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An application that provides instant messaging client for smartphones that operates under a subscription business model.

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Storing whatsapp message data in iCloud to free up space on phone?

Ive got an iPhone 64gb running iOS 14 The storage is almost full and i noticed that Whatsapp is taking up almost 15gb. Most of this is photos / video from group chats etc. I dont want to loose the ...
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WhatsApp Safari .heic

Is it possible to send HEIC files through WhatsApp Web with the Safari Web browser? .JPG images are 'lit' and ready to be sent, whereas .HEIC photos are 'greyed' out.
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iPhone - Sharing file via “Copy to WhatsApp” option missing after updating to iOS 14

The exact situation I am trying to resolve is as follows.... when receiving a file in email, usually an audio file, once opening it I could tap on the share icon which would bring up many options, one ...
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WhatsApp security code changes

I recently had to restore my iPhone as I wasn’t able to remember the passcode for it. Upon reinstalling WhatsApp on a group chat each of the members security codes have changed a number of times (3 ...
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Dark mode issues in iPhone 6s+ iOS 13.6.1

Till yesterday the dark mode on my iPhone was fine But idk what happened to it just now I m talking about using it on WhatsApp and Settings app(only minor change in settings app) Earlier: Now: I ...
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Latest WhatsApp Desktop from App Store crashes on High Sierra

WhatsApp Desktop from the Mac App Store no longer launches after the July 20, 2020 update to version 2.2029.4. System information: MacOS 10.13.6 High Sierra with all system updates installed WhatsApp ...
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Is it possible to create a custom alert tone for WhatsApp on iOS?

I know it's possible to use a custom ringtone as an alert tone for certain notifications (like text messages and reminders). However, this doesn't work with WhatsApp, since the app only allows you to ...
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How to reduce WhatsApp Desktop App RAM Usage?

My problem is with WhatsApp itself. I know that modern browsing is RAM intensive (specially webapps built with Electron), but we close and open tabs all the time, which compensates for the RAM usage. ...
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What happens with Whatsapp iCloud backup if I don't restore media [duplicate]

I just dropped my iPhone XS Max in the water the other day and now it is in the shop for repair. I have a fairly large Whatsapp backup in the iCloud of 18GB. I currently have a replacement phone for ...
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How many whatsapp backup are stored on icloud?

I erased a very important whatsapp discussion 6 days ago and I'd like to get it back. The problem is auto-backup on my Iphone 8 is set to "daily". So when i erase the app from iphone and restore from ...
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How to download WhatsApp iCloud backup?

I read the thread Accessing WhatsApp iCloud backup? and did all Kanthala Raghu explained to reveal icloud whatsapp backup in terminal. But what I get is only a list in terminal after typing cd ~/...
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Unable to Select/Copy text on PDF/.docx/.xlsx on Whatsapp - iPhone XR

This is truly a peculiar problem. I’m on iPhone XR, and till now I’m always been able to select and copy text from any media (PDF/.docx/.xlsx) I open on WhatsApp. However, all of a sudden I am ...
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Recovering deleted “whatsapp backup” from icloud

On sunday I had to restore my iPhone to factory settings (deleted all files and configuration). Before I did that, I backed up Whatsapp to iCloud (7 gb backup file). After I deleted my iPhone, I ...
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How can I run two instances of WhatsApp on a Mac?

I have two phone numbers for two purposes and I would like to run two native WhatsApp clients in parallel on my Mac. I don't want to use the browser (or two browser windows) since I prefer the native ...
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Recovering Whatsapp messages after IPhone crashed

The following happened, I would be so grateful if you helped me: April 29: Whatsapp last backup May 6 evening: IPhone ICloud last backup I don’t open Whatsapp for a whole day and most of my ...
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Unable to retrieve WhatsApp message history

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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Why is msgstore.db.crypt12 whatsapp chat file NOT in Manifest.db from itunes backup?

