If you are not familiar with WhatsApp then I am tempted to ask if something is wrong with you? Practically everyone that I know is hooked to using this messaging App to send messages between friends. Today I would like to share with you what I consider the Ultimate WhatsApp Tricks that I have come across and used when it comes to using the WhatsApp messenger. For the most part I will not bore you with the usual played out bag of tricks that most articles that you will find will give you but instead I will provide practical and useful tricks that has many applications and its a fun and handy to know.
The WhatsApp trick that I will be showing you today will allow you to see what pictures anyone has been sending using WhatsApp (wink) and even if they were to delete those pictures from the messenger you will still be able to see them, wipe that smirk off your face. Also this is great for finding old pictures that you have sent in the past and that have now been lost has they are no longer on your device.
I find this trick cool as I normally dare my friends that I can find out what they have been sending, They tend to stare in disbelief and then when I show them what they have been sending, especially those pics that they don’t want to be seen they are speechless. This is also good to know as now you can delete those sensitive one that you thought were deleted.
How to See what Pictures Anyone has been sending on WhatsApp?
1. You will need access to your friend’s Phone, make sure you have permission and they know what you are doing.
2.This can be done from a computer or the phones file manager, go into files.
3. In most cases the App is installed to the phones memory, so go to device storage, now look for a folder marked: WhatsApp and open it.
4. Now open the Media folder you will see several folders:
5. Now open WhatsApp Images, you will now notice that all the pictures that you have received are in this folder:
6. The real treasures can be found in the Sent Folder which contains every pictures you have ever sent whether you deleted them or not, this includes those pictures you want no one to see (For your eyes only).
The strange thing is I wonder why WhatsApp has not patched this Loophole as when you delete a picture you expect that it’s actually deleted and not that there is a copy been backed up inside the App that you don’t know is there.
See other received files such as Videos and Voice Notes
Similar to the above you can navigate and see All voice notes or videos that were received and play them back, but unlike the pictures when the voice notes or videos are deleted they disappear permanently from the folder, so the cool treasure trove of this trick is the pictures but its still good to know that other files are located in this directory in case you need an alternative way to get to or backup certain files.
How to backup your conversations or Move them to a new device?
Did you know you can back up and restore your conversations on WhatsApp?, in fact you could keep a copy of your messages or move them to a new phone and restore your messages in WhatsApp provided that you are keeping the same number.
1. First you need a SD card and then make a backup of your conversations: go to settings from WhatsApp, chat settings and then backup conversations. You will notice the date of the last backup indicated.
2. Now move the SD card to your new device, or copy the contents to your Personal Computer. The exact folder of the database can be found in: Device store or SD card, WhatsApp, Databases. This folder is the key to the restoration process.
3. Now Reinstall WhatsApp and when prompted to restore do a restoration and that’s it the device will restore your conversations or messages. The same effect can be achieved by replacing the database folder and restoring when prompted.