WhatsApp Messenger is an alternative to SMS messaging and is very similar to BlackBerry Messenger.

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Silencing a Whatsapp group

I would like to stop receiving new message notifications from a certain Whatsapp group. Is it possible? Clarifications: I don't want to leave the group. I don't want to turn off all Whatsapp ...
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Are there any problems caused by setting up my phone before the SIM card arrives?

Bought a brand-new Samsung S4 mini and ordered a new SIM card which is due to arrive in a week. So far I've inserted the battery and charged it. Should I turn it on, even without a SIM-card in it, or ...
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How is WhatsApp able to receive messages when not in use?

I'm curious about how WhatsApp is able to receive messages when not in use. I mean, I understand that WhatsApp works using the Internet connection rather than the cellphone network. Imagine that I ...
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WhatsApp contact's icon not showing

I have WhatsApp installed on my HTC Sensation running Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread). I also have other social contact related apps such as Google Voice, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc. For my Google ...
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Can I stop a WhatsApp message from being delivered?

If I delete a message with a single tick, does that just get deleted from my local device ( Android) or does it no longer get delivered to the recipient?
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Install Whatsapp on Android running under Virtualbox

I've just installed Android using Virtualbox on Ubuntu, and now I want to install WhatsApp on it. When I visit Google Play and try to install WhatsApp, it tells me that I have to associate a device ...
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Is it possible to force an app to use cellular data instead of WiFi? [duplicate]

Our local office provides free public WiFi for phones and tablets, but blocks access in ways that means that some applications (like WhatsApp) are unable to connect. Is there any way to configure ...
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How to scan QR code for WhatsApp Web?

I'm hoping this question is suited to this forum. WhatsApp have just announced WhatsApp for the desktop browser (https://web.whatsapp.com). One of the steps is to scan a QR code using WhatsApp. I ...
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How can I remove myself as an admin of a group?

There is a group that I was a member of. Suddenly one day, all of a sudden I became admin of a group. How can I remove myself as an admin of the group? And how can I make someone else an admin of ...
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Override WhatsApp contact image with the chosen Contact Image

I dislike how people use full body pictures for their contact images when it's a small image. When I link the accounts in my Android, I chose a picture that looks good and helps me identify them ...
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Whatsapp - last time seen online - what does it mean?

I'm using whatsapp and some of my contacts have been seen online AFTER my messages have been delivered.. My question is: If I read something like this: [10:01] my message is delivered The contact ...
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Why I can't scan the WhatsApp QR?

Why I can't scan the Whatsapp QR? I reinstalled WhatsApp I already have the WhatsApp Web Option I put it to scan but it just doesn't scan it. I Installed a QR Scanner app and it works perfectly. I ...
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Help understanding Whatsapp's permissions

Whatsapp has been nagging me for the past few days that I have to upgrade it to continue using it. With the Facebook acquisition and the Play Store no longer marking the permissions that are "NEW" ...
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Disable WhatsApp notifications in status bar and notification menu

I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos. I want to stop displaying my WhatsApp message notifications in the status bar and the notification menu. I found the answer for Galaxy S4 that suggests: Go to ...
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How to disable unread group notifications in Whatsapp?

The "mute" option allows you to stop receiving notifications. However, I can still see the number of unread messages for a group that has been previously muted. In addition, this group keeps coming ...
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Disable or prompt VoIP calling on Android Whatsapp

I recently updated my Whatsapp on Android. I noticed that it allows voice calls with the new version. There is a contact that resides in the same city as me that I would like to place a call to. ...
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How can I not show profile pics in Whatsapp?

I don't want any profile pics to appear for any contacts in Whatsapp on my HTC One X, any idea if this is possible?
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Will I be removed from groups on WhatsApp if I upgrade to a new phone?

I was removed from all groups before, when I changed my number. Will the same happen if I change my phone? This time, I have the same number but a different phone.
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How can send a message for all contacts in whatsapp?

I need to send a message to all my contacts (309 phone numbers) via WhatsApp. Is there a way to send a message for all my contacts, because the application just allows 25 contacts at once?
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How to transfer WhatsApp conversations to a new phone?

I recently changed smartphones from an unknown to Samsung, and I've lost my WhatsApp conversations. I want them on the new phone. I have reinstalled it on the new phone, and the msgstore.db.crypt ...
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Merging a Crypt7 and a Crypt8 whatsapp backup

I have been searching a lot in the past couple of weeks on how to merge two whatsapp backup. Last month I got a new phone, installed whatsapp along with my old backup. During installation, whatsapp ...
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Last seen time for Whatsapp contact not showing anymore

Is there any reason - other than being blocked - that I wouldn't be able to see a WhatsApp contact's "last seen" time any more?
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How can I read the chat logs from WhatsApp messenger on my Windows machine?

How can I copy over the whatsApp chat messages to a text editor? Are there any specific files I need to copy? I don't care for the media files, I just need the transcript of chat. I am using the ...
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Is it possible to limit the list of contacts in WhatsApp?

Today, I installed WhatsApp, and I know that it wants to upload my complete contact list to its servers to see who else has WhatsApp, so it can create a contact list. I don't like this, and I prefer ...
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Received Contact via WhatsApp is stored in Phone - How to move it to Google without losing the image

For some time now I'm experiencing the following issue: When someone sends me a contact via WhatsApp it is stored in my phone and not my Google address book. How can I move this thing to Google or ...
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Last 10 days missing after I transferred WhatsApp messages to new phone

I've tried to transfer all my Whatsapp messages from an old Android phone to a new Android phone. I followed all the instructions at Whatsapp's website and previously on Stackoverflow, but am missing ...
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How to re-download a video in Whatsapp?

