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Sunday, 5 February 2017

WHATSAPP: ULTIMATE TIPS AND TRICKS FOR ANDROID

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WhatsApp needs no real introduction. It's now the world's most popular instant messaging service, and we love it to pieces. As a show of appreciation for WhatsApp and the joy it brings into our lives, we've decided to compile a comprehensive list of WhatsApp tips and tricks to help AndroidPIT readers get the most out of the app. Here are our answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about WhatsApp.

WhatsApp MessengerInstall on Google Play

Basic functions

How can I listen to WhatsApp messages discreetly?

Voice messages are played through the main speakers on your smartphone, and will usually allow all of your nearest and dearest to listen in as well. There is a deceptively simple solution for this issue: just hold the phone to your ear. The proximity sensor will think it is a standard phone call and will automatically switch speakers.

How do I cancel a WhatsApp voice message?

When you send a voice message via WhatsApp you need to hold the record button. As soon as you stop pressing the button the message will be sent. That said, you are still able to cancel these messages. Just slide your finger to the left of the input field and a small trash can will appear. This indicates that your message has been deleted.
whatsapp messages vocaux

How do I mark a favorite WhatsApp message?

If you are a heavy WhatsApp user you'll be writing and receiving a lot of messages. For one reason or another, you may want to have some of these messages more readily available than others. Go to the conversation and press down on the message you want to bookmark, all you need to do then is press on the star in the new menu at the top.
To access your favorite messages, go to the main window and click on the three vertical dots. Then enter the "Important Messages" tab and you will find your favorites there. 
whatsapp favori

How do I find individual contacts or messages in WhatsApp?

Do you need to find the details for one of your contacts but need to scroll through everyone else to find them? No problem! Just click on the magnifying glass and type the name of the person you are looking for. 
Searching is not limited to finding your contacts. If you have had a long conversation with a contact and you want to find a specific message, you can easily access it. Go to the conversation and click on the three vertical dots in the top menu, click on search and then just enter your key search words. 
whatsapp search

How do I send a file to a contact on WhatsApp?

Just follow the same procedure as above to find your contact, except this time you will need to press on the paperclip and choose "Document." You can then access your memory, select the file you want and then send. 

How do I send my location or a contact number via WhatsApp?

In some circumstances you may need to send your exact location or send the phone number of another contact. All you need to do is go to the chat window for your contact, and then click on the top right paperclip.In the menu select "Location" (obviously) and you will be given multiple options. Select the option which best fits where your current location is, and it will be sent to your contact. 
To send a contact, simply select "Contact" on the same menu, pick one from the contacts list and confirm with the arrow. 
whatsapp send

How can I be sure I have the latest version of WhatsApp?

As a general rule, the Play Store will notify you when your apps can be updated. Of course, you are able to check whether a new version is available by visiting the Play Store, click on "my apps" and you will be able to see if any updates are available. If you want to wait for the update to become available in the Play Store, you can always go to the APK file and install it manually. 
If you'd like to see what's new in WhatsApp, we recommend you wait for WhatsApp beta to become available. 

How do I install the latest WhatsApp APK?

First, head to Settings > Security > Unknown sources and ensure the box is checked.
The, on your smartphone browser either head to the WhatsApp website or APK Mirror and download the latest APK (APK Mirror is usually ahead of the WhatsApp website). Once the file's downloaded, open it to install the latest WhatsApp APK.

How can I participate in WhatsApp beta?

Like many apps, Facebook / WhatsApp offers its users the opportunity to test new features in a pre-release version. Once you're all signed up you can install the beta version of WhatsApp from the Play Store. 
whatsapp beta

How can I send messages with Google Now via WhatsApp?

If for whatever reason are unable to use your hands, you should know that you can go through Google Now to send messages via WhatsApp and it can be done entirely by speech interface?
Simply start it manually or say "Okay Google" (if you have it voice enabled), and then say "Send to #message #contact on WhatsApp." For example, "send Cuckoo Carole on WhatsApp." The application will then ask you to confirm, so you can either press the arrow or confirm vocally.

