People have become accustomed to implementing new ways of communicating with colleagues, family, and those closest to them during the pandemic .
This changing situation makes communication applications such as WhatsApp increasingly reliable to remove distance and build closeness to provide mutual support, collaborate, and stay connected so that professional and personal relationships are maintained.
Here is a simple guide from WhatsApp to help you communicate smoothly during the work from home ( WFH ) period .
Mark messages with the ‘star’ feature
When working from home, most of the coordination about work takes place on WhatsApp and it’s not impossible for you to join the new WhatsApp group.
As a result, notifications on WhatsApp cover more important messages. Now, mark important messages sent in groups or chat so you can easily find them later.
How, tap and hold the message you want to star, then tap the star icon. It’s easy?
You can find the starred messages by tapping ‘other options’ in the form of three dots on the right of the phone screen, then tap ‘starred messages’.
In daily communication on WhatsApp, your attention is divided from one group chat with another group chat. The office group may need a quick response from you, but on the other hand you also have to follow the children’s online learning through a special group chat at school.
Determining priorities is the key here. The embed chat feature makes it possible to pin workgroups to the top of the chat list.
So, you will no longer have trouble finding work groups among other piles of chats.
For iPhone users, swipe right to the chat you want to pin, then tap ‘Embed’. While for Android users, tap and hold the chat you want to pin, then tap ‘Embed chat’.
Don’t worry, your message is safe
Sending work documents will feel more comfortable because you are sure that no third party can see the document. However, sharing files online can indeed be complicated and confusing sending personal information on an online platform.
No need to hesitate to send documents to WhatsApp, because messages are encrypted end-to-end. This means that only you and the person you are communicating with can read the messages that have been sent.
Take a short break and greet a friend
Try calling friends or people who are closest when you rest or after work to just greet each other and ease the mind. You can also make group calls up to a total of four people via WhatsApp.
To do this, just open the chat with one of the contacts you want to call via voice call, then tap ‘Voice Call’.
After the contact has received the call, tap ‘Add Participant’. Then, find or select the other contact you want to add to the call.
Enjoy your work and keep yourself safe!