Questions tagged [whatsapp-messenger]

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

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Problem with GBoard Keyboard in combination with pinned Whatsapp Voices

I have a very annoying problem in combination with Whatsapp an GBoard. I used a Poco X3 before which was quite buggy and I was hoping it was only a problem with it - but no: I own a freshly installed ...
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how to set automatic export of chat history of whatsapp on android phone

I want to automate the export of whatsapp chats to my mailbox. presently it needs clicking on options to perform any export.
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Install WhatsApp in Amazon Fire

Amazon Fire has no Google Play Store, but an article on How-To Geek took care of it. Another problem is that I have some application that is not compatible with the tablet. At first, I thought that's ...
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Is there anyway to make WhatsApp read data from shared storage root instead of from android folder in Android 11?

I am fed up searching literally everywhere and on forums. Its been so many days since Android 11 was released and so many phones now run Android 11. But WhatsApp media and all data are moved to a new ...
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Is there a way to unaccept WhatsApp's new terms and privacy policy?

As you may know, WhatsApp's new terms and privacy policy are currently optional, as "we currently have no plans for these reminders to become persistent and to limit the functionality of the app&...
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Why didn't WhatsApp deploy end-to-end encrypted backups to me?

It looks like the e2e encrypted backups are rolled out in production since a while. You can essentially encrypt Google Drive backups with a key that is unknown to WhatsApp/Meta Inc. I found that once ...
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Whatsapp didn't restore local backup 😱, where can I find them? [duplicate]

Panic mode. I wanted to clear&restore Whatsapp to make sure it deploys encrypted Google Drive backups. I've never done a Drive backup, only local. I made a local backup on the fly, then wiped ...
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WhatsApp not detecting the local backup data [duplicate]

When I installed WhatsApp in the new phone (My Samsung S21 Ultra... ) it is not detecting the local backup data that I copied from my old Samsung phone.. it is always pointing back to google cloud/...
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Unable to attach media on secondary WhatsApp account on phone

I have a Samsung A32 phone with 2 sims. I have a WhatsApp account for each. The first account for my 206 number (the originally installed WhatsApp account) functions as normal. Can attach images ...
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PGN file cannot be opened when sent using WhatsApp

I play chess quite every weekend. After the game, I enter my game moves into Analyze This, and see my errors. Then, I save a PGN file into my Android phone. Then, I have 2 ways to share it : I send ...
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Whatsapp Chat Backup

I have got new phone and in that I have lost my whatsapp chat backup as i have skipped to restore and the last backup has been overwriiten by new backup. Is there nay way I can get last backup in my ...
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Whatsapp - Permanently archive a single chat

Whatsapp just came with the option to make permanent All the chats that I decide do archive. Is there a way to make permanent only a single chat ? Something as pin this on archive I don't want all my ...
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Transfer info from one gmail account to another

I find myself in this situation: my aunt has an old huawei with an old gmail account ''A'' she doesnt remember the password, so I creted her a new gmail account ''B'' and logged it in that huawei, so ...
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Whatsapp, Megaphone icon beside the time!

In whatsapp I notice when I have sent a group chat some peoples messages only shows on my phone with 1 grey tic and a gray megaphone beside the time at the bottom of the message! I have searched high ...
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Cannot Save Any WhatsApp Data Including Backup to Gmail/Google Account

Recently I bought a new phone (phone Y) - originally, I had been using WhatsApp as a dual app on someone else's phone (phone X), with a number whose SIM card was on a different cellphone (Phone Z). I ...
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Whatsapp doesn't detect bluetooth headphones

I've an old phone Xiaomi Redmi3s prime (Android 6.0.1, MIUI 10.2) that I use as a desk-dock for meetings as an extra device which has its own WhatsApp. The problem is it just doesn't detect any ...
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Missing WhatsApp Media Files

My WhatsApp on Android crashed without warning 2 days ago on 23 September. When I restored WhatsApp from the Google Drive backup (I have always been regularly backing up my messages), none of the chat ...
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Whatsapp Last Seen/Online Info No longer available under Contact Info

It has been a few days I noticed that I can't see whatsapp Online/Last Seen on User's Profile page. Old Image: But there's Nothing like this in Current Version of Whatsapp... Anyone knows any reason ...
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Unable to restore backup of Whatsapp (switching phones only)

I'm following the tips, that are on a WhatsApp website, on what to do when upgrading phone. I'm moving from Samsung S7 to Asus Zenfone 8. Asus provides app for that, but WhatsApp is notably missing ...
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My massages are not delivered to a particular contact on Whatsapp

I have a friend. He lives in Finland and uses WhatsApp on his iOS Phone. I'm in Iran and use WhatsApp for Android on my Galaxy A8. Over the past few months, our ability to communicate through this app ...
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Copying WhatsApp chat history to new Android

There have been many questions asked and answered on this topic but unfortunately I've not found one that addresses my issue. I have read that to transfer the WhatsApp chat history to a new phone it ...
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Whatsapp won't let me change contact name

I've been having this problem where I wanted to change a certain contact's name because it's wrong but in the edit option it said the contact is "read only", so I tried to delete that ...
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Can I restore WhatsApp's deleted local backup files? [duplicate]

I wanted to reinstall WhatsApp, so I uninstalled it from my Android phone. While uninstalling, I forgot to tick the box which was saying "keep .... amount of local data". So around 2 GB of ...
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Disabling whatsapp notification temporarily after receiving a message

Sometimes I am receiving multiple messages one after the other from the same contact. And I get a notification for each message. Sometimes it's a lot. Is there a way to mute the notifications after ...
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See telegram/WhatsApp contacts from dial screen

For reference using S20 Ultra I'm looking for a way I can tap someone's phone number on a site or Google maps and more or less instantly see whether or not they have whatsapp/telegram/etc accounts and ...
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impossible to update whatsapp due to Google Play Store error

I'm using Whatsapp on a Samsung GT-S7582 Android 4.2.2 machine :) (I know it's old but please stick with me), ... and I would really appreciate if you could help me making it work again. (Google Plays ...
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Is it safe to use a Temporary or Virtual Number for creating whatsapp account?