How do I make an audio or video call using WhatsApp?

Nothing could be easier! On the conversation window you will find in the top right the symbol of a phone next to the paperclip. Press it, and the application will ask if you want to make an audio or video call. Just select your preferred function and the call will start. 
whatsapp calls

How do I change my WhatsApp status?

Simply click on the three vertical dots in the upper right. On the menu, click "Status." All you need to do is press on the pen at the end of your current status and you edit it to your liking. Alternatively, you can also select the default statuses that are already available. 
whatsapp status2

Photos and videos

How do I delete photos and videos sent via WhatsApp?

WhatsApp can be annoying sometimes because every time you send a picture or a video it is saved to your phone. For instance, if you took a photo in town today and then sent it to a friend, that photo will be stuck not only in your photo file but also in your WhatsApp conversation. 
You can delete these manually. Just go to the WhatsApp folder in your phone's internal memory to the media file and select what you want to delete, and then go to the "Sent" folder and select the items you want to delete. 

How can I disable automatic loading of multimedia files on WhatsApp?

When you receive a lot of images via WhatsApp you do not always want them to be downloaded by default. This isn't only because they are not that interesting, downloading them consumes a lot of data. Fear not, you can disable the annoying automatic download. Instead, you will then need to validate the download manually.
Go to the settings and then enter "Data Usage". You can then choose which items can be downloaded automatically with mobile data, WiFi or roaming. Simply click on the configuration that you want, for example "using mobile data", and then select your preferred options - you can ignore the ones you don't want.
If nothing needs to be downloaded automatically, simply turn off all of the available options.
whatsapp data usage

Blocking and muting

How do I block someone on WhatsApp?

It's actually very simple. Open the conversation with the contact, press the "Menu" key and select "Block." If you decide its time to start talking again, you can find your list of blocked contacts in Settings > My Account > Privacy
whatsapp block

How do I block and report spam on WhatsApp?

Since WhatsApp version 2.1.23 was introduced it has been possible to block and report users if you receive messages you don't like or they are spamming you. You'll be offered this option every time, unless the contact is already in your address book. 

How do I stop someone from calling or messaging me on WhatsApp?

If you do not want to receive calls from certain contacts, you can simply block them. To do this, go to the WhatsApp Settings, select "My Account" adn then "Privacy". You will find "Blocked", and the procedure for blocking contacts will be outlined in there. In the new window click on the small icon at the top right and choose the contacts to block.
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How do I know if someone has blocked me on WhatsApp?

There are four ways to suss whether someone has blocked you on WhatsApp. Each sign is largely meaningless by itself, but together they form a solid reason to believe that your friend doesn't want to be your friend.
Take note that WhatsApp has deliberately made it difficult to tell whether someone has blocked you or not, in order to maintain users' privacy. There's always an outlying chance that you're just being paranoid, even when all four of the below points apply.
Check the 'last seen' time
A contact's 'last seen' time appears in the top bar right under their name. If there's no information about when they were last online, this could be a bad sign. It doesn't necessarily mean that they've blocked you – it is possible to stop this information appearing without blocking someone. Your friend might just value their privacy, so don't go burning bridges just yet. Read on.
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Check the double check
Check marks are WhatsApp's way of compounding your obsessive streak by ensuring that you know what's going on on the other end of the line.
The first check mark means that your message has been sent. When the second one appears, your message has been received by the recipient's phone. This doesn’t mean that the person has read your message, just that it is on their phone; when those check marks turn blue, that's when they have seen the message. If you see the check marks turn blue, they haven't blocked you, and everything is fine. Take a deep breath.
If your messages never get beyond that single, sad gray tick, you might have been blocked.
There's a vague chance they still love you, though, surely? Time to keep digging.
androidpit whatsapp single tick
Do your calls go through?
Another indicator that your friend hates you is that all those desperate WhatsApp calls you make never go through.
Again, maybe their phone is broken, maybe they've changed their number, etc, etc, but if this one is true and the two signs above it are, too – well, thing's aren't looking good, are they?
Has their picture or profile changed?
If you notice that a contact hasn’t updated or changed their profile in a while, or they've had the same picture for months, this could mean that they’ve blocked you. Or that they just never update their profile. Maybe everything is fine.
Let's go a step further and check from a different account, meaning from a mutual friend’s smartphone. If you see here that your estranged friend's profile information and picture have changed, then we're sorry to break it you, but your friend has blocked you and, given how strangely you've been acting, with good reason.

