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WhatsApp - merge messages from old phone when new phone has been active for some time [migrated]

My wife broke her android phone a little while back. She got a new phone, used her original phone number and installed WhatsApp on it. She hadn't backed up her WhatsApp messages on her old phone and ...
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How to create a whatsapp group with a single participant? [closed]

How can I create a group chat in the computer software WhatsApp with myself as the only participant? This is useful because creating a new group is required in order to create an invite link for users ...
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How do I attach large files (>100 MB) and large videos (>16 MB) on Whatsapp?

I have seen people send very large files in Whatsapp chat groups. The attached image 1 shows several large videos attached as files. The image 2 shows the duration of a video whose size is 53 MB. ...
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How can I use Whatsapp Web on Firefox? [closed]

I can't use Whatsapp web of Firefox since the last few months. It still runs without any slightest issue on Chrome. It's the same on both Windows 10 and Ubuntu 20.04. I have tried to clear cookies, ...
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How to open multiple whatsapp web session?

I have to provide a double software assistance service, each software has its phone number and I want to enable whatsapp business to support customers. My question is, how can I handle multiple ...
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WhatsApp : how to stop calls from outside my contact list?

I keep receiving audio calls and video calls from people I don't know, and this makes easy for them to do stalking, cyberbullying, and harassement, the same kind of toxic actitudes that got me out of ...
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Whatsapp web push-notification only working when tab is opened (Chrome)

Whatsapp web push-notification only working when tab is opened (Chrome) Unlike YouTube and Instagram whatsapp web push notification are not working when tab is closed in Windows 11.
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WhatsApp Calls in MacOS (or Safari in general)

Using last version of MacOS and Safari (yet not sure it's related to the problem, but maybe), I'd love to know how to perform WhatsApp Calls (or Videos) from within WhatsApp Web. From reading in the ...
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WhatsApp web app shows with the wrong language

I've been facing this issue for the last 9 months or so, where WhatsApp web app would show in Arabic instead of English, which is the preferred language in my browser settings (Firefox). I should ...
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WhatsApp Web and Phone connection

I have a problem when using WhatsApp web - my WhatsApp web connects fine but my phone fails to keep updated while I use WhatsApp web. Only way I can solve it is by closing WhatsApp web and then ...
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Can I retrieve an old WhatsApp account with a different phone number?

I have deleted my old WhatsApp account after changing my number thinking I can retrieve it once I set it up with my new number. But I can't. I really need some of the messages from my old account......
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Whatsapp Web not forwarding videos

I am unable to forward videos on whatsapp web since the last week. A small error symbol appears with the forwarded message that says "Couldn't send this message" when I hover my mouse over ...
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WhatsApp Web: how to send a video so that it is playable within WhatsApp?

When I try to send a video from a WhatsApp Web, running on Windows 10 or Linux, the video file gets attached as a file and says "Preview not available": In order to watch such a video, it ...
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Should one be worried if one starts to receive frequent WhatsApp security code change notifications everyday?

My friend started receiving frequent security notifications from WhatsApp, up to seven times a day : "Your security code with [contact] changed. Click to learn more." When I click I read &...
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What does WhatsApp Web's "?debug=true" do?

Just randomly noticed it, you can see it in https://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Awhatsapp.com+"%3Fdebug%3Dtrue"
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Auto Download of photos working in WhatsApp Desktop App, but not in mobile App [closed]

A couple of months back, I was working on a project and all the collaborators were staying in touch via WhatsApp. As it is a fairly large group of about 80 people, lots of photos tend to get generated ...
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WhatsApp Web/Desktop: Missing messages

I recently moved from my Android phone to my new iPhone XR. As part of this relocation I transferred all my previous WhatsApp chats from my Android to my iPhone using a third party tool. It seems that ...
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How do I access What's App Manager from Business Manager after adding What's App Business Account?

