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WhatsApp is stopping support for all Symbian, Nokia S40, BlackBerry phones. Phones running older versions of Windows, Android and iOS operating systems will also not be supported.
The shutdown of the service for these devices and platforms will happen at the end of the year, December 31, 2016. https://www.whatsapp.com/faq/en/general/20951556

Android users still on Android 2.1 and Android 2.2 are no longer be able to use WhatsApp.

Windows phone users will have to upgrade beyond Windows Phone 7.1 to continue enjoying services. iOS 6 are not be supported, which  affects those Apple users who are holding back from updating the OS.

The devices that WhatsApp will no longer be supported are: Nokia Asha 201, Nokia Asha 205 Chat Edition, Nokia Asha 206, Nokia Asha 208, Nokia Asha 210, Nokia Asha 300, Nokia Asha 301, Nokia Asha 302, Nokia Asha 303, Nokia Asha 305, Nokia Asha 306, Nokia Asha 308, Nokia Asha 309, Nokia Asha 310, Nokia Asha 311, Nokia Asha 515, Nokia Asha 500, Nokia Asha 501, Nokia Asha 502, Nokia Asha 503, Nokia Asha 230, Nokia C3-00, Nokia C3-01, Nokia X2-01, Nokia X3-02, Nokia X2-00, Nokia X7, Nokia E6, Nokia N8, Nokia C6, Nokia C7, Nokia E7, Nokia 500, Nokia 600, Nokia 603, Nokia 700, Nokia 701, Nokia 808, Nokia 5800, Nokia 5530, Nokia 5230, Nokia 5233, Nokia 5235, Nokia N97, Nokia N97 mini, Nokia X6, Nokia X5-01, Nokia C6, Nokia C5-03, Samsung i8910 Omnia HD, Sony Ericsson Satio, Sony Ericsson Vivaz, Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro, Nokia 5700, Nokia 6110, Nokia 6120, Nokia 6121, Nokia 6124, Nokia 6700, Nokia 6290, Nokia E51, Nokia E63, Nokia E66, Nokia E71, Nokia E90 Communicator, Nokia N76, Nokia N81, Nokia N81 8GB, Nokia N82, Nokia N95, Nokia N95 8GB, Nokia 5320, Nokia 5630, Nokia 5730, Nokia 6210, Nokia 6220, Nokia 6650 fold, Nokia 6710 Navigator, Nokia 6720, Nokia 6730, Nokia 6760 Slide, Nokia 6790 Surge, Nokia C5, Nokia E52, Nokia E55, Nokia E72, Nokia E73, Nokia E75, Nokia E5, Nokia N78, Nokia N79, Nokia N85, Nokia N86 8MP, Nokia N96, Samsung GT-i8510, Samsung GT-I7110, Samsung SGH-L870, Samsung SGH-G810 and Samsung SGH-iNNN.

UPDATE: You won't be able to use WhatsApp on the following platforms for:

Nokia Symbian S60 after June 30, 2017
BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10 after December 31, 2017
Windows Phone 8.0 and older after December 31, 2017
Nokia S40 after December 31, 2018
Android versions 2.3.7 and older after February 1, 2020

Personal info sharing
WhatsApp will share your phone number with Facebook, you have 30 days to opt-out. https://www.whatsapp.com/faq/general/26000016

Transferring Chat history
check out http://www.whatsapp.com/faq/en/general/21002842

Author Topic: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread  (Read 205353 times)

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2370 on: July 22, 2020, 12:43:14 PM »
Then either make it smaller or split it in parts
How can I make it smaller?

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2371 on: July 22, 2020, 12:49:29 PM »
How can I make it smaller?
Use a video compressor available online or as an app
like - https://clideo.com/compress-video (untested)

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2372 on: July 22, 2020, 09:49:06 PM »
How do I send a video larger than 16mb?

This will allow you to send media of all types up to 1gb through WhatsApp.

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2373 on: July 23, 2020, 03:14:18 AM »
This will allow you to send media of all types up to 1gb through WhatsApp.

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Not advisable in addition to security risks, whatsapp has been cracking down on accounts on modded software.

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2374 on: August 05, 2020, 11:45:53 AM »
Cross-posting here:

Someone just sent me this article and I really like the sound of this hack

https://thementch.com/how-to-use-whatsapp-as-your-personal-reminder-space/

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Here is how you can make your own private space in WhatsApp to forward messages you want to save or simply jot down any thoughts, reminders, and the grocery list.


All you need to do is create a new group and add one person (preferably your spouse), name the group “Notes” or something else, then remove that person, and you now have your own personal space!

Once you send a message to your private group, it will be there for later and when you accomplish the task or note you sent there, you can delete it so not to clog up space.