How do I mute those annoying WhatsApp group chats?

We've all been here. You've somehow been dragged into a group chat that you either didn't really want to be in in the first place or just don't want to receive notifications from every couple of minutes. Rather than just leave the chat, which may offend some people, you can simply mute the chat so you stop receiving notifications from it. 
In WhatsApp, select the "Chats" tab and then tap on the group you want to mute. With the group open, tap the Options icon at the top right. Tap Mute, then select the amount of time you want to mute the group for. You can also untick the Show notifications box so that you never hear from the group again until you decide otherwise.
whatsapp group

Privacy and security

How do I lock WhatsApp?

Some conversations are not for further circulation. WhatsApp helps you along here by allowing you to use a PIN to access the app, so all you will need to do is remember your numbers. Some smartphone manufacturers will offer this feature by default, a good example here is the App Locker on OnePlus models, but if it isn't already in your device you can easily download an app that will do this for you. 
whatsapp pincode

How do I hide my "Last Seen", profile picture or current status on WhatsApp?

For one reason or another you may want to hide this information from your contacts. Go to the settings tab "My Account", "Privacy", and you can adjust everything from the next screen. With "Last seen" you can specify who can see your date of last access, with "Profile photo," this is obviously your picture with "Status" you can set who can see your personalized message.
whatsapp privacy

How do I enable the two step verification system on WhatsApp?

This is a great feature as it gives your WhatsApp an added layer of security. Go to settings, My Account > Verification in two stages . You can then choose to receive a verification email when you need to login to WhatsApp, such as when you're using another device.
whatsapp verification

How do I delete my WhatsApp account?

For anyone wanting to leave WhatsApp, it is possible to delete your account. If you do decide on this option you should know that all of your contacts, message history and other settings will be deleted completely, and you will not be able to restore this data if you end up changing your mind. 
If you are accepting of all of this and really, really want to delete WhatsApp, go to "Settings" and then enter the "My Account" tab. You will then find the "Delete my account" option. Confirm your selection by pressing the "Delete my account" tab.
whatsapp delete

What do I do if my smartphone is stolen?

Firstly, don't panic. If your device has been stolen your best option is to remove the number from your network, or at least to block the SIM card. If for whatever reason you aren't able to do any of this - again don't panic, you can deactivate your account via email. That said, this option is not effective if the thief can connect to your WhatsApp account. 
Just send an email clearly outlining your situation and a specific request to deactivate your WhatsApp account. Once you send the message, you'll have 30 days notice prior to deactivation. In other words, if you reconnect within 30 days after sending the email, the procedure will be canceled.

Here's the information your email needs to include:
  • The subject of the email should be "Lost / Stolen: Deactivate my account"
  • In the body of the email, type "Please deactivate my account. # 33 your-number"
After following these steps, please send email to support@whatsapp.com. If necessary, WhatsApp will contact you for more information concerning your request.

Notifications

How do I get floating notifications on WhatsApp?

You can get floating notifications, or Chat Heads, by using the WhatsBubbles app. Here you will get floating notifications that are similar to those you find on Facebook Messenger. Another application you could consider using is SeeBye Chat Heads, which will also give you floating notifications but you will need root rights to use this app. 
whatsapp notification

How do I completely disable WhatsApp notifications?

Do you have that many contacts that you are receiving a notification every 30 seconds? The simple solution would be to just turn them off. To do this, all you need to do is go to "Settings" and you will find this option either in the notification options or in the application options itself. You can then disable your notifications.

