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

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Whatsapp keep asking to set up backup then stucks at setup screen

Everytime I open whatsapp it goes to the setup backup screen. After selecting backup frequency and clicking done, it goes no further. If I want to read a message I have to go from the message alert at ...
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Whatsapp restore error on new phone, stucks at %24

I got error while transfering whatapp from old phone to new phone. My old phone is mi5s plus xiaomi New phone is red mi note 9 pro xiaomi. I uploaded to drive and put to local. So, I have backup both ...
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“Gboard recording therefore whatsapp temporarily unable to record”

this shows up everytime i make a whatsapp call and i cant hear the caller how to fix this on a realme? Is there any way to stop Gboard recording it is really annoying
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I recently lost my phone with WhatsApp on it. Is it possible someones else is using my WhatsApp?

I lost my phone and had to lock & cancel the phone (deactivate the number). I've been able to notify many who are contacts in my WhatsApp. Some of those contacts say they still see me "online&...
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Android Whatsapp on mobile - How many stickers you can add as favourite on your mobile

Is it possible that at one time you are out of limit to store the stickers as favourite on your mobile.
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Is it normal for WhatsApp to use so many MB?

The Wi-Fi usage shows that WhatsApp was using 401 MB on a single day. Is it normal for WhatsApp to use so many MB?
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Can't register virtual US number with whatsapp business

I used to use a virtual US number for registering and using WhatsApp Business (for people i don't trust and don't want to give my personal number) But now whenever I try to register a new virtual ...
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Restoring old WhatsApp data

Is it possible to restore an old WA backup from my old phone (from a year ago)? I found that phone's files which I've saved to my PC, there's some backup ih Whatsapp/Database folder, that's what it ...
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Whatsapp can access my microphone after disabling all sensors, other apps cannot

I've recently discovered the developer option "quick access toggle" for turning off all sensors on Android 10 on my Redmi and thought: "Finally a way to regain some control for when ...
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Whatsapp: Delete chat with one account from backup

I'm trying to figure out how I can delete chat history with one account from phone and backup. One approach would to 1. Delete the existing backup 2. Delete chat history on phone 3. Create a new ...
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What does “REMOVE ACCOUNT” in “Users & accounts” do when it comes to fixing the FAQ WhatsApp problem “Seeing numbers instead of contacts’ names”?

On Sunday, 13th September 2020, the battery of my Motorola Moto G5 broke down and I ordered a new one. Yesterday, on Friday, 18th September 2020, it finally arrived and everything worked just fine. ...
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Contact is showing weird name but shows propperly in Contacts

I noticed on whatsApp that my Moto Z4 Play is showing only for this contact a really strange name that doesn't match at all with the contact name, I go to the Contacts App and try to edit it, but it ...
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How do you sort your chats by contact name in WhatsApp?

How can one alphabetically sort the contacts on the WhatsApp chat list? Right now, the list is completely random, making it difficult to locate a specific chat by its author (contact name)
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Generate whatsapp stickers from PC without any app

I am newbie when it comes to whatsapp stickers, and I don't know about how stickers work. But I am using a linux desktop where I have written a basic ruby script that could convert svg to webp, ...
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Can WhatsApp be used without granting contacts permission?

I'm trying to install WhatsApp, but I'm obviously uncomfortable about serving up my entire address book for Facebook to trawl through. I've found plenty of posts from a few years back saying it is ...
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WhatsApp groups on new phone

I upgraded to a new Android phone and plan to use WhatsApp on this phone with my old number. For the purposes of this question, I do not have my old phone with me, and do not have a chat backup (...
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switching between 2 android phones with same number for whatsapp

i have activated whatsapp on my old android phone with the same number by using the code sent to my new phone to look for a message. now i cannot switch back to my new phone. it does not accept the ...
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“multicast_limit_global” WhatsApp preferences parameter

I managed to make my my preferences file in WhatsApp read only. obviously I am rooted and that is through magisk on Android 10. I set "multicast_limit_global" WhatsApp preferences ...
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Whatsapp storage issue

In my mobile (Android, Samsung Galaxy S9) the whatsapp is showing that it has 37.89GB of Data stored (when I checked the app info), due to that my phone is data is getting full and all the other apps ...
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WhatsApp chat backup in Android backup on Google Drive

I recently broke my Google Pixel 3a and now I got a new phone (Samsung Galaxy S9, running on the same Android version, Android 10). Now I would like to restore my WhatsApp chats from my old phone. I ...
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A obnoxious popup keeps on telling me "message can not be delivered right now we will try again when the service is working

Prefix to this question: I once had a prepaid SIM card in the phone. During that time in installed WhatsApp. Once the prepaid amount was used up i no longer wanted to recharge the dam thing because it ...
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Newest whatsapp messages lost after I moved to new mobile

Today is 26th of August. I bought new phone and installed WhatsApp on it. During installation I tied it to the same phone number. It asked me to restore from Google archive from 8th of August and I ...
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How to remove contacts from who can see your status list

I deleted a few contacts from my phone and went to Whatsapp to check if it updated there, and it did, but when I go to my status privacy to exclude people on my contacts from seeing my status, people ...
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Are WhatsApp messages and logs kept in internal memory from months ago?

I need to recover a WhatsApp conversation on my Android 9 phone. Is there any chance messages would be inside the internal memory?
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How to check to whom a WhatsApp image was sent to from file manager?