How is this different than simply using Notepad? When tasks come up within Whatsapp, for example, a colleague asks you to handle “X,” you can simply forward the task to your personal chat. You don’t need to type it up in a separate list.

Tip:
...Pin the chat for easy access.

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2375 on: August 18, 2020, 03:57:19 AM »


Writing this here just in case it helps somebody.
I had a problem that every time I transferred my WhatsApp from my old android to new one, my chats wouldn't come through.
Every time the process of restoring chats would get stuck at xx% (IIRC usually 24 or 40), and eventually it'd tell you that it couldn't restore your chats.
I tried every suggestion I can find on the web and from acquaintances, manual transfer of internal memory instead of through Drive, changing to biz acct, you name it - I tried it.
Of course much Googling has led me to discover that there were so many on the same boat who had the same issue, and WhatsApp couldn't care less.
Horrible company. I just wish the masses would transfer to Telegram. What a world of a difference. But the sheeple in this world have WA, so what can I do...
This went on for over a year. BH a few months ago I discovered a trick on some online tech forum, and lo and behold, some form of the trick worked.

I'm writing this from memory, and since it was several months ago I hope I get it right.

The point of the trick is not how you transfer, whether it be Google Drive or manually is irrelevant.
Firstly, to clear up memory I've since learnt that all those msgstore-xxxxx.crypt12 files are unnecessary, only the one without a date and (or?) the one with the most recent date in the file name. So feel free to delete those. I delete them all the time these days since they take up so much memory.

The crux of it goes like this: As the chats are "restoring", you want to be monitoring the storage usage of the the WA app. BUT you must be careful NOT to leave the app via the back button or more importantly not to reenter the app via touching the WA button on the main screens because that would interfere with the restoration (seemingly). Rather leave the app via the home button, then check the where the storage is holding, then reenter WhatsApp ONLY via the button that switches between recent apps.
Keep doing this over and over, going back and forth between checking the storage and monitoring the restoration percentage, but always without "leaving the app".
The point is that as soon as the app reaches it's max storage, to immediately shut down the whole process, I did it by simply shutting down the phone and reentering WA when I restart.
Why? Because if you ever let the process continue you'd see that at some point all of a sudden the storage goes from e.g. 2 or 3 GB to 100 Mb. And that's where the problem lies. So how do you know when you reach this point of max storage? It's mostly from observation of failure, guessing, and/or when you see it's stalling.

I hope I was clear, and that this can help if there's someone else in the world who encounters/ed this issue and save them from hours and hours of heartache trying to transfer these chats.

Yup I always leave it open until the chats are restored. But btw this is the same with every app, when using the back button you often won't go back to the same spot in the app.

Is there any way to stop WhatsApp from making/keeping so many versions of this file? I keep deleting old versions, but it would be nice if they got deleted automatically once a new version was made

Manual delete them.

Try this app:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=eu.thedarken.sdm

You may have to pay for the full version for the necessary feature.

(I didn't, so don't take my word for it. However I think that the app cleaner function should do the trick.)

Would be surprising if they do, as it's a backup not a file that a cleaner would deem as unnecessary.

Not advisable in addition to security risks, whatsapp has been cracking down on accounts on modded software.

+ No encryption

Cross-posting here:

Yup, a very old one

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2376 on: August 19, 2020, 09:30:58 AM »
When switching to a new number (not new phone) do all my groups and chats stay the same? Will my name no longer come up as a contact on other people's phone?

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2377 on: August 19, 2020, 09:34:09 AM »
When switching to a new number (not new phone) do all my groups and chats stay the same? Will my name no longer come up as a contact on other people's phone?
1) Yes. 2) It'll let them know in old contact chat that you switched your number and your new number is....

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2378 on: August 19, 2020, 09:46:13 AM »
Thanks

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2379 on: October 19, 2020, 12:26:17 PM »
No
Is it possible to email Whatsapp and ask them to transfer numbers?

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2380 on: October 19, 2020, 12:31:44 PM »
Is it possible to email Whatsapp and ask them to transfer numbers?
Without needing a number verification? No.

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Re: BBM app for non-Blackberry phones
« Reply #2381 on: Yesterday at 10:38:49 AM »
KIK is an app for iphone and android
how does this app work? Can you tell us a little bit more about it?

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2382 on: Yesterday at 11:26:17 AM »
WhatsApp's latest update let's you mute conversations forever

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2383 on: Yesterday at 12:08:48 PM »
WhatsApp's latest update let's you mute conversations forever
Next they need a "discreet exit group" feature.
Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back in the same box.

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Re: Whatsapp App Discussion Thread
« Reply #2384 on: Yesterday at 12:16:56 PM »
Next they need a "discreet exit group" feature.
Multiple device support is coming and that's way more important. Let's just pray they match Telegrams unlimited cloud storage plan