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Questions tagged [whatsapp]

WhatsApp is a popular messaging app for mobile phones. Questions regarding WhatsApp are therefor off-topic for SuperUser. If you have questions specifically directed at the web part of WhatsApp, then use webapps.stackexchange. Otherwise, try the iOS or Android stack exchanges.

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where to get gbwhatspp web version [on hold]

I gbwhatsapp apk download from a website. It is very much similar to whatsapp but its not the original whatsapp. I want to get the web version for that gbwhatsapp.
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Whatsapp shows rich link preview only on some facebook profiles [closed]

Both on the web whatsapp and phone android app for one profile it shows my the rich link preview when I'm sending it but for another profile it doesn't. They are both public profiles and I'm not a ...
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Can't send gifs in Memu Play

I have installed Whatsapp in Memu Play Emulator and can see gifs but I'm not able to send gifs with Whatsapp. It says the file format is not supported. Any ideas to solve this problem?
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Whatsapp on domain joined computer

I'm trying to install WhatsApp application on a domain joined Windows 10 PC. I must enter administrator password to install the application but the source file was installed into Administrator profile....
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Firefox won't persist session in WhatsApp Web

I scan the QR code, and WhatsApp Web works fine. I close the tab, some time passes (I don't even restart Firefox), I open web.whatsapp.com again, and it shows the QR code all over again. I have to ...
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Why did this WhatsApp message freeze my phone? [closed]

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Open Whatsapp Desktop instead of Web version when using Chrome link

When I run this ("https://web.whatsapp.com/send?phone=number") in Chrome it asks to open whatsapp web edition, but I want to use my desktop edition for these kind of links. How can I set the default ...
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Using WhatsApp on my phone, from my laptop, with no internet connection from phone?

I can use tethering between my laptop and my phone, allowing my laptop to use the phone's internet connection. I can use the WhatsApp client on my phone even when the phone has no internet connection -...
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WhatsApp desktop application consumes too much data

I often use my phone as hotspot on my laptop and use WhatsApp desktop application. Sometimes I leave WhatsApp on for many minutes (guesssing here; up to 2 hours). I've recently figured out that ...
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Security and privacy of WhatsApp via Wi-Fi and in airplane mode

If my mobile phone is in airplane mode, and afterwards I activate the Wi-Fi in order to connect myself to a Wi-Fi network; is there any way for the ISP to know that my WhatsApp account (hence my phone ...
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Problems sharing .xls spreadsheet via WhatsApp

I've saved a spreadsheet in the old format .xls on my MacBook and shared it via WhatsApp. Some of the recipients have informed me that the file is not usable both by Android and iPhone smartphones....
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WhatsApp low quality voice call on high speed LTE modem

I've this TD-LTE modem with internet connection speed of around 20Mb/s. With this connection, everything works fine except the WhatsApp voice calls. What could be the reason for delayed voice and ...
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Keeping a firefox tab on a remote server always on focus

I'm trying to keep WhatsApp Web always on focus in a Firefox tab on a remote server so that I always appear online. So far I've tried connecting via sshx, starting a screen session and then opening ...
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How to block everything except whatsapp?

I'd like to block access to the internet on my smartphone for everything except whatsapp. I could do this on a fritzBox or on DD-WRT routers. Any advice?
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Whatsapp doesn't support video format

I am trying to send videos to WhatsApp after dragging the video from computer to Nox player. Even though, I changed the format of the video Mp4 to Avi. Can someday help me which format for WhatsApp ...
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How does the whatsapp chat history recovery work together with their encryption mechanism? [closed]

As whatsapp states: every time user installs or updates the app, the new key pair would be generated on user's device. So I assume that, the chat history on icloud which was encrypted by the old ...
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Whatsapp web does not accept jpg file in portrait orientation

Using Whatsapp web on my PC, drag & drop jpg files to send them via Whatsapp. If the file is in portrait orientation, I get a message: ".file you tried adding is not supported 1". If I rotate the ...
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Whatsapp video format support

What video formats are supported in the WhatsApp for Android and Whatsapp Windows desktop apps (specially the later one)? I receive the error Video is not supported when I drag a video file into the ...
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If I delete whatsapp on my iPhone, will the backup stay on iCloud indefinitely? [closed]

I'm trying to minimise distractions. WhatsApp is a huge one. The idea is to erase whatsapp one way or another and sporadically reinstall it to check for new messages. Ideally I want to keep all my ...
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How to hide Whatsapp group chat, without leaving it? (Mute and archive don't work.)

