Questions tagged [whatsapp]

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Unable to retrieve WhatsApp message history [migrated]

Scenario is the following: I have an old iPhone 6S which I've been using until last year. Then I bought a new iPhone XS. Everything went well. Now, new iPhone XS is broken and I can't open it anymore....
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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 desktop not opening links

I have the WhatsApp app installed on my windowns 10 pc and it works fine, the problem is when I try to open a link ("https://web.whatsapp.com/send?phone=number"): If the app is not running when I ...
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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 videochat with WhatsApp on PC

23MAR2020: I want to use my PC Win10 for WhatsApp and use it to video chat. The current WhatsApp for Windows 10 does not allow video, only text. At https://geekspie.com/download-whatsapp-video-...
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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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LAN to Laptop to AdHocWiFi to Whatsapp Call doesn't work

I try to connect my Laptop to LAN network, then host a ad-hoc Wi-fi network and connect with my phone to call per whatsapp. However, Whatsapp throws the error the network doesn't allow calls. For ad-...
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How can I sync a newer Whastapp history to a previous local backup

I had the screen of my phone broken and used another phone while it was in repair. So I had to install Whatsapp in the provisory phone, but it didn't recover any backup from Google Drive, and started ...
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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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WhatsApp times “Last seen” vs. message inconsistency?

Are times "Last seen today 10:06" and a message sent by someone at a later time 10:52 inconsistent? I wouldn't be able to explain it.
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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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Fritzbox 7580 whatsapp calling blocked on guest connection

I have a separate guest connection for WLAN in my fritzbox 7580. But some apps have only restricted access on that. Whatsapp, Skype and Google Duo calling is restricted on that. I haven't put these ...
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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 ...
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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....