Category: Android Apps

WhatsApp Chat Backup and Restore

i am going to write about WhatsApp chat backup and restore, Because most of people visiting us at our cellphone service centers for data recovery after deleting or damaging their smartphones such as contacts recovery, photos and video etc, half of them asking to restore WhatsApp chat history after deleting or uninstalling their WhatsApp application from their phone.

if you follow these steps you have your WhatsApp with all chat history for life. Mean you can restore WhatsApp chat history and media any time even you lost your phone or whatever.

About WhatsApp:

WhatsApp Messenger is a freeware, cross-platform messaging and Voice over IP (VoIP) service Founded by Jan Koum and Brian Acton owned by Facebook. It allows users to send text messages and voice messages, make voice and video calls, and share images, documents, user locations, and other media. WhatsApp’s client application runs on mobile devices but is also accessible from desktop computers, as long as the user’s mobile device remains connected to the Internet while they use the desktop app.

The service requires users to provide a standard cellular mobile number for registering with the service. In January 2018, WhatsApp released a standalone business app targeted at small business owners, called WhatsApp Business, to allow companies to communicate with customers who use the standard WhatsApp client.

WhatsApp Chat Backup:

If still confused and thinking why this backup is important? This is the easiest way to transfer your WhatsApp data to your new phone. This could be more useful when you break or lost your phone then this backup will allow you to restore all chat history.

Requirements:

In order to use Google Drive backup, you need to have:

  • A Google account activated on your phone.
  • Google Play services installed on your phone.
  • Enough free space on your phone to create the backup.
  • A strong and stable Internet connection.

 

How to Make WhatsApp backup on Google Drive:

  • Open WhatsApp.
  • Tap More options  > Settings > Chats > Chat backup.
  • Tap Back up to Google Drive and select a backup frequency other than Never.
  • Select the Google account you’d like to back up your chat history to. If you don’t have a
    Google account connected, tap Add account when prompted and enter your login credentials.
  • Tap Back up over to choose the network you want to use for backups. Please note, backing up over a cellular data network might result in additional data charges.

Follow the screenshots below if you have any confusion.

How to make chat backup on Whatsapp

 

 

Restore from a Google Drive backup

In order to successfully restore a Google Drive backup, you need to use the same phone number and Google account used to create the backup. Follow the instructions below to restore your backup:

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

Note: If you install WhatsApp without any prior backups from Google Drive, WhatsApp will automatically restore from your local backup file.

Restore from a local backup

If you want to use a local backup, you’ll need to transfer the files to the new phone using a computer, file explorer or SD Card.

Note:

  • 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 in your phone.
  • If your data isn’t stored in the /sdcard/WhatsApp/ folder, you might see “internal storage” or “main storage” folders.

Restore a less recent local backup

If you want to restore a local backup that isn’t the most recent one, you’ll need to do the following:

  1. Download a file manager app.
  2. In the file manager app, navigate to sdcard/WhatsApp/Databases. If your data isn’t stored on the SD card, you might see “internal storage” or “main storage” instead of sdcard.
  3. Rename the backup file you want to restore from msgstore-YYYY-MM-DD.1.db.crypt12 to msgstore.db.crypt12. It’s possible that an earlier backup might be on an earlier protocol, such as crypt9 or crypt10. Don’t change the number of the crypt extension.
  4. Uninstall and reinstall WhatsApp.
  5. Tap RESTORE when prompted.
Note:
  • WhatsApp backups no longer count against your Google Drive storage quota mean you have unlimited space on Google Drive for Whatsapp Backups.
  • WhatsApp backups are tied to the phone number and Google account they were created on.
  • WhatsApp backups that haven’t been updated in more than one year are automatically removed from Google Drive. To avoid the loss of any backups, we recommend backing up your WhatsApp data regularly.
  • The first backup might take a while to complete. Please leave your phone connected to a power source.
  • Every time you create a Google Drive backup using the same Google account, the previous backup will be overwritten. There’s no way to restore an older Google Drive backup.
  • Media and messages you back up aren’t protected by WhatsApp end-to-end encryption while in Google Drive.

