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

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Silencing a Whatsapp group

I would like to stop receiving new message notifications from a certain Whatsapp group. Is it possible? Clarifications: I don't want to leave the group. I don't want to turn off all Whatsapp ...
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How is WhatsApp able to receive messages when not in use?

I'm curious about how WhatsApp is able to receive messages when not in use. I mean, I understand that WhatsApp works using the Internet connection rather than the cellphone network. Imagine that I ...
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WhatsApp doesn't prompt to restore from local storage

I ran into this weird situation, where: I backed up my WhatsApp to local storage, inside the Databases folder Then I changed my WhatsApp number (to another new SIM) Format my HTC Phone (HTC One E9+ ...
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Why are Zygote and Whatsapp asking for root?

Since yesterday, WhatsApp and Zygote have been asking for root permissions on my phone via supersu. Apparently zygote is a system app. Is this malware? Lookout scan came up clean.
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How to restrict stranger messages in WhatsApp

How can I restrict other WhatsApp users from messaging me, who are not in my mobile contacts. Me and my friend have given a try by simply deleting my fiend contact number from my mobile, and he's ...
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How to disable unread group notifications in Whatsapp?

The "mute" option allows you to stop receiving notifications. However, I can still see the number of unread messages for a group that has been previously muted. In addition, this group keeps coming ...
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Change the default backup time of WhatsApp messages

The default backup time for WhatsApp is specific (in my case, it's 4:00 AM). Although we can manually backup at any time, how do we change the default backup time?
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Can I stop a WhatsApp message from being delivered?

If I delete a message with a single tick, does that just get deleted from my local device ( Android) or does it no longer get delivered to the recipient?
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Help understanding Whatsapp's permissions

Whatsapp has been nagging me for the past few days that I have to upgrade it to continue using it. With the Facebook acquisition and the Play Store no longer marking the permissions that are "NEW" ...
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How does whatsapp stay in background without being closed?

Android usually kills background processes if they do not have a persistent notification. Why do apps like whatsapp and Facebook not get killed?
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Auto forward sms to Telegram messenger Group

I'm a volunteer firefighter and I receive emergency calls and at the same time an "emergency SMS". I'd like to forward those incoming SMS to a group in Telegram/WhatsApp, so my family and friends know ...
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Read WhatsApp backup from Google Drive [duplicate]

I can see WhatsApp Messenger in Google Drive. How can we read WhatsApp Messenger files from Google Drive backup? Does anyone know?
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How to insert "blank character" in WhatsApp?

There is a blank character (kind of box) that can be used in WhatsApp to set blank status or send blank messages. How to create/type or find that character?
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Are there any problems caused by setting up my phone before the SIM card arrives?

Bought a brand-new Samsung S4 mini and ordered a new SIM card which is due to arrive in a week. So far I've inserted the battery and charged it. Should I turn it on, even without a SIM-card in it, or ...
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Why I can't scan the WhatsApp QR?

Why I can't scan the Whatsapp QR? I reinstalled WhatsApp I already have the WhatsApp Web Option I put it to scan but it just doesn't scan it. I Installed a QR Scanner app and it works perfectly. I ...
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How to scan QR code for WhatsApp Web?

I'm hoping this question is suited to this forum. WhatsApp have just announced WhatsApp for the desktop browser (https://web.whatsapp.com). One of the steps is to scan a QR code using WhatsApp. I can'...
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Prevent WhatsApp from restoring media from Google Drive Backup

I recently uninstalled and installed WhatsApp on my Samsung Galaxy S2, and it started to restore my chats. I'm fine with my chats but after being done with the chats, it automatically started to ...
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Can I login to Whatsapp Web without scanning the QR code?

My camera doesn't work. I already tried downloading different camera applications but none of them worked. Problem is physical not software-related. How can I login to Whatsapp Web without scanning ...
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Multiple db.crypt12 databases in the whatsApp Databases folder

I'm trying to reduce space eaten by the whats-app application on my phone & PC I see Multiple db.crypt12 databases in the whats-app Databases folder This is probably due to me copying the app ...
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How to export/convert WhatsApp chat to PDF/Excel/HTML?

How do I convert/export WhatsApp chat (by chat person/group) to PDF/Excel/ HTML so that I can open it in a computer? I've tried several methods: Manual way using screenshot and stitching it using ...
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How to (unhide WhatsApp contact / remove WhatsApp account) in Samsung Galaxy S5?

Please be patient for me to explain the situation. This seems to be an odd case to me, but it could happen to everyone using Android. I make this specific to Samsung Galaxy S5 because this problem ...
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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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How to change contacts name in Whatsapp?