Can I get msgstore.db.crypt12 off my iphone via itunes some other way. icloud backup has failed and this is the only way to get the file. Manifest.db is an sqlite database which has all the files ...
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Built-in whatsapp iCloud backup size is larger than my iPhone's main iCloud backup for whatsapp

There is two ways to backup your whatsapp data on your iPhone, first is using the built-in backup feature (which uses iCloud). and the second one is backing up whatsapp in setting -> iCloud. so as i ...
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Is the 2.05x iCloud free space BESIDES the space already taken by WhatsApp backup?

Is that correct? what the hell, I just want to know if any of you is an expert on this matter: The title implies NO ONE can backup any WhatsApp backup larger than 1.64Gb more than once on a 5Gb free ...
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Create an automation for WhatsApp's chat app?

I have the following code which uses the user's clipboard to WhatsApp's online API. on run {input, parameters} set text1 to the clipboard do shell script "open https://api.whatsapp.com/...
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Does WhatsApp duplicate files when I share them with different contacts

If I share the same file (say, an image or a video) across multiple contacts in WhatsApp, does the app create multiple copies of the same file (increasing the storage use)? Or is it smart enough to ...
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How do I silence incoming voice calls on WhatsApp?

I've been forced by my relatives to install WhatsApp on my iPhone. I use it only for text messages, so I disabled camera, voice, etc. and, what I thought, was all sounds from it in the iPhone settings....
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Google Maps for live location on WhatsApp [duplicate]

A friend of mine shared his live location (before he started to drive) and another location on WhatsApp. I was able to open "another location" on Google Maps, while live location always made use of ...
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iPhone 6s nagged to update to 13.3, so I did but now I cannot use Whatsapp

Don't know where to start, did everything wrong. My frustation the last 24 hours: My iPhone 6s request me to update since a couple of months, so yesterday I thought let's do it. In summary: did not ...
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How to configure iOS 12 sharesheet to add WhatsApp Messaging?

Links, Photos, and other data can be shared through options: Messages, Mail, etc. For example, if I am browsing images in the Photos app, I would like to the ability to click the share button and ...
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Adding custom alert tone

I want to add custom alert tones onto my iphone but it is seen as ringtones. I can't generalize, even choose, the ringtone for message sound for exapmle for whatsapp. It only lists alert tones, not ...
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How do I stop WhatsApp saving pictures to Google Photos?

I have Google Photos Backup & Sync activated. All the pictures I take are uploaded to the cloud. But since I have an iPhone also the photos that my contacts send me using WhatsApp are uploaded. I ...
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Whatsapp backup stuck at 0% [duplicate]

Same problem as this person. I want to run a whatsapp backup since I want to completely restore my phone to factory and not restore from backup. My iphone is: Updated to latest iOS 13.2.2 No ...
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Summoning phone controls on CarPlay

Whenever I start a call while on CarPlay and browse away from the phone controls (the screen where you can mute and hang up the call), let's say to check the maps app, I have a hard time to get the ...
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Sound and call with whatsapp call and line call using loudspeaker while typing

I can't post a video but hopefully you guys will understand. When I try to make a call using the loudspeaker with WhatsApp or Line, the sound becomes weird, as if both the call sound and typing sounds ...
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How to recover Whatsapp chat messages on an iphone after phone number has expired

After my father in law had died, my mother in law kept his iphone which she still has access to. Even after his phone contract expired and his number had been deregistered, she was still able to look ...
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How to make these files from my PC (Windows 7) accessible to WhatsApp on my iPhone XR (iOS 13)?

This is a complex question involving several programs. I can transfer a generic file (meaning one with arbitrary suffix and not necessarily openable by default with any program) from my PC to my ...
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Can I recover a deleted Whatsapp conversation in iPhone?

I deleted a Whatsapp conversation around 10 days ago (dragged the conversation > more > delete chat) on my iPhone. iCloud backup was turned off at the time. I guess I’ve definitely lost it. I wonder ...
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In a WhatsApp videochat on my iPhone (XR, iOS 12.4), how can I switch between front and back cameras?

