I’ve recently noticed how most people have several different communication apps in their phones. It’s great to have lots of options available.
But the truth is most of these applications have almost exactly the same functionality. And so, it would not be far fetched for anyone to ask, what purpose does having so many different apps on your device serve? My suggestion: Choose one that you most use and then maximize it so that you don’t waste disk space or memory on your device. For this particular article, let’s focus on WhatsApp, the recently made controversial app because of its having been purchased by Facebook.
WhatsApp has been developed as a better and more convenient alternative for the traditional SMS service on your phone. Indeed, from the vantage point of finances and practicality, it is much more convenient, because you don’t have to pay anything to send an instant message. But aside from that, there are many other features that WhatsApp has that you will have to explore if you really want to use it to its fullest potential and enjoy it. The following are some obvious signs that you are using your WhatsApp download the way it was supposed to be used.
You Personalize Your Messages with Animated Emoticons
One of the really nice things that you can do on WhatsApp is that you can send instant messages that convey exactly how you feel or what your mood is while writing your message. The difficulty with sending instant messages or chatting is that recipients often have to guess what’s really going on in the sender’s mind. There have been many miscommunications that have happened simply because the messages were misunderstood.
If you want to make sure that you get the right message across, you can actually use the animated emoticons that are available on WhatsApp. And you can do so not only to convey your message better, but also to have more interesting, cuter and more fun conversation threads. Don’t we all need that break from the stress from our jobs and just everyday routines? That animated emoticon on WhatsApp might just be one of the things that make your day better.
You Send SMS through WhatsApp Too
You have plenty of options open with WhatsApp. And one of those is being able to send SMS messages when you really need to. It is not always that our friends and contacts are in a place with an Internet connection, or 3G might just be malfunctioning. There are also people who might not be on WhatsApp. Do not limit yourself. Make use of the SMS service on WhatsApp, and be able to truly make a way for every communication need.
You Organize Your Contacts by Creating Groups
If you are making your life much easier by creating contact groups on WhatsApp, then you are making the most of the app indeed.
Imagine if you had to send a similar message to several people on your contacts list and you had to select each contact one by one to send your message. Isn’t that just exhausting even to think about? If you count the number of times you had to send group messages, you will be surprised at how much you really do need to organize your contacts and create appropriate groups.
With WhatsApp, you can create contact groups and select whichever group you need to reach out to and send a message at once. No need to manually select contacts each time you have to send a message to the group. You take up less time. You don’t have to go through the hassle. And communication is made much easier for you, for whatever purpose it may be.