Questions tagged [whatsapp]

WhatsApp is a messaging app for mobile phones, and it also features web and desktop version for Windows and Mac OS. Use this tag only for WhatsApp Desktop apps. For WhatsApp mobile apps, please post on Apple.SE or Android.SE. For WhatsApp Web, please post on WebApps.SE.

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How to kill Whatsapp process without it resurrecting after a time? [migrated]

On my Xiaomi Mi A1 if I go to Apps & notifications > WhatsApp and tap "force stop", the app seems to stop. But hours later, WhatsApp is strangely on again and I start receiving ...
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Running multiple instances of WhatsApp on the AVD emulator

I am looking for a way to run multiple whatsapp instances on a virtual android device (AVD) The goal: to have whatsapp instances on the server, for anyone who wants it, and the connection to WhatsApp ...
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Stop WhatsApp Desktop App from opening on api.whatsapp.com links, run WhatsApp web instead

I have a personal and a business WA account. I use WhatsApp Desktop app for personal use. When I click on api.whatsapp.com links, I mean to open the web app where I can send a message from my business ...
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“Broken” QR on Whatsapp Desktop [duplicate]

I just got a new Laptop and downloaded Whatsapp, but my phone can't connect to it because for some reason my QR code looks like this: It has like white strips all over it, and generally it's ...
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Images get corrupted when uploaded

When I try to upload an image, a weird corrupted version gets uploaded instead. This happens on different platforms, sometimes on google images (searching by file), But consistently happens when I ...
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How can WhatsApp share information with Facebook if the messages are encrypted end-to-end? [closed]

WhatsApp is enforcing a new controversy privacy policy that, as far as I understand, shares data from your chat messages with Facebook to provide you with "tailored ads" on Facebook. How can ...
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How to export Whatsapp chats to pc - without having an unencrypted chat being moved online at any point in time?

It does not matter to me whether a chat is end-to-end encrypted when at the moment of saving or exporting that chat, the whole chat gets exposed in its plain text. The question: How to export Whatsapp ...
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Processing large amount of WhatsApp jpeg files in Adobe Photoshop

When I tried to open a jpeg file, downloaded from WhatsApp in Adobe Photoshop I've got the following Photoshop error: Could not complete your request because a SOFn, DQT, or DHT JPEG marker is ...
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How to auto accept a call in WhatsApp?

Lets say I have a phone near but not enough to make a gesture or touch the device. I'm unable to take the phone and push the buttons. Certain contacts are safe enough, so I want to automatically ...
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YouTube videos' previews (Thumbnails) not being shown up in WhatsApp Windows 10 App

YouTube videos' Previews (Thumbnails) not being shown up in WhatsApp Windows 10 App. They are being shown up in WebApp and Android App. All other web link previews (thumbnails) are being shown up in ...
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What's App Web keeps disconnecting on one of my Wi-Fi's, why?

I moved to a new flat and got a new Wifi (Sky, UK). The problem is that whenever I connect to What's App Web or What's App Desktop it only works for a minute or so then it disconnects. After a while (...
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Is it possible to download or update WhatsApp Desktop App Beta version?

The reason why I'm interested in the Beta version is because recently WhatsApp allowed to make video calls from its Desktop App. The only problem is that it is not widely available and it is just ...
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Is there a difference between installing WhatsApp from exe file or Microsoft Store?

I was surprised to find out that you could install WhatsApp App for Windows 10 in 2 different ways. One by going to the WhatsApp website and downloading the exe file and installing. And the other by ...
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Why I can't insert Youtube video into Whatsapp chat?

Usually I copied and pasted Youtube link into Whatsapp chat and the link automatically converted to embedded video. But since November 27 2020 this does not work for me. So I can paste the link but it ...
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Is it Possible to spoof browser user agent in Windows XP to get web.whatsapp.com running?

