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

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WhatsApp's backup to Google Drive doesn't work

I recently reinstalled WhatsApp because it stopped working. Then, I restored the Google Drive backup. For this backup, I used my primary Google account. Restoring worked fine. However, after ...
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How to stop being visible to others in Whatsapp after deleting my account

I have deleted my whatsapp account and application. Still my friends see my account, they believe I am still on and keep sending messages which never reach me. How to delete my account in such a way ...
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Whatsapp's “WhatsApp Video” folder not visible from my PC

I'm using Whatsapp on Nexus 5 (Android 6.0.1) and several folders used by Whatsapp are not visible when accessed from a Windows 10 PC (connected through USB in MTP, file transfer mode). From my PC "...
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Problems with two-step verification on a new SIM

I recently purchased a new SIM. When I try to install WhatsApp, it asks for a PIN that was apparently created by the previous owner for two-step verification. What should I do?
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WhatsApp away from Wi Fi?

When I am away from WiFi, I do not want to receive nor send messages or media on WhatsApp. Where on my Moto G can I make this setting? Thanks !!
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Is it possible to recover deleted WhatsApp messages on Android?

I have obtained a copy of the current version of the database of the WhatsApp instance running on my phone. I can see that deleted messages do not show up, and that there are missing IDs corresponding ...
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Using whatsapp without my SIM

Next week I will go on holiday to a foreign country and for this I bought a prepaid SIM card because with my phone's current plan I have little to none data in Roaming. My problem is that I will be ...
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Where is the location for old WhatsApp database?

In my internal memory, I found the WhatsApp database folder, but it only contains a few files, a maximum of 6/7 days. Where can I find my old WhatsApp database files? Where would I get the previous ...
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How to restore the Whatsapp Messenger icon? Not the app, just the icon

Since quite some time now, the Whatsapp Messenger icon is not the proper icon, but the Android green trashcan icon. The app in itself is working properly, it just looks funny on the home screen. ...
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How to join WhatsApp group from “chat?code=” link

I was provided a web link in an email. I was reading the email on my computer, so when I clicked it, it opened in Firefox. It bounced around a bit (since it was a marketing tracking redirect link), ...
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Dual Messenger - Where are files stored (e.g., WhatsApp)

I had a working WhatsApp (say, WhatsApp W1 in phone PC) in my Samsung J7 Prime, Android 7, recovered with the usual Backup to/Restore from Google Drive, from phone A (PA). I meant to install a Dual ...
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In whatsapp, can two phones with different numbers use the same google drive whatsapp backup?

In whatsapp, can two phones with different numbers use the same google drive whatsapp backup? The backup to google drive done from one phone isn't visible from the other phone, I get the error of "no ...
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How can I choose which google drive backup whatsapp uses?

I have two phones with whatsapp. I have a whatsapp backup on one google account, and one on another. Is there any way to choose which google drive backup to use, without removing all but the one ...
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How to restore GBWA backup on new phone to GBWA app

I'm simultaneously running Whatsapp & GBwhatsapp on my phone for both of my numbers. For me it's easy to just transfer Whatsapp data to new phone. However, when its come to GBWhatsapp i feel like ...
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How do I restore Whatsapp from backup after skipping the restore option?

I accidentally skipped Whatsapp restore option when I changed my device and now my backup on google drive is overwritten. How can I get my old backup? It was about 2.3gb of my data and I need those ...
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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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2 mobile, 2 sim, 2whatsapp account

I have 2 mobile old lenevo with Vodafone sim A6000 and new MI note4 with Jio sim. Both mobile is having different WhatsApp account. I want to use old mobile WhatsApp account with new mobile and vice-...
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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 can I add participants to a WhatsApp Broadcast list without adding them to my phone contacts?

In my Whatsapp, there are about 200 chats. Everyone has added my number in their own contact but I am unable to add all 200 nos. in my contacts. I have to create a broadcast list and I have to add ...
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WhatsApp still shows deleted contacts

I got my new Android phone. I added my personal GMail account to the Gmail app which synced my ~100 personal contacts from Google. I installed WhatsApp. I installed Outlook for Android. I added my ...
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Android auto - non stop notifications

I have been using android auto using car display for more than a year on nexus 5. No problems at all, well except from huge battery drain on Nexus. Couple of weeks ago updated the phone to Samsung ...
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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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Is it posible for an android user to set up a work and personal profile and isolate whatsapp to personal profile

With the new GDPR regulations in Europe I see people freaking out and deleting whatsapp from their phone. I don't wish to get into the legal details of if this is legally necessary or not. However ...
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How to restore Whatsapp backup from local backup in Android?

