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Saturday, 18 August 2018

WhatsApp to Offer Unlimited Back-up Storage With Google Drive

Starting November 12, 2018, WhatsApp backups will no longer count towards the Google Drive storage quota. Furthermore, WhatsApp backups that haven't been updated in more than one year will be automatically removed from Google Drive storage. Also, all WhatsApp backups that haven’t been updated in more than one year will be automatically removed from Google Drive storage, so make sure you manually back up your WhatsApp data by November 12 if you don’t want to lose it.
                                            WhatsApp to Offer Unlimited Back-up Storage
You can back up your chats and media to Google Drive, so if you change Android phones or get a new one, your chats and media are transferable. We recommend connecting your phone to Wi-Fi prior to backing up your chats via Google Drive, as backup files can vary in size and consume mobile data, causing additional charges.

Minimum requirements

In order to use Google Drive backup, you need to have:

A Google account activated on your phone
Google Play services installed on your phone
Note: Google Play services are only available for Android 2.3.4 and higher.
Enough free space on your phone to create the backup

Creating a Google Drive backup

How to create a Google Drive backup:
Open WhatsApp.
Tap Menu > Settings > Chats > Chat backup.
Tap Back up to Google Drive and select a backup frequency other than Never.
Select a Google account that you'll back up your chat history to. If you don't have a Google account, tap Add account when prompted and enter your login credentials. Please remember the Google account you're using for the backup.
Tap Back up over to choose the network you wish to use for backup. Please note that backing up over a cellular data network might result in additional data charges.
You can also manually back up your chats to Google Drive at any time:
Open WhatsApp.
Tap Menu > Settings > Chats > Chat backup.
Tap BACK UP to begin your Google Drive backup. This process might take a few minutes.
Note: Depending on the size of the chat, the first complete backup could take a while. We recommend that you connect your phone to a power source. However, subsequent backups are incremental, thus not requiring a completely new backup of all your data every time.

Important: Media and messages you back up aren't protected by WhatsApp end-to-end encryption while in Google Drive.


Restoring from a Google Drive backup

In order to successfully restore a Google Drive backup, you need to use the same phone number and Google account used to create the backup. To restore your backup:

Make sure the same Google account that was used to perform the backup has been added to your phone.
Uninstall and reinstall WhatsApp.
After verifying your phone number, you'll be prompted to restore your chats and media from Google Drive. Tap RESTORE.
After the restoration process is complete, tap NEXT and your chats will be displayed once initialization is complete.
After restoring your chats, WhatsApp will begin restoring your media files.
Note: If you're installing WhatsApp without any prior backups from Google Drive, WhatsApp will automatically restore from your local backup file. Learn more in our FAQ on restoring chat history.


Configuring your Google Drive backup settings

To change the frequency of your Google Drive backup:
Open WhatsApp.
Tap Menu > Settings > Chats > Chat backup.
Tap Back up to Google Drive.
Set the backup frequency to your liking.
To change which account you want to back up your chat history to:
Open WhatsApp.
Tap Menu > Settings > Chats > Chat backup.
Tap Account and select the account you wish to back up your chat history to.
Note: If you change your Google account, you won't be able to access your backups that are linked to a different Google account.

To change the connection you wish to use for backup:

Open WhatsApp.
Tap Menu > Settings > Chats > Chat backup.
Tap Back up over and select the network you wish to use for backup.

Deleting your backup file from your Google account
You can remove WhatsApp data from your Google Drive. To do so:


Go to the Google Drive website and log in to your Google account.

If you're accessing the Google Drive website from your phone, you'll have to tap the Menu icon in the top left corner and then tap Desktop Version.
Click the Gear icon in the top right corner > Settings > Manage Apps.
Scroll until you find WhatsApp in the list. Please note it might take several minutes for WhatsApp to appear.
After you find WhatsApp in the list, wait until “Hidden app data” size comes up. This might also take several minutes.
Click OPTIONS > Delete hidden app data > DELETE.

