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Android and WhatsApp support for multi user use on a device in a family with several sim cards but a single shared phone

Suppose a family shares a phone. Suppose the Android device has a dual sim card slot. Is it possible for one family member to use one sim card and join that sim card to their WhatsApp account while ...
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A person deleted his WhatsApp but still appears in my chats [duplicate]

A person said he deleted WhatsApp, but his contact still appears on my contact list and my chats.
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How do I back up the WhatsApp backup that is on Google Drive?

How do I back up the WhatsApp backup that is on Google Drive? If I go to WhatsApp - Settings - Chats - Chat backup, it tells me the Google account that my backup is at and the size. And if I go to ...
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problems linking devices on whatsapp

I have a few phones and a laptop. I also have whatsapp on my laptop. One of my phones call it PhoneA- had whatsapp on it and a sim card in there. It happens to be a bit slow. It still has whataspp on ...
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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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Unable to connect. Please try again later | During WhatsApp Initializing Phase

I installed WhatsApp on an old phone in order to retrieve chat history from it, however, when the app is trying to register (Initializing) it shows error like in my title. One point to note is that ...
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Alternative "File Open" (not stack "DocumentsUi") for WhatsApp?

DocumentsUI, the AOSP standard "file manager" is quite buggy here (I use Lineage 15.1), especially in the context of multi-user and work profile (meaning it does not show files for other users then ...
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Unable to delete a contact from Contact List in Android phone

Phone: Nexus 5x Operating System: Android 7.0 When I try to delete a contact in contact list of phone it displays the error message: Contacts from your read-only accounts cannot be deleted, but they ...
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Transferring WhatsApp Chat DB from one device to another when both run Android higher than 9

My previous device Nokia G50 running Android 13. My new device Galaxy A35 running Android 14. So, according to WhatsApp's FAQ You can only restore chats stored in your phone’s WhatsApp database if ...
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How to change someone's profile picture in WhatsApp?

I don't like one of my WhatsApp friend's picture (we chat regularly, though the photo disgusts me), so I want to change his profile picture. I did change its source image, but it didn't work on the ...
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Switching WhatsApp from one phone to another

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 inner screen has a problem and I got a replacement. Same phone. I can't transfer my messages from WhatsApp on the old phone. It seems my backup to Google hasn't worked for ...
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How can I completely remove a Whatsapp conversation?

When I remove a conversation from Whatsapp, the session still exists: the name of the contact is still visible. When I remove the contact from the "Contacts" app, the name of the contact is ...
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Prevent (whats)app from bypassing system silent mode?

If if my (OnePlus 6T) phone is on silent mode, messages on whatsapp trigger a vibrating notification. How can I prevent that? Is that something I should configure in the (whats) app settings, or the ...
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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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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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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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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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Cannot open 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 ...
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Why does MY WhatsApp web take so long to load?

If this question does not belong in Android please be kind enough to tell me where it does belong since I did find a whatsapp-messenger tag here and I thought this fits in Android Enthusiasts. I do ...
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WhatsApp giving error message "unable to back up" (Google Drive)

My WhatsApp has been giving me trouble for a long time regarding backups. It started a couple of months ago when I pressed back up now and I received an error message saying "unable to back up&...
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Clock icon on a single WhatsApp chat message on both side

Today, I was talking with one of my friends on WhatsApp and suddenly a clock icon showed on some messages. First, I assumed that there might be an internet issue, so I sent messages to other contacts ...
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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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Move WhatsApp account without SIM

My problem is exactly the one described in Migrate whatsapp from phone (old expired number) to another one?. I want to move my WhatsApp account from my old phone to a new one, but the SIM of the old ...
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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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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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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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Messaging apps don't receive messages when on WiFi with screen locked

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 phone running on Android 5.0. At home and in the office, when I'm connected to a WiFi network and the screen is locked (sleep), WhatsApp doesn't receive any messages until I ...
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"Unable to restore from current backup" when restoring WhatsApp chat from Google Drive

I have changed my phone. I had backed up my WhatsApp data on Google Drive. Google Drive shows the chat has been backed up there. On the new phone, I reinstalled WhatsApp with the same phone number and ...
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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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How to identify the WhatsApp sender of a media while playing it from the gallery?

When media are received through WhatsApp groups and contacts, they are stored in the storage and are available for the media scanner to list them. When I view the WhatsApp videos folder in MXPlayer, I ...
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Where does WhatsApp store thumbnails of media in Android phone?

Today, I was observing WhatsApp app behavior. By using a camera, I took a photo. That photo got stored in the camera directory of my cell phone (obviously that is normal behavior). And after that, I ...
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How can WhatsApp show me an image/video if I didn't download it to phone? [duplicate]

If I send an image/video via WhatsApp and the other person doesn'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 local ...
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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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Can not receive WhatsApp messages unless I open the app

I have a Huawei P20 Lite with Android 9, EMUI 9.1.0 and WhatsApp 2.19.253, which is the latest version. As I wrote in the title, I can't receive WhatsApp messages, after many hours of researching I ...
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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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"com.whatsapp" folder repeatedly and automatically getting deleted

I have an Oppo Reno 8 Pro (Android 13). Since switching from my Huawei phone, the folder with the received and sent images/videos in the internal storage gets cleaned automatically every 3-4 days. As ...
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Setup WhatsApp status in Bluestack on a Windows 10 notebook

I have installed BlueStack on my Windows 10 notebook. I wanted to set up the status of my WhatsApp account. However, I couldn't find any option to navigate through and add a video file. I could set up ...
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Where does WhatsApp store Images/Videos when Media Visibility is disabled?

WhatsApp has a Media Visibility feature which if disabled, hides the media files from the phone gallery. It is claimed that "apparently" it reduces file storage. But WhatsApp still has to ...
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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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Restore WhatsApp backup from different phone number but same Gmail account [closed]

How can I restore my old chats on WhatsApp from a different phone number but the same Gmail account?
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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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