I downloaded a video shared in Whatsapp. After playing, I deleted it using MX Player Pro. Now, when I tap that video in Whatsapp, it says "Sorry, this media file doesn't exist on SD card." I was ...
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How to delete whatsapp without a SD card or a SIM card installed?

I have taken out my SIM card and SD card as I have a new phone, how do I delete whatsapp, as messages are still being received to my old phone?
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How to transfer Whatsapp audio files to computer?

I know how to copy pictures received on Whatsapp to my computer, but I don't see audio files received on Whatsapp anywhere to be accessed and transfered to my computer. Any suggestion?
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Turn animated gif into WhatsApp sendable video

I'd like to convert a short gif-animation to a video so I can send it to a friend via WhatsApp. Do you know easy ways to accomplish that (e.g. codec etc.)? Best would be doing it on the device ...
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Route Application through Mobile Data when on Wifi

While on Wifi, Whatsapp won't work on my Galaxy Note 2 due to my work proxy. I have found no proxying application that will work, yet. (My work is using an HTTP Proxy). Is there an application that ...
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I want to install Viber and WhatsApp on android emulator

I want to install Viber and WhatsApp on android emulator. Kindly help me out. Regards, Dar
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Last Seen Date on Whatsapp when user uninstalls/removes or deletes the whatsapp?

I read Still visible after I deleted my WhatsApp account and Whatsapp - last time seen online - what does it mean? and http://www.whatsapp.com/faq/search/?q=delete The user is using iphone i am using ...
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How to move Whatsapp chat history from iPhone 4 to Nexus 4?

Just upgraded my iPhone 4 to Nexus 4, and could not find on Google a reasonable answer to this question. Is there any good app that does this? Or, what should be the process?
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I'm going crazy trying to sort WhatsApp notifications on Lollipop - help, please?

I've got a Sony Xperia Z3 Compact, and it's on Lollipop 5.0.2. What I want to do is this: Vibrate when I get a WhatsApp message, when it's set to vibrate. The pop-up bar that comes up at the top ...
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How can I set different notifications sounds for different WhatsApp groups?

How can I set different notification sounds for different WhatsApp groups? I can set different notification sounds for different contacts individually, but I want to know whether I can set different ...
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Whatsapp friends profile image not showing

It's been a few days now since my friends contact images started to disappear on my Samsung Galaxy Sii. Whatsapp up to date. Android is 4.1.2. I've already tried: Turn off/on the phone; Add/remove ...
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How do I save phone numbers that I have received via WhatsApp to Google by default on HTC One M7?

I have factory-reset my HTC One M7 and am now running android 5.0.2 and Sense 6.0 Someone sent me a contact via Whatsapp. When I click on Save, it is saved to "Phone", and not to Google. How do I ...
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Whats app registration issue. Stuck on the 'Initializing' page

I 'Cleared Data' on whats app by mistake while closing some applications. Ever since, whats app is trying to re-register me and I am stuck on the 'Initializing' page for the last 48 hrs. However, I ...
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Unknown error code during application install “-24”

I just updated my Moto X to latest and greatest Android 4.4 KitKat (I even did full factory reset just to be sure) and now I'm trying to install WhatsApp Messenger but unable to do so, I'm getting ...
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How to send mp3 through whatsapp?

I see that you can send a media file on BlackBerry. Can I do the same thing on Android?
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How to install Whatsapp on Android 1.6

I am interested in installing Whatsapp on Android 1.6 (Cyanogenmod 4.2) on a rooted HTC Dream G1. Is there any way to install it?
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How to change contacts name in Whatsapp?

I have a friend and I have added his real name in my Contacts. I want to put his nickname in Whatsapp simultaneously. I am using it in Android. How do I accomplish this?
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whatsapp group …what does the message so and so was removed mean?

In a whatsapp group, what does the message Username was removed mean? Did the admin remove that person ? Did that person delete the account? "Username left" is different from "Username was ...
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Whatsapp doesn't work over 3G,everything else works fine

A friend has a factory fresh, unrooted Samsung Galaxy S Duos, and except for Whatsapp every other internet accessing app works fine on a 3G or EDGE connection. She has un/reinstalled Whatsapp several ...
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How can I get heads-up notifications for WhatsApp?

I really love the new heads-up notifications in Lollipop because they look much cleaner now, but it's really weird some apps use them or not. I would really want them to work with WhatsApp, but I ...
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Stop WhatsApp from being used on lost phone

I lost my Android phone, but my WhatsApp is still on. How I can stop someone who is using it? I don't have the SIM with me. The people who found it is using my WhatsApp account. When they went ...
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Merging WhatsApp chat histories from different devices but same account

Is it possible to merge WhatsApp chat histories on 2 Android devices (but 1 account)? If so, how?
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My whatsapp icon is missing

My WhatsApp icon has recently disappeared from my phone completely. It's neither on the home screen, nor the main menu. When I go to the Google Play store, it shows that it's part of my installed ...
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Can the WhatsApp group icon or title be locked?

Is there a way for a WhatsApp admin to lock the group icon and title? As of this time, any group member can change the group icon or title.