“Hey, dude, WhatsApp me the pic please” seems such a common phrase these days, especially after get-togethers and parties. Coming to think of it, it’s quite strange that an app name has evolved to mean an action. Undeniably, WhatsApp is one of the top popular messaging services available, and it’s rightly so, with its tons of impressive features.
However, beyond these features, there’s a world of apps which make the WhatsApp experience even better. From hiding images to auto replies, these create the perfect balance between fun and work.
So, here we have assembled a list of 7 apps that help to achieve just that. Let’s jump straight in.
1. Clean up Gallery
Surely, you must be in a couple of WhatsApp groups and surely you must have faced the wrath of the forwarded media, eventually ruining your phone gallery. Siftr Magic Cleaner can help you in clearing out the offending materials like comics, memes, greetings and what not.
The operation is simple and easy. Just run the analytics once and it will clean up the gallery in batches. Once a batch is complete, you’d have to confirm the selection and tap on delete.
All you need to do from your end is to keep a monthly reminder in your reminder app, and a push of a button is all it takes to clear it all.
2. Hide Photos from Gallery
If the above seems a bit of a tedious process to you, how about banning the pictures entirely from the phone gallery? A relatively new app which goes by the name of Hide image, video of whatsapp helps to keep the WhatsApp media away from your eye.
This app requires you to set up a PIN on startup, along with a security question. Once done, you’ll see the options to hide images, videos, GIFs, etc from the phone gallery.
3. Get Floating Bubbles
One of the nifty features of the Facebook Messenger app is the floating bubbles. These bubbles can be dragged anywhere on the screen and once you’re done with it, you can just remove it from the screen. How about a similar feature for WhatsApp? Say Hi to FlyChat.
Not just WhatsApp, this app can be enabled on a number of messaging apps like Slack, Twitter, etc.
The setup is simple, all you need to do is provide the accessibility permissions and select the messaging service. Now on whenever you receive a WhatsApp message, you’ll be notified by a floating bubble which will follow you everywhere you go. And it’s really simple to shoo it off.
4. Mask your Chats
Tired of the people peeping into your messages during your travels? Let Maskchat be your guardian angel. This app will overlay a thin curtain over the chats thereby maintaining your privacy from onlookers.
You can control the opacity of the curtain based on the need. The best thing about this digital screen mask is that the user will be able to see the chat, while the screen would appear dark from the side angles. The settings for opacity is available at the top of the screen.
5. Store Files in External Storage [Requires Root]
Are you tired of WhatsApp hogging a chunk of your device’s internal memory? This can be increasingly annoying in phones which have less storage. How about moving it to the external storage?
FolderMount [ROOT] is the knight who will rescue you in situations like this.
It does require a rooted device to function. Once the Super User permission has been granted, you can create a mapping between the two storages. It’s as simple as selecting the folders from the file explorer and then saving the mapping.
6. Schedule Messages [Requires Root]
A feature for which most of us have been fervently wishing since many days — the option to schedule messages. Thankfully this can be achieved in the Rooted Android device through the Seebye Scheduler ROOT app. This will let you add certain rules and depending on the conditions, the messages will be sent at the scheduled time.
You can select either a text message, image or a sound clip, along with the repeat pattern.
7. For the Laughs
How about pranking your buddy with a fake number? To pull off this, you will need the help of two apps — Parallel Space and Primo. Primo will help you in getting a number while Parallel Space will help you in activating the cloned WhatsApp on the new number.
Are you Ready?
Get the most of WhatsApp through these apps. You might need a couple of days to get the hang of all the apps, but once you’re comfortable with the routine, you’ll end up saving a lot of time. So, what are you waiting for?