It has been a year when WhatsApp users facing a where their backup being stuck on Android devices during restoring 100% of data. Although there can be plenty of reasons for this backup problem, the particular cause isn’t cleared yet.
Furthermore, there is no response from WhatsApp to this bug so the users were forced to use incomplete data or try new ways to restore their backup. In the meantime, a Reddit user has created this problem and brought us a possible solution.
We have shared it in this article, you can check the step-by-step guidance below-
Step 1: First of all, you need to unlink your WhatsApp account from your Google Drive. Open any devices that connect to the internet and log in to your Google Account or browse https://drive.google.com. Now, follow the procedure mentioned below-
- Open Settings
- Select Manage Apps
- Click on WhatsApp Messanger (WhatsApp Business)
- Tab on the “Options”
- From here- disconnect from the Drive
Step 2: Now you can uninstall your WhatsApp Messenger from your device
Step 3: Select the file manager and follow the path- /user/Android/Media/com.whatsapp/WhatsApp/Databases. After that, you have to select the most recent databases file, remained it- “msgstore.db” and don’t make any changes in its extension. keep it- “.crypt”.
For instance, supposes the extension is .crypt12 so your file name will be ” msgstore.db.crypt12″. In case, if you can’t access this path, you can also try using WhatsApp/Databases or /user/WhatsApp/Databases.
Step 4: Now you have to reinstall the WhatsApp Messenger application and verify your account using the same device.
Step 5: When you first access your account, WhatsApp will seek the data stored in Google Drive. But you have already unlinked it from the device, so the app won’t be able to access the previously stored data. Therefore, WhatsApp will be left with no choice except to provide the local backups stored in the renamed files.
Step 6: Once you successfully restore your previous data and chat history, you can relink your WhatsApp account to your Google Drive using backup settings. Hope from now on, you won’t lose any of your important information while backing up. 🙂
Special thanks to WABetaInfo and the Redditor u/torojet for directing us to this helpful solution.
New Copy Sticker Image feature is coming for WhatsApp Web users
Recently, WhatsApp sent a new 2.2142.0 version update for the WhatsApp Web and Desktop users. After inspecting it, the experts of WABetaInfo have found a new option called- Copy Sticker Image added on the WhatsApp Web.
This has replaced the previous one called Copy Image that only allows users to replicate the received images. Now, the stickers can be portrayal in other chats with more ease and convenience. But, let’s look at the preview first-
(Image Credit: WABetaInfo)
WhatsApp Web Copy Sticker Image feature:
As this feature is still in the development phase, it only offered some limited attributes that are mentioned below. However, it’s not the final list, WhatsApp can add more options in the future.
- This Copy Sticker Image menu option will be pop-up when a user mouse over the sticker in WhatsApp Web.
- It’ll allow a user to convert the sticker to an image.
- The converted media can be shared in the chats inside the application.
- Users won’t be able to save the stickers on their desktops and systems.
- Still, the stickers can be copied into other applications such as Discord.
When Coming for the Users:
There is no clear information about the release of this feature for everyone. Many modifications are half-done to let this feature adapt to every platform. However, the above-attached screenshot is for the macOS. It means, the Apple device holder will get to taste this feature first, then it’ll rollout for the other platforms.
More About WhatsApp Web:
In August, WhatsApp assigned new drawing tools for the Web/Desktop users letting them perform basic editing with the application. In addition, the new layout provides separate buttons for emojis, stickers, text, sketches, crop, undo and redo. Overall, the editing section in Web or Desktop has become more convenient.
WhatsApp adding new media editing features, enables the done and undo buttons
Although WhatsApp provides basic media editing features such as cropping, adding stickers, and writing text in its editing section, we still look for other applications for smooth and convenient editing.
Because, if we make any single mistake during editing there is no way to remove it, and we end up re-editing the whole media including images and videos. To solve this problem, the WhatsApp developers are designing new media editing features for making the whole process easier.
According to the info, the WhatsApp 22.214.171.124 Android beta update has informed about new editing buttons. In the future, WhatsApp will add two buttons for undo and done. You can check the below image showing the difference between the current and future layout of the media-editing section.
(WhatsApp media editing features, Image from WABetaInfo)
New Editing Tools:
The new changes will be minor ones allowing the users to restore the previous editing and save it for further. In particular, there will be two buttons- Done and Undo. After applying one filter or using one tool users need to save the editing and press the Done button. Then only they will be able to use the next tool.
On the other hand, the second button will let you restore the previous media if you are not happy with the editing. However, this feature is currently being developed so yet to be available for the beta testers. But we’ll bring you the fastest insights on this matter just stay connected with us.
More About WhatsApp:
After announcing the message reaction features for the Android and iOs users, WhatsApp starts designing the message reaction notifications. It’ll notify users when other users react to a message.
In this manner, users need not open the app frequently to check the responses. In addition, they will be able of customizing the sound effects via selecting different notification tunes existing in the list.
However, this feature is yet to send to the users as it’s still in the developing phase. It’ll soon come for all WhatsApp users across the globe. [Read Whole Story Here]
WhatsApp to soon enable message reaction notifications
In August 2021, WhatsApp has announced the message reaction for iOS users allowing them to show their expression for a particular message without replying to them. Although other social networking platforms including Instagram, Facebook, and iMessage, etc already provide this feature, it’s new for WhatsApp users.
Related to this, new information shows that WhatsApp also working to enable message reaction notifications. It means, when other users react to a message, WhatsApp will push separate notifications for them. The users need not open the app frequently to check the responses.
WhatsApp Message Reaction Notifications
On this matter, the WABetaInfo has shared the preview image (attached below) that shows WhatsApp is designing a new reaction notification setting bar. The users will be able to enable and disable the sound manually as some of them don’t want to be notified while receiving a reaction.
In addition, the users can also customize the sound effects and can select the notification sound from the available list.
As I mentioned at the start, WhatsApp will enable this setting as soon as the message reaction will be available for the users. However, there is no specifies on this matter yet. But there is one sure thing, WhatsApp won’t be left out any platform to send this feature including- iOS, Android, and WhatsApp Web/Desktop.
WhatsApp Message Reaction:
As per the previous reports, the users will be able to use the available emojis to react to a message. Furthermore, a single message can receive multiple reactions (approx 7) in a group. Still, there is limited info revealed on this matter.
More About WhatsApp:
Recently, WhatsApp has fixed a minor bug with the 126.96.36.199 update for some specific beta testers. It was preventing the users from accessing the group and group info, but now WhatsApp has solved this issue.
Now its time to check the preview image-
(Image Credit: WABetaInfo)