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Hello everyone,
I am writing to share a few tricks that I have found to enable the following functions in Whatsapp:
- Video calls
- Group's invite links
- Multiple contacts selection when sharing something
- Mentions in groups
- Two steps authentication in Whatsapp Web.
First of all you need the latest version of WhatsApp Beta (for example, I use the 2.16.224) and a root explorer.
You have to open the root explorer and edit the file com.whatsapp_preferences.xml inside /data/data/com.whatsapp/shared_prefs/.
You need to add the followings lines in the end of file, just above the </map> tag:
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<boolean name="group_invites" value="true" />
<boolean name="multicast" value="true" />
<boolean name="video_calling" value="true" />
<boolean name="two_factor_auth" value="true" />
<boolean name="user" value="true" />
Then save and force close Whatsapp from the list of applications on your phone and you are done: you unlocked the hidden features!
I hope this guide has been helpful, and I apologize for my bad English (I'm Italian).
PS: Currently you can only unlock the graphics of video calls, because the servers to which they connect are still down.
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1st August 2016, 01:30 AM |#2  
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I tested it, it all works fine! Thank you
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My girl is going to love this.

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1st August 2016, 10:01 PM |#4  
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THANK YOU!
String to enable GIFs?
1st August 2016, 10:51 PM |#5  
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THANK YOU!
String to enable GIFs?

In the next days I will try to enable animated gifs and the possibility to draw on images before send them.
I already unlocked these screens, but I have to do some research before sharing how to activate them.
I'm working on, stay tuned
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Great!
Multiple contact selection works, group invite thing also. But how does the video call look like? I can't find anything.
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Great!
Multiple contact selection works, group invite thing also. But how does the video call look like? I can't find anything.

Call icon on the top bar. It doesn't work yet if your friend didn't activate that too :/

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Call icon on the top bar. It doesn't work yet if your friend didn't activate that too :/

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It isn't exact. You can videocall all people, and they don't need to activate anything.
But as wrote in the #1 post, server which videocall use to connect is still down. We need to wait
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Please give us the string to activate push names mentions (see iOS WA beta) also if you can! Grazie tante
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Please give us the string to activate push names mentions (see iOS WA beta) also if you can! Grazie tante

We need to wait next updates because WhatsApp for Android doesn't allow us to enable this function editing shared_prefs yet.
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We need to wait next updates because WhatsApp for Android doesn't allow us to enable this function editing shared_prefs yet.

Well, hope they add that soon.
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