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Questions tagged [whatsapp-messenger]

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

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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 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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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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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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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 galaxy s5 phone running on android 5.0. In home and in office, when I'm connected to wifi network and the screen is locked (sleep), whatsaap doesn't receive any message until I unlock the ...
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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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WhatsApp won't play most videos

When touching a video on WhatsApp, even it has already finished downloading, it will open the video showing the pause button in its center as if it's opening, but it won't start. Some videos do play ...
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Dialer & Contacts app display duplicate (WhatsApp)

Issue: When searching in dialer or contacts apps (From Google Play store, latest version) many contacts show up twice. Only contacts with WhatsApp (or more times if more phone numbers stored under the ...
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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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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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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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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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WhatsApp web won't stay online unless the application is open on device

I'm using WhatsApp on my phone and desktop, and for some reason it has started booting me out of both unless I am in the phone application
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How to export a large WhatsApp chat with media exactly as it appears on my phone?

I want to export a huge WhatsApp conversation (346,000 messages) along with the media (photos, videos and voice notes) to my computer exactly as it appears on WhatsApp. There is a Chrome extension ...
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Whatsapp images shows up in file browser since today

The media folder is hidden in the gallery since I created a .nomedia file. Since today the whatsapp filebrowser started browsing other chats as well and shows files from other chats to me. How can ...
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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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Whatsapp can't use google account for backup

My old phone just died on me yesterday. It used to backup the Whatsapp chat history to my main google account, which I also used to register the device. Now I have a new phone, and I registered it to ...
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How to download a list of all members of WhatsApp group?

I participate in a WhatsApp group and would like to know if it is possible to download a TXT list from all members of this group.
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How to stop getting WhatsApp notifications from completely muted groups?

The groups are completely muted - no sound and no notifications allowed. Still, occasionally I get WhatsApp notifications (with sound and vibrations) that immediately disappear.I can see the WhatsApp ...
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How to rid Contacts app of phone numbers showing as duplicate entries

Problem description: This is the typical duplicate contacts scenario where a contact name does not show up when being called by that number. The problem is, named contacts have been duplicated into ...
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Whatsapp crashes

I have updated my Whatsapp to the latest version (2.18.46) but it crashes as soon as I open it. I don't get any."Whatsapp has stopped working" message. Here's what happens: 1) I click the icon. 2) ...
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What is the accuracy of the wossip app?

what is the accuracy of the wossip app`s USAGE menu drop down? Does it reflect actual usage of the monitored account or some other state?
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Share location in WhatsApp showing map on continental scale

When I want to share my location with someone on WhatsApp, it gives me a list of places, two of them close to my home, and the third is Panama (the country! And I live in Brazil). I thought it was ...
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Move whatsapp account without SIM

My problem is exactly the describe in this post. I want to move my whatsapp account from my old phone to a new one, but the SIM of the old phone is already expired (nonetheless, I currently can use my ...
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playing WhatsApp videos with your default MX Player on Android

in the past WhatsApp videos opened by default in the video player you annoted on Android as the default video player. in my case all videos in my Android phone (an Xperia z ) will open with MX player ...
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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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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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What might cause Notifications about Instant Messages to appear late and batched up on a Huawei P8 running Android 6?

I noticed a strange behavior on my newly-acquired Huawei P8 phone: Notifications about Instant Messages from WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and Threema seem to arrive late and in a "batched up" manner. ...
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Whatsapp Call / Line Call and Spotify Music over Bluetooth

I have a question, I connected my phone Samsung S7 Edge to my car bluetooth and started to call my friend using phone loudspeaker on Whatsapp or LINE app. However, I also want to listen to music on ...
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When WhatsApp takes backup on Google Drive?

I am aware that Local back up is done by WhatsApp daily at 2 AM, from the official FAQ of WhatsApp. Below is the relevant quote: Local backups will run automatically every day at 2am and save your ...
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If I have to accept new terms, where I can read them up?

My favorite example for this is whatsapp. Somewhat around May 2014 I got notified that terms had been changed and that I have to accept them and update whatsapp. Since this was just some days after ...
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How can I Recover deleted WhatsApp Images on Samsung Galaxy S2?

The day before yesterday I was browsing my WhatsApp images. Upon browsing them, I accidentally deleted one image that means a lot to me. I've tried Dr.Fone did not really work. I've heard that if I ...
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QR Scan in WhatsApp doesn't work (QR loads but phone scan never ends)

Not the same as Why I can't scan the WhatsApp QR? because the problem there was the "OK Got It" was not visible due to the screen being too small, but that's not the problem here I have the ...
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Why do apps like WhatsApp, Facebook run background services in android even though their apps on iOS without backgroung services

What is the reason for apps like WhatsApp running background services in andrioid even though in iOS they work smoothly without any background service
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How can I send WhatsApp's image captions to email with images?

I am using Whatsapp 'Email Conversation' option that allow me to share pictures through email, but it doesn't send the caption of images. Is there any solution so that I can send both Image + its ...
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Reduce size from Whatsapp

Whatsapp backups take a lot of space. Is there any possible way to save more space without totally messing up Whatsapp?
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No WhatsApp notification on Xperia S after updating to JellyBean

I have Xperia S running Android ICS, and the notifications of a new message of WhatsApp appeared in the top notification panel showing an icon of WhatsApp. I received an update to JellyBean and after ...
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Why whatsapp with a specific contact fails to receive messages?

I am not able to receive messages from a specific contact using whatsapp, but I am able to send to the that same contact. All other contacts appear to be receiving and no issues with the send process....
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Restore whatsapp chat if no SD-card

I have Samsung Galaxy S3 which I formatted it then when I re-installed WhatsApp, it did not ask me to restore back my chat. I don't have an SD-card installed in my phone. What can I do to get back my ...
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no more space on device while writing to exFAT folder on MicroSD card

JasonR:/ $ su JasonR:/ # cd /stor*/emu*/0/WhatsApp JasonR:/storage/emulated/0/WhatsApp # cd Media JasonR:/storage/emulated/0/WhatsApp/Media # ls -al *.jpg -rwxrwx--x 1 root everybody 506827 2019-02-22 ...
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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 phone gallery. It is claimed that "apparently" it reduces file storage. But WhatsApp still has to store media in ...
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Add a profile picture for another person in WhatsApp

I have someone hasn't a profile picture in WhatsApp; how can I add a profile picture for him to appear in my profile when sends me a WhatsApp message? Note that I did it already before the first of ...
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Whatsapp App disapeared from my Android, It now will not load it again, nor any other Apps either

My partner was changing the supplier of our router downstairs. I didn't know he was. I was upstairs and started using my Android smmartphone, I presssed the Whatsapp app to use it , and it ...
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Disconnected WhatsApp, can't reconnect!

my wife moved back to Android on a Galaxy S9+ from IOS and wanted her WhatsApp messages transferred. Its not straightforward, but followed an article that setout the process and managed it in the end ...
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I have Huawei P20 pro, and cannot receive WhatsApp messages unless I open the App

I have a Huawei P20 pro, and cannot receive WhatsApp messages unless I open the App. A few points to note. There is intrusive data collection by many Apps and also usage of completely unnecessary ...
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Whatsapp conversations following hack

So I've been incredibly stupid and allowed my whatsapp account to get hacked and am now locked out (after the hacker set up 2 step verification). I'm awaiting a response from whatsapp. My question is,...
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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 ...