Whatsapp tips & tricks


WhatsApp users, 'vacay mode' is on
dna Correspondent | Updated: Oct 23, 2018, 06:35 AM IST

WhatsApp leak site WABetaInfo claims the feature will be aptly called Vacation Mode, which will allow users to stop archived chats from reappearing if they are muted.
Recent reports have revealed, WhatsApp is working on launching a host of new features soon, which may include the option to switch to Vacation Mode. The new feature will indefinitely hide muted chats for users who want time away from specific groups, without resorting to ignoring or deleting the app completely.
WhatsApp leak site WABetaInfo claims the feature will be aptly called Vacation Mode, which will allow users to stop archived chats from reappearing if they are muted.
As of now, archived chat(s) keep reappearing whenever a new message is received; this happens even for muted chats.
This feature will have an on/off option in settings. When the users are ready to see the muted archived chats, they will reappear once Vacation Mode is turned off.
WABetaInfo says the feature is under development and is based on a new feature just rolled out for Android WhatsApp users called Silent Mode.
Silent Mode works with the Android feature called App Badge, that shows a number on an app's icon indicating the number of new notifications received – for example for Facebook, Twitter, and mobile games. So, this mode will be an upgrade to the mute function.
The third feature that WhatsApp is likely to be working on is an option to link WhatsApp accounts to external services like Instagram.
"The feature appears mainly developed for WhatsApp Business, but some references were found in the normal WhatsApp app too. It's not available yet for both apps," says WABetaInfo.
It adds that the purpose of the linking is unknown, but theorises that the feature will help users to recover their password or automatically share status updates in Instagram.

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New WhatsApp stickers update allows you to create your own stickers.
Here’s how
New WhatsApp stickers will roll out to Android users in the coming weeks. You can try it out on WhatsApp beta if you are an impatient user

Last Published: Fri, Oct 26 2018. 06 36 PM IST
Shubham Raheja

Copyright 2018 HT Media Ltd. All Rights Reserved

You can find WhatsApp stickers in an icon right next to the emoji and GIF icons in the emoji menu.
WhatsApp on Friday announced a new feature which will roll out to Android and iOS users—WhatsApp stickers. The feature has been rumoured to hit WhatsApp for a while now and it will finally roll out to Android users with the stable version of WhatsApp in the coming weeks. Several iOS users have already received the update.
WhatsApp in a blog post said “from emoji and camera features to status and animated GIFs, we’re always looking to add new features that make communicating with friends and family on WhatsApp easy and fun. Today, we’re excited to introduce a new way for people to express themselves with stickers.”
If you wish to skip the queue and get your hands on this feature before you friends, you can sign up to be a
WhatsApp beta user by clicking here . WhatsApp beta allows you to use
upcoming features before they hit the stable version. You have to keep in mind that it is an unstable version, so you might see a few bugs every now and then.
Once you’ve updated WhatsApp, you can find the stickers icon right next to the emoji and GIF icons in the emoji menu. You are then greeted with three tabs—one with your recent stickers, second with your favourites and the third containing all the stickers. There’s also a “plus” icon in the corner that allows you to add more stickers to WhatsApp via a sticker store.

If you’re not happy with the stickers provided by WhatsApp, you can create some yourself. WhatsApp has provided an elaborate guide on how you can do so— you can read it here . This might require some amount of experience with Adobe Photoshop and basic image editing. The stickers need to have a resolution of exactly 512x512 pixels and should have a file size of less than 100kb. We are sure once you get the hang of it, you’ll be making memes in no time.
You can also use stickers on WhatsApp Web once you update the app on your smartphone.

New WhatsApp stickers update allows you to create your own stickers. Here’s how


WABetaInfo was also able to discover that WhatsApp is developing a Swipe to Reply feature. It’s not available in the latest WhatsApp 2.18.282 beta version as it needs to get many improvements before being enabled for users, but WABetaInfo posted a GIF explaining how it works. This feature exists in WhatsApp for iOS since a few years. It enables users to quickly reply to a message using a swipe gesture. The swipe gesture is better than the alternative gesture which WhatsApp recently implemented in Android, in which users had to tap and hold the message and then type to reply.
With the new swipe to reply feature, WhatsApp will automatically load the message in the reply context as soon as the user swipes the message. As of now, it’s unknown when WhatsApp plans to launch this feature for all users, but WABetaInfo is confident that the company will remotely enable it “very soon.”
Finally, the latest WhatsApp beta now shows a More button if there are more than 10 participants in a group. The More button will present the full group participants list.

