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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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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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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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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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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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Read Whatsapp Backup from Google Drive

How can we read Whatsapp messenger files from google drive backup? Does anyone know? I can see the Whatsapp Messenger In Google drive. Please help me...
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Is it possible to force an app to use cellular data instead of WiFi? [duplicate]

Our local office provides free public WiFi for phones and tablets, but blocks access in ways that means that some applications (like WhatsApp) are unable to connect. Is there any way to configure ...
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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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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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How to insert “blank character” in Whatsapp?

There is a blank character (kind of box) which can be used in Whatsapp to set Blank Status or to send Blank Messages. Does anyone know how to create/type or find that character? Thanks!
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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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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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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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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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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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I don't want my Whatsapp Media to restore (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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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

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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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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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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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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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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Fail in restoring whatsapp chats

I followed the steps below to restore whatsapp chats: 1) on my old phone, I backed up my chats to SD card 2) Insert the SD card on the new phone 3) Moved the whole whatsapp folder to the new phone ...
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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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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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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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Whatsapp friends profile image not showing

It's been a few days now since my friends contact images started to disappear on my Samsung Galaxy Sii. Whatsapp up to date. Android is 4.1.2. I've already tried: Turn off/on the phone; Add/remove ...
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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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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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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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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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Whatsapp - last time seen online - what does it mean?

I'm using whatsapp and some of my contacts have been seen online AFTER my messages have been delivered.. My question is: If I read something like this: [10:01] my message is delivered The contact ...
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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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Not receiving WhatsApp messages unless I open the app when on 3G (on WiFi there is no delay)

I have recently bought a Samsung Galaxy S4, Android version 4.4.2, and for some reason I only receive my WhatsApp messages when I open the app. This only happens when I am on 3G. When connected to a ...
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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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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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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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Disable or prompt VoIP calling on Android Whatsapp

I recently updated my Whatsapp on Android. I noticed that it allows voice calls with the new version. There is a contact that resides in the same city as me that I would like to place a call to. ...
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Will I be removed from groups on WhatsApp if I upgrade to a new phone?

I was removed from all groups before, when I changed my number. Will the same happen if I change my phone? This time, I have the same number but a different phone.
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How to move Whatsapp chat history from iPhone 4 to Nexus 4?

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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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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Where are WhatsApp voice notes stored on an Android device?

I have checked the /WhatsApp folder (and all the subfolders under it) but they are not there. I also tried the /Android folder but I am not able to find an entry for WhatsApp there. I am using a ...
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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 can send a message for all contacts in whatsapp?

I need to send a message to all my contacts (309 phone numbers) via WhatsApp. Is there a way to send a message for all my contacts, because the application just allows 25 contacts at once?
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Whatsapp on android device: PlayStore error code -11, parsing error when trying manual install

if this the completely wrong place for tech support stuff I am sorry and would really appreciate it if someone would point out where to ask this question. I already tried contacting Whatsapp's ...
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How can I delete a Whatsapp group of which, I am the administrator? [closed]

I am the admin of a WhatsApp group. I found that there is another group with same members, so the group I made is of no use. Now, How can I delete it?
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How to transfer WhatsApp conversations to a new phone?

I recently changed smartphones from an unknown to Samsung, and I've lost my WhatsApp conversations. I want them on the new phone. I have reinstalled it on the new phone, and the msgstore.db.crypt ...
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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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Custom notification for whatsapp group

I'm in a whatsapp group which requires some sort of quick reaction. I'd like to set a special (custom or at least non-standard) notification tone or sound specifically for that group (and only it). ...