Best WhatsApp Tricks and Secrets for Android

WhatsApp! Nowadays most of the smart phone has included this messenger application with it. It's difficult to find a smart phone without WhatsApp. We all know that recently Facebook owner bought WhatsApp for $19 billion. A single messenger network deserved $19 billion :O This shows WhatsApp's popularity among the smart phone users. WhatsApp is available for all the major mobile OS platform including Android and iOS. This app has more than 400 million active users around the world. It's all because of the WhatsApp's fastest messenger service, some awesome features and user friendly interface. WhatsApp allows you to share long/ short messages, videos, audios, images and much more with your loved ones.

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Today I'm going to share some secret tricks of WhastApp for Android, which most of the users don't know. This article is gonna include some awesome WhatsApp tricks like hide last seen feature, recover deleted messages, set passcode lock, change WhatsApp number without losing your messages, send two images as one and much more interesting tricks. Now let's have a deep look one by one.

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How to Hide Last Seen Feature?

When you check your friend's profile in your WhatsApp, you can see his last seen of WhatsApp, actually this is a default setting by WhatsApp. Likewise, your friend can also check your last seen in his WhatsApp. If you don't wanna show your last seen details to other users, you can hide WhatsApp last seen by following the given below steps.

Hide Last Seen

  • Go to Settings
  • Then select Chat Settings --> Advanced
  • Now click on Last seen and change it to Nobody

How to Recover Deleted Messages?

Sometimes we may delete the conversation or messages by mistakenly in WhatsApp. When we are in a real need of them, there isn't any way. .But here I'll show you a trick to recover deleted WhatsApp messages in Android.


  • Go to SD card --> WhatsApp --> Databases
  • Now you will find something like msgstore-2014-01-10.1.db.crypt (The date may differ in your phone)
  • Now rename the msgstore.db.crypt to backup-msgstore.db.crypt
  • And also rename the date with the date which the messages want to be backed up
  • Now go to Settings --> Applications --> Manage Applications --> WhatsApp and then click on Clear Data option which will remove all the data
  • Now open the WhatsApp and it will request you whether you want to restore your backup 
  • And finally click on Restore
  • That's it! Now your WhatsApp messages backup is successful. :)

How to Set Passcode Lock to Your WhatsApp?

This is another useful trick for WhatsApp addicts. Normally if someone takes your phone, they can check all your important WhatsApp conversation. To avoid this issue, you can set password protection to your WhatsApp by installing an app called WhatsApp Lock which is available in Play Store. These type of apps allows you to set four digit passcode or pattern lock to your WhatsApp, to protect your important conversations.

Set Passcode Lock

Change WhatsApp Phone Number Without Losing Messages

In some cases if you change your mobile phone number, you have to uninstall WhatsApp and then you should re-install WhatsApp with your new phone number. While doing this process, you will lose all the previous WhatsApp messages and the unsaved photos of the message.

Instead of doing this, you can follow this simple trick to avoid all your WhatsApp messages getting deleted. Go to
  • WhatsApp --> Settings --> Account --> Change Number
  • Here you have to type both your old and new numbers of WhatsApp and save the changes
  • That it! Now WhatsApp will send you a verification message to active your current WhatsApp account with the new number.

Change WhatsApp Phone Number


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How to Hide Two Images Into One?

This sounds little bit difficult, but the process is very very easy. You can find an app called Magiapp in Play Store and you have to install this app in your Android smart phone.

Hide Two Images

  • After the installation completes, the above given window will appear
  • Now you have to click on the True Image option and select your real image
  • Then click on the fake image and select your crazy prank image
  • After selecting the prank image click on Do Magic option. That's all, now share that image with your WhatsApp buddies 

How to Run Multiple WhatsApp accounts in Android?

This is one of the most useful trick for all the Android users who are using dual sim support smart phones. Normally if you use dual sim phone, you have to create two separate WhatsApp accounts for both the sim cards. But if you install SwitchMe Multiple Accounts app in your Android, you can manage both the sim numbers in single WhatsApp account.

 Run Multiple WhatsApp

This app allows you to create separate user profile in your phone including different account, system setting and etc.. After the installation completes, open SwitchMe app and create new user profile and then shift to this user profile and you will be able to connect your WhatsApp to other sim number.

How to Hide Your WhatsApp Profile Picture?

This trick is something related to your privacy on WhatsApp. The profile picture of any social network account can make easier to recognize you by others. If you want to hide your WhatsApp profile picture for privacy purposes, you can,
  • Go to Settings --> Account --> Privacy --> Profile Photo
  • Now change it to Nobody

WhatsApp Profile Picture

There you go! Surf WhatsApp online being anonymous with hidden profile picture.

How to Transfer Your Current WhatsApp Conversations to New Mobile Phone?

Android introduces new smart phones with latest technology in regular interval. As technology grows up, people upgrade their smart phone to a new one. If you have also changed to a new smart phone recently and if you don't wanna lose WhatsApp conversations, then this trick is for you. There is a trick available in Android to transfer your current WhatsApp conversations to a new smart phone. Follow the given below steps to do this.  

How to Transfer

  • Move WhatsApp to SD card. If you have already installed in SD card, skip this step
  • Now remove the SD card and connect it to computer
  • Copy all the files of WhatsApp database folder to computer
  • Now install WhatsApp to your new smart phone 
  • Now replace the new smart phone's WhatsApp databases folder with previously saved WhatsApp databases folder, which has already been copied in your computer
That's all! Now restart the app once and you will find your old WhatsApp conversations in new smart phone.

How to Stop Automatic Multimedia Content Download?

When your friend sends any multimedia content to your WhatsApp, the content gets downloaded automatically into your phone. Actually this is a default setting of WhatsApp. But we can change this auto download multimedia content to manual download in latest version of WhatsApp. This update in WhatsApp will save your phone credit balance from downloading unwanted multimedia content. To change the setting to manual download,
  • Go to WhatsApp Settings --> Chat Settings --> Media auto-download
  • Now uncheck all the options named ‘When using mobile data’, ‘when connected on WiFi’, ‘When roaming’
That's all! Now you have successfully disabled 'auto download multimedia content' concept in your WhatsApp.

Track Your WhatsApp Statistics So Far

WhatsApp is an amazing messenger network which supports in the all smart phones. People are addicted to WhatsApp without any age difference. Here I'll introduce you a cool app called WhatStat which can track your addiction of WhatsApp in graphical chart.

Track Your WhatsApp

WhatsApp app can display your WhatsApp statistics such as total number of online time, number of messages received, sent and much more interesting information of your WhatsApp usage in a graphical chart.


Final Words

There are huge amount of WhatsApp tricks available such as WhatsApp pranks, change your friend's profile picture, create fake conversation and much more. But in this post I have mentioned only the most important and useful 10 WhatsApp tricks, which is gonna make your WhatsApp chatting more fun. Keep in touch with Tec Glitz to get more interesting tips and tricks of WhatsApp and much more technology stuffs :)