How to turn off the sound on notifications WhatsApp

Getting a little tired of hearing an alert every 10 seconds? Just turn them off! Enter the "Settings" and then in the notifications menu, you can choose whether or not a noise will announce the arrival of any new messages. An alternate method is to simply press and hold on a conversation from the main window, then click the crossed-out speaker at the top right.
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How do I respond to WhatsApp messages from pop-ups?

If notifications are not enough, you can configure WhatsApp to open a window in the middle of your screen when you receive a message. You can then quickly respond directly from this window without having to open the entire application.
To enable these pop-ups, enter the "Settings", go to "Notifications" and then select "Popup notification".
whatsapp popup
Do you use WhatsApp as your main messaging app? What's your best tip or trick for using WhatsApp? Let us know in the comments below!

Friday, 3 July 2015

WhatsApp update could include 'like' and 'mark as unread' buttons

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We're always keeping an eye on new WhatsApp features, and the next WhatsApp update could bring with it some very exciting additions. These will include an option to mark read messages as unread, and a "Like" button for shared photos. Head to the updated section below for the all the details on the latest changes to WhatsApp.

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What's new in the latest WhatsApp update. / © ANDROIDPIT

WhatsApp Like button

Picked up by WhatsApp beta tester Ilhan Pektas, there is now speculation that WhatsApp is going to introduce a "Like" button. Mr Pektas sent a tweet which translates as: "Like Button for divided images in WhatsApp: o
 #cool".
We don't know much more about it at this point, and there's nothing to necessarily say it will become a full feature. But as the "Like" button is already a facet of Facebook, and given the tradition of Facebook implementing existing features into the WhatsApp interface (such as Messenger's "read message" ticks), it's eminently possible that this feature will appear. 
And speaking of the read message ticks...

WhatsApp mark messages as unread

An unrelated rumor courtesy of ADSLZone suggests that another feature currently being tested by WhatsApp is the ability to mark messages as unread. Though we can all do it with our emails, hiding the fact that you've seen a message is not yet available to WhatsApp users.
There's nothing to suggest that either feature will appear in the next WhatsApp update, but a supposed leaked internal WhatsApp document indicates that this functionality is being worked on. View it below. 
It's also unclear whether this will affect the 'message seen' blue ticks on the sender's device, or if it will only be 'unseen' for the receiver. We'll update this page when we learn more. 
WhatsApp internal document
In this internal WhatsApp document the new feature is already being discussed. / © ADSLzone.net
June 24, 2015: In some of the latest versions of WhatsApp given out the beta testers group, global search made it debut. Usually when you tap the search icon you can only search for the names of your WhatsApp contacts. This latest version extends that search to all words in all conversations. This means finding that particular chat a breeze.
However, like the Google Drive chat backup option, this feature has since been removed, but at least we know that WhatsApp is interested in testing it. Let us know in the comments what you think of this feature and if you'd like to see it introduced permanently.
We've contacted WhatsApp for clarification on these elusive (but very useful) beta features and will update this article with any information we receive.
AndroidPIT WhatsApp global search function
The global search function disappeared very quickly but we'd love to see it return. / © Android Police

May 15, 2015: WhatsApp version 2.12.87 introduced a number of design improvements to its interface. Most notable of these is the lighter conversation wallpaper, material design icons, and an improved call interface in employing WhatsApp's "teal" color scheme. 
Another minor additions which you may or may not notice are the in the more subtle search menu, with "search..." now faintly written instead of the spyglass icon. Download the latest version via APK mirror, and check out how the call window now looks below. 
In India, meanwhile, the country's third-largest private sector bank launched 'Ping Pay', a service which will allow its customers to transfer money using WhatsApp. Customers will be able to send money even to non-Axis bank accounts using Immediate Payment Service (IMPS), with a Rs. 50,000 daily limit. Its success could pave the way for other countries to start using WhatsApp as a payment service.
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WhatsApp's new and improved call interface. / © ANDROIDPIT

