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

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How to emulate camera input in Android? (To activate Whatsapp Web)

I have an Android device without a camera and I run Whatsapp on that device. I want to activate Whatsapp Web from this device. Unfortunately, the only way to do this is to scan a QR-code, and I can't ...
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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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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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Using WhatsApp on Web, but camera not working?

I'd like to use WhatsApp on my web browser but I can't scan the QR code. Opening the scanner on the QR code brings the error "Cannot start camera" Is there any workaround to scanning the WhatsApp web ...
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Contact with 2 phone numbers - how to distinguish between them on WhatsApp?

I have what I would think must be quite a common situation - a friend has 2 phones, one for work and one for personal, and I've created a single android (google) contact with the both phone numbers in,...
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Manually (Re-)Encrypting a Whatsapp Backup File

Problem So, after rooting using a custom ROM and rooting my phone somehow WhatsApp wont let me back up my chat history anymore, see below. The problem now is that I want to transfer my chat history ...
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Create sdcard0 symlink on 6.0.1 for WhatsApp compatibility

I recently switched from a Galaxy S2 running CM 10.2 (Android 4.3.1) to a Nexus 5 running 6.0.1 (stock rooted). My goal was to migrate all my WhatsApp data (history, media, etc.) over to the new ...
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Back up all what app chats as text file and not as what app backup

I want to backup whats app chat messages as text file. I tried to open whatapp backup but it wont open as text. I tried to export whatsapp message to mail, the problem is that it work only for one ...
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WhatsApp : Stop auto download of voice messages

I need to stop auto downloading of voice messages in WhatsApp since it's wasting a lot of my mobile data. When I go to Settings > Chat Settings > Media Auto Download, it shows a note Voice ...
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Received Contact via WhatsApp is stored in Phone - How to move it to Google without losing the image

For some time now I'm experiencing the following issue: When someone sends me a contact via WhatsApp it is stored in my phone and not my Google address book. How can I move this thing to Google or ...
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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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Cannot delete a WhatsApp contact

Firstly, I tried to delete the contact in WhatsApp. It lagged a bit and it didn't ask me a prompt to delete the contact. (It's only for that specific contact, the rest works fine.) Then, I went to my ...
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Is there any way to prevent an app from restarting after force stopping it in the settings

I've tried to force stop Whatsapp but after some time it restarted. This is so disgusting and apparently out of control. What can be done to prevent it from restarting.
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Can I recover someone's WhatsApp chat history after I've mistakenly changed phone numbers?

I've got all someone's chat history on my WhatsApp number after trying to help her when her phone broke. I want to get it back onto her WhatsApp number - can anyone help? When her phone broke, I ...
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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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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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How to get key to decrypt msgstore.db.crypt12 database in Whatsapp in non-root Android?

I want to decrypt msgstore.db.crypt12 in my non-rooted android phone. I tried multiple steps using adb but nothing worked run-as com.whatsapp adb backup com.whatsapp How can I do so? Is there any way ...
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Is restoring WhatsApp media (photos) from Google Drive enough, or should I also sync it with Google Photos?

I have a Google Drive backup for my WhatsApp, and I think it also includes media (photos). But my phone is also filled with WhatsApp photos and I want to back it up to Google Photos. Now I am confused ...
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Cannot restore WhatsApp backup without Google Services

I'm migrating from a standard Google-enabled smartphone to a Huawei one, that does not have the Google Services installed. Anyway, I was able to successfully download and install WhatsApp from the ...
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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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How can I merge my friend's new phone number in WhatsApp without losing all the chats history (merge chats from two different numbers to one number)

I've been using WhatsApp with my best friend for years and he swapped his prepaid simcard (old phone with with number = X) with a new prepaid simcard (new phone with number Y) recently. When he sent ...
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WhatsApp using microphone in the background

Got a notification today that whatsapp is using microphone while not using the phone. To view it again I got under settings/lock screen/app permission monitor/permission history and during the day ...
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How do I prevent Whatsapp displaying entries in the contacts app?

Whatsapp is creating duplicate contacts on my Android phone. I know that the duplicates belong to Whatsapp because: I have checked the Android contacts storage database, which confirms the duplicates ...
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delete operation are extremely slow

For some reason, moving files from my Nexus 5X to my PC takes huge amounts of time. The copy "part" of the move operation is pretty much as fast as on any other Android device I've used (I can see ...
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How to skip the ToS page to access my WhatsApp messages?

