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[How-To] Turn On Auto-Backup for WhatsApp [iPhone]

There are some chats with my friends on Whatsapp which I would love to keep throughout my life and I am sure that you also will be willing to save few of the chats, but it is not possible to keep this thing every time in mind as we have got many other important things in our daily lives. One of the option is available in Whatsapp to the take the backup of the chats manually by email all the log of the chats in a txt file to your email ID. But today if you are an iPhone owner then we will be talking about a new tip with the help of which you will not have to do this manually rather the backup of all the chats and the media file will be taken care of automatically.

Just follow the steps mentioned and you will also know how to do it. Open the application and reach out for the Settings section of the application. Now here tap the option named as ‘Chat Settings’. You will see the screen as mentioned below in the screenshot.

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Now tap the option named ‘chat backup’. I know that you must be wondering ‘How Come this Option is available here in this application. Tap it and you will see another screen where it will be mentioned that the Auto-Backup option is disabled yet.

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Tap this option and then decide the frequency at which you want to take the backup of the chats. Now let me tell you that this backup will use the storage capacity of your iCloud Drive and all the backup files will be saved there only.

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Please let us know if you face any problem while following these steps. Another default method can be to go the info of the particular chat and then choose the option named ‘Email conversation’.

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[How To] Create WhatsApp Chat Shortcut on Your Android Device Home Screen

Today we will be telling you about the Whatsapp Feature which is available only for android devices and it is really useful for the Whatsapp Messaging lovers. The shortest way to access a chat on Whatsapp can be by the single tap on an icon from the home screen but we usually open the application and then find the chat in the chat log and then initiate the chat.

What if I tell you a smart way with the help of which you could be able to save the chats of a group or with a person as an application icon on the home screen of your android device?

The process is pretty much simple but very few people have looked at it. Open the application and then choose any of the chat which needs to be accessed pretty frequently. Tap the chat and hold on to it, you will see the options associated with it as mentioned in the screenshot below.

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Now tap the appropriate option as highlighted below and then you will have the icon on the home screen.

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If you have large number of such chats then my advice will be to create a specific folder for that and then save all those icons there. Please let me know if you face any problem while following up with this tip.

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Migrate Your WhatsApp Account to Other Number

Usually when we navigate our Whatsapp account from one number to another then we are supposed to start the Whatsapp account from fresh (which means you lose all the Whatsapp data associated with the previous number). But in this post we will tell you a solution to this wherein you will be able to switch your current account to the other number but none of the data will be lost, the only problem which you may face is the access to different groups may be revoked and that admin of that group may have to add you again with your new number.

Steps To Migrate Your WhatsApp Account On The New Number

Open the application and then go to the Setting section, wherein you will have to tap the option named ‘Account’.

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Now tap the option named ‘Change Number’.

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As you can see that all the setting and the other information related to your account will be actually migrated.

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Now on the other screen enter the old and the new number and this new number will be confirmed by SM verification.

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That’s it your whole Whatsapp profile will be migrated to the new number and that too without any problem. You will not have to broadcast your new number on Whatsapp to all the other people in the contacts section. Please let us know if you face any problem while working on this How-To.

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Audio Recording on WhatsApp Push To Talk Feature [iPhone]

Audio recording feature and that too directly from the Whatsapp application was something new that Windows users now have on their phones. This feature has gone very old on Android and iOS Platforms and moreover there has been further changes to the recording feature of Whatsapp on iPhone. Now you will have the option to push a single button on the screen and then record until you leave that button, in short it is ‘Push To Record’.

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Now we already had the option among sending the attachments as sending the audio recording as the attached clip but this has been changed and improvised. This is the reason that many of my lazy friends have started using these recording rather than typing the messages.

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Let me tell you that how you can use this feature. Go to any of the chat window with any of your friend or group. You will see in the screenshot that if nothing has been mentioned in the text field then the ‘Send’ button has been replaced by the icon of mic.

To use this feature press and hold that ‘mic’ icon and once anything has been written in the text field then you will have to either send that or delete that to use this feature. Once the recording is done through this way you can send the recording or you can slide while holding that button to delete that recording.

So, these steps can help you to use this feature and this feature has also been introduced in the Windows Phone 8.

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[Tip] Recover Whats App Deleted Items on Android

WhatsApp is the most popular cross-platform instant messaging app. It is available for all the major mobile operating systems. The simplicity is what makes it popular across. The throughout experience of the WhatsApp app must be gratifying but moments of frustrations is bound to happen sometimes. Like if you accidentally delete your chat history of WhatsApp. Or you deleted the WhatsApp media.

But the irony is these frustrated problems have rather simplified solutions. How? Lets address each one of them through detailed tutorials.

How to Recover Deleted Chats Which are Recent (24 hours)

One of the best part of WhatsApp is that it automatically creates backup every day. The back up file is stored on your memory card (internal or external). So incase you want to restore the messages which are recent (less than 24 hours) all you need to do is uninstall WhatsApp and reinstall it.

To uninstall WhatsApp or any app on your Android go to Settings – Applications – WhatsApp and choose uninstall.

Uninstall WhatsApp

To reinstall either you can download the latest version from the Whats app site or from Play Store and install like you do it for any other app.

If you were a previous user and you are reinstalling to restore messages, before completely installing WhatsApp will prompt you if you would like to resort your messages from backup. Simply choose “Restore” and you have messages right there.

