IF YOU have fond memories stored in your WhatsApp chats, you'd better back them up: The Facebook-owned app is wiping people's messages without warning. The mysterious problem causes swathes of old chats to disappear from your phone, starting with the oldest first. Some users report the glitch is killing off messages from 2015 or earlier, while others claim chats from last year are vanishing. The issue was first reported to WhatsApp experts WABetaInfo, who posted the warning to Twitter. In it, a distraught WhatsApp fan explains that their messages began disappearing a few weeks ago. The message reads: "Since last month chat history has been disappearing chronologically. "Now the trend has changed, every morning I find one or two chats have disappeared. "I have tried reinstalling the app almost five times and reset my mobile too but nothing has changed." In replies to the tweet, dozens of other WhatsApp fans claimed their chats were vanishing too. "Chats older than June 2018 … [Read more...] about Bizarre WhatsApp bug is ‘deleting old messages’ and people are panicking
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WHATSAPP is about to start deleting certain messages, photos and videos that you'd saved – and you've only got a few weeks to stop it from happening. It's all part of a brand new app update that changes the way backed-up WhatsApp content works. Until now, WhatsApp backed up your content into Google Drive – a popular cloud storage service. But Google is now making a handy change: the WhatsApp messages, photos and videos you've backed up will still be stored on Google Drive, but they won't count towards your storage limit. Sadly, there's a catch – WhatsApp will start deleting certain bits of old content. If you haven't updated your WhatsApp back-up for more than a year then it'll be completely wiped from Google Drive. That means any old messages or pictures you thought you had kept safe in the cloud will disappear forever. "Due to a new agreement between WhatsApp and Google, WhatsApp backups will no longer count against Google Drive storage quota," Google explained in … [Read more...] about WhatsApp will DELETE your messages, photos and videos after new update – here’s how to keep them safe
YOU may have muted that Whatsapp group chat a long time ago but that won't stop it filling your camera roll with unwanted pictures and videos and depleting your phone's memory. Luckily there's a very simple way of stopping your phone automatically downloading the media and keeping your storage free. How do I stop Whatsapp saving pictures on my phone? There are actually several easy ways to stop Whatsapp from automatically downloading messages on both Android and iPhone. On Android, all you have to do is open the messaging app and tap the three vertical dots (Settings) on the top right. Tap "chat settings", then "media auto-download" and you'll see three options - images, audio and video - which you can uncheck. There are two ways to achieve the same outcome on iPhone. The first is to open Whatsapp, click the "settings" button in the bottom right, then "data and storage usage". Here you can you will see the "media auto-download" option which you can use to stop pictures … [Read more...] about How to stop WhatsApp saving pictures on your phone – tips and tricks for the message app
WE'VE all sent a message we've regretted and wished we could turn back time. WhatsApp has been letting users "unsend" messages since October 2017 but now it is believed the app will extend the grace period from seven minutes to over an hour. What is the "unsend" feature? It used to be the case that sending a WhatsApp message was final – no take-backs. But in a bid to keep up with rival services, WhatsApp began offering an "unsend" feature that lets you delete a message for everyone. There are plenty of reasons why you'd want to unsend a message: maybe you've drunk-texted an ex, or mistakenly called your boss something unpleasant in the work chat. There's been no official announcement, but tech site WABetaInfo dug into the latest beta app update for WhatsApp and uncovered the change. How to "unsend" a WhatsApp message? So if you've sent a risky text or made a mistake the feature can save you a lot of embarrassment or explaining. All you have to do to delete a message is … [Read more...] about How to unsend WhatsApp messages and what’s the time limit on ‘Delete for Everyone’?
APPLE device users are being warned about a new “black dot of death” bug that could completely crash your iMessages. Opening the virus – said to be more harmful than the WhatsApp text bomb – on an iPhone or iPad will wipe out your iOS messaging app. It works in a similar way to the WhatsApp bug and overloads the phone with thousands of pieces of unicode text. What makes it worse, however, is that there doesn't appear to be an easy way of deleting the message once you've received it. If the message is opened, the screen of the device will go blank – and will remain that way until Apple solves the issue. And don’t even think about restarting your phone as that will only reload the text and crash the device. The best thing to do is to force-close the Messages application. One way to do this is to use 3D Touch to press and hold the Messages icon and then tap "New Message" to regain access. You can then cancel the new message, which will take you back to … [Read more...] about iPhone’s ‘black dot of death’ will completely crash your iMessages… and is even WORSE than the Whatsapp ‘text bomb’