Let me explain the issue i am facing. I was using Iphone, and recently, I started using Android phone. I wanted to migrate my whatsapp data from iphone to android. For that, I copied ChatStorage....
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Detecting incoming/outgoing whatsapp messages [closed]

I just want to know if there is a way i can check for send and received whatsapp message on android, i tried to get the notifications but when the user is in whatsapp, there is no notification shown, ...
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How do I prevent current WhatsApp backup from overwriting previous WhatsApp backup on Google Drive?

I'm having a really bad week as far as my tech and I might have to do a factory reset on my phone. In the process, I discovered nearly all of my WhatsApp data has been wiped out (the conversations are ...
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How can I see the number WhatsApp is dialing instead of the name?

How can I see the number WhatsApp is dialing instead of the name? My friend Erwin has two mobile phones, one in Switzerland and a new one in Vietnam. Yesterday he called me from Vietnam by WhatsApp. ...
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Deleting a picture being sent by whatsapp

How do delete a picture that has started sending on whats app but hasn't completed
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Does Whatsapp notifies if my security code has changed to people I don't have in my list of contacts?

I know Whatsapp gives you a notification when someone change their security code (eg: when they change their smartphone) I am wondering if this is also the case when that person doesn't have you in ...
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Problems connecting to WhatsApp from desktop

I always have problems connecting to WhatsApp desktop/web (I usually use desktop, but it's the same concept) - it says it can't reach the phone. Now, the thing is that it has problems connecting even ...
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Privacy of WhatsApp messages

My husband has taken over my Android since he's the account holder. I'm wondering can he get any call or text information from my WhatsApp off of the T-Mobile printout of my phone activity?
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How to restore files from a WhatsApp group deleted by administrator

A WhatsApp group was deleted by the administrator (first remove all participants, then remove the group). Can I restore files in the WhatsApp group that was removed by the administrator?
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Transfer WhatsApp chat from iPhone to Android

I recently moved from iPhone to Android, now I want to transfer all my WhatsApp chats to my new Android phone from iPhone, but the problem is WhatsApp doesn't have any feature to transfer chats ...
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How do I rid my Xperia phone from grey right leaning bell like shape in chats on WhatsApp

This symbol keeps two names at the top of my chats list on WhatsApp.
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Whatsapp (Android) makes some pictures blank and appear black while sending on LG G3

Steps: Capture some pictures, say 10 pictures -- I am able to see all images in the Gallery Attach all of them in whatsapp -- I am able to see all images in the preview Send -- Some pictures turn ...
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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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Why does this text cause android devices to 'hang'?

I received this innocent looking forward from my brother on Whatsapp claiming that it could 'hang' my phone. And sure enough... touching it would make my android samsung j2 running android 6 freeze ...
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How to send whatsapp messages without saving number?

Please let me know, without using any third party application, how to send whatsapp message without saving a number in contact? Regards Smith
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Can a group admin remove the group creator on WhatsApp? [closed]

Can a group admin remove the group creator on WhatsApp? If i add a person as creator then make them admin.. can they remove me from my own group?
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please help me in recovering my lost contacts on WhatsApp

Please I formatted my phone by mistake and in the process my WhatsApp was uninstalled and some very important contacts deleted please how can I still get the contacts back on WhatsApp please help.
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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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Whatsapp last seen is blank and shows only when online

it looks pretty confusing and weird that some contacts the last seen is always blank and it shows up "Online" only when the contact is Online. They haven't blocked me anywhere not have I. How this ...
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Prevent other users to get Whatsapp notification

Is there is any way to prevent other users to get notification when I joined Whatsapp? Apparently, I don't want others to announce I'm using it as I'm trying to join it for only selective friends and ...
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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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Changing WhatsApp number without losing chat histories

The SIM of my currently used WhatsApp number is not with me now. I want to change my WhatsApp number without losing some important chat histories. Is it possible to change the old WhatsApp number to a ...
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WhatsApp messages disappeared without having been deleted

I was texting like normal yesterday morning when all of a sudden it said WhatsApp is not responding or something like that, but after it came off EVERYTHING was deleted, even my backup. I had messages ...
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One WhatsApp account, 2 phone numbers

Let's say I have a number in my country and WhatsApp account associated with it. I want to travel far away, where roaming would be ridiculously expensive. Is it possible that I can buy a SIM card ...
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WhatsApp on Android 4.4 works only briefly and after rebooting phone

I have a Huawei smartphone running Android 4.4. I am experiencing a strange issue with the device, specifically with WhatsApp: the app will only work (as in sending and receiving messages and calls) ...
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Can you extract files from a Google Drive Whatsapp backup?

I have accidentally deleted hundreds of pictures from my Whatsapp files in my phone, but I can't restore the backup, since Whatsapp is a system app and I can't uninstall it.
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How can I restore a Whatsapp backup without uninstalling it (Whatsapp is a system app)?

Could I just go to app settings and click clear data?