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Thursday, 29 March 2018

How To Add Time Or Location Stickers On WhatsApp Photos, Videos & Status

Whatsapp messenger now has stickers and timestamps on its status updates just as it is on instagram and Snapchat. Although not all of the stickers, have been added yet! Instagram and Snapchat provides a lot of other stickers like temperature, poll and more apart from location and time. The two new stickers introduced on WhatsApp can be added to photos, videos or status. In this post, I will let you know the simple steps to add time or location stickers on WhatsApp from Android and iPhone.
                                                   
whatsapp stickers on WhatsApp Photos, Videos Status
The feature has been rolled out for both Android and iPhone app. So, make sure you’re on the latest version of the app by going to the respective app stores.

Add Time Or Location Stickers On WhatsApp

We have used the steps and screenshots from the iPhone app but there are only slight changes on Android, nothing significant.

Sending Photo Or Video To Contact Or Group With Stickers

1. Select the conversation of a friend or group.

2. After that, select a photo or video from the Camera Roll or use the WhatsApp Camera to capture the image or record a video as you would normally do.

3. When you have the desired photo or video tap on the smiley icon at the top row (indicated in the screenshot below
                        see a new section StickersAdd Stickers To WhatsApp Status
Add time and location stickers on WhatsAppSave

4. Now, you should see a new section – “Stickers” above Smileys. Under that, you will get new time and location stickers. Tap on the desired sticker to add it to the photo or video.

Note: To use the exact location on the location sticker you need to turn on location services on your phone or else you can move the pin on the map to add a fake location.

5. When the sticker is added you can adjust its size using pinch and zoom. It is possible to add multiple stickers in the same post. To do so, tap on the smiley icon again and select the sticker.

Delete Added Sticker on Photo or Video on WhatsAppSave
sticker is added you can adjust its sizeget new time and location stickersdjust its size using pinch and zoom If you want to remove the added sticker press and hold it and drag it to the trash icon that appears at the top left corner.

Pro Tip: You can change the sticker color and style by tapping on it when it is added to the photo/video.

Change sticker style on WhatsAppSave

Add Stickers To WhatsApp Status

There is not much of a difference here from the above method. All you need to do is go to the Status tab and start adding something to your status. Alternatively, you can even start adding to your status directly from Camera Roll or Gallery.

After you select or capture the media then you can simply use the smiley icon to add stickers as explained above.

Once you have added the stickers to your post then you can send it to anyone in chat or upload to your status as you always do.

Apart from this WhatsApp has also added the ability to search group participants but that’s only for iPhone as of now.

I hope with this post you will be able to add time and location stickers on WhatsApp. In future, WhatsApp may add even more stickers like those on Instagram and Snapchat. Do you like the new stickers on WhatsApp? Share your experience in the comments below.

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Friday, 9 March 2018

How To Chat With a Blocked Person on Whatsapp Messenger

This is a funny but straightforward trick no app needed. Here I will tell you how you can chat with a With a Blocked Person on Whatsapp Messenger.
                                 
         


Step 1: After getting blocked, contact a mutual friend and tell him or her to make a group and Add you and the person who has blocked you on the same group.

Step 2: Now tell your Mutual friend to exit from that group, After exiting only you and the contact that blocked you will be left. Now Simply open the group and send a message and it will reach to the person who has blocked you because he/she is a group member.
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Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Skygofree Android Malware with the Ability to Steal WhatsApp Messages

Security researchers have identified a sophisticated piece of software that has been used to gain full control of people’s Android phones and steal information.
The “Skygofree” spyware implant has been in use since 2014, according to researchers at Russia’s Kaspersky Lab. The team noted that it had interesting functionality that have never been seen in the wild before.
                                         
       Skygofree Android Malware Steals WhatsApp Messages
                                     
In the malware's arsenal of weapons is the ability to track user location, record audio when the target’s phone enters a specific location, connect to attacker-controlled networks, monitor messaging apps, intercept text messages, take photographs, and much more. Kaspersky says its capabilities are " similar to Hollywood spy movies."

