Preventing WhatsApp From Sharing It With Facebook

    You can prevent WhatsApp from sharing your data with Facebook. To learn how to do this, check out the article on the topic How To Stop Whatsapp From Sharing Your Data With Facebook For Ad Targeting.

    Hope you found the article interesting. Try out all the new WhatsApp features today itself and have fun. If you have any doubts regarding any of the steps, please feel free to leave comments, we would be happy to help. Stay tuned for more useful tricks, tips, and hacks.

Not Working : – Prank your friends by bombarding thousands of messages at once in whatsapp

Just open in chrome browser. Now, press CTRL + Shift + J at once to open console. Now, copy and paste the code given below in the console and hit enter.

// control + shift + j to open console and paste
var count = 4000; //number of times to send
var message = "Your whatsapp has been hacked "; //spam message 
var i = 0;var timer = setInterval(function() {
 var evt = document.createEvent("TextEvent");
 evt.initTextEvent("textInput", true, true, window, message + i, 0, "en-US");
 document.querySelector(".input-container .input").focus();
 document.querySelector(".input-container .input").dispatchEvent(evt);
 i++;if (i == count)clearInterval(timer);console.log(i + " messages sent");var event = new MouseEvent('click', {'view': window,'bubbles': true,'cancelable': true});document.querySelector(".icon.btn-icon.icon-send").dispatchEvent(event);
}, 10);


107 thoughts on “Top 42 Secret whatsapp tricks you never knew”

  1. Recently, my friend installed one application of whatsapp… didn’t disclose the name…
    He could read any individual messages without the 2nd tick…only for group messages the tick is visible. So, the sender cannot even notice the read details.
    I cross checked it. Can you please tell me the name of app.

  2. Hello I am only able to see recent and frequent chats only while forwarding the message. Why not able to see broadcast list while forwarding the message.

    How can I see my broadcast list while forwarding the messages as I can’t see my broadcast list while doing so.

    Help required.

  3. It seems, you know a lot about WhatsAPP .I made a video profile and supposed to click next ,mistakenly clicked back 🙁 Do I get that Video back ,is there any alternative for it. A cache or something else????

  4. Hey
    Does “Custom notification” feature only work for the saved contacts, or its applicable also for the deleted, or blocked contacts?
    Reply ASAP.


  5. how to send bulk messages to all of the whatsapp group members in one whatsapp group personally(without saving the contacts of that group members in phone)

  6. Hi dear,

    Is there any facility wherein I can have two different dp’s on same whats app number? one for my whats app group and one normal for the rest of friends ? If yes lease share.

    And thank you for sharing above features, most of them are new to me. keep posting. 🙂

  7. hi! i recently kept a password on my phone and forgot it. now it seems that there is no other way but to format it completely. but i dont want to loose my whatsapp account as the number that i registered with it is from other country and i am in other country. please give me a solution to register my whatsapp with the previous number in other country.

  8. WhatsApp is reportedly getting Gmail’s coolest feature: Recalling sent messages. According to a report in WABetainfo, the Facebook owned messaging service is testing a new feature that will allow users to ‘recall’ as well as edit sent messages.

  9. Prank Your Friends By Bombarding Thousands Of Messages At Once In Whatsapp – Not working in update version of WhatsApp.

  10. Its really a huge and interesting list of whatsapp tricks. But i think you should also mention how to use two whatsapp account in one phone using parallel space app.

  11. Please, how can we get the exact SPOOF MESSAGE APP from playstore? because, there are many Spoofs in there.

    Please, can you give us a link?

  12. I am group admin one, of what’s app group I remove 1 person from the group because of his post wrong things in a group. But that person is still able to see other members’ numbers from group I want that person does not see any member details from group how to stop him

  13. how will recover my deleted broadcast list.. more than 200 contacts was there in the Broadcast list. Unfortunately its deleted.

