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

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Why is a Chinese symbol on some of my WhatsApp contacts?

I have WhatsApp application installed on the latest version of Android on my phone. I've noticed that for some contacts, a Chinese symbol (which I translated using Google Photos with automatic ...
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WhatsApp restore problem: "Unable to restore your chats from this backup. Do you want to restore your chats from an older backup?" Please help me!

I tried all day to move my whatsapp from a phone to another. I had everything backed up, but when I verified on new phone I realised that I forgot the password and the encryption key to restore from ...
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Why the messages reflected in whatsapp folder are not showing in whtsapp APP?

I have a peculiar problem with my android phone. I once uninstalled and then reinstalled the whatsapp. After that all of the chats/media from the previous whatsapp sessions are deleted and are not ...
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Is there any way to prevent an app from restarting after force stopping it in the settings

I've tried to force stop Whatsapp but after some time it restarted. This is so disgusting and apparently out of control. What can be done to prevent it from restarting.
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WhatsApp can't find the local backup in Android 12 [duplicate]

I was trying to restore my old android phone's whatsapp data to my new phone. But whatsapp couldn't find the local backups. I pasted the old data to the path Android/media/com.whatsapp/WhatsApp , ...
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Is it possible to keep a Whatsapp chat associated with one contact if that number has been reassigned to a different contact?

I have a contact "S" from work with whom I have a Whatsapp chat (her work phone). After "S" retired, her phone was given to her replacement "J". If I reassign that phone ...
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How supercookies works in Android?

I would like to know if there is a cookie pool where several companies can query within Android so that it can store supercookie. Or if it is site specific. The foundation of this question was an ...
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WhatsApp: how to remove the deleted messages

After deleting a message for everyone on a WhatsApp conversation, people can still see the deleted message mark. How can deleted message mark be removed too so that nothing remains at all for no one ...
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How can I see which Google account WhatsApp is using for its backing up?

How can I see which Google account WhatsApp is using for its backing up? For example, I have various Google accounts on my phone.
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Restore WhatsApp backup from other phone (two phones, two phone numbers, same Google account)

I have a complicated backup situation. An Android phone A with a (defunct) SIM card of phone number 1, logged in to Google as Google user G, has active WhatsApp chats. On a new Android phone B, with a ...
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write on android camera buffer

I'm trying to set and image/video as the visualization of android camera, i'm using goldfish/ranchu emulated camera, i found out that is possible to write to gbm on camera/fake-pipeline2, since i'm ...
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Media of WhatsApp app disappeared

yesterday I noticed that my all media from WhatsApp application were deleted or disappeared. While I check the usage of the application, I saw that user storage is still big enough to store media (...
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WhatsApp vanished from phone, what has happened?

Works well and handy to have BUT..... I don't know what has happened, I used WhatsApp late evening on 30 June 2020. I don't turn off the phone over night. When I awoke the following morning (1 July) ...
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Meaning of Accounts and Sync in general and for some specific apps

The number of ways various data can be synced with the cloud on a smartphone these days is crazy. And all this is configured in different places. I'm trying to get the syncing more or less under ...
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Where do "redownloaded" pictures in WhatsApp come from?

I deleted some WhatsApp messages from my phone, but they are still visible in a blurred way in the chat. I know that's normal, but when I clicked on them, they are redownloaded. Even messages from the ...
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Change default camera to USB camera

I'd like to know how to change the default camera on Android to a USB camera, I'd like to use my webcam to authenticate QR codes, but with emulator, the camera doesn't start, I can only get video ...
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WhatsApp backup shrinks in size for no apparent reason

AFAIK there were never msgstore.db.crypt14 incremental backups in WhatsApp message file backup design strategy - aka everyday WhatsApp leaves a 1.1gb file in /sdcard/WhatsApp/databases . Now I know ...
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Is it safe to store passwords in WhatsApp end-to-end encrypted backup?

So there is a WhatsApp group in which only I am present and hence I use the group to store my passwords by sending them in the group as chats. I then backup those chats using the WhatsApp end-to-end ...
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Does one grey tick in WhatsApp group chats mean that I am blocked?

I'm still trying to figure out WhatsApp. I want to know if I am blocked. So I am in a group with 50 people (nearly all people are not in my saved contacts, only 2 are). I sent a message, and after ...
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Extract some messages from WhatsApp in a "long screenshot"

I need to extract some messages from WhatsApp in a way of a long screenshot. A long screenshot means that amount of messages is bigger than the physical screenshot of the device. I often see such ...
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How to send individual messages to many people in my contact on WhatsApp?

What I am doing currently is Selecting a message Going to forward option Selecting each contact individually WhatsApp lets me only select 5 people How to, like, send more than 100 people one message ...
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Is there a way to schedule the sending of messages on whatsapp?

Is there a way to schedule the sending of messages on whatsapp using some particular program or script (obviously having the root of the device)? I tried many applications to schedule sending messages,...
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Restore data from local storage for 2nd WhatsApp (Samsung Dual Messenger)

When switching from Samsung Galaxy Note9 to Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, for my WhatsApp dual app (Samsung has the option to have 2 WhatsApp in 1 phone. This problem is occurring for 2nd WhatsApp called ...
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How do I make WhatsApp access contacts from a specific SIM?

I have two SIM cards, one personal and the other for business. I would like WhatsApp to use contacts in the SIM card that I use for business only rather than bringing all the contacts. Is there a way ...
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How can I transfer WhatsApp messages from an Android phone to a iPhone for FREE?

