Questions tagged [whatsapp-messenger]

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

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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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Whatsapp icon missing but says 'already installed' on Motorola G7

I have a motorola g7 and got a message that Whatsapp version was out of date and to re-install. When I tried to reinstall it said 'already installed'. So I uninstalled Whatsapp and the icon went from ...
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WhatsApp video URL?

Is there a specific server address from which WhatsApp serves the video (and image) files that users share? I want to allow the use of WhatsApp and the exchange of text messages and video calls but ...
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Cannot see Whatsapp messages

Samsung S8, Android 9, receives notificaations but cannot read messages. Unstalled WhatsApp, reinstalled WhatsApp, default settings, still no messages. Only see messages after I write to the sender ...
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How do I disable Google Dictation - Voice to text?

My Wife's phone suddenly started sporting Voice to Text on Messenger and WhatsApp. I have tried everything to disable it, but to no effect. In settings I have gone into System, Language Input and it ...
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Allow WhatsApp calls in Silent / Do Not Disturb mode - Android 10

Has anyone come across a way to allow WhatsApp calls to ring & vibrate when a phone is set in Silent / DND mode on Android 10 (Device = Pixel 3A)? The starred contacts route seems to work for ...
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“Keep WiFi on during sleep” on Always not working

I have set "Keep WiFi on during sleep" on "always", however it does not seem to work. The connection keeps established with my router (I can see the wifi icon), however I need to unlock my phone and ...
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Why i am not able to open my archieved chats?

My archieved whatsApp messages not opening at all. I am not able to click it and open it(convert)
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WhatsApp Built in Scanner Won't Work

I have spent 2 days reading everything on the web concerning this issue and trying all the solutions suggested, with no success. The problem: When I try to connect to to WhatsApp Web, the QR will ...
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Multiple backups of whatsapp

Suppose I take backup of my whatsapp on Google drive. Let's call this backup A. Then, I uninstall whatsapp, and reinstall it without restoring from backup. After using the app for 5 months, I take ...
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Is there any way to block people, who use GBWhatsApp, from messaging me on WhatsApp?

Pretty much the title itself. I don't want to block them by simply using the block option in WhatsApp because they will know. I don't know if it's possible or not but if you have any idea on how to do ...
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WhatsApp - Auto Creates thumbnail images in DCIM Directory - Impossible to stop

Hope someone can help with this. Handset Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Precondition Ensure that Internal Storage/DCIM it totally empty. Or that the Internal Storage/DCIM/.thumbnails directory is totally ...
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export multiple WhatsApp conversations to .txt or .csv format

I need to export a lot of different conversations, they are not very old, maximum 1200 messages. However, the WhatsApp export tool only allows me to do it one by one, is there any way to do it faster? ...
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Dead phone and lost data

Few weeks ago,my phone has suddenly dead and entered in an endless restart loop. All data saved in the phone is gone. What I care for the most is WhatsApp chats and attachments. I remember I have ...
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Create symlink folder on non-root Galaxy S7 [duplicate]

I'm trying to move my Whatsapp media folder on my SDcard because I have little space left on internal memory. Is there any option to do it without rooting the phone or installing shady apk's? Edit: ...
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WhatsApp sending media to random contacts

My phone started acting weird when I send whatsapp messages - I think it only happens with media messages - they sometimes go to additional contacts, i.e I send a photo to X but random Y also gets it. ...
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Notifications don't pop up

Recently some of my apps have stopped notifying me about messages or any other things. So, I don't receive notifications in time, but then I open an app and see all those messages that were actually ...
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Does WhatsApp store your group membership status server-side? [closed]

I'm considering "deactivating" the app ("freeze" in Shelter) since my employer demanded installing this application and I don't need to follow the chat for a month or so. If I fail to restore local ...
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Is there anyway i can run the same Whatsapp account on both my android phone and android tablet at the same time?