I found my old Blackphone BP1 with all my data including my WhatsApp conversations. I can access all my WhatsApp pictures, voice, and documents through USB but not my chats. When I launch the app, the ...
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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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WhatsApp call/LINE call over phone speaker and Spotify music over Bluetooth speaker at the same time

I connected my Samsung Galaxy S7 edge to my car's Bluetooth and started to call my friend using the phone's loudspeaker on WhatsApp or LINE app. However, I also want to listen to music on the Spotify ...
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Completely exporting a WhatsApp chat, including media and voice messages

I have a chat with a lot of voice messages, pictures and chat messages that I would like to completely export to my laptop, so that I can listen to the voice messages, view the pictures and read the ...
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How do I save phone numbers that I have received via WhatsApp to Google by default on HTC One M7?

I have factory-reset my HTC One M7 and am now running android 5.0.2 and Sense 6.0 Someone sent me a contact via Whatsapp. When I click on Save, it is saved to "Phone", and not to Google. How do I ...
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Can't backup anymore Facebook & WhatsApp with adb

I've always backed up my Facebook & WhatsApp data on Android with the following command: adb backup -noapk com.facebook.katana and adb backup -noapk com.whatsapp Now, it seem it can't backup ...
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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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How does WhatsApp's View Once work? Does it take internal storage for showing the photos, or are they directly showing it from the server?

For WhatsApp's View Once photos, are the photos saved somewhere in the phone's internal storage? Or are they directly shown from WhatsApp's server? As WhatsApp claimed they are not stored in photos or ...
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WhatsApp audio calls fail to connect

I recently bought a second-hand Nexus 6 running Lineage OS 18.1. Everything working great with one exception: WhatsApp reproducibly fails to establish audio calls with the error: Couldn't place a ...
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Disable proximity sensor on WhatsApp

My Xiaomi phone proximity sensor was broken, it is giving false result, most of the time it think it is blocked when it was not, and its value keeps changing. This affect phone call because the screen ...
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How do I recover deleted WhatsApp database (msgstore.db.crypt12 files) without backup?

I accidentally deleted my WhatsApp database folder and have lost all my chat history. How can I restore it? Deleted from phone's internal storage, Android 7, no root access and no other copy of the ...
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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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How to block a contact on WhatsApp based on local time?

I am trying to avoid getting WhatsApp calls from specific people who live on the other side of the world - when it's daytime for them, it's nighttime for me. Talking to them about it hasn't helped. ...
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Restore chat history on WhatsApp - different number

I made the mistake of doing this in the following order: Backing up my WhatsApp data Changing number Changing phone Because the data is associated with my previous number (which I don't have a SIM ...
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WhatsApp restore problem: "Unable to restore your chats from this backup. Do you want to restore your chats from an older backup?"

I tried all day to move my WhatsApp from a phone to another. I had everything backed up, but when I verified on new phone, I realised that I forgot the password and the encryption key to restore from ...
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Is it safe to store passwords in WhatsApp end-to-end encrypted backup?

So there is a WhatsApp group in which only I am present and hence I use the group to store my passwords by sending them in the group as chats. I then backup those chats using the WhatsApp end-to-end ...
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Copied old phone WhatsApp stickers to new phone, but WhatsApp doesn't recognize them

I had a few hundred WhatsApp stickers on my old phone (that is still operational) now copied into my PC. The stickers weren't into categories, but added all of them to fav (don't know if this matters),...
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Deleted media is showing in whatsapp

My phone is Redmi 8A Dual with MUMI version 12 stable, Android 10 . In using WhatsApp, it is showing space of deleted images and videos. On clicking them This file is not supported is showing. Does ...
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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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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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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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Is it possible to reduce WhatsApp "msgstore.db" file size?

My WhatsApp backup file (msgstore-**.db.crypt12) size can reach up to 380MB+ for a single file. Because WhatsApp automatically backup chats every day and will keep the 7 most recent backups, my phone ...
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How do I find out who sent me a WhatsApp picture located in my photo gallery?

when i look up photos in my gallery, i get interested in few of them, and realize that they were sent on a group via WhatsApp. but how to identify which group and who is the sender?
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How to answer whatsapp audio calls with bluetooth headset?

I'm trying to use a headset based on Bluetooth to answer whatsapp calls, but even when I can answer normal calls, it wont work on the headset. Is there a option to enable it on android phones?
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WhatsApp icon randomly changes its association and starts the camera

The phone is Google Pixel 4a. I created the shortcut for WhatsApp by dragging the application icon to the home screen in the normal way, but the icon randomly changes its association and it starts the ...
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WhatsApp overrides do not disturb

Android 7. A contact accidentally initiated a video call at 04.58 and my phone briefly let out a notification ( brief as I'd guess she presumably killed the call pronto?). I've just double checked and ...
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