The holy month of Ramadan is a time for reflection and togetherness. It is also a month where you spend more time with family and friends, plan community meets, and organize charity events. And a lot of that planning and organizing takes place within the privacy of WhatsApp chats. Here are some tips and ideas on how to use WhatsApp effectively as you create new memories with loved ones this Ramadan.
Embark on acts of charity and goodwill
Giving to the community and being charitable are characteristic to Ramadan, especially in Pakistan where you see dastarkhwaans all throughout the country. You can start organizing people to support a social cause through WhatsApp Communities. You can also set a reminder for yourself to fulfill your Zakat rites with WhatsApp’s message yourself option and pin the chat so that it stays top of mind.
Share inspiring meal ideas with family and friends
Sehri and Iftari are the two of the most important meals during Ramadan. With all sorts of pakora and samosa variations, planning meals for a month can become a chore. Why not inspire others and get inspired by creating a WhatsApp Group of home cooks and foodies where you can share meal ideas and recipes that you loved trying! You can also upload photos of your meals to Status and let your connections know how you are channeling your inner chef this Ramadan.
Get creative with your Ramadan greetings
Throughout Ramadan, you will want to connect with family and friends as you convey your heartfelt wishes and blessings. Make greetings personal by creating your avatar or try recording your greetings in a voice note to really let your personality shine through your message. When you receive greetings, Reactions are an easy and great way to show how you feel.
Share your favourite duas and zikr with your loved ones
Ramadan is a month when people dedicate their time to amplify their ibadah. You can save your favorite duas and zikr by messaging them to yourself. You can also send them to your loved ones to share the blessings.
Organise a fun trip to bazaar together
Visiting vibrant bazaars filled with festive food is a must-do during Ramadan. With so many bazaars to choose from, WhatsApp Polls can help you and your loved ones decide which one to visit. If you lose each other in a crowded bazaar, or are looking to explore a new place, you can turn on live location so your companions can find you easily.
Keep yourself protected from scammers
Scammers can easily mar the festive spirit with fake festive promotions and deals. If you notice any suspicious messages, you can easily report and block unwanted messages on WhatsApp. While WhatsApp protects all your conversations with end-to-end encryption, activating two step-verification can protect your account further. As you’re speaking to friends and family this month, give them a heads-up as well, so we can help each other stay safe.
Set time aside for reflection
This is a month of being socially active and meeting more friends and family but it is also a month to find the time to self-reflect. If you need the quiet time, you can mute chat groups for 8 hours to 1 week, or when needed, “always,” until you’re ready to tune in again.
Which WhatsApp features have you been using this Ramadan? Let us know!