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

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Restoring WhatsApp DB

I changed devices (phones) and carriers. I kept the number (so it was ported). The old phone had a regular nano-SIM card in it. The new one got an eSIM (not a physical card). I want to transfer the ...
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Changing local Chat backup to Google Drive backup for WhatsApp

Earlier Chat backup of WhatsApp was local. Now I want to change local Chat backup to Google Drive backup. I am not able to change. Whenever I click Chat backup, it starts doing local backup. I am ...
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Changing Devices and WhatsApp app

I am trying to switch my WhatsApp app from one device, Nokia G50 (running Android) to Galaxy A35 (running Android). When I launch the app in the new device it asks me to scan a QR code with the camera ...
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"You will be out of Google Account storage once your WhatsApp backup begins counting": Solution to avoid being forced to pay & have a safety backup?

We are writing to let you know that you will be out of Google Account storage once your WhatsApp backup begins counting toward your X GB storage limit in at least 30 days. Learn about WhatsApp backups ...
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Combine WhatsApp messages on new phone and old phone

I just switched my wife's phone from a Pixel 4a to a Pixel 8, and used the USB cable method to copy data. Prior to initiating the transfer I forced a backup of WhatsApp chats to Google Drive. However, ...
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Lock specific chats in WhatsApp

I've been wondering if there's a way to lock specific chats within the official WhatsApp app. Sometimes, I need to lend my phone to a friend or family member, and I'd like to keep certain ...
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Show sender of WhatsApp conversation converted into SMS

I come from here: Send a SMS for every Android notification (goal: get notifications on Garmin Edge 1000) I have a Forerunner 30 that I only receive SMS notifications on. I have managed to convert a ...
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WhatsApp - merge messages from old phone when new phone has been active for some time

My wife broke her android phone a little while back. She got a new phone, used her original phone number and installed WhatsApp on it. She hadn't backed up her WhatsApp messages on her old phone and ...
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Whatsapp messages all lost, no back up on phone. S20 phone too new to use recovery method suitable for OS9 and below. Feel gutted, any ideas?

Whatsapp messages all lost, no back up on phone. S20 phone too new to use recovery method suitable for OS9 and below. Feel gutted, any ideas?
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WhatsApp doesn't restore chats from backup

Samsung A54, which had WhatsApp installed with two phone numbers, broke down. Google Drive contains backups of both the phone itself and WhatsApp chats (size 3.1 GB). I'm trying to set one phone ...
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Deleted contacts from removed dual-SIM still visible in WhatsApp

Earlier I had 2 SIM cards and contacts from both contacts were visible in my WhatsApp. But after removing one of my SIM cards, the contacts from both 2 SIM contacts are still visible in WhatsApp (...
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Sending message chats to the bottom of the list and is archive the only option?

I was reading this about archiving chat and it says: You won’t get notifications for archived chats unless you’re mentioned or replied to. Does that mean that if I have a chat with an individual and ...
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Gallery: how to see Whatsapp image in chat?

In my Gallery I see an image; by its name I guess it is from WhatsApp. How do I know from which chat it was? I would not like to spend my day opening each and every chat for years and scrolling, ...
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WhatsApp voice call bug: not able to be heard when app is in the background

I have a Pixel 7 and am fully up to date with any software updates and WhatsApp version. Recently, I have been having an issue with WhatsApp audio/voice calls. During the call, if I try going to the ...
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"Unable to restore your chats from this backup. Do you want to restore your chats from an older backup?" WhatsApp message

I tried all day to move my WhatsApp from one phone to another. I had everything backed up, but when I verified on the new phone, I realised that I forgot the password and the encryption key to restore ...
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My android phone is stuck whenever whatsapp pulls data/ What to do?