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Fix Unknown Caller Name ACR | Call Recording Apps

I am going to write about how to fix unknown caller name problem in acr and other call recorder applications for android after Google has denied phone number access permission for all call recording apps. we are receiving lots of requests about it from our customers, they are facing unknown caller name problem from few months.

Full Working ACR Call Recording App

This is Google’s policy and only applies to the Google Play store. they are going to release fully functional version of ACR called “ACR Unchained” on other app stores such as Huawei and Samsung and keep required permissions for accessing phone number during the call.Unfortunately Google Play Store policy prevents them from providing direct apk downloads from their website.

How to fix unknown caller name?

Because of Google have full control on Google Play and Android security is being improved day by day. Google not going to allow these apps to access phone number during calls so call recording apps developers are bound to follow Google’s policy if they need to be in Google Play. but i have a solution for unknown caller name for your you today.

How it works?

As we all know that android apps developer must follow to google policies and keep apps updated as per policy changed to compliance with new Google policies. But in this case we know that previous versions application was working well. So we can find old version of call recorder app or any other app before the current version which is not working for us due to some changes in in application.

Android apps developers can’t leave Google Play store because this effect directly their earning from Android applications. Let suppose someone made a best application and selling directly from their website, will this work for them. no this will end up with failure because 99% people prefer using free applications including me.

So developers earning are totally depends on Google Adsense ads, so they are publishing apps on Google Play to get maximum downloads for their apps.

Installing working version of call recorder app

So we are also going to install old version of ACR apk to fix unknown caller name problem due to changes in new version of ACR apk. Before we move forward we must have downloaded old version of ACR application. if you still have not downloaded the application.

Full working ACR Application : ACR-com.nll.acr-300-v30.0.apk

Installing an Android application is not a big deal but some people still don’t know about Android application installation process. we can install apps on an Android device via two methods. this first one is via copying apk file to internal memory and second  one is via adb command.

Update: Now we have fixed version with latest version on Galaxy Store , so you can download directly from Samsung Galaxy Store on your Samsung phones.

1- Installing Android app from phone memory

  • Open File manager or My files app
  • Locate apk file which you wish to install
  • Tap on apk file and you will have install option or open with package installer
  • Select install and press OK
  • You will be redirected to permission screen to allow install apps from unknown source
  • Allow install apps from unknown source and press ok
  • Apk file installation process will be started if still not you should go back and click on install button again to start android app installation process.
  • You will have Done! message on screen in few seconds.

2- Installing Android app via adb command

Installing android apps via adb command is also not very hard to understand. but it is little complicated against installing android apps from internal memory or memory card. You can read installing android apps via adb commands for more.

How to install android apps via adb command (video tutorial in Urdu)

I hope you will have not any problem regarding this problem, if you still have any problem or question in your mind you can write in comments to get answered, follow us for more!

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Installing Android Apps via Adb

If you have problem in installing Apps from Google Play or from memory, then you should follow this post to install Apps via adb command. Installing Android Apps via adb is possible if you have usb debugging enabled on your phone from developer options.

so in this post i am going to write a tutorial on how to install Apps via adb or how to install Apps on Samsung running combination firmware.

If you also have apps installation problem on your phone being a user or being a mobile phone technician, i recommend you to read this post and watch video tutorial on apps installation using adb commands.

What is ADB?

ADB and Fastboot are arguably two of the most indispensable tools used when working with Android devices. If you really want to modify, debug, and tweak along with their countless uses in rooting, and other procedures ADB and Fastboot are a must for any Android device owner.

Typically if you want to install ADB and Fastboot you have to download and setup the Android SDK (If you really want to learn about Android Development I highly recommend downloading and installing the full Android SDK from here), but this can be unnecessary for people who just want to install ADB and Fastboot.