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How to Recover Accidentally Deleted WhatsApp Messages
Jackson Chung Updated October 19, 2018 5 minutes

Instead of archiving a WhatsApp chat, you decide to delete it. What’s the difference? Well, archived chats can be recovered very easily within WhatsApp; recovering deleted messages isn’t as easy. But be assured it is possible.

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to get deleted WhatsApp messages back. And then teach you to set up an advanced WhatsApp backup plan so you will never lose any of your WhatsApp messages again.

Understanding WhatsApp Chat Backups
In order to recover deleted WhatsApp messages, you need to enable “Chat Backup” in Settings.

Under “Auto Backup”, WhatsApp offers several backup frequencies:

  • Daily
  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Off

WhatsApp Backup Settings Page

WhatsApp Auto Backup Frequency

It’s also important to note that WhatsApp will only retain the latest backup file in iOS and the two most recent backup files in Android.

By having daily auto backups, you will be able to easily recover messages soon after they are deleted.

On the other hand, weekly auto backups will allow you to go further back in time to recover deleted WhatsApp messages from less than seven days ago at the expense of losing recent chat messages.

Pick the auto backup frequency that best suits your needs.

For a more advanced backup plan for Android devices, please scroll down to the “Advanced WhatsApp Backup Strategy” section.

Restoring WhatsApp Chats
In order to recover WhatsApp messages, you will first need to identify how the messages were removed.

Restore Archived WhatsApp Messages
If they were archived, then you would simply reverse the archival by giving your iPhone a shake and choose “Undo” to recover the archived chat.

Shake to unarchive

Access all archived chats

Swipe left to unarchive

If the chat was archived a while ago, you can still recover them.

In iOS, scroll up in the chat list until Archived Chats appears. Tap on it, then swipe left on the chat you would like to restore and tap “Unarchive”.

In Android, tap on the “Archived chats” text at the bottom of the chat list. Tap and hold on the chat you would like to recover and then tap on the “Unarchive” icon.

Tap to view archived chats

Tap to unarchive

How to Recover Deleted WhatsApp Messages
It’s surprisingly simple to retrieve deleted WhatsApp messages, but it has to be within your selected auto backup frequency. For instance, if your auto backup frequency is set to daily, then you can easily recover any deleted chats before the next backup occurs.

Simply uninstall and reinstall WhatsApp. When you reinstall the app, you will be prompted to restore your message history from the backup file. Simply tap “Restore” and everything from the latest backup will be restored.

Done. This method of recovering deleted WhatsApp messages works on both Android and iOS.

Recovering Older Chats
Getting deleted messages back after a backup has run is slightly more difficult. It will depend on your selected auto backup frequency and will only work on Android devices.

As mentioned before, WhatsApp will retain two of the most recent chat backup files. One will be the latest chat backup; the other, depending on your auto backup frequency, could be one day, seven days, or 30 days old. They are located on your Android device’s local storage.

Open your device’s File Explorer, and navigate to WhatsApp > Databases. For more information on how to browse Android folders, please read our beginner’s guide to Android.

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Within that folder, you’ll find the two chat backup files, named msgstore.db.crytp12(which is the most recent backup) and the other formatted msgstore-YYYY-MM-DD.1.db.crypt12 where “YYYY-MM-DD” is the year, month, and date respectively.

To retrieve WhatsApp messages deleted some time between the two backups, simply:

  • Rename msgstore.db.crytp12 to msgstore-latest.db.crytp12
  • Rename the msgstore-YYYY-MM-DD.1.db.crypt12 file to msgstore.db.crytp12
After that, uninstall WhatsApp.

Perform this step if you enabled Google Drive backups as well: open your Google Drive app, tap on Backups, and delete the WhatsApp backup file.

Reinstall WhatsApp. Again, you will be prompted to restore from the backup file which you’ve just edited (and is x days old instead of the most recent backup file).

This method will allow you to retrieve deleted WhatsApp messages from the second most recent backup. You may continue to use WhatsApp from that point on. Or you could export the retrieved chat messages and restore WhatsApp back to the latest backup by running through the entire process again.