I have a friend and I have added his real name in my Contacts. I want to put his nickname in Whatsapp simultaneously. I am using it in Android. How do I accomplish this?
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WhatsApp friends profile image not showing

It's been a few days now since my friend's contact images started to disappear on my Samsung Galaxy Sii. WhatsApp is up to date. Android is 4.1.2. I've already tried: Turn off/on the phone; Add/...
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Install WhatsApp on Android running under Virtualbox

I've just installed Android using Virtualbox on Ubuntu, and now I want to install WhatsApp on it. When I visit Google Play and try to install WhatsApp, it tells me that I have to associate a device ...
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Is it possible to limit the list of contacts in WhatsApp?

Today, I installed WhatsApp, and I know that it wants to upload my complete contact list to its servers to see who else has WhatsApp, so it can create a contact list. I don't like this, and I prefer ...
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Override WhatsApp contact image with the chosen Contact Image [duplicate]

I dislike how people use full body pictures for their contact images when it's a small image. When I link the accounts in my Android, I chose a picture that looks good and helps me identify them ...
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Exact same contact shown twice

I have a contact that is shown twice in the contacts list. The copies are not from different accounts (so they cannot be joined), they are not two different entries in the same account(so they cannot ...
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WhatsApp contact's icon not showing

I have WhatsApp installed on my HTC Sensation running Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread). I also have other social contact related apps such as Google Voice, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc. For my Google ...
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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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YouTube link preview not showing up in WhatsApp

Using WhatsApp version 2.20.207.12, YouTube version 15.47.36 on my Samsung Galaxy A30s with Android 10. Previously (I remember this working in November) when I shared a link from YouTube in WhatsApp I'...
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Whatsapp: Export pictures from certain conversations

Whatsapp stores ALL media files within ONE huge folder, i.e. I've got about 6000 pictures in it, including much trash ;-) Now I would like to extract/copy all pictures which were send between me and ...
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Can i delete old WhatsApp database backup without affecting the chat?

WhatsApp data is taking around 700 mb of internal storage which excludes media. If I delete all the database backup except for the latest one, will my all previous chats get deleted? I don't want to ...
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Why does this character ⚫ crash Whatsapp? [duplicate]

I received a WhatsApp forward that reads: If you touch the👇black point then your whatsapp will hang <⚫> 👈🏻 ‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏...
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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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Fail in restoring WhatsApp chats

I followed the steps below to restore WhatsApp chats: On my old phone, I backed up my chats to an SD card Insert the SD card into the new phone Moved the whole WhatsApp folder to the new phone from ...
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WhatsApp: How to isolate contacts and photos - Privacy concerns

Whatsapp is ubiquitous and is commonly used despite the long scary list of permissions it seeks ( see Help understanding Whatsapp's permissions ) Privacy and security conscious people would like ...
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Last 10 days missing after I transferred WhatsApp messages to new phone

I've tried to transfer all my Whatsapp messages from an old Android phone to a new Android phone. I followed all the instructions at Whatsapp's website and previously on Stackoverflow, but am missing ...
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How does WhatsApp get around Doze

Almost all the posts I saw imply that WhatsApp does not use GCM. Instead, it uses two sockets to communicate using FunXMPP. Then how is the App active on Marshmallow even in Doze mode ? I don'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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Disable WhatsApp notifications in status bar and notification menu

I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos. I want to stop displaying my WhatsApp message notifications in the status bar and the notification menu. I found the answer for Galaxy S4 that suggests: Go to ...
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How to move WhatsApp chat history from iPhone to Android?

Just upgraded my iPhone 4 to Nexus 4, and could not find on Google a reasonable answer to this question. Is there any good app that does this? Or, what should be the process?
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Exporting a full WhatsApp chat to .txt

So, I've decided to try and do some analysis on my WhatsApp chat history. For that purpose, the built-in export function would work quite well, but it is for some reason restricted to the latest 40....
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How to re-download a video in Whatsapp?

I downloaded a video shared in Whatsapp. After playing, I deleted it using MX Player Pro. Now, when I tap that video in Whatsapp, it says "Sorry, this media file doesn't exist on SD card." I was ...
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Find out how many messages sent per chat

I have seen that iPhone users of WhatsApp are able to see how many messages have been sent / received in one specific chat. This feature seems to be lacking on Android though. Am I missing it or is it ...
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Contact still visible in Whatsapp after deleting out of my contactlist from my phone

I deleted a contact/number out of my contact list from my smart phone. But if I open WhatsApp I can still see that same contact/person that I deleted earlier. How is this possible?
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How to make WhatsApp store media on external SD card (instead of device storage)?

I have a lot of media files circulating between all my contacts and groups in WhatsApp. And all the media (images, audio, video) takes a lot of space on the device storage (internal). I have not found ...
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How can I remove myself as an admin of a group?

There is a group that I was a member of. Suddenly one day, all of a sudden I became admin of a group. How can I remove myself as an admin of the group? And how can I make someone else an admin of ...
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Merging WhatsApp chat histories from different devices but same account

Is it possible to merge WhatsApp chat histories on 2 Android devices (but 1 account)? If so, how?
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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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