How to install Android Apps using adb command:

You must have minimal adb package and adb drivers for your phone on your computer and usb debugging enabled to install android applications on your android device. to enable usb debugging on your android device follow the instructions below.

Go to About > Software information > Tap on Build number 7 time > go back and enter into Developer options > Enable developer options if you have on off toggle button > Turn on usb debugging in developer options.

  • Connect your Android phone to computer via usb cable.
  • Accept usb debugging connection prompt on phone screen.
  • Go to Minimal adb installation folder.
  • Press and hold Shift key on keyboard.
  • Right click on empty space in adb installation folder anywhere.
  • Click on “Open PowerShell window here‘.
  • Type “cmd” in command prompt window.
  • Type adb install [App name including .apk] e.g adb install facebook.apk and hit Enter.
  • App will be installed in few seconds or minutes.
  • You will get Success message and done!

Watch Tutorial: How to Install Apps via ADB in Urdu?

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PTA Device verification System Explained | Easy to understand

So many mobile devices being displayed Device IMEI is non-compliant. Your IMEI has been paired with your mobile number with PTA device verification app and working on only one network. showing emergency calls only on other network sim. After 15 January 2019 PTA has blocked many IMEIs and paired with only one network because of non-compliant with GSMA. PTA introduced an application called  “Device verification System” to check IMEI of a mobile device in Pakistan.

PTA DVS application is available for Android OS via Google Play everyone can download and check IMEI of his/her mobile device but unfortunately we still receiving lots of requests from people who still not able to understand the PTA DVS check results.

 

PTA Device Verification System Messages Explanation:

We have 4 messages response in IMEI check result in device verification system application. that can be seen below one by one.

  1. Your mobile device IMEI is compliant (PTA Approved)
  2. Your mobile device IMEI is valid and not PTA Approved / Registered.
  3. Device IMEI is non-compliant. Your IMEI has been paired with your mobile number and device will continue receiving service.
  4. Device IMEI is blocked. Reported stolen.

1- Your mobile device IMEI is compliant (PTA Approved)

This message indicates that this mobile device is PTA compliant / approved. device will remain operational as long as you have.

Action: You don’t need to do anything to use it in Pakistan.

Note: We don’t recommend you to but any used mobile phone device without have box with it or legal proof of its ownership. If you purchased theft and stolen mobile also being sold in market, these cellphones can be tracked easily and can create problem for you.

2- Your mobile device IMEI is valid and not PTA Approved / Registered

Your mobile device IMEI is valid and not PTA Approved / Registered. Please register your device at http://dirbs.pta.gov.pk/drs and pay FBR Tax / Duties within 60 days of its first use on Pakistani Mobile network.

This message indicates that IMEI of your mobile device is a GSMA standard number however it was brought into the county via informal channels and therefore was not registered at PTA.

Action: International Passengers: Such passengers at the time of arrival can avail the custom Kiosk facility available at the airports for registration of their mobile devices. Prior to arrival users can download and fill the mobile declaration form and hand it over to Customs official upon landing into Pakistan.
All such international passenger who didn’t avail Custom kiosk facility to register their device IMEI, will be required to approach nearest custom house location and declare their device details. After fulfilment of codal requirements, IMEI will be registered accordingly.

Gift/Packages via courier postal services: Individuals intending to bring devices as gifts through courier services will be required to obtain CoC through PTA website https://dirbs.pta.gov.pk/drs and upon fulfilment of the codal requirements, IMEI will be registered accordingly.

Disclaimer: As per policy user can bring maximum of 5 devices in personal capacity per year.

3- Device IMEI is non-compliant. Your IMEI has been paired:

This message indicates that IMEI programmed on your device is non-standard (in other words someone changed imei of this device for some reason) therefore flagged as non-compliant by PTA. However all users of such devices who were observed active on Pakistani mobile networks as of 1st December, 2018 have been paired with their mobile numbers and shall continue to receive services.