  14. backup conservation earlier but still there is no back up and i also tried back up my conversation with the help of backup text for whatsapp but it is showing no messages how can i get back my whatsapp

  15. i want to use whatsapp without mob. no. how it is possible ..
    please help.. waiting for your reply with great hope,

  16. @Christopher, I can’t believe you telling tricks that are already dead since years, copying DB crypt 5 file method stopped working atleast 2.5 years ago. The whatsapp dog, stopped working an year ago. But you mentioned it now, so it looks like you are deliberately telling tricks that are not going to work.

  17. Can i delete a chat that i sent to someone? its not delivered to them yet. i dont want them to see it..

  18. I created a WhatsApp group and then removed all its members… I uninstalled WhatsApp then…now I want to have that group back and add them again in the same group….how to get back to it..?

  19. Hi christopher,

    I uninstalled whattsapp and reinstalled with old mobile number on a new mobile handset.
    i find that I am not part of the groups as before and cannot send messages to them.

    Any solution to just transfer the only one group setting from old phone to new ?

    Request reply by email if possible

  20. Is there any way to get whatsapp to download the contents of a whatsapp group to a separate folder? This will really help in sorting out the general forwards from pictures we exchange.

  21. If I want to see some ones DP of whatsapp group whose no is not save in my mobile, what to do ?
    or is it possible to see someones details whose mobile no is not save to my mobile from a whatsapp group ?

  22. Dear Admin,

    How can we hack whats app data without using friend’s cell .i have only mobile no. can i hack all whats app data only knowing by mobile it possible ?

  23. Is there any option to recover 1 year old data from whatsapp? Plz tell me any one knows about this…

  24. Bro! I’ve received a forwarded message in whatsapp today.. After every line, there’s a word in blue ‘See more’ when i tap it, it is displaying the second line! How is this expansion possible?

  25. My messages to a contact are remaining with a single tick..i want to know whether the contact has uninstalled his whatsapp or is it possible to know the new whatsapp number on the basis of old number


    Recover Your Deleted Messages On Whatsapp

    Connect your mobile with your pc via USB cable.
    Go to folder named whatsapp/Databases
    Two files are there named msgstore-yyyy..dd..db.crypt and msgstore.db.crypt
    msgstore-yyyy..dd..db.crypt file contains all the messages sent or recieved in last 7 days.
    Open it with notepad or wordpad to view and read messages.

  27. I have missing my number but how to use same watsapp number

    I have not to check pin number

    How to check my pin number

  28. My daughter 14 year problem child want to read her samsung watsupp with my bberry. Canot get hold of it how do I hack it please help concernd dad

  29. _Now you can use formatted text in WhatsApp._

    *chethan* _chetu_ ~loves~

    *See below instructions for how to do this*
    WhatsApp users can now use formatted text…

    *Bold*, _Italics_ and ~Strike-through~ in their text messages.

    It will change the way you talk to your friends.

    • *Bold*
    Add an asterisk (*) before and after the specific words or phrases you want to embolden

    • _Italics_
    Add an underscore (_) before and after your chosen words or phrases

    • ~Strikethrough~
    Add a tilde (~) before and after the words or phrases you want to strike a line through.

    _I bet_ *I am the first one to inform u*

  30. This article has best Tips on Whatsapp . I like the most copy of others status .BEST INFO.ABT.WU….THNX

  31. Hi, great article! Is the red heart the only emoticon that is animated to a beating heart? or are there more now since that update was a few years ago. Thanks in advance

  32. How to down load our own Boradcast list in Excel ..I have 1000 numbers and wanted to create diff broad cast list for this.. How I can make sure nobody is left and nobody is in 2-3 list /

  33. i do not want all my contacts to know i am on whatsapp when i install it the first time. how do i do that?

  34. This article has best Tips on Whatsapp . I like the most copy of others status 😛 . Hey suarabh you came back why you blog is unavaiable on web ?? I also post a blog on whatsapp tricks.

  35. pls help me cant open my profile on whatsapp on my nokia6120c nd hw can i mve my whatsapp frm phone memory? Bcus wen i try to press option button it wil quit!

  36. I want to trace chat,images and video’s of my gf number without taking her phone is it possible to do that because she is living out of station ????

