The subtle differences of WhatsApp on Android and iPhone

Certainly, WhatsApp is a messaging application that is gaining more and more strength due to its ease of use and its many functions that are rapidly updated. However, operating systems cause slight differences when operating, which ones?

According to the specialized technology portal xatakathe above does not mean that the experience that the user has every time they interact with the ‘app’ changes, but the dynamics of its use do.since those who pass from one system to another, usually present confusion to handle it while they adapt.

settings menu

It is then that the differences are almost not perceived, such as: to search for a contact, or perhaps a conversation, iOS has a bar that presides over a magnifying glass that expands to be able to write, something that does not happen with an Android that only differentiates it from an arrow, but the same bar.

It is worth mentioning that, in order to enter the settings: on Android you must press the three points located in the upper right, while on iPhone, the lower bar has the icon that represents it, thus displaying all the options such as ‘Messages Featured’, ‘Linked Devices’, among others.

The differences between one operating system and the other are subtle. – Photo: WEEK

send files

It should be noted that the iPhone usually has a user interface white color, whatever its model, a detail that changes in an Android because it is distinguished by its green top bar.

Likewise, the website also describes how sending files has a small difference: on the one hand, in iOS, pressing the ‘+’ icon on the left side displays a list of functions such as ‘Camera’, ‘Photos’, the ‘Documents’, the ‘Location’, the ‘Contacts’ and the ‘Surveys’; while in Android the image shaped like clipshows these functions.

The way of sending messages changes.
The way of sending messages changes. – Photo: WEEK
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WhatsApp and its ‘hidden’ functions

Create chat shortcuts

The instant messaging application has a resource that makes it possible to create shortcuts for the conversations that you consider most relevant. Thanks to this resource, you can quickly access a chat without having to open the app first.

To do so, you must enter a conversation, then open the chat menu and click on ‘more’, then you will have to select the ‘Create shortcut’ option. Once these actions have been carried out, the user will have some icons on the home screen of his smartphone with the conversations that he handles the most in WhatsApp.

Direct access to WhatsApp chats
Direct access to WhatsApp chats – Photo: Screenshot / Week

Discover which contacts a user chats with the most

To discover who are the contacts to which a WhatsApp user sends messages the most, it is necessary to follow the following steps:

  1. Open WhatsApp and go to the application settings menu
  2. Select the ‘Settings’ option.
  3. Tap on ‘Storage & Data’ and then choose ‘Manage storage’.
  4. Enter ‘manage storage data’
  5. An indicator will appear on the screen that reflects how much space it occupies on the phone, the files received by the app
  6. Review the list of contacts that appears on the screen, the first places are the numbers with which the user chats the most.
WhatsApp has a record of the chats that occupy the most storage on the user's device.
WhatsApp has a record of the chats that occupy the most storage on the user’s device. – Photo: Week

Despite the fact that this resource helps to expose the contacts with which a user writes the most, this option is really intended to help users review and delete unnecessary files that are stored from WhatsApp. In this way, you can quickly free up storage memory on the phone.

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temporary messages

The temporary messages tool is a great resource to guarantee that certain intimate or confidential content that is shared in a chat will disappear from the conversation without leaving any trace.

Currently, the user activates the functionality to automatically delete all content in a chat after 24 hours, 7 days or 3 months. Thanks to this resource, the user will know that in a certain period of time the contents will be deleted.

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