Action: Such paired IMEIs/mobiles will receive network services on the paired SIMs only. All other network sims will show emergency calls only message. It’s means this imei can work only on paired sim card. But if you have original box of this device and it’s imei is not same as shown on your mobile device you should check it’s imei on DVS app. If you get approved message you can request your nearest mobile service center to fix it. But keep in mind you must prove that you are original owner and purchaser of this device.

Watch complete video about message response from device verification app

4- Device IMEI is blocked. Reported stolen

This message indicates that your IMEI is blocked as this IMEI has been reported stolen by original owner.

Action: If you are the one who has reported this mobile device as stolen/lost earlier and now it is recovered, then contact PTA/CPLC to unblock your mobile device.

How to know details of an IMEI?

You can also get information about your mobile device imei free of cost by visiting and submitting your IMEI to https://www.imei.info/ this website also confirming your device information with the help of GSMA. They sending IMEI information request to GSMA and displaying the result after.

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All Recorded Calls will be saved as Unknown Number

Because of i am a premium user of ACR call recording app, i received a notification from them last day “Google has a new permission policy and denied phone number access permission for call recording apps including ACR under this policy.” mean all call recording apps are no longer permitted to access phone number from beginning of March 2019.

ACR Saving Recorded files with Unknown Number:

NLL Apps have written an article on their official website regarding Google has denied phone number access permission for all call recorders. they have confirmed that this change will not affect previous recordings but after this ACR will simply have no way of knowing which number you have called or which number called you. All calls will be from and to “Unknown” numbers even if they are your own contacts..

They have written “we have given our 6 years to ACR and Google Play Store only to have it crippled by this policy. It breaks our hearts for it to be crippled like that. Unfortunately, we have no other way but to comply with the Play Store’s new policy.

Full Working ACR Call Recording App:

This is Google’s policy and only applies to the Google Play store. they are going to release fully functional version of ACR called “ACR Unchained” on other app stores such as Huawei and Samsung and keep required permissions for accessing phone number during the call. Unfortunately Google Play Store policy prevents them from providing direct apk downloads from their website.
ACR Unchained will accept Pro Key as usual

Detailed Story:

A detailed story can be seen on source page but you can also see a preview of this story here in this post below, read a short story of nll apps with google.

In October 2018 Google has introduced a new policy.They want all apps which requests PROCESS_OUTGOING_CALLS and READ_CALL_LOG permissions to get written approval from Google Play Policy Team in order to use those permissions or be banned from the Play Store.

See

As you can see below, they have listed Call Recording as “disallowed” usage.

 

Regardless, we have requested exclusion. But, received negative response that says “call recording” apps are not allowed to ask these permissions.

This means that ACR and all other call recording apps, as well as many other utility apps will not able to get phone numbers during the call anymore.

ACR will simply have no way of knowing which number you have called or which number called you. All calls will be from and to “Unknown” numbers even if they are your own contacts.

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About Facebook Video Downloader and their Advantages

Flashback a few years ago and Facebook was only about posting pictures and keeping up to date with the lives of the contacts in your friends list. Then came the era of videos and voila it was an overnight success, and soon it became the hottest new internet trend.

Success Of Facebook Videos In 2018

The previous year saw a significant hike in the success of the FB videos. In fact, the start of the previous year that was 2018, saw a recorded ten times increase in the total time that people spent on their screens watching videos on Facebook. The reason behind this was that Facebook offered hundreds of videos that were not only entertaining but also very educational. Additionally, the content was of very high quality and not available elsewhere on social media, which made it quite exclusive.

Significance of Facebook Videos

It’s no secret that Facebook is home to billions of users. Hence, making Facebook videos an important platform for the promotion of all kinds of businesses.

Facebook Videos and Promotion of Businesses

The videos circulating on Facebook allow different businesses to engage the visitors for the promotion of their respective products and services. That indeed is a brilliant approach because let’s be honest here; we would all prefer to watch a captivating video over boring text… period!

