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WhatsApp will end Android 4.0 and below device support in November

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WhatsApp will end support for the Android 4.0.4 version and below support from November 1 onwards. The company has officially announced that the support is over for the corresponding Android version devices and phone models.

The latest action is related to the upcoming version of Android and the latest features that WhatsApp developers want to include in this app that doesn’t support the lower version of the Android due to the API restrictions.

Furthermore, the developers also come to a point that the App doesn’t seem to be used much in the least version of Android. Therefore the upcoming WhatsApp versions may soon exclude the support for this Android platform.

WhatsApp also published a guideline on this matter and clearly mentioned supporting Android phones running OS 4.1 or later. In our opinion, this is just common practice and a required one.

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WhatsApp Chat history:

If any of the Android 4.0.4 or below users want to continue using WhatsApp, they must have to migrate their chat history from their old phone to a new one via the following instructions.

First Back up your Chats:

Go to WhatsApp > tap More options > Settings > Chats > Chat backup > BACK UP.

Export Chat History:

  • Open the individual or group chat.
  • Tap More options > More > Export chat.
  • Choose whether to export with media or without media.

An email will be composed with your chat history attached as a .txt document.

Restore your backup:

There are two ways that you can restore the backup:

Via cloud

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  • Uninstall and reinstall WhatsApp.
  • Open WhatsApp and verify your number.
  • When prompted, tap RESTORE to restore your chats and media from Google Drive.
  • After the restoration process is complete, tap NEXT. Your chats will be displayed once initialization is complete.
  • WhatsApp will begin restoring your media files after your chats are restored.

Via local storage:

  • Your phone will store up to the last seven days worth of local backup files.
  • Local backups will be automatically created every day at 2:00 AM and saved as a file on your phone.
  • If your data isn’t stored in the /sdcard/WhatsApp/ folder, you might see “internal storage” or “main storage” folders.

(Via – Wabetainfo)

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WhatsApp is now more secure and exciting with these new features

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WhatsApp brings a package of new exciting features for Android, iOS, and Desktop users. Here you will get a descriptive intro of all the new changes that boost your experience with the thrilling elements of the app.

WhatsApp is maintaining the functionalities of Android, iOS, and Desktop by releasing features in all segments. Below you can check some new features that WhatsApp recently added to make your chats secure and exciting

New features 

Camera Shortcut:

  • On Android, the camera shortcut is back, and the iOS beta now has it enabled for the first time. Users are notified if they have already established a community and can no longer access the camera through the previous entry point. If it is not visible, it implies your WhatsApp account needs to wait for a future update until it is available.

New Avatar:

  • You can finally share your own stickers that accurately reflect who you are with your chats and groups thanks to WhatsApp, which will automatically develop your own sticker pack based on the set avatar under WhatsApp Settings.

Voice Status updates:

  • This feature let you upload your recorded voice note on your WhatsApp status. You can also choose a background color for the voice note and it shows up in the messages bubble.

WhatsApp new exciting features

New Sticker pack ‘Giannis & Family:

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  • This is an animated sticker pack to be released for all users created by Mario, Nomso, and STATE Design.

Polls:

  • Participants in the group will be able to share polls with the other group members using this function, which allows for the addition of around 12 alternatives. At the moment, only Android users can use this feature.

Do not disturb API  – Missed calls:

  • Do not disturb is enabled when a call is missed, and this event is automatically added to the conversation as well as soon after in the call history screen.

Document Caption:

  • Before sharing a document, we will be allowed to attach a caption to it so that we may give it a brief description.

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WhatsApp added 7 new features to make chat more efficient

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WhatsApp application is one of the most likely and vastly used among the users on all three major platforms including Android, iOS, and Desktop. And it is now time to experience the most in-demand features since the company has recently added some new features to WhatsApp.

WhatsApp is constantly adding features for a better user experience and ease to handle. Below you can check some new features for the users that make your chats more efficient.

Following are the 7 features that WhatsApp has added for you:

WhatsApp ability to undo ‘Delete for me’:

  • With the help of this feature, you can retrieve messages deleted by mistake when you use ‘delete for me. Now you have a few seconds to use ‘undo’ so the deleted message is back. Notably, this feature is currently for iOS users only and may soon expand to Android and Desktop users too.

WhatsApp Create polls:

  • With the help of this feature, group participants will be able to share polls with other members of the group, approx 12 options can be added. This feature is specific to Android users currently.

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Who can see you’re online status:

  • This feature will help you to manage who can see you are online, as per the new privacy setting for Android users, you can now stealth mode by deleting the string ‘online’.

WhatsApp ability to import backup:

  • With the help of this feature, you can now import recent chats and media. This import backup feature will surely help you make a backup to your crucial and important chats and media.

Edit sent a message:

  • Just like Telegram, you can use the feature of editing the sent text in WhatsApp. This will help to edit the mistyped message for the Desktop users.

WhatsApp Call countdown feature:

  • WhatsApp is now placing the call, it would be annoying to wait for 3 seconds in order to place the calls. You can immediately place the call when you placed it by mistake without notifying the recipient.

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WhatsApp to add account login approval feature

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WhatsApp is a free chatting application that uses your phone’s data, and it gains around 2 billion users worldwide. Also, it has approx 5 billion installs from Google Play. The company isn’t stopping its services and testing a new feature for the users likewise, we come up with a new login approval feature info for Android users.

Yes! WhatsApp is currently working to bring a new feature to its billions of users worldwide, aiming to maintain and improve security for the users to provide extra safety to their personal data.

As per our respected source, WhatsApp roll out a new beta update that brings a new login approval feature for Android users. By this, you can receive in-app alerts when someone else is trying to log into their accounts.

The recent update for Android users can be known through the 2.22.17.21 build version.

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WhatsApp login approval feature

What is new Login Approval feature for WhatsApp:

If someone tries to access their account due to an incorrect sharing of their 6-digit code, they will finally be able to refuse the login attempt. Because owner acceptance is now a must when someone requests to log in to your WhatsApp account.

This specific security warning also provides some more helpful information, such as the time and information about the other phone, likely the device model.

The arrival of this new feature is not yet scheduled by the company but stay tuned with us to get more and the latest info about WhatsApp.

WhatsApp popularity:

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WhatsApp is the most popular application gaining 2 billion active users worldwide, without spending anything on advertisements. Well, the above-mentioned users include only the smartphone and PC, as WhatsApp is not supported on the iPod and iPads. Alongside, WhatsApp is listed in the top 3 Android applications on the globe.

(Source: WabetaInfo )

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