This time, in your your phone’s File Explorer, reverse the process:

  • rename the existing msgstore.db.crytp12 to msgstore-YYYY-MM-DD.1.db.crypt12
  • rename msgstore-latest.db.crytp12 back to msgstore.db.crytp12
Uninstall and reinstall WhatsApp, restore from backup, and your latest chats will reappear!

Locating Deleted Images, Video, and Audio
It may come as a surprise, but when you delete images and videos from WhatsApp, they aren’t really erased until you delete them. Therefore, recovering WhatsApp images and videos that you have deleted from the chat is fairly straightforward.

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Open your device’s File Explorer, navigate to WhatsApp > Media. From there, simply sift through the folders until you find the deleted files to want to recover.

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Advanced WhatsApp Backup Strategy
Based off the fact that you can easily view and edit WhatsApp chat backup files on Android devices, it’s pretty easy to manipulate them to your advantage.

Although WhatsApp will only keep two of the most recent backup files, you can hack it so you have as many as you want.

All you need to do is rename msgstore-YYYY-MM-DD.1.db.crypt12 to something else, perhaps oct11.db.crypt12. And thus, this file is now protected from being overwritten by WhatsApp. In the next backup, WhatsApp will create a new msgstore-YYYY-MM-DD.1.db.crypt12 file. And you’ll now have three restore points.

Making WhatsApp Work for You
As you can see it’s fairly easy to recover deleted WhatsApp messages. However, it pays to prepare in advance for such an eventuality. Which is where our advanced backup strategy proves its worth.

You can repeat our advanced backup strategy as many times as you want. And without much in the way of effort you will be able to go back further in time to recover deleted WhatsApp messages.

Now that you’ve averted disaster you should learn more about how WhatsApp works. And to help you out we’ve compiled a list of the best and latest WhatsApp features everyone should use. Enjoy!

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Jackson Chung, M.D. is MakeUseOf's Chief Executive Officer. Despite having a medical degree, he's always been passionate about technology, and that's how he came to be MakeUseOf's first Mac writer. He has close to 20 years of experience working with Apple computers.

How to Recover Accidentally Deleted WhatsApp Messages



Use Beta whatsapp

How to Send Stickers on Whatsapp + Create your own stickers
Published on Nov 5, 2018

Create own stickers and send via this app only
From any folder.
Take a look at "Personal stickers for WhatsApp"

Tech Tush

Gaming, Software & Technology

WhatsApp Stickers: How to Download and Send

WhatsApp introduced the highly anticipated stickers option for its Android and iOS users last week. While the stickers option is live with iOS version 2.18.100, some Android stable users aren’t seeing it yet with latest version 2.18.327. In any case, WhatsApp has confirmed that all users will get stickers over the coming weeks, allowing them to use sticker packs in conversations, just like many other instant messaging apps. The new sticker icon tab can be found by tapping the emoji icon on the keyboard.

To use these new Whatsapp stickers, ensure that you’re on the latest version of the iOS and Android (beta for now) app. You can download the latest beta directly from the Google play beta programme or in an APK file form via APK Mirror

Once you update WhatsApp, open any conversation and tap on the sticker icon in the text input field (iOS) or Emoji Icon > Sticker Icon (Android). This will open up the Sticker tab, and tapping on the ‘+’ sign on the top right edge of the keyboard will take you to all the available sticker packs. This includes Cuppy, Salty, Biscuit, Komo, Koko, Hatch, and more.

To download these sticker packs, the user must press the download button on the right edge of these packs. Once downloaded, these WhatsApp sticker packs will show up in the heart section i.e. further segregated into four categories.

Coming to the sections inside the WhatsApp Stickers Tab, there are three – Clock, Star, and Heart. The clock section in the stickers tab takes you to your most recent stickers, the star icon takes you to your favourite stickers, and the heart icon will take you to categories like love, happy, sad, and dramatic. The clock and favourite sections will be empty initially, but once you start using stickers in WhatsApp, the clock section will start to fill up automatically. To add to the favourite section, the user must long press a desired sticker and press ‘add’, and to un-favourite a sticker, user must go to the favourites sections, long press the sticker and press ‘remove’. All the downloaded sticker packs reside in the My Stickers section found in the ‘+’ tab.



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