I am still running Windows XP and want to access whatsapp web ( web.whatsapp.com). Obviously I can get to the latest and greatest versions of browsers on Windows XP (Firefox, Chrome, IE and Edge all ...
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WhatsApp web and desktop app displaying broken QR codes

I recently bought a new laptop and when I tried to set up the WhatsApp Desktop app, the QR code won't scan on my phone. The same is the case with WhatsApp Web as well. I tried doing the following ...
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Matrix homeserver (Synapse) setup for mautrix-whatsapp

I would like to install a Matrix homesever on a VPS (running Debian 10) for the sole purpose of using the WhatsApp bridge, mautrix-whatsapp. I really only need to be able to communicate with my ...
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Can't uninstall or reinstall WhatsApp on Windows PC

I have a problem installing WhatsApp on my Windows 10 PC, and I can't even uninstall the app too, the message for when I try to uninstall is: The code execution can't continue because ffmpeg.dll wasn'...
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Launch WhatsApp web from URL

I mean to put together an URL that leads me to a composing message in a WhatsApp web tab in Chrome. The official click-to-chat method is with https://wa.me/ . That produces the following pop up (...
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WhatsApp Web Login – web.whatsapp.com Can i use to Make Voice calls? [closed]

Since i was searching for Whatsapp Web I found that this is the only place where i can ask my Question . Actually I Want to Use Whatsapp web on my laptop and i want to use voice calls on that. Now my ...
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WhatsApp web on Google Chrome scanning the QR code do nothing, but it is working on Edge or from another Windows user

I've noticed this issue a week ago, I'm unable to scan the QR code for WhatsApp web on Google Chrome tab, it just does nothing. Tried incognito window in Google Chrome but it doesn't show any signs ...
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How to find Whatsapp's ChatStorage.sqlite in a local iPhone backup on Mac?

I want to export my WhatsApp chats from my iPhone without resorting to a closed-source freeware software. So I made an iPhone backup with iTunes and now I have a backup at ~/Library/Application ...
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“To use WhatsApp on your computer, open WhatsApp on your phone”? [duplicate]

So, I want to use WhatsApp on my computer. The first step to do that is to... "open WhatsApp on my phone"? Huh? The whole point is to use a computer. Not "phone". I have no "phone". That's why I want ...
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Disable spell-checking in Whatsapp?

Is it possible to disable spell-checking in Whatsapp for macOS? I’m running Whatsapp version 0.3.4480 on macOS Mojave.
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How to determine the current or latest version of WhatsApp Desktop (for macOS or Windows) available for download?

How can one determine the current or latest version of WhatsApp Desktop (for macOS or Windows) available for download? The current obstacles: It appears one can not determine the downloadable ...
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Why Photoshop can't open Whatsapp images?

I have been trying to edit photos that I received in Whatsapp in Photoshop. But while I try to open such images in Photoshop, it throws me an error like in the image. But now I can add those images by ...
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How can I see the same messages in WhatsApp on my phone as well as the browser when WhatsApp uses end-to-end encryption?

When I open WhatsApp on both my mobile phone and web browser, I see same messages on both clients. But because WhatsApp uses end-to-end encryption, I should not be able to see messages sent from ...
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Is it possible to use Whatsapp via a browser (web.whatsapp.com) to make Whatsapp video calls?

Is it possible to use Whatsapp via a browser (web.whatsapp.com) or via the Whatsapp Desktop app to make Whatsapp video calls ? Im aware I can use the messaging feature through the above website / ...
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Exporting WhatsApp to PC with inline media - solutions?

Not entirely sure if this is the right place to ask, but thought I'd check. I want to export a WhatsApp chat to PC from an Android device (One Plus 6T), ideally in an easily readable format with the ...
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Combine multiple filters in batch

I'm trying to create a batch script that kills all frozen windows. For some reason WhatsApp on Desktop is depending on a frozen program, so running the following command will kill all frozen programs ...
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Add WhatsApp stickers to WhatsApp web / desktop versions

How can I add my own stickers to WhatsApp desktop / web versions? I've got other 3rd party stickers installed and they only show up on my phone. When I install one of the sticker packs provided by ...
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Whatsapp desktop cursor become overwrite mode

I accidentally pressed a combination of keys (I think one of them is Shift key) and my type cursor enters OVR (overwrite) mode instead of INS (insert) mode when selecting previous characters. In this ...
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How can I force Whatsapp for desktop to use a proxy in Windows 10?

I use Whatsapp for Desktop on my work-provided Windows 10 PC. Because it's work-provided, I alternate between being on the corporate VPN and connecting directly to the internet. With the latest ...
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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 ...