Without getting into too much detail of how the businesses really do this and what approach they use, I would rather highlight how you can download these videos for free. I will begin by telling you about what a https://smallseotools.com/facebook-video-downloader/ is and then briefly tell you its benefits.

What Are Fb Video Downloaders?

Imagine this. You are browsing on Facebook, and you have come across a fantastic video that looks very interesting. Unfortunately, you do not have the time to watch the entire thing. The content could have been useful for you if you could have saved the video for later viewing. So, what do you do?

This is where a Facebook video downloader comes in. As the name suggests, it allows its users to capture/download videos from FB and then save them for later use.

Benefits of Using A Video Downloader

You must be thinking “So it downloads a video… what advantage could that possibly have for me?” Let me briefly explain its advantages to you.

  1. Offline availability of videos

We are all aware of how FB works, from watching videos to posting photographs. And we also know how that is only possible until one is online. The moment the internet connection goes, everything literally vanishes, making it impossible to watch Facebook videos. There have been times when we have all felt the need to download a video for viewing later. Thanks to countless Facebook video downloaders available online it is possible to see a video offline.

  1. Forwarding videos to your contact

In addition to downloading videos for viewing offline, the downloader allows you to save them on all your devices, e.g., your phones. I am sure you will enjoy being the sender of the latest videos to your friends and family.

  1. Ability to edit videos

I have already mentioned how you can save FB video offline but did I tell you that you can also edit it to make it look more appealing? Interesting huh? That’s not it!

  1. Cost effective

Playing videos online on mobile data incurs extra charges and is quite expensive. It’s common sense that when you download a video for offline viewing, it will save your dollars that would have been spent otherwise on additional data usage. What’s more, the downloads are super-fast.

  1. Unlimited downloads

You can download as many videos as you want to without worrying about a limitation on the number of downloads.

  1. Safety of your gadgets

You do not need to worry about malware anymore whilst downloading videos.

  1. Creation of backups

Further, it erases the tension of losing the downloaded videos as it automatically creates backups of the respective content. So even if you end up losing the original video, you can not only still view it but can also still share it with whosoever you desire.

Choosing A Free Yet Reliable Facebook Video Downloader

I am sure you agree that there is no point paying for a Facebook video downloader when you can find one online, free of any charge. All you need to do is type free Facebook video downloader online in the search engine bar. That or you can start using the one that I have personally been using for quite some time now.  My favorite Facebook video downloader is hands down the one available on smallseotools.com. it’s my top choice for so many reasons.

Conclusion

To sum it up, I would say that there are no ifs and buts regarding the fact that video downloaders are a powerful application that indeed makes sending videos much more innovative and fun.

An interrupted internet connection and lack of time will not hinder you anymore from watching the hottest videos posted on your favorite social media sites or apps. Now you can be up to date with all the trending videos and news. Happy VIEWING and if I may add… “happy SHARING”. For more information, please visit this link: https://smallseotools.com/facebook-video-downloader/

 

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WhatsApp: Huge change coming to chat app soon

WhatsApp fans will soon be seeing a change coming into force and it could spark controversy.

WhatsApp users could soon see a shock change to the chat app.

WhatsApp is world’s most popular chat app with over 1.5billion users each and every month.

This year alone WhatsApp users have see plenty of changes with the introduction of stickers and group video calling among other new features.

And now WhatsApp users could be about to see arguably the biggest change to the Facebook owned chat app in years.

Whats new in 2019:

WhatsApp users are bracing themselves for the addition of adverts to the chat app in 2019.

Earlier this year it emerged that WhatsApp were planning on displaying adverts in status section.

The news emerged after WhatsApp co founder Brian Acton revealed he left Facebook over a disagreement on how to monetise WhatsApp.

The forty six year old claimed facebook co founder Mark Zurkerberg and other excutive wanted to send targeted adverts at users.