I want to start using What's App Business API for my business. I have successfully registered/verified my business on FB Business Manager and added a What's App Account account there (see screenshot ...
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Rollback Whatsapp Web update?

A few days ago this message popped up in my Whatsapp web (in Firefox browser) and I clicked on it to update my Whatsapp web. Now I wish to rollback the update to the previous version. Anybody know how ...
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how can I download whastapp images at one time

If you head to any contact then go to media or links or documents if you select them all there is no way to export them all to an app or camera roll also if you open whatsapp web there is no button ...
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Can we stop WhatsApp for one hour

I am receiving too much routine WhatsApp messages. It's disturbing me every secondhand and important to use while need. My question is can we stop WhatsApp for 15 minutes/30 minutes or one hour?
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What if you wanted to delete a message for everyone, but accidentally pressed delete for me [closed]

Is there any way to bring that message back?
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Is it possible to restore a WhatsApp backup package?

I wrote a post after hearing how long I have to wait for the WA backup. a high member, talk to me, i should all write in english, not in german pls. I think ok, I'm a new member, I'm doing this. then ...
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Chat backup of my WhatsApp account#Whatsapp

I did WhatsApp chat backup to my Google Drive in the months of November 2019 but in the month of December my phone display has gone. So when I am trying to install WhatsApp in new phone and get the ...
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Will my last login be seen in WhatsApp if I'm not login for a month

Will my contacts see my last seen in WhatsApp even though I didn't use it for a month now? How will it looks like?
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Does WhatsApp Web Require Phone on Wifi

Does WhatsApp web require the computer and phone to be connected to the same wifi network simultaneously? Assume I've already authenticated and used WhatsApp web - then taken my phone outside the ...
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WhatsApp old account recovery

My old phone was stolen. So, I didn't logged in my WhatsApp account for about 3 months. After buying a new phone I created a new account with new number (as I didn't have the old one then) and was ...
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WhatsApp Web does not work on Firefox - QR Code not loading

When I open web.whatsapp.com in Firefox (67.0.4, Win10) the QR code is not loaded. At the same time it does work in Chrome. What I tried: Reload Clearing the cache switch off add blocker about:...
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ffmpeg video does not play on whatsapp [closed]

I've been trying to get a video to play on whatsapp but I can't get it to work. I've read almost all the stackexchange posts on this topic but nothing seems to work. I use the following command to ...
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How to create a line break in WhatsApp web?

The web interface does not respect the setting where 'enter' sends a message (or not); pressing 'enter' does indeed send the message. I have composed letters in Word (including line breaks) and then ...
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My account is deleted [closed]

My WHATSAPP account was off for 55 days as my phone was stolen. I bought a new iPhone X and replaced my number only to realize that my account was deleted. I am a sole admin of existing WhatsApp group....
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WhatsApp Web Messages

Can I open the same WhatsApp from a phone on several computers at once? So that people can answer or send several messages at the same time?
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Can a WhatsApp account be deleted due to inactivity?

I had a WhatsApp account on a phone which has been left at power-off for several months now. The SIM card (number) that the account belonged to has also been removed from the phone for similar amounts ...
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How can I download all media exchanged with a WhatsApp contact on web.whatsapp.com?

How can I download all media exchanged with a WhatsApp contact on https://web.whatsapp.com?
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WhatsApp works with Google Chrome 36+

I'm trying to use the WhatsApp web interface, but since a few days ago its giving me this error: WhatsApp works with Google Chrome 36+ To use WhatsApp, update Chrome or use Mozilla Firefox, ...
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Why does WhatsApp Web need a click from me for updating? [closed]

Sometimes, roughly every 2-3 months, WhatsApp Web (web.whatsapp.com), that I access through Chrome or Chromium, displays a green banner at the top of the left column: "Update available. Click to ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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I was offline on whatsapp for one month, when I connected my WhatsApp to Internet, I didn't get all messages

What is happening? What should I do now?
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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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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 the ...
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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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