My android phone is stuck for about 30 minutes whenever WhatsApp pulls data. My friend's phone is also stuck for 1-2 minutes on the same situation. It only happens when I have internet connection. ...
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Restore WhatsApp chats on new phone but forgot the encryption password of my back up

I am moving WhatsApp to a new phone. After inserting 6 digits from the new phone I am logged out of my old phone. That is fine. Now the new phone ask for encryption password. I have no idea if that's ...
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Restore Whatsapp messages with local backup only (no google drive)

I won't bother you with the tedious details. I need to restore whatsapp messages from and old local backup and WA, not even searches for local backups. A little more tunning: I've not used for some ...
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Reset my phone and can't login to whatsapp anymore

I recently reset my phone and tried to install whatsapp again. I get this invalid number error. My number is indeed VOIP but I have been using it for 3+ years but I never faced this problem until ...
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What does custom app notification means in my notifications history?

Whenever I check my notifications history for Whatsapp on my android phone’s Notification history, a few of my notification’s history states “custom app notification”. What does this mean? The ...
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"This account is not allowed to use WhatsApp due to spam" after registering with a new SIM card

I have recently upgraded my mobile to Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra. I kept my old S21 Ultra, with the idea to use that for personal things and my new S24 Ultra for business. I had WhatsApp Business, ...
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No backup found on this account issue in WhatsApp

By mistake, I deleted the local backup of WhatsApp. But my Google Drive is showing I still have the latest backup which is of 24 Feb 2024. But but the problem is when I reinstall WhatsApp and press ...
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how to bold text in whatsapp chat

Is there a way to apply bold formatting to text within WhatsApp chats on Android devices? I'm curious if such functionality is available for emphasizing text. If it's possible, it could enhance ...
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Whatsapp: Scheduled sync to NAS storage of photos. How to include Group Media?

I have a regular sync on my phone to backup photos to my NAS storage over wifi. It runs automatically overnight and I never have to remember to do it. I include in the sync: internal storage/Android/...
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/sdcard/WhatsApp vs /sdcard/Android/media/com.whatsapp/WhatsApp

Every time I have to backup my phone I end up with the same question, which one should I keep? Is it a symlink? Can I delete one? Do I have duplicate files on my phone?
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How do I fix issues im having with WhatsApp camera, video calling and now the camera in general?

My Son has a Samsung A04 and has recently out the blue getting a whatsapp error that states: Whatsapp was unable to start the camera. if you continue to experience issues with the camera, please ...
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i've deleted a msgstore.db.crypt14 file recently and i need to recover it, i've tried many recover tools but they all failed, is there any method? [duplicate]

i tried many recovery software but they only recover some photos and videos or pdf files, is there an powerful recovery software that can recover database files ?, the file is 60MB and i deleted it ...
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Whatsapp Chat History TXT File very long, display name of group participants spelled different in some parts of the chat

This is very strange. I downloaded a 400 page Whatsapp chat history from a group chat. I noticed that one of the group participants their name is spelled different in parts of the chat. The time stamp ...
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whatsapp useless(?) files are safe to delete? dbcrypt and .trash

whatsapp useless(?) files are safe to delete? dbcrypt and .trash. I was never able to restore a dbcrypt file, and whatsapp creates many. This folder just seems to try to fill remaining space with ...
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WhatsApp Call Lowers Media Volume

The volume of the media I'm trying to watch is automatically lowered when I enter a WhatsApp call. The position on the slider does not change so it appears to be the correct volume, but it is ...
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Recover WhatsApp chat history using crypt14 file

I tried to restore WhatsApp chat history using the crypt14 file following the steps on the WhatsApp page (https://faq.whatsapp.com/6181521285295518/?helpref=hc_fnav&cms_platform=android&cms_id=...
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What Google services does WhatsApp depends on?