April 22, 2015: We're not entirely sure when this change happened, but newer versions of WhatsApp (but not the version available in the Play Store - you'll need at least v2.12.30 for this feature) let you mark an unknown number as spam when you block it. If you receive a message from a number you don't have in your contacts list, you will see an option to report that number as spam when you block it. Here's the screenshots of the feature in action. You can still block a number (without reporting it as spam) in the overflow menu on the top right of the conversation.
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Newer versions of WhatsApp allow you to report unknown numbers as spam when you block them. / © ANDROIDPIT
Version 2.12.45 of the WhatsApp APK introduced a feature whereby you can backup all of your messages, contacts, and settings to Google Drive. You can access the new features by going to Settings > Chat settings > Chat Backup. Here you can choose how regularly you want backups to occur, as well as whether you want backups to happen over a mobile data connection as well as Wi-Fi.
Backups to Google Drive are scheduled for 4 am, though you can manually choose to 'Back up now' at any time. Interestingly though, the feature has been removed from subsequent versions of WhatsApp, including four versions released over a 24-hour period on April 21-22. We've contacted WhatsApp for clarification on the feature's removal, and will update this article as soon as we know more.
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WhatsApp's latest update lets you sync with Google Drive. / © ANDROIDPIT
You can download the WhatsApp 2.12.45 APK at APK Mirror along with newer versions (that don't have Google Drive backup enabled). You can also pick up the WhatsApp APK on the official WhatsApp download page. Just make sure you have the exact version number you're after, as WhatsApp only hosts one APK at a time.

April 14, 2015 - WhatsApp update delivers Material Design at last
The latest WhatsApp update, v2.12.38, has finally delivered a Material Design overhaul to the world's most popular instant messaging app. The update brings about a long-overdue visual makeover, but retains some parts of the app we've all come to rely on, including that funky default wallpaper. See below for screens and to grab the APK for yourself right now.
Admittedly, there's nothing too revolutionary in the overhaul. The thing about Material Design is that we know what we're going to get. The update brings round profile icons and the three tabs at the top has become joined with the WhatsApp banner up top (which, incidentally, has lost its logo). The icons for searching, calling and the overflow menu are slightly remodeled and the green color is even a little more lively.
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The new WhatsApp is clean and flat and even has a new shade of green. / © ANDROIDPIT
Right now the Play Store doesn't have the latest version with the Material Design changes on board. For the latest version you'll have to enable Unknown Sources in your Security settings (don't forget to disable unknown Sources once you're done) and then head to the WhatsApp website to download the latest and greatest APK.
AndroidPIT WhatsApp Material Design update 1
Never fear, the blue check marks and original wallpaper are still there. / © ANDROIDPIT

31 March, 2015 - WhatsApp voice calling out now
As long as you have WhatsApp version 2.12.19 or above, which is the first version that does not require an invitation call (which admittedly didn't work for everyone anyway), you'll be able to use the WhatsApp calling feature. You will need to enable ''Unknown Sources'' in your device's security settings first so you can install it.
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We've found the call quality to be a little patchy but some are claiming it's even better and more stable than Skype. We'll assume the concrete bunkers we all live in is causing the problem and not WhatsApp's efforts. Once enabled, you'll see a three-tab layout with a calling option next to your contacts.
  • AndroidPIT WhatsApp voice calls incoming tabs
If you're having any trouble getting the service to work, you can try some alternative methods in our guide on how to manually enable WhatsApp voice calling. If you want to know how to silence incoming WhatsApp calls now that you've got yet another calling channel to worry about, here's a quick guide for that too.
Have you got the latest version of WhatsApp? What do you think of it? 

