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Archive for the ‘WhatsApp’ Category

WhatsApp Desktop for Mac or PC cannot only chat but also voice and video call

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/07/28

Easiest way to video call from your PC via WhatsApp is to use [Wayback/Archive] WhatsApp: Download – Mac or Windows PC.

This should be an alternative for Hangouts Video Calling as Hangouts is yet another product killed by Google as mentioned in many places for instance:

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Posted in About, Conference Topics, Conferences, Event, Google, GoogleHangouts, LifeHacker, Personal, Power User, SocialMedia, WhatsApp | Leave a Comment »

Chrome: allow some URLs to “never sleep” (or hibernate/discard)

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/12/29

This option in Chrome has moved around a bit, so here is how it was in Version 89.0.4389.90 (Official Build) (64-bit) when I documented it.

  1. Browse to chrome://discards/
  2. Don’t be intimidated by the many rows and columns; only the rightmost 8 (at the time of writing) are interesting:

  3. Search for the URL (in my chase , so I searched for whatsapp which you see as orange in the screenshots below) for which you want to ensure it will never sleep/hibernate (Chrome calls this “discardable”)

  4. Click Toggle under the checkmark ✔ so it changes into a cross ✘️ (so the URL will never be discarded, hence always stays awake)

Do this only for tabs that are not CPU/memory/traffic intensive

I got there via these posts:

When searching for discards, I found this post: [Wayback] How to Prevent Chrome from Reloading Tabs When You Switch to Them

Chrome has built-in memory management that causes inactive tabs to “sleep” as RAM is filled. When you click the tab again, it has to reload the page. It’s annoying.


Posted in Chrome, Development, Google, Power User, SocialMedia, Software Development, Web Development, WhatsApp | Leave a Comment »

If you change to a 2FA, then do not just mention the month, but also the year

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/12/22

[Wayback] Contact opnemen | Persoonsgebonden budget | SVB had this:

UX: 2FA needed as of October, but which year?

UX: 2FA needed as of October, but which year?

If you are going to introduce a change in a certain period of time, ensure you not just mention only a part of when it occurs: include at least year and month, possibly even day and time.

That way your users know if they still have some time left to setup 2FA, or won’t be able to logon without 2FA at all.

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Posted in Development, SocialMedia, Software Development, User Experience (ux), WhatsApp | Leave a Comment »

WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram are down (:

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/03/19

[] Whatsapp down or not working? Live status, problems and outages. | Downdetector

[] Facebook down? Current problems and status. | Downdetector

[] Instagram down? Current status and problems | Downdetector



Posted in Facebook, Instagram, Power User, SocialMedia, WhatsApp | Leave a Comment »

No more

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/12/11

Not sure when this happened but the CIDR list is no more [WayBack

Dear partners,
Please note that we have migrated the latest IP pools of WhatsApp to Facebook Mobile Partner Portal. Feel free to browse to the Settings page of the portal and download the latest WhatsApp IP pool: 
Further IP pool updates are also done through the portal and are no longer distributed via email or through WhatsApp web site.
If you have not yet registered on the Mobile Partner Portal or have difficulties accessing it - please request access through the following form and we'll be happy to assist:
For any technical requests please contact us through the Support section of the portal: 
WhatsApp team

In the past it was the place to get the CIDR so you could either block or allow WhatsApp traffic: [earlier WayBack]

It is still widely cited as way to regulate WhatsApp traffic, for instance at these places:

Time to find an automated way to get the replacement list. Maybe the below helps (via [WayBackBlock facebook messenger and whatsApp on Dlink router – Super User)

whois -h '!gAS32934'


Posted in Android Devices, Development, Internet, Network-and-equipment, Power User, routers, SocialMedia, Software Development, Ubiquiti, WhatsApp, WhatsApp for Android, WiFi | Leave a Comment »

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