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How to avoid wasting time on WhatsApp

Last updated on June 19th, 2021 at 03:30 pm

WhatsApp is a very useful instant messaging app and now days almost everyone uses WhatsApp. But WhatsApp can be addicted to and time killer if it not used effectively. To date WhatsApp has more than 800 million monthly active users and around 64 billion messages send and received via WhatsApp and those numbers indicate that most people are addicted to WhatsApp. Here is how to avoid wasting time on WhatsApp.how-to-avoid-wasting-time-on whatsapp

Here are some tips to get over WhatsApp addiction:

1. Uninstall WhatsApp :

The best way to get rid of WhatsApp addiction is by uninstalling WhatsApp. It sounds crazy but it is very useful and the best way to avoid wasting time on WhatsApp. If you are using WhatsApp over android then just go into Settings>Apps>WhatsApp>Uninstall.  windows and iPhone users also can easily uninstall WhatsApp over on their phones.

 2. Remove WhatsApp shortcut icon from the home screen of phone:

If you can not uninstall WhatsApp from your mobile then at least remove the WhatsApp shortcut icon from the main screen of your phone. this can help you to waste less time on WhatsApp.

3. Disable notification :

In the latest version of Android, you can now disable notifications of any app. Just go into settings>apps>WhatsApp> Uncheck the notification. You can do the same thing for windows as well as iOS. By doing this you can avoid notifications by WhatsApp.

4. Avoid opening WhatsApp whenever there’s a new message:

I know it’s very hard to do but not impossible. Whenever you hear the tone of the new WhatsApp message ignore it. By doing this thing you can save your valuable time.

5. Use the broadcast feature in WhatsApp: Do not forward anything and everything:

Use the broadcast feature if you regularly forward messages to specific people. In broadcast, you can choose specific contacts to create a broadcast.  Do not forward anything and everything to all contact list because everyone is not interested in bothered by continuous ping.

6. Mute WhatsApp Groups/leave unnecessary groups:

In the new version of WhatsApp, you can mute group conversions that you don’t like. You can mute the group for 8 hours,1 week, or for a year by your choice. Also, you have the option to leave the Whatsapp group. Simply leave the unnecessary group which doesn’t provide value to you and wastes your time.

 7. Avoid changing your status and profile photo every day:

Updating your WhatsApp status on a daily basis is useless and it is a wastage of time. Your Whatsapp status gives updates of your planes to others and sometimes it also indicates the state of your mind. so stop updating status daily basis and updates on a weekly basis.

Keep in mind that Whatsapp is an instant messaging app and it is not a photo-sharing app like Instagram or Facebook. So try to avoid changing the display picture every day. As like status change display picture weekly. By avoiding changing status and photos every day you can avoid Whatsapp addiction.

8. Use Whatsapp on PC/laptop:

Recently WhatsApp released Whatsapp web version for PC/laptops. You can not carry your laptop or PC in your pocket like a phone. So if you want to avoid wasting time on WhatsApp you have to use WhatsApp on a PC/laptop.

9. Use WhatsApp Video Call feature:

Instead of spending a long time on long text chat. DO Whatsapp video call and talk with your friends or family members. You can also do a group video chat with your friend or family member. Definitely, it will save you time.

10. Make a schedule and stick on it:

Avoid checking WhatsApp chats after every single minute or second and make a schedule to check WhatsApp chat.  You can check WhatsApp chat for half an hour each in the morning or at night that’s the suits you.  Give an idea about your schedule to your close friend. Strictly avoid checking WhatsApp during your working hours.

10. Develop new hobbies/Find something else to do:

    • To avoid WhatsApp addiction start reading different books/novels. Simply join the book club.
    • Travel somewhere or visit your relatives.
    • Instead of checking WhatsApp go outside and play your favorite outdoor game.
    • Do phone calls to your close friends and all relatives instead of doing ping on WhatsApp.
    • keep Off the data and WiFi connection of your cell phone while doing else things.
    • Watch the video on how to get over WhatsApp addiction:

Also Read: How to avoid wasting time on Facebook

About Sameer

I'm Sameer Bille, a blogger from Mumbai, India. I started MuchTech as a passion.Here at Much Tech I write about Tech Tips,Tricks and how to guide.

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