WhatsApp: how to activate left-handed mode in Android system

By: News Desk
Published: 11:00 AM, 24 Apr, 2022
WhatsApp: how to activate left-handed mode in Android system
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When manufacturing and configuring a smartphone with a system Android, the predominant profile is for right-handed people. This is not a minor detail, since there are smartphone users who are skilful with their left hands, who find it difficult to use shortcuts and functions in various applications, such as, WhatsApp.

Although it is something very obvious, sometimes we forget that small detail, but Google developers have taken this situation into account and allow the user’s profile to be modified.

The process is very simple and has been disclosed thanks to a review by the French newspaper La Nación, which was published on its website.


·         Enter device settings

·         For the next step it is necessary to have the developer functions active. If you don’t know how to do it, follow these instructions

·         With the options already active, look for Force RTL layout direction and that’s it

Now the configuration of the equipment will change automatically, thus facilitating the use of the device by left-handed people. Remember that this process is reversible.

You can activate the left-handed mode from the developer options.

·         Go to the Settings of your smartphone

·         Find Device Information

·         Swipe to see Build Number

·         Tap this option seven times in a row

·         Enter the Security Pin, pattern or place your fingerprint

Remember that each manufacturer changes the name of the options. You should be careful, because you can find “Version number” instead of build.

If you have followed all the steps correctly, you will see the Developer Options section by entering the System section

What are the developer options for?

All application developers use these functions to perform tests on the software that they will make available in the Play Store, the idea is that they can verify if their program adapts to Android requirements and does not cause errors.

Thanks to these functions you can speed up the animations or do without them, you can also know the frequency at which the screen is working, among others.

New way to send photos and videos

The first thing you should know is that WhatsApp tested a function in which the way in which audiovisual content is sent within the application was modified. What the company was considering was to modify the way in which we send photos or videos from WhatsApp.

The objective was that users have the freedom to choose between several recipients for the same photo and it can already be enjoyed in version, which was only possible when using the camera tab.

Now when you send a photo, video, or GIF, you can choose other people as recipients even if you didn’t take the photo from the camera tab, making it easier to send files to more people.

Another novelty will be the WhatsApp states, since now you can show that publication only to the people you want, to achieve this you must go to ‘States’, select the three vertical points that are in the upper right corner, enter ‘Privacy of states’ and choose the people you want.–parisbeacon.com