Windows phones and WhatsApp please ..

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Posted 30th Dec 2019
So windows phones will no longer support WhatsApp as from tomorrow.
can anyone tech savvy tell me, what happens with all the photos I have sent and received via WhatsApp!? I really want to keep them all.. will I Be able to still keep them/view/ save them after tomorrow?? Or will they vanish with the app?
its an old phone . But I want the images and videos.
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They should stay on your phone in the WhatsApp folder I should think
Arto30/12/2019 17:58

They should stay on your phone in the WhatsApp folder I should think


They are encrypted in a database


First link here shows how to access media for transfer to an android device but it isn't easy


google.co.uk/sea…ols
chocci30/12/2019 18:08

They are encrypted in a databaseFirst link here shows how to access media …They are encrypted in a databaseFirst link here shows how to access media for transfer to an android device but it isn't easyhttps://www.google.co.uk/search?sxsrf=ACYBGNQllwPhZPUpNgDOqYV-PYzUxe1xcw:1577728973194&ei=zTsKXpGpC6mAhbIPlrSa2A4&q=how+to+backup+whatsapp+videos+windows+phone&oq=how+to+backup+whatsapp+videos+windows+phone&gs_l=mobile-gws-wiz-serp.3..33i22i29i30l3.5027.15379..15413...1.1..1.263.1667.0j9j1......0....1.........0i71j0j0i22i30j33i160.uFa5Am10ols


They are also automatically downloaded into folders called 'WhatsApp Images' and 'WhatsApp Videos' unless you choose to turn this off (at least on Android anyway).
Edited by: "jamie15" 30th Dec 2019
jamie1530/12/2019 18:13

They are also automatically downloaded into folders called 'WhatsApp …They are also automatically downloaded into folders called 'WhatsApp Images' and 'WhatsApp Videos' unless you choose to turn this off (at least on Android anyway).


So will these folders still exist after WhatsApp doesn’t work work and be accessible ?
chocci30/12/2019 18:08

They are encrypted in a databaseFirst link here shows how to access media …They are encrypted in a databaseFirst link here shows how to access media for transfer to an android device but it isn't easyhttps://www.google.co.uk/search?sxsrf=ACYBGNQllwPhZPUpNgDOqYV-PYzUxe1xcw:1577728973194&ei=zTsKXpGpC6mAhbIPlrSa2A4&q=how+to+backup+whatsapp+videos+windows+phone&oq=how+to+backup+whatsapp+videos+windows+phone&gs_l=mobile-gws-wiz-serp.3..33i22i29i30l3.5027.15379..15413...1.1..1.263.1667.0j9j1......0....1.........0i71j0j0i22i30j33i160.uFa5Am10ols


What does This mean then? Will i not be able to access photos from WhatsApp tomorrow?
pricklychin30/12/2019 18:47

So will these folders still exist after WhatsApp doesn’t work work and be a …So will these folders still exist after WhatsApp doesn’t work work and be accessible ?


If you have the folders on the gallery application on your phone, they should exist after. However, I would strongly recommend backing them up just in case (might as well back up all phone data while you are at it).
jamie1530/12/2019 18:49

If you have the folders on the gallery application on your phone, they …If you have the folders on the gallery application on your phone, they should exist after. However, I would strongly recommend backing them up just in case (might as well back up all phone data while you are at it).


Thanks. I’m not even sure how to back them up. I’m used to my iPhone now . They are on a Microsoft windows 735
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pricklychin30/12/2019 18:51

Thanks. I’m not even sure how to back them up. I’m used to my iPhone now . …Thanks. I’m not even sure how to back them up. I’m used to my iPhone now . They are on a Microsoft windows 735


There should be an option to backup to OneDrive in settings. Otherwise you can insert via USB to PC and copy the pictures over, or even do the same with an another smartphone (not sure about iOS but would work on Android).
Edited by: "jamie15" 30th Dec 2019
Install amongst Dropbox/GoogleDrive/OneDrive/Mega and upload the files. Then download them on whatever device you’d like them on. I’d recommend Mega, you’ll get 50GB for free.
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