There’s no doubt that most of us are familiar with the basics of the social media platforms we use everyday. But, here are some special, lesser-known features in these applications, which may help you up your social media game!
Who doesn’t use WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook or YouTube these days? As social media allows easy entry and minimal cost of operations, it has become an unparalleled platform to create and share content. Here are some of the lesser-known features of various social media platforms that may help you engage with your audience better.
WhatsApp GIF gallery, text files and the typewriter font
All of us have been using the WhatsApp Messenger since its launch in 2009. However, it has some features that you may not be aware of… yet.
The instant messaging application has its own unique GIF gallery where you can easily choose the ones you like and send them to your friends just like you do with an image or a video! iOS users can access the collection by tapping the ‘+’ button on the chat window and select ‘photo and video library’. On the bottom left, a search sign with ‘GIF’ written next to it will appear. Tap on it and voila, its there! For android, tap on the smiley icon and choose ‘GIF’ at the bottom.
Save conversation as a text file
If you don’t want to lose an important conversation or information sent on WhatsApp, then there is an easy way to save it as a text file! Open the chat > tap on the Menu Button > select ‘More’ > Email chat > choose whether to attach media or not. An email will be composed with your chat history attached as a text document.
To change the font of your WhatsApp messages, use the ` symbol three times on both sides of the word. For example, ` ` ` Hi ` ` `. However, the symbol is only available on the Android keyboard and not on iOS. But iOS users can nevertheless copy the symbol and then use it.
Twitter analytics and scheduled Tweets
Twitter provides a platform to not only post but also monitor engagements, top mentions and your biggest followers using Twitter Analytics, which can be accessed at http:analytics.twitter.com. This will provide a monthly statistical report of your Twitter profile.
Twitter also lets you schedule tweets using third-party tools like Twuffer and Hootsuite.
YouTube built-in video description
YouTube has a built-in feature that automatically generates captions for uploaded videos. After a video is uploaded, open it and click ‘More’, followed by selecting ‘Transcript’ to view the text, which can also be copied for later use.
iOS users can access a special feature in this Instagram application that enables you to produce hyperlapse and time-lapse videos. Use four fingers to tap four times on the screen when the app is open to switch the resolution from 720p to 1080p, adjust frame rate from 30 to 24fps and change the speed of the video.
Now go forth and use your new tricks on a social media platform of your choice!