Making the most of the social web, we are learning and sharing tips on making the most of real-time voice and video calls and chats. We challenge readers / listeners /viewers via our Digital Literacy Quiz for recommendations. This page addresses – the multiple device, end-to-end encrypted instant messaging app for smartphones and laptop/desktop computers.

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Pet Peeves

  • There is no WhatsApp app for tablets = No hay una aplicación de WhatsApp para tabletas
  • Group calls aren’t supported on WhatsApp Desktop = Las llamadas grupales no son compatibles con WhatsApp Desktop

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Digital Literacy Quiz Questions

  • Have you created an account on WhatsApp? = ¿Has creado una cuenta en WhatsApp?
  • Have you logged in on your laptop? On your phone? = ¿Ha iniciado sesión en su computadora portátil? ¿En tu teléfono?
  • What version of WhatsApp are you using? = ¿Qué versión de WhatsApp estás usando?
  • Have you chatted with contacts via direct message? = ¿Has chateado con contactos por mensaje directo?
  • Have you left a voice message? = ¿Has dejado un mensaje de voz?
  • Have you listened to a voice message? = ¿Has escuchado un mensaje de voz?
  • Have you changed your mood message? = ¿Has cambiado tu mensaje de estado de ánimo?

Translating: I am learning how to leave a voice message on WhatsApp
Estoy aprendiendo a dejar un mensaje de voz por WhatsApp
Ich lerne, wie man eine Sprachnachricht auf WhatsApp hinterlässt
Rwy’n dysgu sut i adael neges lais ar WhatsApp 

Bonus points translating any of instructions into Indigenous languages during the International Decade of Indigenous Languages.


  • To leave a voice message, hold the microphone button down while speaking/recording.
  • To cancel a recording, swipe left during the recording.
  • To listen to a voice message, you can choose a faster playback speed.

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Status allows users to upload photos and videos to a 24-hours-lifetime feed that, by default, are visible to all contacts.

How to share your WhatsApp QR code

  1. Open WhatsApp > tap More options > Settings.
  2. Tap the QR icon displayed next to your name.
  3. Tap Share.
  4. Select a contact or app to share to. Then, tap the green arrow.
  5. You can also choose to:
    • Crop or rotate: Tap to crop or rotate the QR code image.
    • Add a caption : Enter a message in the text field.
    • Back : Tap Back to revert changes you made to your QR code image.
  6. Tap Send.

Note: Only share your WhatsApp QR code with trusted individuals. It’s possible for someone to forward your WhatsApp QR code to other people, who could then add you as a contact by scanning your code.

Alternative Apps
Where is the conversation? Everywhere! Alternatives to Whatsapp include Duo, Facetime, Facebook Messenger, and Zoom.


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