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How NOT to bold text in WhatsApp & still use ** around text?

You could send it as code using three back-ticks, similar to formatting code here on StackExchange: *word* = word ```*word*``` = *word* (Note: it will use a monospace font).
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WhatsApp link with phone number doesn't open WhatsApp's web app

The solution here is to replace the api part with web, so your URL will look like this https://web.whatsapp.com/send?phone= [phone number]
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Whatsapp Web: "Phone Not Connected"

On Android running Marshmallow, you'll want to disable doze for WhatsApp. For stock Android, this link shows how to do that: http://www.greenbot.com/article/2993199/android/how-to-turn-off-doze-mode-...
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How NOT to bold text in WhatsApp & still use ** around text?

Excerpt from the official WhatsApp FAQ: Note: There is no option to disable this feature. See https://www.whatsapp.com/faq/en/general/26000002
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WhatsApp works with Google Chrome 36+

Workaround: Change your user agent (e.g. explained here https://winaero.com/blog/change-user-agent-chrome/) to chrome and everything works fine. I set it to Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; WOW64) ...
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Whatsapp Web: "Phone Not Connected"

This happens on Android by default because the OS is trying to optimize battery usage. To fix this connectivity issue and allow WhatsApp to run fully in the background on Android 9 Pie: Long press on ...
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Does WhatsApp 'upload' contact list to Facebook's databases? If so, how to prevent?

Update: It seems that the answer is a strong NO. You can't prevent it. WhatsApp's legal privacy statement: Third Parties. WhatsApp may transfer data within the Facebook family of companies and to ...
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How to create a line break in WhatsApp web?

You can press Shift+Enter to create line breaks in WhatsApp web: Documented: https://gadgets.ndtv.com/apps/features/whatsapp-keyboard-shortcuts-mac-windows-app-browser-full-list-2409260 Many desktop ...
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How NOT to bold text in WhatsApp & still use ** around text?

You could add a space between the asterisk and the word, like * that *
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How NOT to bold text in WhatsApp & still use ** around text?

I suggest you quote it instead. '*245*648464885838#'
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WhatsApp group with hidden numbers?

Not possible. The number of a person is the most basic thing that gets shared in WhatsApp, and it might be the only thing you would know about a person. There are other messengers who work ...
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WhatsApp Web does not work on Firefox

I'm using Waterfox 56.2.7.1 (64-bit) and all of the sudden, one morning, I started to receive the message below when I tried to access web.whatsapp.com: WhatsApp works with Mozilla Firefox 30+ To ...
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Why does WhatsApp Web need a click from me for updating?

WhatsApp uses a service worker that cache some scripts, but the browser see the necessary scripts update only loaded the the page, because, he search for code change in the service worker. For this, ...
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WhatsApp works with Google Chrome 36+

I also sent a couple of e-mails back and forth to WhatsApp support. At first they dismissed the issue I was having, also blaming it on my browser. After providing them various links to pages like ...
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WhatsApp Web: how to send a video so that it is playable within WhatsApp?

WhatsApp uses the H.264/AVC codec internally. Other modern codecs such as VP9 and AV1 won't work, and WhatsApp Web is unable to convert them. The free HandBrake app can be used to convert a video. ...
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How to find all social media accounts using telephone number?

No, there's no central service to do this. You'll need to visit each social media app individually.
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How to locate WhatsApp backup file in Google Drive?

It's not possible to restore Whatsapp backup from Google Drive manually because the related files are on a hidden app folder. Related Q&A on Android Enthusiasts Read Whatsapp Backup from Google ...
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Whatsapp Web: "Phone Not Connected"

Another option (for those users with Android 6.0 or higher) is to go to Settings > Battery, but then press the option button and select "optimize battery usage". You can switch between "apps not ...
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What happens if my WhatsApp has been inactive for months?

The messages are kept on the server for around 30 days, and after around half a year you're removed from your groups. My brother was abroad for half a year, and since he didn't had internet most of ...
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How NOT to bold text in WhatsApp & still use ** around text?

You can do it like this: ```*```test```*``` Technically the asterisks will be in a different font, but that's not really noticeable. The output will look just like *test*
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How NOT to bold text in WhatsApp & still use ** around text?

Well I have played a bit around, and WhatsApp is really not consistent between various media. The ZWJ answer (copy ZWJ here), imho the best, looks fine in iOS (and apparently on Android according to ...
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How NOT to bold text in WhatsApp & still use ** around text?

Extended from this answer, you can prefix the first * with a Zero Width Joiner character. So the text will be verbatim, with no extra visible space and with the standard font. [Paste ZWJ here]*127*...
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WhatsApp Web does not work on Firefox

Okay I got the problem resolved without messing with add-ons, plug-ins, history, bookmarks and sync features by just displaying Troubleshooting Information from the menu to the right of the Firefox. ...
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WhatsApp Web constantly disconnecting since I moved to new phone?

I will answer what did not work for me with my onePlus5t at OS Version 7.1.1 with several Versions of the WhatsApp Android App different Wifi Networks and Web Browsers: - settings -> system -> ...
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How to delete message for everyone after it's been deleted for me

No luck, you can't delete it for everyone now.Once you delete it for yourself the message disappears and thus you can't delete it again (for everyone).
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How can I toggle or shrink the WhatsApp web sidebar?

Download Stylus (for Chrome or Firefox) Click Stylus icon from the toolbar, click "Manage" Click "Write new style", click "Import" Copy the text below to text box: @-moz-document domain("web.whatsapp....
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Send Whatsapp message from browser (web.whatsapp.com) to people not yet in my contact list?

Using the official "Click to Chat" API The current API URL procedure now comes in a shorter format and also allows including the text message (very nice!): https://wa.me/NUMBER/?text=MESSAGE (where ...
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WhatsApp Web does not work on Firefox - QR Code not loading

I experienced this issue after upgrading to Firefox 71 (Ubuntu 18.04 + Firefox 71), https://web.whatsapp.com stopped working, and the QR code don't load either. Doing a Refresh Firefox worked (click ...
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