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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 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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How do I use all four cameras of the iPhone 12 in WhatsApp?

The iPhone 12 has four cameras; the front camera, a general use one on the back, a wide angle one and a zoom camera. During video chats placed with the WhatsApp app, only the front camera and the ...
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iPhone claims that WhatsApp is using 15GB, but WhatsApp claims it's only using 3

A friend of mine has an iPhone 8 running iOS 14.6, and they're running out of space: In the Settings -> Storage, iOS claims that WhatsApp is using up 14.99GB of "Documents & Data": ...
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How to decrypt WhatsApp iCloud backup

I downloaded my old WhatsApp chat history from iCloud which is encrypted. The SQLite file I am trying to open is ChatStorage.sqlite.enc which asks for a password to open but not sure how to decrypt ...
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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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iOS 12 Shortcuts with WhatsApp

With the new Shortcuts app introduced in iOS 12, you can create a Shortcut that sends a message to a specific WhatsApp contact. When you choose that option, the Shortcut will open the WhatsApp ...
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Back-up restoration via iCloud for WhatsApp's stuck

I have just re-downloaded Whatsapp and wanted to restore the chats that I have backed up. However, this occurs: It has been stuck at 99% for the whole evening. I have tried following the guide ...
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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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Non-iCloud backup/export of WhatsApp chats

WhatsApp doesn’t “natively” allow iOS users to back-up (the term here is rather export) their chat histories to any destination other than iCloud. For my specific need, I need to have these chats in ...
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Transfer WhatsApp chat history from Windows Phone to iPhone

I was trying to restore WhatsApp chat history by method described by "oa-" user here on the forum. But can not ask him directly Transfer the WhatsApp Windows Phone Backup file to Iphone The "...
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Where does WhatsApp store its 'iCloud Drive backup'

I'm trying to recover data from my partner's phone and iCloud after her phone backup refused to load back onto her phone (one of many options we're pursuing...) One of the main sources of data is ...
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Restoring Whatsapp history doesn't work

I just got a new IPhone and downloaded Whatsapp. Every time I open Whatsapp, a message saying that the history is being restored from ICloud is displayed and a few seconds later a window pops up ...
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Reading WhatsApp app message via automator

Is it possible to read WhatsApp app message via automator? I want to build an auto reply chat not using automator.
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WhatsApp backup

I backed up my iPhone 11 iOS 14.7 through iCloud manually and then reset my iPhone because of the "Others" storage taking up to almost 50% of my storage. When the reset finished, all my apps ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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 ...
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WhatsApp Web not working on macOS Mojave 10.14.2

WhatsApp Web used to work all right. It works fine on my other 2012 MacBook, but not working on my Late 2013 MacBook. When attempting to open the Web app, the QR code continues to load indefinitely. ...
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How do I locate an .IPA file?

The instructions for a tool to move WhatsApp messages from Android to iOS say that I need to install: * `Whatsapp.ipa` of the same version (google will help) Whatsapp.ipa appears to be the app ...
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How to delete Whatsapp media without deleting messages

The most similar question that I've found is this: Whatsapp on iOS, how to delete voice messages? and also has no answer. I want to keep all chat messages but delete all it's media. I am not talking ...
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WhatsApp can't be reinstalled on iPhone 5s

I accidentally deleted my WhatsApp just now. When I try to reinstall it, it has an iCloud icon on it. Clicking it, it just say "You already purchased this, so it will be downloaded now at no ...
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Accessing a Whatsapp backup on iCloud Drive (Windows)

I am trying to retrieve a Whatsapp backup file that is stored on iCloud. I have found this thread which explains how to do that with a Macbook: accessing whatsapp icloud backup I have a pc with ...
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Cannot make WhatsApp calls on WIFI on iOS 15 : local network access required, but WhatsApp absent from the apps list

WhatsApp on iPhone is currently unable to successfully complete a voice call. The incoming call is notified by the usual ringtone and answer controls on the screen, but upon answering the call, ...
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WhatsApp Calls in MacOS

Using the latest version of macOS, I'd love to know how to perform WhatApp Calls (or Videos) from within WhatsApp Web. From reading on the internet I saw that I need to click on the button called &...
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Forward a sms to WhatsApp

Is there a way to forward an SMS from iPhone to WhatsApp? For example, I have booked a movie ticket and received the booking id and details as SMS. I would like to forward that to my contacts on ...
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Delayed notifications on iPhone / iOS

I have similar issue like described here: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/251826290 After update I started to get delays between received messages and notifications. Sometimes it can be 5 minutes,...
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WhatsApp Not Showing in Notification's settings on iPhone in iOS 15.3

I asked the same question at (Apps Not Showing in Settings on iPhone in iOS 15.2), but no one knows the answer. I have a bad problem, please can anyone help me? I update it to iOS 15.3 and nothing ...
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Apps Not Showing in Settings on iPhone in iOS 15.2

I updated my iOS to (iOS 15.2.1) after that I did not receive notification from WhatsApp. I opened the notification bar in setting but I can't find WhatsApp there I did multiple things (reboot all ...
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FaceTime video calls with audio work fine, but WhatsApp video calls do not have audio

I have seen a very strange problem on an iPhone SE: audio not working during video calls via WhatsApp, but Facetime works fine on the same device. Also, audio calls via WhatsApp do not support speaker ...
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Accessing WhatsApp iCloud backup help

I tried accessing my WhatsApp data from my iCloud using cd ~/Library/Mobile\ Documents/ find *whatsapp* cp *whatsapp*/Accounts/*/backup/*.tar ~/Desktop but all I get is zsh: no matches found: *...
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WhatsApp for desktop freezes on Mojave

I normally have WhatsApp open on my Macbook constantly. Recently (2-3 weeks) the application freezes, so when I randomly open the WhatsApp window, I cannot click on anything, the last-seen status of ...
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WhatsApp Call Locks iPhone in black screen, doesn't respont to touch

In order to be more specific, I would like to describe what is going on by example. Let's say I receive a call in WhatsApp messenger I get it and put the phone to my ear, when I do this the proximity ...
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Answer Whatsapp video call from lock screen

I would like to answer Whatsapp video calls from the lock screen. Whatsapp and Apple Communities say it's possible and the default, but it doesn't work for me. I can answer a voice call from Whatsapp ...
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Accessing Whatsapp iCloud- only partial information

Using the solution in this answer I successfully accessed the tar files holding my whatsapp photos. But the media download only seems to go to up to January 2019 and I can't understand why? My ...
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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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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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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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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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Way to fix picture dates (in the future) taken on WhatsApp in iPhone?

In the last few days (prob. after updating to iOS 10) some pictures I take keep having dates in the future. (See screenshot below.) EDIT 1: All pictures before and after the faulty ones - even by a ...
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The audio files downloaded, file not found in phone

The audio files which get downloaded in WhatsApp where does it go? Can I see it visually on my iPhone? Every time I have to scroll down to play back the audio sent by the user. Can anybody help me ...
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