Whatsapp, one of the most popular messaging apps in the world, makes it easy to communicate with friends and family, but it also poses several challenges to new users. For starters, how do you start a conversation?

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How do you know when it’s okay to send photos? And how can you avoid accidentally sending messages to the wrong person? In this article, we’ll discuss all these questions and more, helping you get the most out of your Whatsapp experience.

What’s the point?

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So you’ve mastered Whatsapp, gotten your friends to download it, and convinced everyone that they can survive without SMS. Now what? It’s time to work on your social skills because learning how to start a conversation with someone on Whatsapp is no different than meeting them in person.

A firm handshake, eye contact, and a well-rehearsed pickup line will work wonders for a face-to-face situation but those same efforts could be misconstrued through messages. The goal of any good conversation is understanding each other so try not to take things too personally if someone doesn’t respond as you expected. Remember, they’re just learning too!

Keep it light

Even if you’re dying to talk about politics or religion, it’s probably best to avoid such controversial topics at first. Most of us only want to share about ourselves when we first meet someone, so try and strike up a conversation about what they like or are interested in.

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It also helps to keep it light and fun—don’t bog people down with your problems or agenda! Keep your message short, concise, and easy to read. Avoid going into too much detail and make sure that each message is short enough that they won’t forget who you are once they open their text messages; ideally no more than a few sentences long.

Don’t forget to use emojis, they are a fun way to keep your messages short and light. They can also be very helpful in breaking up long paragraphs of text by drawing their attention to a specific word or phrase. As always, it’s helpful to use common sense when using emojis – try not to be too cutesy or otherwise overdo it.

Ask questions

This is just about one of my favorite conversation tips because when you ask questions it keeps a conversation flowing naturally. It also makes it more likely that your conversations are going to remain positive and end on a high note. Asking questions is also a good way to show someone that you’re truly interested in what they have to say and will help you learn more about them.

Once you’ve established that rapport, it’s easy to keep those relationships strong and begin building stronger bonds with them. Remember, if it’s more than two people in your group chat asking questions at any given time can feel like an interrogation. Limit yourself (and others) to one question per person at any given time.

Don’t be creepy!

Texting and messaging technology are advanced, but as with any advancement in human communication, new technology can be a bit intimidating. If you’re starting a conversation with someone you haven’t spoken to for a while, for example, it might be tempting to go big or go home. Don’t do it! More texts don’t mean better texts.

Be respectful of your recipient’s time and show that you understand where they are coming from. You don’t have to give someone your life story (unless of course, you want to). Keep things short and sweet so that people know when it’s appropriate to respond and let them get back to their lives.


Knowing how to start a conversation on Whatsapp can be tricky. It’s important to use her/his name in a conversation or Hi Sally as your opening line because it shows them that you’ve made an effort to check out their profile, which is always a good thing. You should avoid using generic hi and hey greetings.



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