WhatsApp is a fantastic instant messenger, but that doesn’t mean it couldn’t be better. Whether it’s hiding media from snooping eyes on WhatsApp Web or using multiple WhatsApp accounts on the same phone, a few apps and extensions can make anything possible.
To use any of the extensions, you’ll need to be running Google Chrome or a Chromium-based browser like Opera. And of course, you have to use WhatsApp Web on the computer. Meanwhile, the apps in this list rely on Android. But the lone WhatsApp Messenger bot can be used with any device.
1. WhatsApp Business
WhatsApp Business is an official app from WhatsApp and it is basically another version of the messenger. Additional features like “quick replies” for sending frequently written messages, labels that identify different chats and so on makes the app quite appealing for someone who wishes to use two numbers at the same time for WhatsApp. You can use a different number than the one used in WhatsApp for WhatsApp Business and have your contact list appear on both chats. You can decide on which SIM to use by choosing the version of WhatsApp you are using.
2. Sticker Maker
This is a really cool app you can use to create unique stickers on WhatsApp instead of using the default emojis and emoticons or other downloaded images and stickers.
With Sticker Maker, you can import photos or memes from your own gallery and create up to thirty stickers per pack for WhatsApp with as many packs as you want.\
WAToolkit is one of the best Chrome extensions on the list that brings a set of valuable and lightweight tools for WhatsApp web clients.
The WhatsApp extensions for Chrome enable always-on desktop notifications, the WhatsApp button to the toolbar, and more. In addition, the extension is extremely lightweight and doesn’t affect your PC’s performance.
4. Hide Media
WhatsApp Web auto loads all the photos and videos that someone sends to you and this can be a privacy nightmare when you are viewing it on a computer screen. Hide Media is an extension that auto-hides all images on WhatsApp Web by default. Although the image or video is downloaded, you will need to hover over the image or hit the play button to reveal it.
5. Privacy Extension For WhatsApp Web
This is a nifty little WhatsApp Chrome extension that, as the name suggests, keeps your WhatsApp Web conversations private. Until you hover over them. How cool is that?
This WhatsApp Web Chrome extension increases privacy in public areas by blurring your messages together with other content and being visible only when you hover over it. You can also use a keyboard shortcut to toggle all effects quickly, or you can click the toggle button in the extension’s menu.
6. Multi Chat
Multi Chat is one of the unique extensions you can use on your web browser. It lets you open WhatsApp and other popular messengers right on your browser.
With Multi Chat, you will be able to read and reply to messages on WhatsApp web, Telegram web, Slack desktop, Line, Instagram DM, WeChat online, and more.
WikiBot is another extension you can use for WhatsApp that offers quick explanations and meanings to queries directly from Wikipedia. It’s like your own little dictionary within the app, and you don’t have to install or download anything to use it.
It’s also easy to set up by adding WikiBot’s phone number to your contact list (save as WikiBot) and then typing in a command and sending it to the contact. It’ll respond with a confirmation prompt that acknowledges you’ve activated the service, plus how to unsubscribe, and alert you that you’re ready to enjoy the service.
If you regularly talk through voice clips on WhatsApp, Zapp is a must-have tool to have. In addition, it adds an option for tweaking the recording’s pace and volume in Chrome’s toolbar. Hence, you can now listen to all those clips without pauses in between.
Once you have entered WhatsApp Web, click the icon to the right of the address bar. You’ll see a box with all the controls you need to edit the audio recordings in WhatsApp Web. For example, if you want to change the speed or volume, just click on the arrows or scroll the mouse wheel.
9. WA Web Utils
WA Web Utils is a Chrome extension that lets you send bulk messages to WhatsApp. You can use this Chrome extension to send bulk messages to your customers, contacts, and prospective leads from your computer.
You can even use this extension to create message templates for your business needs.
10. Transcriber for WhatsApp
Transcriber for WhatsApp is a free, handy app that converts WhatsApp voice notes to text. If you keep receiving voice messages and can’t open them because the situation at the time doesn’t allow, the app will convert the voice to text messages so you can read them later.
Ever wanted to disable your read receipts and last seen status without having to miss out on others? Well, with this extension, now you can. “WAIncognito” literally makes you incognito on WhatsApp. Therefore, you’ll be able to check your friends’ (or customers’) read receipts and last seen but no one will able to see yours.
Moreover, the app also comes with a timer setting that automatically blue-ticks a read message after a specified period of time. In this period, however, the extension will even display a cancel button in case you change your mind.
Although not very popular, WheresApp is still one of the best Chrome extensions for WhatsApp web users. In addition, the extension brings customization options for your WhatsApp web interface.
You can use this extension to hide your contact list, hide your current chat header, extend the interface to fill to the edges, hide contact images, and more.