  37. Very helpful tricks! Thanks a lot!

    I am still waiting for a trick where I / admin may delete a msg delivered to a group… Please update if you get a clue…

  38. Dear admin

    Whatsapp hacking by spoofing mac is failure while whatsapp verifying account .pls suggest some good idea

  39. Few months ago my friend send a pic to someone i want to know that to whom she send her and when and she deleted that chat and also uninstall whatsapp and change number many times how can i find this its very important

  40. Can a Whats app account number from an earlier phone be used on another device using a different sim card. Please do let me know

  41. My friend wants to change his handset. All contacts, chat , groupchat , groups etc is not issue.

    However he has a few *Broadcast Groups*. Will they also get migrated to the new handset ? ( I and he were told that Broadcast Groups do not move.)

    If they do not migrate automatically, any workaround?

  42. Hey…….is turning on your internet and seeing u online in watsapp making u uncomfortable……

    This is for person who like to turn on internet and play in other apps…and not to be online in watsapp

    Want to know?

  43. In the case that one has purchased a new phone, is it possible for one to transfer the information from the database such that one gets to keep their old status with the date and everything?

  44. Admin, please help me, I have a what’s app account but that sim card is banned sure to non payment of bills and that sim got disconnected there is no way I’ll get the same sim now I have updated my phone after that I have un installed WhatsApp now it is asking for verification code,

  45. I am group created and some one Fack admin remove me in my group and he became group admin how can I became group admin back my group in whatsapp

  46. How to know if someone is 1) spying on your WhatsApp, 2) has hacked into?

    How to resolve both?

  47. I am a new user of Whatsapp but thanks to this article because now I can use Whatsapp like a Pro. Thank you so much for these amazing tricks you have shared.

    Keep rocking man.

  48. Check out google drive associated with your Google account (Android Phone), if by chance you have checked it for backup, you can find your chat history there. Otherwise, You can try free recovery programs to recover files from SD card.

  49. My whats app was in sd card the space of sd was full nd after that my all whats app chat history was deleted how can i recover my chat history?

  50. how to install some other whats app in my phone without knowing him as i dont have his handset with me please help

  51. If I will press any one single contect for more than few second then
    It will send all all conversation through Gmail or not pl reply

  52. i am gld to know these 22 tricks of whatsapp.
    Its amazing i tried all of these and i i can hide my personal messages.these are very useful tricks but everyone doesn’t know about these tricks.u

  53. Hi
    Can I get all my own WhatsApp profile pictures set as of now, can I keep track of my own pictures that I have been set so far. Please help

  54. Recently I had a problem with my mobile phone so every told me to format it. Firstly I had created backup of all things in memory card then I formatted. After that again I installed whatapp but this time I cannot use old no. Becoz that no. Is not in service since 1 year. So I want that chat in my new no. Is it possible to get backup chat in my new whatsapp no. Plz tell me as soon as possible. That chat is really very imp. Plz help me

  55. Super…..I like it.
    Was wondering if one can also have multiple profiles under one whatsapp account. Because you are know differently at different places. i mean among friends, office and home etc…

  56. any way to migrate messageStore-yyyy-mm-dd.1.db.crypt from blackberry passport to new blackberry PRIV (Works under Android)….?????

  57. admin can you tell me a trick to find the username to whom a particular photo was sent from other mobile its not mine?

  58. how can I get the msges I sent to someone else removed from their phone. eg bbm if I delete a contact they no longer see the chats. how can u do this with whatsapp?

  59. how i can get notification of your updates. there is no option for registerd email id. also tell can i ask you any question about technology.

  60. Wow,

    I was completely unaware from these interesting and helpful WhatsApp tricks. After reading these 20+ Whatsapp tips and tricks, I think these are really quite secret and most of the WhatsApp users still don’t know about these.

    “Creating Shortcuts For Frequently Contacted Friends” and “Whatsapp Profile Picture Prank !” are my favourite tricks in this list.

    Thanks for sharing this detailed Whatsapp guide with us. Keep helping sir !!

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