Saturday, 27 June 2015

what to know about new calling feature in whatsapp

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Any owner of a smartphone has very high chances of downloading and installing an instant messaging app that they use to send messages and make calls. In the recent past, the app that has been causing waves in the VoIP industry is WhatsApp Messenger.
What is WhatsApp Messenger?
WhatsApp is a leading instant messaging app that lets you send and receive instant messages from any Android, iOS, Symbian, Windows Phone, BlackBerry or Nokia phone. The messages will be sent to any person who has installed the app, whether they live in the same location as you or not. These messages may include photos, texts, videos and even voice notes.
To send and receive messages as well as make free voice calls on WhatsApp, you need to have a suitable internet connection. Most preferably, use Wi-Fi connections so as to stay clear of any internet charges that might arise from using 3G or 4G networks. However, if you have no access to Wi-Fi hotspots, you will be forced to buy a data bundle from your mobile phone carrier so as to enjoy the services and features of WhatsApp.
WhatsApp voice calling feature:
WhatsApp voice calling feature is the newest and for sure, it is driving the users of this app crazy. Since it was launched, the app has seen tremendous growth in its user base, with an increase of over 100 million users in just a period of less than 3 months. Using an internet connection, you can make free voice calls to any other user of WhatsApp regardless of where they are.
How to install WhatsApp:
It’s very simple to download and install WhatsApp. Just head to the official app store of your phone and search for the app. Once the app installs on your phone, tap on it to open it. You will be required to create an account using your phone number. To confirm that this is your phone number, WhatsApp will send you a verification code through an SMS. Alternatively, you may receive an automated voice call spelling out the verification code for you.
After entering the code and creating a user name, WhatsApp will automatically sync with your phone contacts. You will be able to see a list of contacts with WhatsApp on their phones based on the ones you have on your phone. The app allows you to invite others to the platform by sending them a link of the app’s download. You can only call or text those numbers in your list of contacts for free. There is no room for texting or calling the non-users of the app.
Costs of making calls:
WhatsApp voice calling feature is free. However, this does not mean it’s entirely free as you still need an internet connection for it to work. In case of using Wi-Fi connections, you will be guaranteed of free internet which means that your calls and messaging services will be entirely free. However, in case there are no Wi-Fi connections, you will be forced to use mobile data, which must of course be paid for.
WhatsApp has over 800 million users. This means that you have very high chances of finding your friends on this platform. However, using the app is only free for the first year, after which you must start paying a fee of $0.99 per year.

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

WhatsApp update: WhatsApp trialling new global search function

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We're always keeping an eye on new WhatsApp features. The latest WhatsApp update - at least that one shared with WhatsApp's beta testers group - shows that the company is trialling a new global search function. The feature was a blink-and-you'll-miss-it affair, but it's great news for those that rely on WhatsApp for the majority of their communication. Head to the update section below for the all the details on the latest changes to WhatsApp. 







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WhatsApp gets updated...yet again. / © ANDROIDPIT
In some of the latest versions of WhatsApp given out the beta testers group, global search made it debut. Usually when you tap the search icon you can only search for the names of your WhatsApp contacts. This latest version extends that search to all words in all conversations. This means finding that particular chat a breeze.
However, like the Google Drive chat backup option, this feature has since been removed, but at least we know that WhatsApp is interested in testing it. Let us know in the comments what you think of this feature and if you'd like to see it introduced permanently.
We've contacted WhatsApp for clarification on these elusive (but very useful) beta features and will update this article with any information we receive.
AndroidPIT WhatsApp global search function
The global search function disappeared very quickly but we'd love to see it return. / © Android Police

May 15, 2015: WhatsApp version 2.12.87 introduced a number of design improvements to its interface. Most notable of these is the lighter conversation wallpaper, material design icons, and an improved call interface in employing WhatsApp's "teal" color scheme. 
Another minor additions which you may or may not notice are the in the more subtle search menu, with "search..." now faintly written instead of the spyglass icon. Download the latest version via APK mirror, and check out how the call window now looks below. 
In India, meanwhile, the country's third-largest private sector bank launched 'Ping Pay', a service which will allow its customers to transfer money using WhatsApp. Customers will be able to send money even to non-Axis bank accounts using Immediate Payment Service (IMPS), with a Rs. 50,000 daily limit. Its success could pave the way for other countries to start using WhatsApp as a payment service.
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WhatsApp's new and improved call interface. / © ANDROIDPIT

