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Stay connected with WhatsApp for a convenient travel

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Mar 28, 2017, 9:10 pm IST
Updated Mar 28, 2017, 9:11 pm IST
Here are some interesting WhatsApp features that will keep you connected while you have fun travel experience.
Sit back, relax and inventively rethink of using this application to the best of its use, as you travel.
 Sit back, relax and inventively rethink of using this application to the best of its use, as you travel.

Here is something readily accessible on your smartphones, which can be used resourcefully with its available features - WhatsApp! This messaging app is fast, reliable and simple to use; and certainly the most convenient application on your phones. Sit back, relax and inventively rethink of using this application to the best of its use, as you travel. Here are some interesting WhatsApp features that will keep you connected while you have fun travel experience:

Take your peers wherever you go: If you couldn’t take your friends or dear ones along with you on the trip, wouldn’t you want them to have a glimpse of what you witness? Explore the places and get them to join you through WhatsApp video calling. Tap on the video calling button and take them to the journey with you. You can also multi-task during a video call to read your chats and even try the video call in full-screen landscape mode

 

We love ‘free’ calls: Travel is more fun, especially when it comes with minimal cost attached to it. Gone are the days of penning letters or cutting calls short because of expensive roaming tariffs. Thanks to internet and WhatsApp, which has opened up a daring new universe of staying in touch - from anywhere. Need to contact your mom before she leaves behind several missed calls and messages? Make use of WhatsApp ‘voice calling’ feature that enables you to talk to her even if you’re running out of balance

Keep your contacts informed with WhatsApp Status: This latest feature of WhatsApp, allows users to send photos, videos and GIFs through ‘Status’ and share special moments throughout their day with friends and family. Here are three tips for using the new ‘Status’ feature which further gives you an edge to keep your contacts updated with posts that expire after 24 hours:

 

o   Control who can see your Status update: Just in case you didn’t inform your boss about your travel plans or what to keep it a secret from a group of few friends – WhatsApp’s privacy settings allows you to have the option to choose the people who will receive your update. You can select from the following three options: “my contacts,” “contacts except...” and “only share with...”

o   See who has viewed your Status update: Tap the eye icon at the bottom of any Status update to view a list of contacts who have seen your update. You surely need to know who is following you while you are away on a trip

 

o   Reply to an update: Both you and your peers have an option to reply on Status updates with the reply button. Once you tap reply, your message will be sent in a WhatsApp chat with a thumbnail of the Status update

Don’t wander, follow the location: Be it for your safety purpose or telling your mates where you are, let your family and friends track you in real time. This can be done by merely sharing or receiving the exact location of where you are or where want to reach. We surely don’t want you to get lost in a new place

 

Use new camera features to express yourself: After clicking a picture or shooting a video on your WhatsApp, you can write or draw on them, or add emoticons to express yourself. So next time you are visiting the mountains or chilling next to the beach in Miami, share it with your peers on WhatsApp for them to get jealous or humbly sharing how beautiful the world is

Create WhatsApp groups for easy coordination: Travelling in a group? Make sure you have a WhatsApp groups for seamless coordination with your friends. This can turn out to be the most convenient way to stay connected with a larger group, and keep a check on who is where when you disperse. If you are the group admin, you can also invite more people to join their groups by simply sharing a link. Select ‘Add Participants’ and tap on ‘Group Invite Link’ to see the sharing options

 

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