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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Whatsapp: 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 scann but it just doesn't scann it. I Installed a QR Scanner app and it works perfectly. ...
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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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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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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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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 use two whatsapp accounts on one phone

I have a Samsung galaxy Duos and want to use my two whatsapp accounts at the same device. Is it for example possible to run dual two whatsapp client apps on one phone?
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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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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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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 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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How do I save phone numbers 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Fail in restoring whatsapp chats

I followed the steps below to restore whatsapp chats: 1) on my old phone, I backed up my chats to SD card 2) Insert the SD card on the new phone 3) Moved the whole whatsapp folder to the new phone ...
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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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Whatsapp chat conversation email

I tried exporting my whatsapp conversation via email. This conversation is received to mail box in .txt file attachment. Once the file is downloaded to pc and opend with notepad as usual, the chat ...
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“Select All” from Contacts in WhatsApp

In WhasApp, is there any button for "Select All" from Contacts; in order that one single message goes to all?
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recover whatsapp messages (database folder deleted)

Problem I accedently formatted my memory card which had the database folder of whatsapp which had the last backup of my messages .... Now how can I get all my messages back ?? is there an online ...
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Retrieve back ONLY ONE deleted WhatsApp message

I have accidentally deleted ONE message from a chat conversation and I want to retrieve it back. I have read posts and articles on how to retrieve WhatsApp messages, but it talks about whole chat or ...
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Whatsapp For Nokia X

I wanted to know that how can I acquire Whatsapp for my Nokia X. My family and friends are both on Whatsapp and it causes a communication gap between me and them if I don't have it. I want to keep ...
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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.
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Restoring one application data from ClockModRecovery Backup

I was using CyanogenMod 4.10.3. Due to slow-downs I decided to downgrade, but took a backup of all available apps using ClockModRecovery including WhatsApp. In backup/ directory, I see some img ...
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I want to delete my Whatsapp account [closed]

I don't want to appear on my friend's phone. I want to delete my Whatsapp account. Will my number disappear from my all friend's Whatsapp friend list when I delete my Whatsapp account? Basically, how ...