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

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Slow-mo video is not slow motion after uploading to Google Drive

I took a slow-mo video from my iPhone 6 Plus. When I uploaded it to Google Drive the video was without slow-mo. Why is this so? Is this a bug? I have faced this issue also when uploading the slow-mo ...
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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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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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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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Multilingual spell checking on Whatsapp Desktop is not working

Multilingual spell checking (French and English) is working very well generally on my mac OS install. I set it up correctly following these recommendations. However, there seems to be something ...
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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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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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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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Double Whatsapp Backup in iCloud

I am not sure if this is the case, but when you do iCloud Backup of your phone, it will backup Whatsapp. ( I am unsure if this include the Photos and Video ) Then Whatsapp itself has backup option ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Using WhatsApp iOS app without granting it access to contacts

I have avoided WhatsApp so far because I don't want to grant it/facebook permission to offload my contacts from my device into their cloud. However, this becomes a bit hard to sustain, so I was ...
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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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Possible to transfer WhatsApp history from Android to iOS?

I have an Android phone with WhatsApp installed on it. I want to move this Sim-Card to an iPhone and installing WhatsApp on it. Is it possible to backup/transfer/restore the history over to iOS? I ...
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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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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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Extract WhatsApp Backup

Today, I found a phone I thought I had lost a few years ago (an iPhone 5s). I was wondering if I could extract the saved WhatsApp conversations from the iPhone to my PC and be able to read them? I ...
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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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Does WhatsApp work without a SIM card?

In my Moto G5, I can still use WhatsApp after removing the SIM card, after I successfully validated my phone number. Would this method work in an iPhone?
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Whatsapp asks for too much free space during backup

I have an iPhone 6s, fully updated. Starting from 20 December, whatsapp complains that there is not enough space on the iphone to do a backup to icloud. Before this date, everything worked fine and I ...
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Why does WhatsApp require so much space for iCloud backup? [duplicate]

When backing up Whatsapp History to iCloud, Whatsapp required nearly the same amount of free space as the total backup. i.e If Whatsapp need to back up 1.8 GB of data to iCloud it will need 1.8GB of ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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iTunes backup also WhatsApp chats?

a friend of mine has an iPhone 3GS and is swtiching to an iPhone 4S. Now, she's tried to backup all her WhatsApp chats using the WhatsApp backup, but it gets stuck. So I'm thinking whether iTunes ...