The tool, which is “spread through web pages mimicking leading mobile network operators,” can also be used to steal WhatsApp messages, Kaspersky Lab said. The researchers added that Skygofree was “also capable of taking pictures and videos, seizing call records, SMS, geolocation, calendar events and business-related information stored in the device’s memory.”

This appears to be a high-end piece of spyware. With the victims so far all appearing to be in Italy, Kaspersky Lab suggested that whoever created the surveillance tool was likely Italian as well.

“Given the artefacts we discovered in the malware code and our analysis of the infrastructure, we have a high level of confidence that the developer behind the Skygofree implants is an Italian IT company that offers surveillance solutions, rather like Hacking Team,” Kaspersky Lab malware analyst Alexey Firsh said in a statement.

Italy’s Hacking Team security firm hit the headlines a few years back when the company was itself hacked, revealing how it had provided surveillance tools to a variety of foreign governments. These included the human-rights-violating regimes of countries such as Egypt, Uzbekistan, and Sudan, and in 2016 the Italian government responded by revoking Hacking Team’s export license.

Although Skygofree seems to have been most widely distributed in 2015, Kaspersky Lab said its surveillance campaign was still ongoing.

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Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Newest Version of WhatsApp Allows You to Delete Sent Messages

We've all typed out messages that we wished we could take back. For this reason, Gmail added an official “undo” feature in 2015—and now, There are reports that WhatsApp has followed in their footsteps by adding the option to delete and revoke messages shortly after they've been sent.
                                     Whatsapp delete sent messages
WhatsApp has been reportedly testing its "Delete for everyone" feature since early 2017, but it's now being officially introduced with the app’s latest version.  Its new delete feature allows users to retract messages that have been sent in both one-on-one and group texts.
The feature is “particularly useful if you sent a message to the wrong chat or if the message you sent contains a mistake.”

How to Delete Sent WhatsApp Messages 

When you select the “Delete” option, you’ll be presented with the choice to remove messages from both your own phone and others people’s devices. Users will be able to erase messages from one-on-one conversations or group chats up to seven minutes after they’re sent.

Keep in mind, however, that some recipients might see the message (or receive a notification for it) before it vanishes forever. Also, for the feature to work at all, both the sender and sendee need to have version 2.17.70. And if an attempt to delete a message turns out to be unsuccessful, WhatsApp won’t provide you with an error notification.

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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

WhatsApp’s Live Location feature: Tell friends where you are

WhatsApp has announced a notable new feature today, one that may prove popular with millions of security-conscious, nosy, and impatient people globally.
                                                                      
                                 WhatsApp’s Live Location    
Landing on both Android and iOS “in the coming weeks,” the new Live Location feature allows WhatsApp users to share their real-time location with friends and family. It’s worth noting here that WhatsApp already allows you to share your current location, however that feature is static — if you’re moving around, friends are not able to see where you’re going.
The new Live Location feature, on the other hand, lets people track where you are for a period of time chosen by you.

How WhatsApp’s Live Location works

To initiate Live Location, go to the conversation — individual or group — that you want to share your location with. Then hit the little “attach” (paper clip) button that exists in the message field and go to “Location.” Now, in addition to the existing static location-sharing feature, you’ll see “Share Live Location,” as well.
You can specify how long you wish to share your location for, be it 15 minutes, one hour, or eight hours, although there doesn’t appear to be a customizable timer that lets you share your location for “18 minutes,” for example.
        How to use WhatsApp’s Live Location
                            Above: Set time
But you can cease sharing your location at any time by hitting the “stop sharing” button.

        
                            Above: Stop sharing?
And, interestingly, multiple people from the same group can all share their location on the same map.
                                 