WhatsApp users will be seeing a big change come into force soon.

However this was not an approach Acton agreed with WhatsApp having prided itself for many years on being ad-free.

He said, “At the end of day i sold my company. I sold my users privacy to a larger benefit. I made a choice and a compromise. I live with that everday.”

Acton said facebook also wanted to sell businesses tools to talk to WhatsApp users something he also did not agree with.

Also added “Targeted advertising is what makes me unhappy.”

And in the aftermath of these comments a WhatsApp spokeperson said that the chat app would begin displaying adverts in its status feature next year.

Later on WhatsApp vice president Chris Daniels said, “We are going to be putting ads in Status.”

“That is going to be primary monetisation mode for the company as well as an opportunity for businesses to reach people on WhatsApp.

It has not been revealed when in 2019 WhatsApp will be roling out the status adverts.

This change mark a huge first for WhatsApp with chat app having prided itself on remaining ad-free. And a large number of fans on Twitter already hit out at the decesion. One fan tweeted,” WhatsApp Status will start showing ads from 2019. R.I.P WhatsApp.”

Another posted, “The moment i see an advertisement on my WhatsApp status i am uninstalling it.”

“Monetising every damn thing.”

blog post written by WhatsApp co founder Jan Koum on the chat app website explain the reason the co founder wnated to keep it ad-free.

The post was written prior to facebook acquisition at a time when WhatsApp was still a paid for service.

It said, ” These days companies know literlly everything about you, your friends, your interests and use it all to sell ads.”

“When we sat down to start our own thing together three years ago we wanted to make something that wasn’t just another ad clearinghouse.

We wanted to spend our time building a service people wanted to use because it worked and saved them money and made their lives better in a small way.

We knew that we could change people directly if we could do all those things. We knew we could do what most people aim to do every day avoid ads.

WhatsApp tips and tricks – Cool features you didn’t know existed.

No one makes up excited to see more advertising no one goes sleep thinking about the ads they ‘ll see tomorrow.

We know people go to sleep excited about who they chatted with that day (and disappointed about who the didn’t).

We want WhatsApp to be the product that keeps you awake and that you for in the morning.

No one jumps up from a nap and run to see an advertisement.”

WhatsApp tips and tricks – Cool features you didn’t know existed

WhatsApp is hugely popular and used across the globe by millions that harness it to send messages, memes, videos and images to their friends and family. Here is list of every cool features that can make your experience with the app even better.

WhatsApp is the most popular messaging service on the globe meaning it surpasses rivals such as Facebook Messenger, WeChat and Skype in terms of active monthly users.

October, 2018 WhatsApp was said to have 1.5 billion people using it every month.

One of the reasons for the apps laudable success is surely its regularly stream of updates that add new and exciting functions.

With that said, here is a list of the best features you can take advantage of on WhatsApp.

Watch video without leaving a chat:

WhatsApp was recently updated on Android to bring picture in picture viewing to users.

The feature was previously available on iOS handsets.

Picture in picture allows video to be consumed in a separate window, meaning you do not need to leave a chat in order to view it.

The functionally does not work with all videos with some YouTube content not complying with the feature.

However for the most part the functionality works well and allows users to move the floating video around the app to suit their preference.

WhatsApp was recently updated on Android to bring picture-in-picture viewing to users.

More ways to express yourself:

Earlier this year WhatsApp introduced stickers as a new method to communicate with those closest to you.

The adorable icons are a great way to add even more diversity to chats.

Stickers are easily to use and can be accessed by pressing the features icon in the app.

“Whether with a smiling teacup or crying broken heart, stickers, help you share your feelings in a way that you cant always express with words.”

“To start we are launching sticker packs created by our designers at whatsApp and selection of stickers from other artists. To use stickers in a chat simply tap the new sticker button and select the sticker you want to share. You can add new sticker packs by tapping the plus icon.”

