Facebook now officially owns WhatsApp

Facebook on Monday announced it was closing its $19 billion deal to buy WhatsApp.
“We are looking forward to connecting even more people around the world, and continuing to create value for the people who use WhatsApp," reads a terse statement from the company about the closing. As part of the deal, WhatsApp cofounder Jan Koum will join Facebook's board of directors.
The announcement comes three days after the deal cleared its last hurdle and received approval from the European Commission, which ruled that the purchase wouldn't hurt competition. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission gave the deal its regulatory blessing in April. Facebook announced its intention to buy WhatsApp in February.
Facebook has promised to run WhatsApp as a separate entity, and WhatsApp's founders are not planning to bring any advertising to the platform. WhatsApp currently claims more than 600 million users, the company announced in August. Because of the run-up in Facebook stock since the deal was announced, the deal is now worth $21.8 billion, as Re/code points out.

Recover deleted WhatsApp messages, photos, videos

No application Before WhatsApp has served so many mobile users across the planet in context of sending files to each other and communicating with so much of ease.
WhatsApp is available for Android, iOS and Windows Mobile platforms and allows you to stay in touch with almost all your friends without paying anything to your service provider.
But what if you accidently deleted WhatsApp messages and data.!!


I am sure that most of the WhatsApp users are not aware of the fact that this messaging service takes backup of all the shared stuff every 24 hours and it keeps the backup files intact for last 7 days. Yes, it’s true, and there are various methods through which you can Retrieve deleted WhatsApp messages and data very easily.

So, below are three ways to Retrieve deleted WhatsApp messages and data.

Method 1-Online Tool 

You can simply do that with a new online tool called RecoverMessages. This service lets you easily recover deleted WhatsApp messages or pictures deleted from your iPhone or Android phone and serves as a forensic tool.
Recover deleted WhatsApp messages
This application stores its backup files by the name, msgstore-YYYY-MM-DD.1.db.crypt
1. To recover your deleted WhatsApp chat from iPhone or Android using RecoverMessages, first you need to copy the WhatsApp database file (.sqlite or .db.crypt) from your device to your PC.
To copy the WhatsApp database file (.sqlite or .db.crypt) -
On Android device, go to /sdcard/WhatsApp/Databases/msgstore.db.crypt and copy the file to your PC.
On iOS, go to net.whatsapp.WhatsApp/Documents/ChatStorage.sqlite (You can use iPhone backup tools like i-Twin or iPhone Backup Extractor to get the .sqlite file).
2.Then, go to the RecoverMessages home page, select the file by clicking the “Select File SQLite”. Accept the terms of use and press the scan button. 

Method 2 -Whatsapp Xtract

Here is a little Tool to Recover deleted WhatsApp messages on your computer, using the database files from your android installation of whatsapp.
This Is How this Tool Works :-
1.You need to copy the whatsapp database. 
On Android, either get this file:
  1. (crypted database on SD card, can be created by starting backup from whatsapp advanced settings: settings – more – Backup Chats) or these files:
  2. /data/data/com.whatsapp/databases/msgstore.db and wa.db (for this you need root access. Detailed instructions in the bottom of this file. The advantage is that the corresponding contact names of phone numbers will be displayed)
On iPhone, get this file:
(You can use an Iphone Backup Tool to get the file, e.g. I-Twin or Iphone Backup Extractor. Make sure to create an unencrypted backup with itunes, as these tools can’t handle encrypted backups. Another possibility are forensic tools like UFED Physical Analyzer.)
2.Now Download the Whatsapp_Xtract and Extract this archive ( to a certain folder on your computer, e.g. C:\WhatsApp.
3.Copy the database(s) to e.g. C:\WhatsApp (on Android, you simply copy the whole folder WhatsApp on SD card to your computer e.g. to C:\WhatsApp and then copy the database file from C:\WhatsApp\Databases to C:\WhatsApp)
4.You need Python and (for Android msgstore.db.crypt decryption) the PyCrypto library
The easiest way is to install ActivePython 
On Windows choose 32bit/x86 version even if you have 64bit windows (if not you will get an “requires Business Edition subscription” error!):
It’s available for Windows, Linux and Mac
5. Then run !install pyCrypto.bat (contained in this archive. The best option is to right click on it and choose "run as administrator"
If you have troubles installing pyCrypto this way, then please try to install it using an installation package from this site…shtml#pycrypto
6. Now run whatsapp_xtract_android.bat or whatsapp_xtract_android_crypted.bat or whatsapp_xtract_iphone.bat and done. Now you see, delete Your whatsapp chat 
Recover deleted WhatsApp messages
 Method 3- WhatsApp’s own Solution
WhatsApp itself provides a solution to recover your accidentally deleted WhatsApp messages. All you need to do is – uninstall the app and install it back. This would actually use all the backup files, and restore whatever it can.

And If You want  Your Whatsapp video And Images – Just go to sdcard/whatsapp/media
there You will Find diffrent folders for audio, video and images which contain all the images, video and audio you sent or received on whatsapp.

WhatsApp Plus for PCs and Smartphones

Since the introduction of WhatsApp, it has been releasing a lot of good features. So now, what’s this WhatsApp Plus? Is it worth upgrading to this new version or continue with the original series.
The modified version has been created by Spanish developers; the first 2-years subscription is free; it is also known as WhatsApp Plus Holo and WhatsApp+. The original version has green icon, while Plus has blue icon.
Installing Plus is quite simple; however, for this you need to remove the original; there is no problem in installing the newer version, but the real question is if it is worth deleting the original?
Let’s look at the functions being offered by WhatsApp Plus; using the present application, you can send messages, share videos, pictures, and voice records. It’s been said that Plus version is customized and new features, which aren’t included in the original application.
How it’s Different from WhatsApp?
WhatsApp features a translucent interface; users can have a transparent status and navigation bar. It also has a host of other features not currently available in WhatsApp. The most important feature here is the ability to change the look and feel, by adding visual themes or styles. Themes are in-built and are available in over 700 styles, which can be sorted out by version, name, date, and downloads. The themes can be added at the background of the chat, colors of the texts and bar as well as contact list.
The recent version comes with several customization options and many other additional features as well. If you want to personalize WhatsApp interface or account, you can modify the notification icon, look of chat screen, etc. Anyway, there are many themes to choose to suit whatsapp interface, your taste, and needs.
At first glance, it’s very easy to distinguish the newer version, as it has a translucent interface that’s been adopted from 4.4 Kitkat. It helps users to have a transparent navigation and status bar that can be personalized using different colors. There are many options to customize everything, such as account, interface, etc.
Using It on PC and Smartphone
WhatsApp Plus isn’t available for download at app stores; however, you can get it from the official site of developer. It’s easy to download, install, and use as well. Before you get this, you need to backup older chats (look for ‘save conversation’ option in settings). Then, uninstall the original and install Plus.
In order to use it on PC, you’ll require Android emulator and a system, which runs on Windows or Mac and of course an internet connection. Download emulator, WhatsApp Plus app, and complete the installation process on PC.
It also has many emoticons, such as Google Hangout’s smiley; with existing one, you can hide the last seen time, but with this you can also hide being online status. You can compress the files from 2 to 50MB, without compromising on the quality and size of videos and pictures.
WhatsApp Plus lets you to do so much more with a range of features.
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