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Questions tagged [whatsapp]

For questions about the web interface of WhatsApp ONLY. Questions about smartphone apps are off-topic here, but can be asked on Ask Different, Android Enthusiasts or Windows Phone Stack Exchange.

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Why did I get messages that my phone is not connected in WhatsApp web [duplicate]

The message is not true. My phone is connected to internet. My phone WhatsApp works just fine. But in WhatsApp web, all messages I sent won't go through because WhatsApp web thinks that my phone is ...
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Why does WhatsApp web need a click from me for updating?

Sometimes, roughly every 2-3 months, whatsApp Web (web.whatsapp.com), that I access through Chromium, displays a blue banner in the top of the left column – which I forgot to screenshot – saying ...
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Re-uploading an exsiting photo to Google Photos

TL;DR - I can't find an old photo in Google Photos. I tried to re-upload it, but since it's already there, it refuse to upload it as a new one. My WhatsApp Media folder is automatically backed-up to ...
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WhatsApp Web - clicking on the desktop notification doesn't switch to the browser

I have the desktop notifications turned of for WhatsApp Web app, and my default browser is Chrome. When such a notification comes up in my PC and I click on it, the taskbar item of Chrome only flashes,...
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Unable to see Add WhatsApp account in my Facebook business manager

I had tried to add a WhatsApp account in business manager settings. The guidelines in their helpcenter documentation stated that I could add a WhatsApp account from business manager settings. But in ...
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How do I copy from the clipboard to a web page/web app/window to show as to convert to WhatsApp text formatting?

Using this search I found a webpage which you could paste into and get back WhatsApp text formatted text. So it replaces bold with *bold* and italics with _italics_ etc. Unfortunately that webpage is ...
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WhatsApp web - recently used emoticons are not saved

I am using WhatsApp web on Chrome on my PC (Win 10, 64 bit). For some reason, recently used emoticons/emojis are simply not saved, which I do see working fine on another PC I have (and it always ...
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Send Whatsapp message from browser (web.whatsapp.com) to people not yet in my contact list?

My smartphone is not by me, but it's charging and well connected to Internet, anyhow I am using whatsapp through web.whatsapp.com at the moment. The real problem is I urgently need to contact ...
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How can I toggle or shrink the WhatsApp web sidebar?

I want to view WhatsApp web in a narrow window next to my other windows. Therefore I want to shrink or toggle the contacts sidebar.
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Desperately need help [closed]

okay so I installed WhatsApp because a friend of mine was going to Italy for a week I'd never heard of that I never used it so I installed it and I didn't give it permission to my contacts cuz I was ...
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How can I choose which google drive backup whatsapp uses? [closed]

I have two phones. On one of them(PhoneA) I did a backup of whatsapp data to a google account. On another(PhoneB) I did a backup of whatsapp data to a different google account. And as a test I have ...
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Download file with members of WhatsApp group

I participate in a WhatsApp group and would like to know if it is possible to download a TXT list from all members of this group.
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How to delete message for everyone after it's been deleted for me

What if you wanted to delete a message for everyone, but accidentally pressed delete for me.
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WhatsApp web gives access to deleted media

I was just clearing up my phone for unnecessary media files and ended up deleting everything by mistake. I opened WhatsApp app on my phone and wasn't able to access any of the media. The error message ...
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Does WhatsApp backup is taking space in Google Drive?

Does WhatsApp backups count against my quota of my Google Drive?
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WhatsApp Web constantly disconnecting since I moved to new phone?

I got a new phone (OnepLus 5T) and since that on my home PC, WhatsApp Web constantly disconnects. No problem on my work PC. I use WhatsApp Web constantly and I find myself typing away but the messages ...
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How to export WhatsApp chat to Blog like WordPress or Tumblr

I want to export a WhatsApp Group Chat to create a new Blog Post. I have already tried exporting to email, but its exported as text and all attachments are omitted even though, I specifically ...
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Does WhatsApp 'upload' contact list to Facebook's databases? If so, how to prevent?

I'm trying to find out if installing WhatsApp will send the information of all my contacts to Facebook. The Usage of your phone number and address book FAQ page is not clear about that. I can deny ...
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How to locate WhatsApp backup file in Google Drive?

