Simple WhatsApp trick reveals who you text the most on the app
TRUE WhatsApp addicts will send tens of thousands of texts – but who do you message the most?
A lesser-known WhatsApp feature lets you check how many texts you’ve sent to each contact.
You can find the number of texts you’ve sent and received in a chat, and how many times you’ve shared locations.
It also shows how many photos, GIFs, videos, voice messages, documents and stickers have been sent – and the amount of storage space they’re taking up.
Finally, you can even see exactly how much storage space your chat with a person is clogging up overall. Maybe your pals are a bigger burden than you thought?
In any case, these figures can reveal who your true WhatsApp bestie really is.
But beware: you might find that you’ve sent tens of thousands of texts to someone, and realise you have a major WhatsApp addiction.
How to check WhatsApp message counter
First, open the WhatsApp app and click on the Settings tab.
Next, open the Data and Storage Usage panel, then click Storage Usage at the bottom.
Here you’ll be presented with a big list of your chats, ordered in terms of storage space taken up.
The people are the top of the list will be sucking up the most storage, and can take up significant amounts if you trade lots of pictures or videos.
To see how many texts you’ve sent with a person, click on any of the chats and you’ll get a breakdown of stats.
If that doesn’t float your boat, check out this great WhatsApp trick that lets you read messages without letting the sender know.
There’s also a cheeky hack to read deleted WhatsApp messages.
WhatsApp – a quick history
Here’s what you need to know…
- WhatsApp was created in 2009 by computer programmers Brian Acton and Jan Koum – former employees of Yahoo
- It’s one of the most popular messaging services in the world
- Koum came up with the name WhatsApp because it sounded like “what’s up”
- After a number of tweaks the app was released with a messaging component in June 2009, with 250,000 active users
- It was originally free but switched to a paid service to avoid growing too fast. Then in 2016, it became free again for all users
- Facebook bought WhatsApp Inc in February 2014 for $19.3billion (£14.64bn)
- The app is particularly popular because all messages are encrypted during transit, shutting out snoopers
- As of 2020, WhatsApp has over 2billion users globally
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