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

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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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Custom ringtones at the second WhatsApp account?

On my Galaxy A70 (dual SIM card) I installed via Dual Messenger a second WhatsApp account for my private SIM card. Unfortunately the new account contains only the default ringtones. How I can add the ...
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WhatsApp Icon missing in Windows Google Emulator

I am using Windows Google Emulator to run the WhatsApp application on Windows 7 32-bit. I have installed Google Play Services in the emulator. Later, during the installation process of WhatsApp, it ...
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Sent WhatsApp Images do not appear in gallery

For uploading instagram posts the images need to be on my phone, so I tried sending the image on WhatsApp Desktop so I have it on my phone but this doesn't save it in the gallery. What can I do, to ...
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Files and Folders in the WhatsApp folder disappeared automatically

I cannot find my WhatsApp Videos folder. But the videos are accessible from WhatsApp (not from gallery). Many of the Images have disappeared. I had more than 11k WhatsApp images, but now it shows ...
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Whatsapp - Cannot restore from a local backup

today I made a mistake on my Samsung Galaxy note 10+ Phone: my daughter deleted the app. When I took the phone back, I noticed that whatsapp was no longer more installed on my phone. When I ...
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Whatsapp not doing local backup restore! (not Google Drive)

Today I decided to reset the phone. I got all my backups. At the same time, I copied all the files of WhatsApp to my computer completely. now i copied Whatsapp folder to phone memory. I installed ...
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How to restore whatsapp data from local storage?

I have tried multiple options to restore data from internal storage. Unfortunately, none of them has been successful. Every time I get prompted to google drive back up even though I don't have any ...
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WhatsApp QR scanner seems blurry

My WhatsApp QR scanner is not working when needed for WhatsApp Web. It seems blurry, while my phone's camera is actually perfectly clear. Secondly, I have restarted the phone none worked, same issue ...
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family link and whatsapp backup issue

hope you all could help me on this issue. i have family link control over my 8-year-old daughter. now, we bought her a new android phone. the phone is under her own account we created on google. no we ...
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How to hide contact or group from the list in WhatsApp?

In WhatsApp, to hide a contact or a group from the list, I archived and stopped notification as Always. However, in case of any message, contact and group appear in the list. What do I need to do so ...
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Can' find WhatsApp in Private Media folder as well as in Gallery

There are some images in my WhatsApp chat but I can't see them in Files-> Internal Storage -> WhatsApp -> Media Also the Private folder in Media is empty. I can't locate these images in ...
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Deleting Invisible Data On WhatsApp Business

I tried sending a video files of about 716MB via WhatsApp Business. It obviously did not allow me to do so & it would basically freeze up on the loading screen until I closed the app. I deleted ...
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Camera not working in any Android App

(OnePlus7 Pro, Android 11, everything updated) Hi, My camera doesn't work in any application (apart from the default camera app). E.g. in WhatsApp, I can't take pictures directly from the app or I can ...
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How to kill Whatsapp process without it resurrecting after a time? [duplicate]

On my Xiaomi Mi A1 if I go to Apps & notifications > WhatsApp and tap "force stop", the app seems to stop. But hours later, WhatsApp is strangely on again and I start receiving ...
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Importing messages from Whatsapp to Telegram has size and count limitation

Telegram has recently announced that you can transfer chat history from Whatsapp and some other apps to Telegram. I tried to export a chat from one of my contacts in Whatsapp but I realized that it ...
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Restoring WhatsApp chat history either fom local backup or from Google Drive

I have my WhatsApp chat history backed up on Google drive till June 2017. After that I stopped the Google Drive backup. I have local Database backup file having data from August 2018 till today. ...
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I want to clear data on whatsapp to recover my messages but i lost the number would whatsapp send a message to the umber?

The sole reason for doing this is that I blocked and reported a contact and the contact blocked me too and I need the messages back but I don't have the old number I used to open the WhatsApp how do I ...
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WhatsApp Web and the QR Code

We connect to the WhatsApp web by scanning the QR code. When scanning like this, WhatsApp is transferring some data between the mobile and the web. So if a data transfer is going on, what will that ...
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WhatsApp update erased the chat history. What has gone wrong and is there any way to restore it?

Seems like WhatsApp update has erased all my WhatsApp history. Is there any way to get it back? (Without paying for third party tools, if possible) I bought a new Android phone (Realme 7 Pro) and ...

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