April 22, 2015: We're not entirely sure when this change happened, but newer versions of WhatsApp (but not the version available in the Play Store - you'll need at least v2.12.30 for this feature) let you mark an unknown number as spam when you block it. If you receive a message from a number you don't have in your contacts list, you will see an option to report that number as spam when you block it. Here's the screenshots of the feature in action. You can still block a number (without reporting it as spam) in the overflow menu on the top right of the conversation.
AndroidPIT WhatsApp block number report as spam
Newer versions of WhatsApp allow you to report unknown numbers as spam when you block them. / © ANDROIDPIT
Version 2.12.45 of the WhatsApp APK introduced a feature whereby you can backup all of your messages, contacts, and settings to Google Drive. You can access the new features by going to Settings > Chat settings > Chat Backup. Here you can choose how regularly you want backups to occur, as well as whether you want backups to happen over a mobile data connection as well as Wi-Fi.
Backups to Google Drive are scheduled for 4 am, though you can manually choose to 'Back up now' at any time. Interestingly though, the feature has been removed from subsequent versions of WhatsApp, including four versions released over a 24-hour period on April 21-22. We've contacted WhatsApp for clarification on the feature's removal, and will update this article as soon as we know more.
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WhatsApp's latest update lets you sync with Google Drive. / © ANDROIDPIT
You can download the WhatsApp 2.12.45 APK at APK Mirror along with newer versions (that don't have Google Drive backup enabled). You can also pick up the WhatsApp APK on the official WhatsApp download page. Just make sure you have the exact version number you're after, as WhatsApp only hosts one APK at a time.

April 14, 2015 - WhatsApp update delivers Material Design at last
The latest WhatsApp update, v2.12.38, has finally delivered a Material Design overhaul to the world's most popular instant messaging app. The update brings about a long-overdue visual makeover, but retains some parts of the app we've all come to rely on, including that funky default wallpaper. See below for screens and to grab the APK for yourself right now.
Admittedly, there's nothing too revolutionary in the overhaul. The thing about Material Design is that we know what we're going to get. The update brings round profile icons and the three tabs at the top has become joined with the WhatsApp banner up top (which, incidentally, has lost its logo). The icons for searching, calling and the overflow menu are slightly remodeled and the green color is even a little more lively.
AndroidPIT WhatsApp Material Design update 2
The new WhatsApp is clean and flat and even has a new shade of green. / © ANDROIDPIT
Right now the Play Store doesn't have the latest version with the Material Design changes on board. For the latest version you'll have to enable Unknown Sources in your Security settings (don't forget to disable unknown Sources once you're done) and then head to the WhatsApp websiteto download the latest and greatest APK.
AndroidPIT WhatsApp Material Design update 1
Never fear, the blue check marks and original wallpaper are still there. / © ANDROIDPIT

31 March, 2015 - WhatsApp voice calling out now
As long as you have WhatsApp version 2.12.19 or above, which is the first version that does not require an invitation call (which admittedly didn't work for everyone anyway), you'll be able to use the WhatsApp calling feature. You will need to enable ''Unknown Sources'' in your device's security settings first so you can install it.
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AndroidPIT WhatsApp voice calls call log outgoing
Once enabled you'll have a call log and calls directed to your contacts will be done through WhatsApp. / © ANDROIDPIT
We've found the call quality to be a little patchy but some are claiming it's even better and more stable than Skype. We'll assume the concrete bunkers we all live in is causing the problem and not WhatsApp's efforts. Once enabled, you'll see a three-tab layout with a calling option next to your contacts.
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Once you've received an incoming call you'll see a third tab: Calls. / © ANDROIDPIT
If you're having any trouble getting the service to work, you can try some alternative methods in our guide on how to manually enable WhatsApp voice calling. If you want to know how to silence incoming WhatsApp calls now that you've got yet another calling channel to worry about, here's a quick guide for that too.
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