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Free instant messaging has become a huge deal during the last decade, especially in the parts of the world where mobile carriers are ripping people off with insane SMS charges. In all of this whatsapp has stood tall above the rest due to how convenient and user-friendly the app has become. 

It has become the norm for people across the world to communicate over WhatsApp. But what if your message is longer than 2 sentences, for example, and you don’t want to send a voice note?

How do you make your message clear and emphasize the important points in a message that is plain text? How do you make your WhatsApp message stand out above the rest?

Take a look at 4 tips and tricks that will make Whatsapp work for you: 


A: Message Styling

We took the time to compile a shortlist of WhatsApp style tricks you can employ to make your message stand out from the crowd:

Italic

To italicize your message, place an underscore on both sides of the text:

_your text_

Bold

To bold your message, place an asterisk on both sides of the text:

*text*

Strikethrough

To strikethrough your message, place a tilde on both sides of the text:

~your text~

Monospace

To monospace your message, place three backticks on both sides of the text:

”’text”’

Line Breaks

To create a line break in a message for paragraphs, just press these two keys:

Shift+Enter

Its really convenient to use the above when you are using whatsapp on your PC (Yes you can get Whatsapp on your PC!) Head on over to https://web.whatsapp.com and you can see how easy it is to get whatsapp working on your PC. 

You also get a desktop app which means that you dont need another browser window open to use.


B: Sending a Whatsapp message to yourself

Have you ever needed to send a message to yourself (i.e needing to transfer data from your PC to your phone) and became really frustrated because there really is no straight way to send a WhatsApp message to yourself. BUT here is the good news – you can use WhatsApp groups feature to accomplish the same!

  • Open WhatsApp on your mobile
  • Open menu (the menu from where you change your WhatsApp status)
  • Select New group
  • Give your group a name/subject and tap on Next
  • Add any of your close friends in the group
  • Tap on Create group button to finish the group creation.

Alright, now you have a WhatsApp group that has only two members —you (as admin) and your friend. I am sure that you can now figure out what the trick is!
It is time to remove your friend from the newly created group. This will leave you as the only member of the group. The message that you will send in this group, will be delivered only to you!


C: WhatsApp for Business

Did you know you can use WhatsApp for Business?

WhatsApp Business is a free to download app, and was built with the small business owner in mind. With the app, businesses can interact with customers easily by using tools to automate, sort, and quickly respond to messages.

WhatsApp can help you provide customer support and deliver important notifications to your customers. Take a look at what Whatsapp for Business is all about


D: WhatsApp for WordPress

We all know the popularity of WordPress and according to WordPress.org:

WhatsApp is these days the most popular instant messaging application in the world and is available in more than 100 countries and supporting more than 50 languages. This means most of our users use WhatsApp as their main contact method

Why would you not want to use it on your website? Is that even possible? WhatsApp for WordPress allows your customers to open a conversation from your website directly to your WhatsApp phone number. This plugin includes a button where you can include a pre-filled message which will be automatically included in the conversation.

When one of your website visitors sends a message using the Whatsapp chat on your website, you will receive that message to your WhatsApp phone number making it super convenient to leverage WhatsApp as a way of communicating with your audience! 

Take a look at how WhatsApp for WordPress work


At Pathfind Media, we have a Whatsapp number and have been using these elements in our business. We have seen the benefits of utilising Whatsapp as an effective method of communicating with our clients!