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How to send Apps through WhatsApp, simple steps

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There is a simple trick you can use to send .apk files on WhatsApp just like any other file; doc, jpeg, mp3, mp4, etc
First of all you need to have the apk file you want to send to the other person

Secondly you would need to change the file extension to .txt, to do this, go to your file manager, look for the file, press hold the file, click on rename and put .txt after the .apk

Now Go to your WhatsApp, Click on the contact you want to send it to
Click Send document
Locate the file you just added .text to

Send………

The receiver would download the app, go to file manager, locate the file received rename it by deleting the .txt infront of the .apk leaving only the filename.apk
Click done
Install…..and you are done ..
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WhatsApp just released desktop apps for Mac and Windows .

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About 16 months after making its messaging service available on the web, Facebook-owned WhatsApp is coming to the desktop. The company said today that its apps are now available for Windows 8 and above, and for Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) and above. That’s in addition to the existing apps for Android, iOS, Blackberry, and Windows Phone, among others. “Like WhatsApp Web, our desktop app is simply an extension of your phone: the app mirrors conversations and messages from your mobile device,” the company said. Put another way: you need the mobile app running on your phone, close to your desktop computer, for it to work.

To log in to the app, you’ll need to scan a QR code using the WhatsApp mobile app. Once you do, all your chats will load. Benefits of using the web app include desktop notifications and access to all your favorite keyboard shortcuts. In a quick session with the app, I found it fast and responsive. A desktop app may feel like a small thing, but messaging apps derive part of their power from ubiquity — the more places you can access them, the more often you’ll use them. WhatsApp has more than 1 billion users already. As of today, they have one more reason to keep it open all day.

WhatsApp video calls are coming soon!!

When WhatsApp finally got a voice calling feature last year it left us with just one question: when do we get video? There have been plenty of hints at its impending arrival, including a pair of new screenshots, and, with Facebook in the driver’s seat, it’s a matter of when, not if, the feature is coming. Here’s what we know about how to make WhatsApp video calls.

German technology blog Macerkopf has provided the latest leak regarding WhatsApp video calls. The site posted screenshots that show a video call in progress through WhatsApp. The images were reportedly taken from version 2.12.16.2 of the iOS app, which is said to be undergoing internal testing at the moment.

whatsapp video calling leaked screenshotsSupposed screenshots of a video call in action on WhatsApp.

The legitimacy of the images is open to debate, but given that video calling is sure to arrive on WhatsApp in the near future, it seems reasonable to believe they could be real. And although the screenshots come from the iOS app, there’s no reason to believe that WhatsApp isn’t also working on an Android version of the same feature.

How to make WhatsApp video calls

You can’t, yet, but what you can do is send a video clip to your WhatsApp contacts. In order to send video to somebody in WhatsApp, you use the same procedure you’d use to send a photo, an audio clip, your location or somebody’s contact details.

Open a chat with the person you want to send the video, tap the attachment button at the top of the screen (it’s the one that looks like a paperclip) and then tap on the kind of thing you want to send, so, in this case, you’d tap video. You can add a caption if you like, and then you can send the clip by tapping on the send button in the preview.

WhatsApp Messenger Install on Google Play

You can also forward a video sent to you by somebody else. To do that, tap and hold on the message(s) you’d like to forward, tap the forward arrow icon, and choose a conversation to forward the message to. Don’t worry about data use here: while the forwarded message(s) will appear to have come from you, you don’t have to upload the message or messages again. WhatsApp takes care of that.

How making WhatsApp video calls will probably work

WhatsApp might not have video calls just yet, but many rivals do – and you can get a good idea of how WhatsApp video calling should work by checking out alternative apps such as the excellent Viber, which is one of the best instant messenger apps for Android.

Viber Install on Google Play

In the case of Viber, making a video call means making a voice call first. Select your contact, tap the Free Call button, and wait for the call to connect. Once it connects, you’ll need to tap the Video Call button to move into video calling mode, and the person you’re calling needs to activate it too or you won’t be able to see him, her or them.

You can do the same thing in Skype for Android – there’s a button you can use to turn the video on or off during a call – but unlike Viber you don’t need to initiate a voice call first if you don’t want to. All you need to do is sign in, tap the contact you want to video call and then tap on the video call. If WhatsApp doesn’t do something very similar when it brings in video calling we’ll eat a Nexus.

Skype – free IM & video calls Install on Google Play

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Voice calling is available to everybody. We think video is imminent. / © ANDROIDPIT

What if you don’t want to receive or make WhatsApp video calls?

Once again, Skype shows how it’ll probably work: in its Settings card under Voice and Video Calls you can choose between the following options:

  • Receive calls from: choose who you receive Skype video calls from. You can use this option to stop unwanted video calls from unknown people.

  • Answer calls automatically: select this option if you want incoming voice and video calls to be answered automatically.

  • Enable video calling: on most devices, video calling is enabled by default.

  • Technical info: select this option if you want to see technical information about your call.