I cannot login my 2-step verified Google Account in my Oneplus 3T because of Oneplus restriction in Google services. So I am thinking to find the WhatsApp backup file and recover the backup manually ...
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Can I regain my old WhatsApp account after I changed my phone number?

I have used WhatsApp which I registerd in my old SIM card. However, I changed the SIM card and the old SIM card is no longer available. Usually, if you launch the app after you change your SIM card, ...
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WhatsApp Web Session keeps expiring (iPhone + Chrome on Windows)

I use WhatsApp Web on Windows 10 & Google Chrome to connect to an iPhone. Today, after re-installing Windows, I started to have session issues. On a regular basis (less than 30 minutes or so) I ...
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My WhatsApp claims I am logged in from A PC but I am not connected through any PC

Asana says that I am logged in to WhatsApp via a PC, but I am not logged in with any PCs or laptops. How can I secure my account or change my security settings? I have faced this issue more than 3 ...
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WhatsApp link with phone number doesn't open WhatsApp's web app

What I am trying to do is to open a link in the WhatsApp web app, it works in Chrome but in FF and IE, doesn't. Firefox: this is the link https://api.whatsapp.com/send?phone=359883378007, when the ...
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How do I search for an asterisk in the search?

I often write corrected sentences to people starting with an *. I need to find all of these messages, but am having no luck. How can I search for all my messages starting with the asterisk character?...
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How can I filter out important messages in WhatsApp when it arrives?

I belong to a WhatsApp group, but the group members post unwanted messages every minute. I want to be a member of this group and receive only some important messages. How can I be a member of this ...
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How to find all social media accounts using telephone number? [closed]

My friend had purchased a SIM with new number for himself. It seems that this SIM number had previously been used by someone. It had social media accounts like Facebook, WhatsApp, etc. We have managed ...
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Create a contact from web

How can I create contact in web.whatsapp.com? I would like how to do it exactly from web, not mobile. It seems this option is not included. I have tried to enter phone or name directly and "enter" it ...
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Use WhatsApp desktop or web without a connection on my phone

I work offshore so have no connection to my phone whatsoever but want to use desktop WhatsApp. I have no way to verify the IR code. Is there a way I can use WhatsApp desktop or web?
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Is there a way to prefill a message on WhatsApp web?

Currently, if a user is on a Mobile phone, one can create a link on a web-site as such (for Android) <a href="whatsapp://send?text=Hello World">WhatsApp</a> which, when clicked, will ...
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WhatsApp Web does not work on Firefox

WhatsApp Web does not work with Firefox 47.0.1 on Windows 7 64-bit OS. I have tried making it work after disabling the add-ons and restarting Firefox in safe mode, yet this did not resolve the issue ...
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Why do I get a “You were removed” message in inactive groups?

In some of the inactive groups, I see a message that says "you were removed," but I can see other people that are still in that group. I just can't send messages anymore. I know that this is ...
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How NOT to bold text in WhatsApp & still use ** around text?

Now as WhatsApp offers options for bold, Italic & strike-through text, how not to make the text bold while still enclosing it in *. Any kind of escape character? For example: *test* will result ...
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What happens if my WhatsApp has been inactive for months?

If I did not turn on the wifi and mobile data of my phone for a few months (let's say 5 months), which means my WhatsApp has been inactive for 5 months, but my number is still active (I am still using ...
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Change number notification on WhatsApp

If I change my number on WhatsApp through Change Number feature, will the people that I chatted with be notified in their personal Chat Windows with me that I have changed my number or is it only ...
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Whatsapp Web: “Phone Not Connected”

I constantly get "Phone Not Connected" in Whatsapp Web. This issue is sporadic and resolves itself in the course of a few minutes. When I really want to send a message right now, I fix it myself by ...
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WhatsApp prompting me to update my browser

I am trying to access WhatsApp Web and I get the following message: WhatsApp Web works for Google Chrome 36+ To start using WhatsApp Web, update Chrome or use Mozilla Firefox, Safari, or Opera. ...
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WhatsApp group with hidden numbers?

I know all the the numbers and I need to create a new group, but I do not want that all the members are able to know each other's numbers. Is it possible to create a group in WhatsApp where the ...