       How to stop WhatsApp’s Live Location sharing
                        Above: Group locations
This kind of location-sharing functionality is nothing new, of course. Glympse has offered something similar for years, while France’s Zenly has been gaining traction for its location-sharing app. Google, too, had embraced real-time location sharing with Latitude, a service it ended in 2013. However, last year Google launched its new standalone Trusted Contacts app, which offers near-identical functionality, before bringing another similar feature directly into Google Maps back in March.
But with more than one billion active daily users, WhatsApp has emerged as the social glue for countless social interactions — covering friends, families, neighbors, work colleagues, and everyone in between.
There are many uses for this feature — if you’re the sort of person who hates hanging around waiting for someone to arrive at a designated meeting spot, you can see (if the other person allows) exactly how long you’ll have to wait. But perhaps the most common use-case will be worried parents or partners wanting to know where their loved ones are late at night.
For the privacy-concerned, WhatsApp is quick to remind users that — like messages and calls — Live Location is “end-to-end encrypted.”
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Tuesday, 26 September 2017

China bans WhatsApp ahead of major Communist Party meeting next month

Chinese authorities appear to have severely disrupted the WhatsApp messaging app in the latest step to tighten censorship as they prepare for a major Communist Party congress next month.
                                         whatsapp ban china
Users in China have reported widespread disruptions in recent days to the Facebook-owned service, which previously malfunctioned in the country over the summer.

Experts said the problems began on Sunday, but text messaging, voice calls and video calls appeared to be working again today, though voice messages and photos were not going through.

WhatsApp provides message encryption technology that likely does not please Chinese authorities, which closely monitor and restrict cyberspace through their "Great Firewall".

Many Chinese activists favour WhatsApp over local messaging apps because of its end-to-end encryption function.

China has strenghtened online policing this year, enacting new rules that require tech companies to store user data inside the country as well as imposing restrictions on what is permissible content.

Chinese cyberspace regulators said yesterday they slapped "maximum" fines on major Chinese tech firms Baidu and Tencent for allowing the publication of pornographic, violent and other sorts of banned material on their social media platforms. The amount of the fines was not disclosed.

Websites such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and a slew of foreign media have been blocked for years.

The WhatsApp troubles emerged ahead of the Communist Party congress on October 18, when President Xi Jinping is expected to be given a second five-year term as the party's general secretary.

"It smells like Party congress pre-emptive blocking," said Jason Ng, who researches China's internet at the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto.

China usually steps up surveillance around major events, Ng said.

While the WeChat messaging app owned by China's Tencent company is more widely used in the country, many WhatsApp users complained about the disruptions.

"As we get closer to the Party congress, I think authorities will use more extreme censorship measures. The public knows that WeChat isn't safe," prominent Beijing-based activist Hu Jia told AFP.

"Me and other dissidents use WhatsApp to communicate 70 per cent of the time. For the few days WhatsApp was completely inaccessible, we didn't talk at all," Hu said.

Earlier this month, WeChat informed its users in a new privacy policy that it would "retain, preserve or disclose" users' data to "comply with applicable laws or regulations" -- confirming long-held public assumptions about the company's practises.

Other users in China noted that the WhatsApp ban would make it difficult to work with clients abroad.

"Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, Viber were blocked before. Now even WhatsApp is blocked? Without good messaging tools, it will reduce the efficiency of the foreign trade industry," wrote one person on Weibo, China's Twitter-like social media website.

"I can live without the others (applications), but blocking WhatsApp is driving me crazy," said another.

WhatsApp declined to comment

The Open Observatory of Network Interference, a global censorship detection group, said China started blocking WhatsApp on Sunday.

To operate in China, some foreign tech companies have complied with local regulations. But others such as Google have chosen to pull out totaly from mainland China.

In July, Apple removed software allowing internet users to skirt China's "Great Firewall" from its app store in the country, drawing criticism that it was bowing to Beijing's ever-growing web censorship.

Such software, called virtual private networks (VPN), allow people in China to access any website, even those that are blocked.

Beijing mandated in January that all developers must obtain government licences to offer VPNs and there has been concern that it might ban them outright.

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