  • Video quality: choose your video call quality. The higher the quality, the more data a video call will use.

That all seems pretty sensible to us, and it’d be good if WhatsApp introduced something similar. The app is almost certainly heading in that direction anyway, because now that Facebook owns it, it’s likely to get more Facebook-y and make more use of your Facebook network as well as your WhatsApp contact list.

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Android messaging is very competitive, and video calling’s a key feature for some WhatsApp rivals.

Also read: free whatsapp video calling coming

Are you praying for the day WhatsApp introduces video calling, or would you rather keep your contacts out of the picture? Let us know in the comments, and don’t forget to share!

WhatsApp Flaw: Crash Anyone’s WhatsApp By Just Sending Lots Of Smileys.

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A security researcher has uncovered a serious flaw in Facebook-owned WhatsApp messaging app. This loophole exists in both the desktop and mobile apps. He found that by sending about 4,000 smileys to a target, the WhatApp app starts to slow down and ultimately crashes.

 

According to a security researcher Indrajeet Bhuyan, there is a simple way to crash the popular instant messaging app WhatsApp by just sending an insane amount of smileys. This serious WhatsApp flaw can crash the mobile app as well as the WhatsApp Web.In his discovery, Bhuyan found that by sending about 4,000 smileys to a target, the WhatApp app starts to slow down and crashes due to “buffer overflow”. This flaw targets both the desktop and mobile apps.

How WhatsApp smiley bug works?

In the WhatsApp Web app, you are allowed to send a message with about 6,500-6,600 characters. But, after typing about 4,000-4,200 smileys, the browser/app starts to slow down. As you type more and more smiley faces, WhatsApp crashes when you type and send.

“….so it crashes while we type and send and in mobile too when it receives it overflows the buffer and it crashes,” Bhuyan explains.

This WhatsApp smiley bug affects Firefox, Opera, and Chrome PC browsers, along with iPhone and multiple versions of Android OS.

Video demonstration of WhatsApp smiley bug:

Here’s the video demonstration of the bug showing how the attack crashes WhatsApp:

Here’s how to protect yourself from WhatsApp smiley flaw?

Bhuyan has reported the smiley bug to WhatsApp. “This can also be used to do a Denial of service in the browser and it freezes the browser and gives a ‘not responding’ error,” he adds.

Till the issue is fixed, here’s a simple way to save yourself from the attack.

Once you receive this full-of-tons-of-smiley message from someone, you’ll have to open the messenger and delete the entire chat with the attacker.

Have something to add to this WhatsApp bug story? Tell us in the comments below.

How to Keep Your WhatsApp Data Safe With Google Drive and Encryption.

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To keep your WhatsApp data safe and encrypted, WhatsApp has partnered with Google Drive. Take a look to know how to enable this lifesaver feature.

Losing all the precious WhatsApp pictures and videos is something that a good friend of mine faced recently. There are some simple ways to recover data from your external SD-card, but getting the same from your smartphone’s internal memory is a tough job.

Now, WhatsApp has brought a lifesaver functionality in its instant messaging app by joining hands with Google to keep your WhatsApp data safe. Now, losing your WhatsApp pictures, chats, videos and videos are a thing of past due to the newly-introduced integration of Google Drive with WhatsApp.

On its blog, Google announced a new partnership, that will let you create a private Google Drive backup of your chat history, voice messages, photos, and videos for the Android WhatsApp app.

As a result of this regular cloud backup, you can recover everything with just a touch. In the settings, you are given the option to decide the frequency of backup to keep your WhatsApp data safe: daily, weekly, monthly, or not at all.

This Google Drive backup comes with encryption feature, thus all your cloud data is encrypted and safe.

Google Drive offers them a native, seamless and safe way to back up their multimedia in the cloud, with added security thanks to encryption“, says Brian Acton, Co-founder WhatsApp, about this new way to keep your WhatsApp data safe.

How to Keep Your WhatsApp Data Safe With Google Drive and Encryption?

Here the method to create a Google Drive backup of your WhatsApp data. Depending upon the size and amount of your WhatsApp data, this process may take some time. Please be patient.

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  1. To keep your WhatsApp data safe, open WhatsApp on your Android phone.
  2. Now go to Menu Button > Settings > Chats and calls > Chat backup.
  3. Now tap on the  Back up to Google Drive option and select the desired backup frequency.
  4. Here you’ll be asked to select a Google account that will be used to backup your chat.
  5. Now tap on Back up over to choose the network that will be used for backup (WiFi or cellular data).

How to Restore WhatsApp Data Backup from Google Drive?

  1. Add the same Google account to your device that you used to perform the backup.
  2. Now uninstall and reinstall WhatsApp.
  3. Just after the verification of your number, you will be asked to restore your backup from Google Drive.
  4. Wait for some time, your chats and pictures will be automatically restored.

Note that this feature will be rolling out to WhatsApp users in the 2.12.303 version. If you don’t want to take the Play Store route, you can directly download latest WhatsApp 2.12.303 from the official website to keep your WhatsApp data safe

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