Qatar 2022 World Cup: How to configure WhatsApp for the final between Argentina and France

Just when Leo Messi put the ball on the penalty spot to unlock the game against Croatia last Tuesday, the beep sounded. WhatsApp. For some incomprehensible reason (perhaps because of this bad habit of the digital age which pushes us to multitasking perpetual) I checked the phone. A school mom asked in a group chat if she should pick up who knows what language book on Thursday. When I watched the messenger, Argentina was leading 1-0.

With the Qatar 2022 World Cup final hot on our heels and eat us nails for anxiety, a good idea is tuner whatsapp before Argentina vs France. Certain configurations and functions of the application prevent it from being a nuisance during the game, and in some cases from being an ally of the passion for football.

How to set up WhatsApp for Sunday’s final: mute awkward chats

To remedy the misfortune I experienced firsthand in the game against the Croats, a good idea is turn off notifications on whatsapp so that neither moms nor dads cause untimely distractions.

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Disabling chat notifications is different from blocking contacts or leaving groups. is about stop notifications ringing when there is a new message. The content will remain available and the user can consult it at any time.

Silence notifications for 8 hours, a good idea so that some cats do not get in the way during Sunday's final.  (Photo: Adobe Stock)
Silence notifications for 8 hours, a good idea so that some cats do not get in the way during Sunday’s final. (Photo: Adobe Stock)

To do this, you must go to the chat you want to disable, hold the name and touch crossed out speaker icon. There are three options: 8 hours, 1 week or “always”. Another way to do this is to enter the conversation, touch the three dots in the upper left sector and go to “deactivate the notifications”. You will see the same three time alternatives. This can be done both in individual conversations and in group chats.

Meanwhile, WhatsApp should add a feature that will automatically disable groups with many members. This option is still being tested.

Create your own avatar, to express your emotions during the final

One of the latest features of WhatsApp is the ability to create custom avatars. They are not exactly World Cup players, but they can be useful during Sunday’s match, also in the precedent and the post. Like emojis, they are used to express feelings without words and for this reason they can be a help in responding to messages without paying too much attention to the phone.

The new WhatsApp avatars allow you to create many personalized stickers.  (Picture: Lens)
The new WhatsApp avatars allow you to create many personalized stickers. (Picture: Lens)

To create your avatar in WhatsApp, you must have the latest version of the application installed, go to “settings” then to the new option “Avatar”. There you will have to modify the character, with the build, hair and skin color, clothes, hairstyle, etc., that you prefer. Once complete, the messenger drops a pack of 36 stickers, which you can send to celebrate and express your joy without having to write. Well, La Scaloneta followers hope that’s the feeling we’re having on Sunday.

The trick to listening to WhatsApp audio during the game… without listening to it

The bone audio on whatsapp they are convenient for the one who sends them, although less so for the one who receives them. This logic can be seen especially with voice messages that are too long and also for the “lost” who arrive during World Cup matches.

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If during Sunday’s finale you want to know the content of the audio messages, but you don’t want to listen to them, there is a good option. the bot Alfred the Transcriber is an ideal solution: it is a program for WhatsApp that convert audio messages to text.

Alfred The Transcriber is a good helper to avoid always listening to audios on WhatsApp.  (Photo: Capture TN Tecno)
Alfred The Transcriber is a good helper to avoid always listening to audios on WhatsApp. (Photo: Capture TN Tecno)

The best thing is that there is no software to install or pay for. Just add the number to contacts +14156809230. For transcription to text, you have to pass the audio to the chat with Alfred, who in the blink of an eye bears the name of the famous assistant Batman.

A few details to keep in mind: it works in Spanish, English, German and French. Important: Audios cannot exceed 60 seconds. Anyway it’s a good whatsapp trick to know what the audios say without having to listen to them and which interferes with the story of the match.

Polls for the previous match that will define the World Cup in Qatar 2022

Not all group chat is boring during the game. In fact, many of us chat while the ball is rolling, especially in the groups where we talk about football and not about the language book we have to bring to school.

WhatsApp recently enabled polls for group chats.  (Photo: Adobe Stock)
WhatsApp recently enabled polls for group chats. (Photo: Adobe Stock)

An interesting function for these spaces is the survey creation, which have recently been activated in WhatsApp (on iOS, Android and desktop) after a test phase. Any member of the chat can put them together and, on the eve of Argentina against France, could serve to probe the sensations of our footballing friends.

Some details about polls in WhatsApp:

  • They are automatically updated with each vote.
  • The results are visible in real time.
  • They are created from the “Join” icon, where the “Survey” option now appears.
  • An option is voted on with just one click.

Communities on WhatsApp: what is it and how to take advantage of it in Argentina vs France?

One of the most relevant scoops from the exFacebook messaging service are the Communities, which began its final deployment a few months ago. What are they for? They bring together conversation groups in the same space and focus on common themes and interests. In this direction, they do not replace groups, but coexist with them.

Communities allow you to organize groups and sort them by theme.
Communities allow you to organize groups and sort them by theme.

In each community, it is possible to add up to 10 group chats, which in such a context become subgroups. The administrators of these spaces can share important communications, thus opening the way to a kind of bulletin board.

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During the Sunday game, a good idea is to bring together different groups in which football is usually discussed in a WhatsApp community. In this way, communications are unified, a larger surface is generated for exchanges during the final. There will surely be no shortage World Cup memes, stickers and GIFswhich, together with the avatars, will serve to shout without shouting and, we hope with irrepressible anxiety, to celebrate without words the victory of those commanded by Messi.

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