This article in link below mentions some web links and apps that can be used to generate temporary or virtual number, for creating whatsapp account I want to know, whether this whole process is safe/...
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mic icon crossed when making voice calls?

I am in India. I used to make regularly chat and voice calls to a contact in USA without any difficulty. Suddenly when I make voice call a new type of screen opens with mic icon (at bottom of screen ...
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Why does WhatsApp insist to "unlock to link a device"?

When trying to connect the app to web.whatsapp.com, the app insists to "unlock to link a device", meaning I get the same screen as when I turn my phone's screen on after it sleeps. I know ...
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How to stop showing "online notification" of mine to other gbwhatsapp users

This is very annoying that gbwhatsapp users are able to get notification when I come online from official whatsapp account. I am talking about getting instant notification of online in gbWhatsapp NOT ...
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Whatsapp: "The download was unable to complete. Please try again later" for received voice messages and stickers

Received voice notes or stickers don't download since a few days ago. The message shows a down-arrow icon, I click it and the circle around the icon spins for a few seconds and then shows this error: ...
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Can I restore a GDrive WhatsApp backup if I skip it?

I want to reset my phone and use a brand new WhatsApp for a bit, then later on uninstall/reinstall WhatsApp with the latest backup. Is this possible, or will skipping the restore cause the previous ...
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Creating a virtual camera that shows an app (override web whatsapp QR code)

I'm trying to override the problem of connecting to web whatsapp on a phone without a camera in order to scan the QR code. It's probably not important but the computer runs linux. My idea: creating a ...
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Whatsapp calls get laggy the longer the device is running

On my older Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (GT-P3100) with Android 4.1.2, which I only use for messaging, both calls and videocalls start to get laggier and laggier the longer the device is running. If I make a ...
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Best way to stop WhatsApp recipient from seeing conversation?

What is the best possible way to stop or limit a contact’s ability to view our conversation history? I understanding blocking the contact does nothing to stop them from viewing the conversation. ...
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WhatsApp videos not downloading on phone having high speed internet

some videos are not downloading on WhatsApp on my phone. SAMSUNG GALAXY J2 2018 ANDROID VERSION 7.1.1 when trying to open that paticular video on WhatsApp web it says video not available on phone. ...
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Can I use Whatsapp / take backup on phone A while having associated SIM card inserted in Phone B?

Problem Statement Phone A (Nexus 6P) cannot detect mobile networks due to some issue and hence cannot receive WhatsApp verification SMS. This makes WhatsApp on Phone A unusable. Phone B (Samsung J7 ...
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Make WhatsApp download media automatically on Wi-Fi?

I have settings set to download all media automatically. However, WhatsApp (Android app) does not do it. How can I force it to download all media? Here are my settings (note that I am on Wi-Fi now; I ...
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WhatsApp backup to Google Drive

I am planning to switch to a new phone. so on the old phone, I start WhatsApp backup to Google drive and I waited until it was completed. then I wanted to make sure that it is completed so I started ...
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Do WhatsApp photos need to be kept on the device in order to save them?

I have Google Drive backups turned on for WhatsApp, which I understand is for restoring lost conversation history. Android often prompts me to clear out my WhatsApp photos folder, though, to free up ...
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New phone and new number - Viber and WhatsApp

I had Viber and WhatsApp accounts on my old phone. I lost phone and SIM card/ phone number (ID for apps) has been cancelled. I have new phone and new card/new number. I have downloaded the apps and ...
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How long after deleting a message on Whatsapp is it truly completely excluded from any backups or databases, local or otherwise?

Sorry if this isn't the right place to ask or if it has been asked before, but I couldn't find that specific answer anywhere. I've noticed that, after progressively deleting more and more messages or ...
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How to prevent WhatsApp (Web) from losing received media?

EDIT: The problem described happened to be related with the use of WhatsApp Web instead of WhatsApp app on the phone. In my WhatsApp chats a couple of months old, I see placeholders for photos, videos,...
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"File as" not working for Contacts

Many contact management tools (such as Google Contacts or Microsoft People) have a field called "File As", which allows to save a contact using a nickname, while keeping the first and last ...
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Why whatsapp always makes notifications at the same time of everyday but there is no message?

Whatsapp always makes notifications at 13:15 of everyday, but when I check, there is no message at all. So when it's about to 13:15, I keep looking at my phone, whatsapp pops up a notification but it ...
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WhatsApp sending videos with low quality

Using a Samsung Galaxy A30s and the WhatsApp Messenger (Beta) version 2.21.12.15. Anytime I send a video, be that filmed within the app or externally, it loses all the image quality. What can be done ...
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Accidental Whatsapp privacy breach

I exported my chat history with my friend, JJ, to my Google drive. Somehow a chat history between JJ and someone else (Meg) was exported. I have no idea who Meg is and i have no record of her in ...
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Run a batch file in Android

I have WhatsApp installed, and the notifications from one group that I am admin for are driving me mad. WhatsApp has the facility to "mute" notifications for 8 hours, but I have to do this ...
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Unable to restore whatsapp chat from local backup

I made a local backup of whatsapp chat on my samsung e5. I copied the entire folder to my new redmi note 10. But i was unable to make the app resotre chats from local backup. Finally i somehow managed ...
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WhatsApp partial restore from Google drive

I cannot restore all chats from a Google drive backup which was manually performed from scratch on the old phone before restoring messages on the new phone Basically only some chats are restored on ...

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