I've tried both the mute and archive functions. But still, every time there's a new message in the Whatsapp group chat, the green circle thing with a number still shows up to notify me, and the group ...
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Can I set up WhatsApp on my desktop when my smartphone is broken?

I've been using WhatsApp on my Android Smartphone. That phone is now broken, and until I have a new phone capable of running the WhatsApp App, I'm now using my older "non-smart" phone. My SIM card ...
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Hebrew text appear as squares with question mark on whatsapp for web/chrome/macbook pro

I'm using WhatsApp on the web with my Chrome browser (I have a MacBook Pro). While the Hebrew text appears OK on the left and the input panels, the Hebrew characters on the main "chat panel" appear as ...
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Web WhatsApp doesn't show behind proxy

I have proxy with SSL bump configured. While this is on, WhatApp we doesn't show, why?
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Minimize app WhatsApp in system tray / notification area

I am looking for a way to minimize WhatsApp (the official Windows app) in the system tray. I am using Windows 10.
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How do you access WhatsApp “Databases” folder from the PC?

Bought new LG 4 and even though I am downloading apps I cannot find their respective folders when I hook my LG to the PC (including WhatsApp). Even when I search for default stuff like "google" i ...
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Is it possible to use whatsapp in my computer?

I want to know whether it is possible for a computer user to use WhatsApp on his/her computer.I can't find any application by WhatsApp, which allows user to use it on the desktop device.
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Signal messenger on the desktop

I currently use Telegram (because it just works very nicely) and WhatsApp (because stubborn people insist on using it). Both can be used on the desktop via http://web.whatsapp.com and http://web....
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Block facebook messenger and whatsApp on Dlink router

I would like to block facebook messenger and whatsApp on my Dlink router DSL-2730U. I googled the same and tried some of the methods but not a single one worked. It's really important as I want to ...
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How to prevent a group admin from re-adding me to the same group every time I leave it? [closed]

Is there any way to ignore a group permanently or block it? I muted it, but it still appears on my recent list. I tried to leave, but the admin keeps adding me to it again.
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WebSocket error for WhatsApp Web on Chrome on OSX

I am using Google Chrome on Mac OS X, and for the past day I cannot connect to WhatsApp Web This is the error that I see in the Chrome Developer Console I do not see anything that is blocking ...
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How to group chat with upto 1000 people?

We are a newly formed housing society with around 400 houses and upto 800 members. We want to set up a group chat among us via any app which is cross platform (Windows, Android, iOS). We have tried: ...
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Is it possible to use Whatsapp without an Apple or Android phone device?

For example, I have a laptop running Windows 8. Is there any way I can run Whatsapp through my laptop? I also have a Dell tablet that uses an Android based operating system, but does not have 3G/data....
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whatsapp account on both ubuntu and windows at a time

I have a dual boot for Windows and Ubuntu. In Windows I use bluestacks and in Ubuntu I use AndroVM. The problem is first I had installed whatsapp in bluestacks and created an account. Another time ...
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Pidgin “Lost connection with server (out cb): Bad file descriptor”

I tried to connect to whatsapp via Pidgin using this guide; http://topblog.hubpages.com/hub/How-to-Install-WhatsApp-for-PC. I did not used the portable version. After following each step, I got ...
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how to keep user contacts in bluestacks' whatsapp?

I have been using BlueStacks in Windows 7 for quite a while. Mostly I use it because I have installed the whatsapp application on it. The problem that I have is from time to time when my Windows ...