Recover Less Recent Backups (Older than a day)

If you loose something that is older than a day (but not more than 7 days) you can still restore those but not as easy as you did in most recent (24 hours) backs ups.

First thing you should do is create a backup for the newest messages. To perform this action go to Settings in WhatsApp – Chat Settings and – Backup conversations.

Backup WhatsApp Messages

The back-up will be saved in the location “/sdcard/WhatsApp/Databases” with the name “msgstore.db.crypt”. You need to rename this file from “msgstore.db.crypt” to “msgstore.db.crypt.current”.

When you drive to “/sdcard/WhatsApp/Databases” location in your android phone you will see a list of Backup files there. The name of the backup file will denote the date on which it was created. For example the screenshot below shows the backup was created on 24th April.

BackUp Date

Once you have selected which file you want to restore, rename that file from “msgstore-YYYY-MM-DD.1.db.crypt” to “msgstore.db.crypt”. (Long press on a file to rename it)

Now install WhatsApp. You will be prompted to Restore. The messages will be restore automatically in your WhatsApp account.

What about Media and other things?

In case you pictures and videos, WhatsApp stores these media files on your drive itself. So incase you loose WhatsApp, you can still find pictures and videos on your SDCard most likely in the album called “WhatsApp”.

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Know When Does Other Person Opened Whatsapp To Read Your Sent Message

Privacy is always a big concern of the users while using any application of internet or on their phones. WhatsApp has the feature of showing the users the ‘time-stamp’ of when the other user checked his/her WhatsApp. It might be annoying for you, when you do not want to reply the message but the user at the other end knows that you have already seen the message. To get rid of this problem you can turn off this feature of Time-Stamp feature which will erase that Time-Stamp of your chat.

But once you turn off this feature you will not be able to see the Time-Stamp of any other user, another problem is that you cannot toggle this feature again and again whenever you want, rather once you disable this feature it will take a gap of 24 hours to enable it again but it will get disabled whenever you want it to be.

Go to Settings and then tap Chat Settings, here most of the users get confused with the option named ‘Message Timestamp’, this feature is the small bubble below every chat message which shown the time at which message was sent or received. Disabling this feature will remove that bubble.

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Go to the advanced section and then you will see the Last Seen Timestamp feature. Disabling this feature will stop showing your ‘Last Seen timestamp’ to other users and showing others’ Last Seen timestamp to you.

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Important Note

Please remember that the last seen timestamp tells you that at what time the application was launched, it does not specify whether the user saw your chat or not. Even if the user does read a chat but only opens it, the Last Seen Timestamp will updated for his/her profile.

Conclusion

This feature is good but most of the iPhone users do not know about it. It is similar to the profile views feature of orkut. I expect that in the next update we might be able to block the last seen Timestamp for a particular user.

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eBuddy XMS with WEB Interface [WhatsApp Replacement]

Now, when WhatsApp is highly famous among the users, we would like to offer a replacement to that application which offers little more than that. The only feature which lacks in WhatsApp is its computer interface. To use WhatsApp on computer you will have to control your iPhone from computer using different iPhone stimulation methods. But in case of eBuddy XMS you will not have to do that you will have a WEB UI link where you can chat the users and all the chat will be synced with the application installed on your iPhone.

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Please note that you will not be able to use WEB UI unless you install that same application on your iPhone and register it with some phone number. The only problem is that you will not find much of your friends on that application as it is not much famous. This application is free and you can click here to install it. Once you install this application, the first message received will be from a XMS Bot.

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You can click here to visit the home page of eBuddy XMS. Here, you will find a link at the top of the page which will take you to the web version and there in you will get a code on your XMS application from XMS Bot for the WEB Version UI.

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Like your Blackberry Messenger you will also get a PIN for the contact on this application which can be used as your ID to chat with others on this app, for this you will have to see the ‘Settings’ section. Moreover, it offers every feature which is offered by WhatsApp (including Last Seen Time-Stamp)

Note: Chat happened before registering it on the web version will not be available on the WEB UI.

Conclusion

I feel that the messages are received quickly at the other end with this app as compared to WhatsApp. Rest this application is little heavy as compared to WhatsApp and somewhere the UI of WhatsApp pleases me more that this application. If WhatsApp gets the Web UI, it will become unbeatable and unreplacable.

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[How-To] Backup Chat Text and Media Files in WhatsApp Chat Conversations

WhatsApp is considered to be a very good IM application, reason being it keeps the record of all the chat which has been done with every friend of yours on your iPhone. But you never know if your iPhone gets restored due to any OS bug or you might need to delete the application from your phone for some reason or it can be any other reason. So, it is better if you can take the backup of all the chat history on WhatsApp from time to time as they might include some precious photos. In this post we will tell you that how can you do that.

Select the conversation and scroll up to reach the top of the chat wherein you will see certain options related to that chat. Tap on the Info button.
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Now scroll down to the last option of the screen and select the option to email the conversation.
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Now you may attach the media or you may not, the email with the media will be considerably heavy depending on the time duration of which you mailing the conversation. The chat test will be sent in the text file and the other media of the chat will be attached separately in the mail.
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Conclusion

This feature is good but the problem is that your WhatsApp data is not saved anywhere apart from your phone, so do not expect any data which was deleted by your in the chat record. This is the best method to take the back up of all the audios and images shared with the friends on WhatsApp and I will suggest all the reader to keep on doing this from time to time.