WhatsApp introduced stickers as a new method to communicate with those closest to

Face to face with those closest to you:

WhatsApp has vastly expanded its feature library this year with one of the most notable new additions being the introducing of group calling for video and voice.

The chatting app allow users to take part in group calls with up to four people.

While that figure is not high as Apple FaceTime feature that lets 32 people chat at once, WhatsApp offering is perfect if some of your friends use android device.

Explaining the feature WhatsApp stated, ” You can make a group call with up to four people total anytime and anywhere.”

“Just start a one on one voice or video call tap the new add participant button in the top right corner to add more contacts to the call.

Group calls are always end to end encrypted and we’ve designed calling to work reliably around the world in different network conditions.

WhatsApp allows users to take part in group calls with up to four people.

Changes to forwarded messages:

WhatsApp will now clearly highlight when message have been forwarded from other users.

A tag will be present that says, “forwarded”, making the user aware the message received has not come directly from the person they are chatting with.

WhatsApp will now clearly highlight when messages have been forwarded from other users.

New group chat features:

Earlier this year group chats received a new feature whereby only admins in a conversation could speak with each other.

Commenting on the function, WhatsApp said, “We are launching a new group setting where only admins are able to send messages to a group.

“One way people use groups is to receive important announcement and information, including parents and teachers at schools, community centers and non profit organisations. Introduced this new setting so admins can have better tools for these use causes.

To enable this setting, open “Group Info” tap Group Setting > Send Messages and select “Only Admins”.”

Location:

WhatsApp has two options when it comes to sharing a location with friends and family members.

Users have the choice to share their live location or current location.

The former will provide other real time movements for the time periods of either 15 minutes, one hour or 8 hours,

Meanwhile the later will display the location of the user and not update it based on movement.

Users have the choice to share their live location or current location on WhatsApp.

Location sharing can be accessed by pressing the paperclip icon in a chat and pressing “Location”.

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Google Santa Tracker:Best App for following Santa live on Christmas eve

Google Santa Tracker is one of the easiest and best ways to track Santa as he tours the world, giving goodies to everyone on his nice list this year.

UPDATE TWO: Santa has left the North Pole and is currently heading over Russia. Google’s Santa Tracker will follow the progress of Father Christmas for the entirely of the day.

UPDATE ONE: It is now less than 45minutes until Santa takes off from the North Pole.

The tubby toymaker is surely putting the last few toys into his sack before he begins to deliver them.

STORY:

Every year Santa fills his sack to the brim with incredible gifts that range from the latest and greatest tech to the most delicious chocolates. Once everything is packed onto this sleigh, Father Christmas then lifts off and flies across the globe thanks to the help of his nine reindeer.

Those eagerly anticipating the arrival of Santa are able to track his movements using the Google Santa Tracker app that provides his precise location in real-time. Google Santa Tracker is available to download for free on the Google Play Store but can also be used on desktops via the Google Santa Tracker website.

The application is the perfect way to track the progression of Father Christmas on the go.

The software presents users with a cartoon representation of Santa and will mark the location of places he has already visited.

At the bottom of the screen the app states where Father Christmas currently is in addition to how many gifts he has already delivered.

It is worth noting the software also has a number of other nifty features.

Google Santa Tracker allows people to message Santa directly, meaning you can ask him for last-minute presents you forgot to put on your list.

The app also features a number of games that are perfect for making the wait to Christmas fly by.

Additionally, Google Santa Tracker allows users to make their own elf and decorate them with a troop of accessories.

Moreover, a Santa Tracker sticker pack for Gboard has been added this year, meaning Android fans can make their messages to family and friends feel more festive.

You can download the Google Santa tracker for Android Smartphones here.

The desktop version of the software presents users with a similar layout and functionality.

One of the benefits of using the computer client is the fact it will tell you where Santa is going to head next.

You can use Google Santa Tracker on your desktop by following this link.

It is worth noting iPhone suers will have to use the desktop version of the client as the application is exclusive to Android.


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