Questions tagged [whatsapp-messenger]

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

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Data removal from android

If I log onto whats app using a new device and then delete the app ... will it remove the app , all its data , back ups and pictures from the old device and also remove it from google drive ? Also ...
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Add WhatsApp images to Google Photo album in the cloud

I have a HUAWEI P20 phone and I am using the native Google Photos app to organize my photos on this device. Only the Camera folder is set for automatic upload to the cloud. I am using Viber and ...
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Whatsapp reply via notification not working

I am currently on Android 9 Pie. Whenever I get a Whatsapp message and I try to reply to it from notification, it freezes. More frustratingly, it doesnt happen everytime but say 1 out of 3 times it ...
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Automate WhatsApp backup to Google Drive on demand /schedule

Daily backup offered by app isn't an option since the device needs to be connected to Wifi at night time, which is a waste of battery. I have Titanium Backup schedule running but I would like to ...
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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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Export all WhatsApp Chats at once

how can I export all WhatsApp Chats at once, without having to click every single one of them to export it. Can someone help me with that problem? BR Sarah
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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 ...
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Copy a complete chat from whatsapp to PC

Anyone an idea how I can download a complete conversation with voice messages and pictures to an xls file with date and time? I can do it manualy by copy paste and save every individual voice message ...
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How do I access to my Whatsapp backup in Google Drive?

My phone was stolen and I was unable to reclaim my number from my telco. Therefore I'm not able to login to Whatsapp with my stolen number. There are very important messages and contacts that I have ...
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How to restore WhatsApp data from SD card or internal memory and not from Google Drive?

I changed phones and installed WhatsApp on the new one. I have a backup database file on an SD card and the same file copied to the internal WhatsApp folder and Google Drive. However, during install, ...
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WhatsApp profile pics of some contacted added but now have disappeared

Some of my contacts didn’t add a pic on their WhatsApp profile. As I had pics of them, I added their pics from my phone contact list, and they were automatically transferred to my WhatsApp. But ...
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Automatically insert recipient name in WhatsApp's broadcast message

I have a broadcast list of about 115 and would like to send a broadcast message on WhatsApp and personalise the message to each person. The message would read: Hi <Name>, thanks for ...
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How to add whatsapp contacts in bulk?

I want to save 1000's whatsapp contacts which were not added in contact list in bulk which is the fastest way to do it?
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Recording Facebook Messenger Video call on Android

Hi All, I am trying to record a Facebook messenger video call on Android 9.0. i used many application but the issue is when i open the app then start the v-call the other side can't hear me -but i ...
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Recover non-sent Voice Note on WhatsApp

I need to recover a non-sent audio on WhatsApp. I was keeping my phone hidden so the person threatening me wouldn't know I was recording and when I took my phone off my pocket, I accidentally clicked ...
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How can I merge my friend's new phone number in WhatsApp without loosing all the chats history

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) lately. When he sent me ...
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WhatsApp Android: Auto move images

Is there any way to automatically move images from different person to different folders?
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How does WhatsApp update the “last seen”?

Previously we were able to turn off mobile/Wi-Fi and turn on airplane mode, read the message, turn off airplane mode and turn mobile data / Wi-Fi on and that was the end of it. However, now it seems ...
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Black screen during Whastapp call/audio

My proximity sensor is broken, and, Whastapp turns the screen off during call/audio. Not even power button will turn it back on. All "solutions" out there tell me to clean the sensor. Impossible here....
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Can a Whatsapp account be spoofed?

