WhatsApp is now support back up via Google Drive. You will not lose your Whatsapp messages when you change your phone. No need to go through the hassle of backing up to a external SD Card or to your computer.
Just enable the Google Drive Backup.
You can also choose the frequency of the back up that you desired.
This is the coolest feature to have. I can change my android phone now without worrying the loss of data.
How do I use Google Drive Backup?
People with curiosity can peep into your smartphone when the message arrives. It display partial of the message the sender is sending you. It may be an invasion of privacy but as human this is just part of our instinct.
Now you can prevent this and people can only see the sender name but not the message.
This is to prevent people who accidentally see the message content when the notification comes in. It is so easy and yet users forget about it.
Just go to the Settings – Notifications and turn off the Show Preview.
Your message privacy is protected when the notification comes if you ever leave the phone on your office desk or outside. Of course, remember to lock your smartphone with a PIN number.
Many of you know that the Whatsapp for Android is free for a year and then you have to pay yearly for it. But for me my Android Whatsapp expired on Jan 5 2021.
So what have I done so that I do not need to pay yearly?
This is probably a bug but I manage to get around it through sheer luck. Firstly, I purchased the Whatsapp app through the iTunes Store . I installed on my iPhone 3GS and register my mobile number on the Whatsapp network. I used it for a year and later change to the Samsung Galaxy S2.
I download the Whatsapp Android app on my Samsung Galaxy S2. I register my mobile number on the Whatsapp network and then I get my service expiration in 2021. Take note that my mobile number is the same and not change.
On the Whatsapp Android App, the Whatsapp service will follow the mobile number as listed in the Account Info of the Whatsapp. I was lucky to get it for free for the next 10 years. I did not pay for it but yet my Account Type was PAID.
On an iPhone, there is no Account Info as you have purchase it and own the Whatsapp App in iTunes.