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

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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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WhatsApp using huge space on my Mac SSD

My parents gave me a MacBook for Christmas with a 256GB SSD and a few days ago I notice I only have 40GB left on the SSD. I tried researching this and according to this question (How can I figure out ...
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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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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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WhatsApp voice call overrides iPhone's "do not disturb"

I've noticed recently that even though my iPhone (running iOS 11.2.5) has "do not disturb" mode on at night, WhatsApp voice calls go through as usual. So far, the only solution I could come up with is ...
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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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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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Add a tone as an Alert Tone rather than as a Ringtone

I have successfully added a tone to my iPhone 7, as explained in this Apple Communities discussion. However it is getting added as a “ringtone” rather than as an “alert tone.” How can I change it to ...
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Transfer the Whatsapp Windows Phone Backup file to Iphone

Is there any way to transfer the backup file from windows phone to Iphone 5S. Iphone whatsapp restore the data from icloud so is there any way to replace that file with the Windows phone whatsapp ...
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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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WhatsApp on iPhone: how to switch to a new phone number without losing anything?

I have a long history of chats, several groups and multiple contacts (who have me in their address books) on Whatsapp for iPhone. How can I preserve them all if I switch for a week to a new SIM card (...
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WhatsApp doesn’t show usernames on notifications

Today I updated to version 2.18.52 & I can’t see the names of the people who send me a message. The only thing I see is the WhatsApp logo and the word “message”. I can’t also see the status my ...
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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 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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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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Why did the emoji and predictive input stop showing up on Touch Bar while typing in WhatsApp desktop Mac app on MacBook Pro?

When I first began using WhatsApp Mac app on a new MacBook Pro, the emoji and predictive text were working normally whenever I was typing in the WhatsApp desktop Mac app. I could quickly access the ...
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How do you ask Siri to message whatsapp group?

I know the new IOS allows you to ask Siri to send a whatsapp message to a person, can Siri message a whatsapp group ?
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How can an app be asking for my iPhone's unlock passcode?

This is new, and scary to me, experience. I wanted to try to use Whatsapp from the web. To do this I was told to open the app on iOS and go to settings->Linked Devices->Link A Device And then ...
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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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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 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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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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WhatsApp Desktop App failing to establish a web-socket connection on macOS Mojave

Whenever I open the app I'm getting one of these messages: Make sure your computer has an active internet connection or Nothing works! After I cleared the application data, cookies, and everything, ...
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Whatsapp-Restore from iCloud is not showing my Backup

10 days back, I've made a backup of Whatsapp and then I uninstalled the application and Signed out of iCloud to give my iPhone 6 to my friend. Now when I signed back into iCloud and installed ...
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Apple Watch shows only new message from whats app user but not the message itself

I have an Apple watch (2016, V1) and a friend have an Apple watch (2016, v1). On my watch it shows the message directly on the watch. As you can see here: "Person sent you a message: Hey" (Answer ...
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Change Whatsapp-for-Mac notification sound

I'm here to ask you if is possible to change Whatsapp for Mac Notification sound. I tried to find any not-sound in library folder and into Whatsapp's Package contents without no result. Could you help ...
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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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Deleting WhatsApp chat history from work Mac

How do I delete all the WhatsApp chat history and logs from my Mac but keep them on my iPhone which is linked with my Mac?
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Arabic Font iOS 11

Ever since I switched to an iOS device from Android, I have noticed that the Arabic font looks like this: This font is very different from the classic Arabic font and is very annoying to read. I ...
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can't find "WhatsApp Web" on my iPhone

I am trying to set up WhatsApp on my computer (Mac running OS X El Capitan version 10.11.6). I am told to "select WhatsApp Web" in my iPhone settings. But there is no "WhatsApp Web" anywhere. The ...
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I want to FaceTime, but can only WhatsApp

I've installed WhatsApp on my phone, and now I only have the option to make WhatsApp video calls - not FaceTime. Sadly, they almost never work (for some reason??). When I use my partner's phone, ...
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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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How to recover WhatsApp media after getting a new phone?

I bought an iPhone 8 to replace my iPhone 6. I was able to migrate absolutely everything via the "Quick Start" functionality. However, when I opened WhatsApp on my new phone, all the media sent via ...
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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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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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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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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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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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iPhone X, iOS 12.1.2 - Whatsapp concern

I am looking for a specific setting within whatsapp. Namely, i wish to set the notifications in a way that the only visible thing is "notification" rather than the current Name+Surname+Notification/...
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WhatsApp is backed up in iCloud Storage and iCloud Backup

My iPhone shows I have two backups of WhatsApp, one in iCloud Storage and the other is included in the iCloud Backup of my iPhone. If I delete the one in iCloud Storage, will it also be deleted from ...
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Can I backup my whatsapp data from an iOS 8 device and use it on an iOS 7 Device?

I used to have an iPhone 4s which is broken now, and I got an iPhone 4 from a friend who doesn't need it anymore. I made a backup off my whatsapp chats via iCloud Drive (which doesn't exist on iOS 7), ...
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WhatsApp won't download on iPhone 7

My new iPhone 7 was accidentally wiped by our IT dept. I have managed to restore everything except WhatsApp, which is just showing a cloud with down arrow. I have deleted it from my iCloud drive and ...
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WhatsApp notifications show contact name instead of sender-defined name

When I get a message with WhatsApp and my iPhone is locked, I cant see sender's name as they set it in their own WhatsApp. I see the name which saved in my Contacts. Already 3 days like that... I want ...
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iPhone: transfer audio from Whatsapp to Music library

I'm using an iPhone 4 with iOS 7.1. I've been sent some songs(*) via Whatsapp, and I'd like to copy them to my music library in the iPhone, so that I can listen to them, add them to my playlists, etc....
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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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How to export all elements in a iPhone WhatsApp chat?

I need to export all contents in a WhatsApp chat, going back several months, including lots of audio and other media. This is for legal reasons, thus I absolutely need each and every element in the ...
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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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