I've had a big privacy concern lately regarding the safety of my Whatsapp account. Ever since my phone was stolen from me and returned by certain malicious individuals, I've had the weirdest feeling ...
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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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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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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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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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How to disable whatsapp backing up images

My whatsapp backups are getting huge, and Yes I checked that the "Back up videos" option is unchecked. One single backup is about 312 MB plus the fact that whastapp keeps 7 backups That totals to 2....
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Note 8: Whatsapp crashing after verification, while showing restoring backup

I got a Note 8 yesterday, and have been moving my data from my older Note 4. Everything worked after a struggle, but I've been working on this for hours with no luck. Basically, I verify, then ...
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Lost Phone, I want to locate my phone

Can I get the location of my phone it does have WhatsApp on it, I lost it about 20 hours ago and it was online(life) on WhatsApp 11 hours ago I tried google-locator but it is out of reach because I ...
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My youtube, facebook, whatsapp are not working right and internet is not working

My youtube, faceebok, whatsapp are not receiving and sending until I restart my LG G5 android phone. I was trying to delete some of the unused apps. Not my facebook, youtube say my internet is not ...
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Whatsapp messages dissappearing

On Samsung Galaxy A5 Whatsapp most of the chats are dissappearing by itself. My mother is using this phone and its backs-up to Google Drive on a daily basis. I checked and can confirm that the ...
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Does whatsapp store call logs in files?

I need to parse the call log, in order to get the timestamps and duration of each call with a particular contact. I'm on android. Is it feasible? I prefer using python but now the language doesn't ...
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WhatsApp Chat Backup crashed. Any restoration guides?

Yesterday night I had checked that my phone having a free space of less than 300 MB, but was totally fine. My WhatsApp Messenger is configured to back up everyday at 2:00 am (I am in the United ...
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How to answer whatsapp calls by pressing the home button?

Its just for accessibility, as android supports answering phone calls using home button, I want to do this with whatsapp calls too.
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Restore whatsapp Google Drive backup on different number

I have all my whats app data backed up on Google Drive. Two days ago my phone stopped working and now I have a new one with a different number(cause I lost the simcard with the number I was using for ...
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Right place to ask? Whatsapp using Android default emoji rather than Whatsapp's own

I use SwiftKey, and have never run into this before. After googling it, Swiftkey's official site says it should use WhatsApp's emojis over Androids, is there a way for me to see what caused the switch ...
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Location of Whatsapp Web sessions

From a few sources (see below for examples), I learned about the possibility of locating the computers connected via Whatsapp Web and/or desktop apps, by simply tapping the relevant item in the list ...
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How hike messenger is auto inviting WhatsApp group users and importing WhatsApp chats?

I recently witnessed hike (beta) auto inviting friends via WhatsApp & importing WhatsApp chats to hike on my friend's non-rooted phone. Till then, I was under the impression that inter app data ...
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Battery saving - WhatsApp

My WhatsApp messages have been delayed and I believe it is because of the power saving being on. I want to keep it on because my battery drains, but WhatsApp does not seem to be in the unmonitored ...
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Constant decrease in android's internal storage free space

I am having a hard time with my phone. My device, which is a simple LG Magna has had a constant decrease in FREE space. That means that something is constantly taking up more and more place in my ...
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Transferring Whatsapp history from person to person

I deleted my Whatsapp history with person X, but the conversation history still exists on X's phone. So can I get back the history from the X's phone?
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Make whatsapp prompt security code each time

The WhatsApp's 2 step security allows to set a code. So, whenever we re-register with the same mobile number, It will prompt for the code and will continue if it is correct. Alternatively, WhatsApp ...
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stop WhatsApp duplicating images sent with the camera

At least on my device (Galaxy S6) whenever I send a picture or video on WhatsApp using the camera, the following happens: A low quality version is stored under WhatsApp/Media/WhatsApp Images/Sent A ...
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Adding new members to whatsapp group while admin lost his whatsapp phone number

I am part of a whatsapp group in which there is only one admin. Unfortunately the admin is not using the number he used for whatsapp. Now how can we add a new user? Or how can someone else become the ...
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How does WhatsApp restore chat database after a factory reset

Consider the following scenario: The chat database (msgstore.db.crypt12) is encrypted with a key. The key is lost after performing a factory reset. I put the db files back in their place (internal ...
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Whatsapp: could it be that messages from some contacts are received but not from others?

"My mum and her phone are driving me crazy" must probably be an entry in many personal diaries by now... The thing is: my mum claims that she sends whatsapp messages to some of her contacts (there's ...

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