I try check File Manager > Whatsapp > Media > Sent But how do I check who the image was sent to?
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Whatsapp doesn't work

My phone is broken so I have to use an older phone of my mom. It is a GT-S5830i (a model from 2011). But now the problem, I can only call wich isn't that big of a problem but since it will take ...
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Whatsapp backup for new and old chats

I recently accidentally deleted a chat in Whatsapp for Android 7.0 "Nougat". I know if you uninstall and reinstall the app, you can download the backup containing these old messages. Now my ...
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Android WhatsApp chat export to gdrive failure - File location

In WhatsApp on my android phone I generally export some lengthy chat to gdrive. WhatsApp provides a variety of 3rd party programs to export into. I always use gdrive. After exporting I clear chat. ...
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WhatsApp data directory is empty

I wanted to know where does WhatsApp store its profile pictures so I searched on google and found this article. The top answer of the above article said that WhatsApp stores its profile pictures in /...
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Is it ok to delete this file from WhatsApp?

I have 2 WhatsApp files in my system and one is massive and I'm trying to know if it is ok to delete it. The file in asking about is the 16GB one. I am using DiskUsage and my phone is a Huawei Honor ...
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Auto refresh result triggers screenshot

I want to auto-refresh a particular URL every 5 minutes in my Android mobile which returns a specific webpage 90 percent of the time. But sometimes, the result of the refresh is a different webpage. ...
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How to change the DATE format within Whatsapp messages in Android

Problem: You see the date as DD/MM/YY or MM/DD/YY and you want it the other way around.
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Changing the Slide answer button

I gave my mother who is in a home my Galaxy Samsung S3 to keep in touch with the family. She's in her 80s. When using Whatsapp there's a slide up button to answer the call. I wonder if it could be ...
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Is it possible to merge local WhatsApp backups?

Let's say I got a new phone and started using WhatsApp on there immediately for a while before getting around to realizing that I need to restore my other phone's local backup. How do I integrate the ...
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Contact cards in WhatsApp

I have long back deleted a number from my contacts list. Today I received a message from that number. On checking, WhatsApp shows this message Found one contact card for this number . Can someone ...
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Block WhatsApp statuses from a specific person, without erasing their contact, or blocking them from contacting me on WhatsApp

Sometimes, on WhatsApp, I do not want to see somebody's statuses, and this includes not wanting to see their status in the greyed-out mute section. This is usually because I do not know the person ...
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backup just-in-case copy of all whatsapp messages to a PC

I want to make a backup of all the current messages (including media files and stickers in the chats) to my PC so that I could (just-in-case I need them) restore them months from now. After carrying ...
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issues while opening PDF files received on whatsapp directly

When I try opening a pdf file that I receive on whatsapp directly by clicking on the whatsapp message, I get the message 'You may not have a proper app for viewing this content'. I already have pdf ...
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Restore local WhatsApp backup after factory reset

The phone is a Samsung J7 Prime. Lately, the memory was getting full and this ended up in causing Google Play Services to stop working and crashed Google Play Store which was not available anymore. ...
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How can I configure WhatsApp so that an email is sent to me when someone sends me a message on WhatsApp?

How can I configure WhatsApp so that an email is sent to me when someone sends me a message on WhatsApp?
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Whatsapp backup error

Unable to restore your chats from this backup. Do you want to restore your chats from an older backup? Skip? Restore from older? This is the error which appears all the time. After trying all the ...
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Can't scan What's App QR code in ANY way

I have been trying for an hour to login to what's app on my computer. But the QR code just isn't scanned. I tried Chrome, Chrome Canary, Edge, Opera, both normal mode and incognito, I updated the app, ...
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How to keep my whatsapp on the new phone in a new country?

If I have WhatsApp number from abroad where I lived before, and I have a new phone in the new local place, is it possible to pass my WhatsApp number from the old one to the new without verification? (...
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Does WhatsApp send notifications to people your contacts even if they don't have pre-existing conversation on WhatsApp?

I received a notification that my friend changed his security code, but I'm pretty sure that he deleted our conversation. Now I'm not sure if he did because I received a notification that the security ...
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Whatsapp backup and restore not working (Tested both local and google drive) - Bluestacks

How to do a whatsapp local backup and how to restore whatsapp using local backup. I followed the steps mentioned in https://www.business-standard.com/article/technology/how-to-back-up-restore-whatsapp-...
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How to avoid “The file format is not supported.” when sending problematic JPGs from WhatsApp upon selection from gallery?

Device description: Hardware: LenovoPad YOGA Table 2-1050L Operating System: Android 5.0.1 Application: WhatsApp both 2.20.189 and 2.20.193.10 (newest from web, unavailable through google play) ...
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how to access images in whatsapp running inside dual space

I am using Whatsapp inside Dual Space in Xiaomi Mi A3 mobile. I am not able to find the images downloaded inside Whatsapp inside Dual space. Where can I find them. Internal Storage/Android/data/com....
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msgstore.db whatsapp android

Does the msgstore.db whatsapp file on android contain every msg every sent and received? If so are voice notes digitally recoverable from the msgstore.db file? Latest version whatsapp on android 9. ...
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How to completely block popups / dialogs from WhatsApp without deleting the app?

I have a Nexus 5 phone with Android 6.0.1 and I'm trying to use it for time-lapse videos ("Lapse it" app) which means it needs to be on for many hours undisturbed. The problem is that ...
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Removed contact still shows on WhatsApp

I added another Google account on my phone and used dual app feature to use WhatsApp on my redmi 5A phone. Now I have removed my Google Account and contacts are removed from my device, but somehow, ...

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