WhatsApp is the only Google-dependent app on my phone. I was removing various Google services from it with adb and as a result, WhatsApp is the only app that doesn't work - it crashes instantly on any ...
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Whatsapp Business appears in the list as an option to activate Deep Sleep but standard Whatsapp does not appear

One UI 6 Samsung Galaxy S23 As Whatsapp consumes a lot of battery, I'm trying to put it in Deep Sleep to only work when I open it. But only the Whatsapp Business version is appearing in the list of ...
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Create a complete backup of the Whatsapp "Media" folder by deleteing all the .nomedia files in all the subfolders

WhatsApp stores all sent and received images, documents, and videos in the following file structure: Internal memory >> Android >> Media >> com.whatsapp >> Whatsapp >> ...
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Create a complete backup of the Whatsapp "Media" folder by deleteing all the .nomedia files in all the subfolders [duplicate]

WhatsApp stores all sent and received images, documents, and videos in the following file structure: Internal memory >> Android >> Media >> com.whatsapp >> Whatsapp >> ...
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Slow Contact Search and Message Forwarding in WhatsApp

I'm facing noticeable delays when using WhatsApp on my Samsung Galaxy A30s. This issue particularly affects searching for contacts and forwarding messages. The problem manifests in two scenarios: (1) ...
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Restore WhatsApp data to respective chat locations [duplicate]

My phone has been running low on space lately. WhatsApp gave me the low storage error and then crashed. After freeing a couple of gigabyte on my phone, I went back to WhatsApp, only to discover that ...
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WhatsApp media missing, not on either new nor old phone

I really hope someone can help me. I have recently bought a new phone and when I logged into WhatsApp on my new phone, the files weren't restored. What's more upsetting is that I can't find WhatsApp ...
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How to fix Whatsapp always leaves opened conversation to main chats (contacts) view?

I am using redmi note 12 xiaomi MIUI 13 The situation is like this; I open Whatsapp, then open some conversation with anyone. Then if I switch away from Whatsapp, not closing it, only switching to ...
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Will I be exited from WhatsApp groups when I reset my phone and install app again?

Will I be exited from WhatsApp groups when I reset my phone and install app again? I didn't make backups. Please help it's very important.
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How to recover WhatsApp chat history?

My phone has been running low on space lately. WhatsApp gave me the low storage error and then crashed. After freeing a couple of gigabyte on my phone, I went back to WhatsApp, only to discover that ...
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Double backup and migration for Iphone

I am about to migrate from a Xiaomi Mi6 to an Iphone 15. I have a regular whatsapp installed on the Mi6. Its backup is configured to Never backup on Google Drive. However, I do have data in an old ...
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Whatsapp: is there any possibility to turn off internet for a specific contact only?

I know there is an option to turn off internet access for entire whatsapp but i was wondering if there is a way to disable access for a specific chat completely? What i am trying to accomplish by ...
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Whatsapp chats and media from internal storage

A few days ago, my Whatsapp deleted all my messages and media. Luckily those are still in my internal folder. Is there any way to restore my Whatsapp chats and media from my internal storage as there ...
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A contact not showing in my phone but in WhatsApp

I wanted to delete a contact from my phone, but to my surprise, when I searched for their name in my phone's contacts, nothing showed up. No one with that name or number was in my contact list. Their ...
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Remove orphaned media files in WhatsApp

I have many orphaned files in Android/media/com.whatsapp/WhatsApp/Media. Although many images and videos have been removed from chats and are no longer visible within WhatsApp (neither in the chat ...
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Recovering Whatsapp crypt8 file

I would like to re-read some old whatsapp chats that are in a .crypt8 file; I have put the database in my new phone after reinstalling the app and so on (I was already able to use this procedure for ...
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moving whatsapp data from Android 4 to Android 13

As you probably know (https://faq.whatsapp.com/1150261202542208), Whatsapp is not going to support Android 4 phones from 23rd of October this year; the minimum supported Android version will be 5.0 I ...
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Block whatsapp channels

My phone, a galaxy s20 fe, recently updated whatsapp bringing along with it 'whatsapp channels'. Is there a way to block or get rid of the new whatsapp channels update? Thanks for your time
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How to restore WhatsApp chat -- without a backup?

I have switched phones (both Android) and activated WhatsApp on the new phone. Unexpectedly, the WhatsApp chat messages did not become available on the new phone and disappeared on the old one. I also ...
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