When videochatting with WhatsApp (v2.19) on an iPhone (XR, iOS 12.4), the front camera is used because when you look at the screen you want the other person to be able to see your face. But using the ...
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WhatsApp calls on an iPhone and “data” and “minutes”

Am I right that if I use my iPhone (which I have not yet bought) to make a WhatsApp to WhatsApp call then the position is as follows? If I am using wifi, this activity does not incur charges (because ...
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Accessing WhatsApp iCloud backup?

I have WhatsApp set up on my iPhone with iCloud backup. I don't want my WhatsApp media polluting my Photos stream, so I've disabled "Save to camera roll", as I didn't see a way to keep WhatsApp images/...
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Click to Chat URL for WhatsApp not opening the WhatsApp app on iPhone

When SMS with shortened Click to Chat URL for WhatsApp is received on the iPhone, clicking it leads me to the App Store instead of opening chat in WhatsApp, despite WhatsApp being installed on the ...
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Whatsapp Click to Chat link openning in AppStore when URL shortener used

When SMS with shortened Click to Chat URL for WhatsApp is received on the iPhone, clicking it leads me to the App Store instead of opening chat in WhatsApp, despite WhatsApp being installed on the ...
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WhatsApp Web is active even after putting Mac to sleep

I got a notification messages on my phone saying "WhatsApp Web is currently active" even when my MacBook is supposed to sleep and not check for messages. Power Nap is not switched on and I have set Do ...
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Whatsapp backup issue on iCloud with iOS 12.2

I've been using this iCloud account for 3 years and now it is having issues with the WhatsApp backup. If I try to do a manual backup in WhatsApp settings, it sticks on preparing or either goes to max ...
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If I delete my WhatsApp data, will my data disappears from my iCloud backup, too?

I want to delete the WhatsApp data from my iPhone in order to make some free space. But If I will do it, at the next backup, will my old backup disappear too?
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Pulling out WhatsApp from backup - without restoring iPhone

I have Mac (now Pro, then Air)- and iPhone backup regularly using TimeMachine. Is there a way restoring only backed-up text from WhatsApp without restoring entire iPhone?
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How to extract data from the iphone backup on the PC

I have a huge amount of image files on my Whatsapp, which are locally stored on the iPhone. I do not see any way of moving these specific files from the iPhone to the PC, whereas of course from ...
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What happens when WhatsApp from an old phone is connected again?

I‘ve got an old iPhone in my closet, which I used until one year ago, when I bought a new one. On the old iPhone, I had WhatsApp with iCloud Backup enabled. However I did not include the videos in ...
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How to migrate WhatsApp messages data from Android to iPhone? [duplicate]

Currently I'm using an Android phone. I have just purchased a refurbished iPhone 7 Plus. I wish to migrate my WhatsApp chat history from Android phone to iPhone. I have searched almost everywhere, ...
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Trapped in iPhone 4 and WhatsApp, need help to escape

I have an iPhone 4 with WhatsApp messenger installed. The iPhone doesn't update anymore, works deadly slow, and does not have any free space. WhatsApp also does not update anymore, because newer ...
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Is it possible to temporarily skip media restore in WhatsApp?

I use WhatsApp on an iPhone X. I have chat history and media backed up on my iCloud. The total size of the backup is around 6 GB. I had to send in the iPhone X for repair, and I’m using a temporarily ...
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Unable to access WhatsApp web on Safari for iPad

WhatsApp Web (https://www.whatsapp.com/) works as epxected on Firefox running on Ubuntu Desktop and Safari for macOS. At one point in time, Whatsapp web functioned on the iPad Safari browser. ...
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How to bypass WhatsApp expiration [duplicate]

WhatsApp stopped running on my iPhone. It says it has expired and it requires me to update which I can't because I have an iPhone 4. It won’t run any versions of iOS newer than 7. Is there a ...
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How to exchange simple text files with Messages, WhatsApp with any recipient

I often have to send simple text files to recipients working on Mac, iPhone, PC running Linux, Windows, mobile running Android. These files are slightly formatted (just tabs and returns) to be easily ...