There are paid software products which enable transferring WhatsApp media from an Android phone to a iPhone. Is there a free method for doing this?
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Cannot write WhatsApp message directly from address book

I used to be able to see a contact in the address book (Contacts), and have an icon to jump straight to writing a message in WhatsApp. Also, whenever I added a phone number for a contact, if that ...
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Creater name on WhatsApp stickers

As we all are aware Sticker.ly provides free cloud backup of all our stickers and weirdly large library of the sticker-worthy content, but while adding it does show Sticker.ly * Username. Is there any ...
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How to setup whatsapp account on second sim without alerting whatsapp contacts of first sim?

My phone is Samsung F41 Galaxy. It allows to use dual sim. But I don't want to merge two whatsapp accounts of dual sim. So how to setup whatsapp account on second sim without alerting whatsapp ...
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Is there a way to initiate a whatsapp chat backup over adb

I have root if it matters. There is a service with whatsapp called. com.whatsapp.backup.google.GoogleBackupService But not sure if this is what I am looking for to call & how to call it with what ...
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Merge 2 WhatsApp Accounts into one new fresh number

I alraedy found questions like this: Merge whatsapp accounts But there were no significant answers or scenarios which fit exactly my use case... So my question is, is there any possibility (I have a ...
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How can I run WhatsApp so that I am always online? I don't recieve notifications or calls when app is closed

How can I run WhatsApp so that I am always online? I don't recieve notifications or calls when app is closed it's not until I open the app that it shows notifications of missed calls and msgs etc
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How to reimport exported WhatsApp chats? [iPhone to Android migration] [duplicate]

My friend recently made the decision to switch to Android from iOS. Since she's not particularly tech-savvy, I'm tasked with migrating her WhatsApp data from her iPhone 7 to her new Redmi Note 11T 5G (...
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When someone logged in you account in his device while you're using in your phone [duplicate]

I was using my whatsapp no since many years,but today my account automatically logged out coz the same number allocated to another person as I was not using the sim (no calls &msg) I live outside ...
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How to run Whatsapp without a smartphone?

I need to access messages on a specific Whatsapp group but I don't have any smartphone (and don't want to acquire one). I have a "dumbphone" from which I can receive and send SMS and calls ...
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What is the problem with setting up profile on WHATSAPP with new Android phone after using Smart Switch transfer?

I successfully transferred all data, except Whatsapp from old Galaxy A50 to new Galaxy S20 FE 5Gphone. The Whatsapp data was successfully backed up on the old Galaxy A50 Google drive. The new Galaxy ...
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Copied old phone whatsapp stickers to new phone, but whatsapp doesn't recognize them

I had a few hundred whatsapp stickers on my old phone (that is still operational) now copied into my PC. The stickers weren't into categories, but added all of them to fav (don't know if this matters),...
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Profile Photo and Last Seen of Someone I Blocked/Unblocked

I have blocked someone on Whatsapp. I know that he/she can NOT see my profile photo and my last seen. Also, I can NOT see his/her last seen. In the beginning, I was able to see his/her profile picture ...
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Using Twitter emoji package with WhatsApp on Android

Is there a way to use the Twitter emoji-pack (I think the same is used by Discord) in WhatsApp? The current emojis are growing old and I think a customization option would be good. OS: Android 11 ...
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How to export shared whatsapp *contact card* as VCF or CSV

My friend shared a list of contacts with me on whatsapp. I don't want to save them one by one. Anyone, please suggest how to export them in CSV or VCF.
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Weird Horizontal Lines instead of text

I was just reading a message on WhatsApp. I can't understand these weird black lines. I have noticed them before. Why is this happening? I am sending a screenshot for more info.
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Media not found on internal storage

I have some old conversations where I have the messages, but the media files are no longer on my phone. I found some videos and photos on google photos with the original names, like "...
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Restore whatsapp files from old phone

A friend of mine recently switched phones because the old one was sent to repair a broken screen. After the switch, she noticed that some messages that were important had not been transfered. So far, ...
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Whatsap not detecting phone local backup of chats when reinstalling whatsap [duplicate]

I am hoping you can help me. I had WhatsApp version 2.21.8.17 on my POco F3 phone, it stopped working and has never backed up WhatsApp chats to Google drive, so I was forced to update the whattsapp to ...
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Restrict mobile data upload but continue download for a specific app?

Is it possible to restrict mobile data upload for a specific app? In my example, I would like to disable mobile data upload for WhatsApp, thus disallowing it to send/upload pictures I am sending to ...
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WhatsApp chat history backup not working

I haven't been able to backup my chat history for almost three months. It gets stuck every time with about 3GB left. I should mention that I have tried switching to a different Google account, ...
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Texting while video is available in WhatsApp

I would like to know, on WhatsApp, for instance in the Android version, when making a video call, is it possible to have a text based chat area at the bottom, with the keyboard pooping up on the ...
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WhatsApp doesn't recognize backup from Google Drive

I have seen some questions about WhatsApp chats but sadly, I haven't seen something like this popping up. I had a backup of my WhatsApp to my Google Drive with my phone number. When I checked it, it ...
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Can I recover someone's WhatsApp chat history after I've mistakenly changed phone numbers?

I've got all someone's chat history on my WhatsApp number after trying to help her when her phone broke. I want to get it back onto her WhatsApp number - can anyone help? When her phone broke, I ...
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Can Google Assistant interact with apps while they're open?

I would like to know whether Google Assistant can interact with apps while they're open, and whether you could kindly provide me with since examples. The rationale for my question follows: I was ...
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Deleted media is showing in whatsapp

My phone is Redmi 8A Dual with MUMI version 12 stable, Android 10 . In using WhatsApp, it is showing space of deleted images and videos. On clicking them This file is not supported is showing. Does ...
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