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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 remove the spell checker in WhatsApp Desktop

On my newly installed laptop with Windows 10, I would like to get rid of the spell checker in WhatsApp Desktop software. How can I do that?
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End-to-end Encryption of Whatsapp

I have a question about Whatsapp's end-to-end encryption. As you know, Whatsapp claims that no one (including Whatsapp) can read messages or listen to the calls. How can Whatsapp guarantee such a ...
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How to stop Whatsapp Desktop from auto updating

Hi I have installed WhatsApp desktop for MacOS it tries to pull 200|300mb updates everyday which is annoying, so I need to stop it from that. Had already tried looking into the app to find a separate ...
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Unable to share whatsapp videos on web whatsapp

Recently web.whatsapp.com will not share new videos created by ffmpeg, using the same code to generate them. However videos from the same code still work on whatsapp. Does anybody know the correct ...
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How can I prevent applications to overwrite files with no prompt?

When download files and there is already a file with the same name, I expect to be prompted for a decision to rename or overwrite the file. But this is not happening with WhatsApp Desktop for MacOS (...
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WhatsApp Desktop - broadcast lists not showing after recent update

I recently updated WhatsApp Desktop to the latest version and all of a sudden my broadcast lists are not showing on the desktop version anymore. This used to work just fine before the latest update. ...
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Restore WhatsApp Session (Desktop app) in Another Windows installation

I logged in to WhatsApp desktop (Windows) app while the "Linked Devices" feature was enabled in my phone (by scanning a QR Code). This creates "/Appdata/Roaming/Whatsapp" folder ...
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WhatsApp Internet connection choices

Does WHATSAPP WEB or WHATSAPP DESKTOP use the Internet connection of the Desktop Computer or the Internet Connection of the Mobile Phone?
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Mute an application in Mint

The unofficial WhatsApp client of Linux Mint is making a sound every time a new message is sent. This is very noisy for me and I want to mute the notification sound, but there is no option to the so ...
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Graphics Issue with Windows 11 - Can't display QR Codes & Graphics inconsistent [closed]

I am having some graphics issues in Windows 11. The image below is pretty typical of what a button looks like on any web page. It is bearable - but I can't load What's app onto my PC because my ...
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How to install WhatsApp on a separate drive on windows10?

Since I don't have sufficient space on the main Os drive (Drive C). I need to install WhatsApp on another drive. But when I run the setup file, it doesn't ask me where to install the software. It just ...
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Multiple WhatsApp clients on Mac?

I used to go in terminal and run sudo /Applications/WhatsApp.app/Contents/MacOS/WhatsApp /secondary to load two instances of Whatsapp desktop and work with both my business and home whatsapp ...
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When I call someone from whatsapp desktop, it calls them on mobile and not dektop

I just got my family member to get WhatsApp Desktop for better video calls than on mobile, but since they live far away, I had to have them do it with me telling them how instead of me doing it myself....
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Headless WhatsApp on Linux in a VM to use Matrix bridge

I noticed that Element added a voice message feature lately, and it's amazing. Now I could finally use Matrix exclusively for literally all the services I use it for. However, moving Whatsapp into a ...
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How to regularly secure/backup Telegram Chats?

since Telegram offers the option to delete complete chats for both sides - is there any way to secure your data? For example someone keeps harassing you through the Telegram chat, and later deletes ...
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Internet Mobile data for only a specific application

Some mobile providers around the world offer stuff like WhatsApp bundle where the user has data for the app which require an Internet connection but not for browsing or any other app. I need to know ...
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Can you update WhatsApp's link previews?

If you share a link in WhatsApp, it gives a preview, which remains the same even after you update the link externally, for example a YouTube video link. Is there a way to force WhatsApp to refresh ...
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Excel to WhatsApp sending text message

I am using the below code to send text messages from Excel (ver. 2019 / Windows 10) Series of excel formulas generate WhatsApp link at R2 cell (eg.: https://api.whatsapp.com/send?phone=911234567809&...
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Is there an easy way to manage WhatsApp images? [closed]

I'm looking for an easy way to go through my WhatsApp images to delete the ones I don't want to keep (mostly stickers, memes, other generated images). Is there a way to do this? Preferably on desktop. ...
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ERROR: error pulling image configuration: error parsing HTTP 403 response body: invalid character 'F' looking for beginning of value: "Forbidden!"

I've installed docker 20.10.6 and 1.21.0 on centos linux 7 OS machine and when I run below command I get error docker-compose -f multiconnect-compose.yml up -d Error Creating network "...
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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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WhatsApp 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 WhatsApp Web or WhatsApp Desktop it only works for a minute or so then it disconnects. After a while (when ...
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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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"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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