I have a Samsung J6 phone, with Whatsapp installed. I also have a Samsung Tablet, Tab A 2019. Both are running the latest version of Android at the time of writing. Ive downloaded and setup ...
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Green line on whatsapp video call after some time

When I have a video call, after some time, a green line will appear on the left portion of the screen. It seems to appear from the other party's image. Below is the screenshot: When I switch the ...
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How to Auto Download WhatsApp images from unknown number

I have selected the auto download images option from setting but it doesn't download the image from an unknown number. I want to check the image before opening the chat. Is there any way , any ...
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i'm not member anymore in groups after moving from the modified to official whatsapp

I installed whatsapp plus year ago or so. I entered several groups did some conversions. a month ago whenever I press or go to the app it showed me you can't use it anymore after the 1st of April and ...
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How to restore partial local WhatsApp chat history backups?

I have WhatsApp installed on two phones. I'd like to save and restore a local backup (a backup stored on the device, not on some server) of phone B's WhatsApp chat history. When I installed WhatsApp ...
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Whatsapp calls not working on a specific Wifi

I live in Germany and I can't make a whatsapp call whenever I am connected to my home's wifi. It just goes on "connecting". Whatsapp messages work and whatsapp calls work on other wifis and my phone ...
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Why WhatsApp GIF search giving different results?

Me and my friend trying with same search term (we don't do) but our WhatsApp GIF search giving us two different results. Our WhatsApp version is same (2.20.123) Anyway to sync? My friend result - ...
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See chats in WhatsApp backup from an older phone

I have a backup of 2015 of my WhatsApp chats. I didn't know I had it until I came across it on my PC. The thing is that I don't have that phone anymore. However, the number and my Google acount are ...
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phone numbers differ “+” between bakcup in G drive and smartphone Whatsapp

I am trying to get a backup for Whatsapp from Google drive. It does not work. Both mail addresses and phone number need to be equal. Phone number in Google drive is 31....., and in Android it is +31......
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whatsapp bluetooth call gets disrupted by 2nd incoming call

In Android 10, while talking to a person on Whatsapp using bluetooth headphones, I receive a standard call on the phone, and two bad things happen: the sound of incoming call is bothering me for too ...
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how i restore the whatsaap chat from different phone number with same google drive?

i face the problems is that how i can restore the whatsaap chat with different phone number with same google drive.Does anyone know how to deal with this?
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Whatsapp: Export chat with media does not work properly

Whatsapp 2.20.108 on Android 9 I try to export a chat with media. I export it either to gmail or gdrive. (please note the difference: You can backup and export to gdrive. I'm interested in the export ...
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unable to use whatsapp on wifi xiaomi a3 device

I am using Whatsapp on Xiaomi A3 device. I am unable to use Whatsapp on Wifi of my home. I have a broadband ADSL router. Whose settigngs never changed. There are other people who use Wifi and their ...
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3rd party messaging apps with random silent notifications problem

I am having a weird issue. I am on Android 10 on my LG G6 and I haven't installed any doze control app or greenify type apps etc on my phone but whenever I receive any message on 3rd party apps like ...
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How to mark selective messages as read on whatsapp?

A friend on whatsapp with whom I regularly chat - there are times when I send a (say 10 words) message, I dont get a read receipt for it. Later on (same day, a few days apart, etc) I send another 10 ...
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Merging whatsapp database of two different accounts

So, I have two WhatsApp accounts A and B. A has chat history only till December '19 while B's chat history start from January '20. I want to have one account with mobile number that of A, groups of B ...
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Size of WhatsApp bigger as expected [duplicate]

From app list, whatsapp has a size of 810 Mb, almost all in internal memory. But, the folder WhatsApp inside the internal memory has a size of only 220 Mb. Where is the other Megabytes?
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How can WhatsApp show me an image\video if I didn't download it to phone?

[Solved] If I send an image\video via WhatsApp and the other person didn't download it, how can he still see the image as a blurry image? From looking through the app's database I found out that the ...
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WhatsApp files name format

I'm trying to find out the way WhatsApp saves its files in the database. I know that I can get the file name from thumb_image column from messages table using some sql queries, but that only works ...

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