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

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How to merge two WhatsApp chat histories on Apple iPhone? [closed]

Summary: I used WhatsApp - with the same phone number - on two iPhones at different times (a new one and and old one), and I'm wondering if it is possible to merge the chat histories of both? Details: ...
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WhatsApp actual size is in MBs but in iCloud backup it is several GBs

My actual WhatsApp back total size is 474Mb but when I go to I cloud back up it is showing 10GB, how is it possible? I mean I have deleted all media files from my WhatsApp and in WhatsApp application ...
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Emoji Icon does not show up in touch bar when writing in Whatsapp

When I'm writing a message on Whatsapp, the Emoji Icon (Smiley Face) does not show up in the touch bar. Instead, the touch bar shows just the last emojis like this: But when I try to search for ...
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Is there a way to sync WhatsApp profile photos with Contacts Photos?

I would like to know if there is a way to automatically sync the profile pics that people set in their WhatsApp profile to the contacts photos in my Contacts app on OS X (Big Sur).
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Find Whatsapp backup

If I create a Whatsapp Chat backup on my iPhone and save it on ICloud, how can I find it again? I couldn't find it on my Mac via ICloud Drive or on icloud.com. Where exactly does Whatsapp save this ...
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iPhone 7 running iOS 14.3 can't make WhatsApp calls over WiFi

My iPhone 7 (iOS 14.3) will no longer make calls - audio nor video - over WiFi. I have tried re-installing WhatsApp and although it then asks me to grant permission to the microphone / camera / etc, ...
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Can't restore latest WhatsApp Backup to new device

My iPhone 11 went in for damage assessment on 9 January, which is when I did an iCloud backup of everything. The same day I pulled out my iPhone 7 and restored from iCloud to get all my WhatsApp ...
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How to download iCloud library (Backup folder, e.g WhatsApp) to Desktop (Mac) [duplicate]

How can I download folders from ~/Library/Mobile Documents/ ? I see that I have 10 gigabyte of files saved in the cloud as WhatsApp backup. I want to download that to my desktop. I know it is located ...
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How to extract all WhatsApp data before Feb 8 2020 when privacy terms change against your favour?

All chats All links All photos All videos for all contacts Dump them out somehow in a way in which I can easily access them for future reference
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WhatsApp web interface in Safari reloads because it is using “significant energy” how to fix?

I'm using Safari on a MacBook Air M1. When I use web.whatsapp.com, it often reloads page with this error: Is there an easy way to fix this? Is Facebook running necessary processes that I can block ...
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Restoring WhatsApp backup from iCloud Drive [duplicate]

I have a problem with restoring iCloud WhatsApp backup on my new iPhone. Some time ago I created WhatsApp iCloud backup and then sold the phone. I've bought a new iPhone, inserted the same sim-card, ...
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WhatsApp Chat Transfer from Google Drive to iPhone?

My wife just got a brand new iPhone. I am just wondering, how do I transfer WhatsApp chat history from Google Drive to iCloud or directly to the iPhone. I have backed up everything to Google Drive. ...
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WhatsApp Messages Missing after Reinstall

I uninstalled and reinstalled WhatsApp on my iPhone 6S Plus. It appears as if my iCloud backups have not been working for the past month (even though it was set to back up the messages weekly), so I ...
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Problem with WhatsApp Backup on New iPhone

I upgraded my iPhone and when I signed in to the new iPhone from my Apple ID, it stored my iCloud data on the new phone, but the data was incomplete as on my old iPhone. I couldn't complete the backup ...
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'Send Photo via WhatsApp' action not working in iPhone shortcuts

I am trying to create a shortcut on iPhone which will convert my photos from *.heic to *.jpeg and then send it on WhatsApp as a photo. Below is the screenshot of my shortcut. But the shortcut does ...
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on iOS does Whatsapp's “export chat” feature let you export a complete chat without a cap on message number / media size?

Please note: this question is about exporting a chat (i.e., as a text file and media files), not a creating Whatsapp backup. On Android, when you try to export a chat (with images/media included) ...
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iCloud not showing latest Whatsapp backup

I backed up my Whatsapp on my iPhone 6. I have a new ipHone 12 and have installed Whatsapp. When I try to restore from my iCloud backup, there is an old backup there but not the latest one. I've tried ...
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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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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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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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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/...