When we delete a chat in whatsapp the files it contains do not disappear

(Note Sep-2017: It seems that the behavior is currently different from the one explained in this article, now the phone files do disappear when we delete the source chat)

The files that we send and receive through Whatsapp are stored in the memory of the phone even if we eliminate the conversations, something that surely not all users know.

When we delete a chat in whatsapp the files it contains do not disappear


Duplicate and extend your PC desktop to another Windows screen

With this post we respond to our young reader Aitor who has made the following query.

I saw a computer that had two screens and could have different windows in each of them and work as if it were a double desk. How can I do that?

Duplicate and extend your PC desktop to another Windows screenIt is possible to connect more than one screen to the same computer, laptop or desktop, so that we can have different views on each one. The result will be a single computer running, but showing different applications on each screen.

Let’s see what we can do to connect an additional screen to a computer running Windows 7, although it would not be very different for any other version of Windows.


How to use Whatsapp without changing our last connection time

Almost everyone who uses Whatsapp has “watched” the last connection hour of someone to whom we have sent a message to know if they have already read it. Sometimes we need to know if that person is aware or not of our message and to verify this data can be “indicative”.

The information provided by the “last time” and the fact that it can be hidden awakens all kinds of suspicions and obsessive surveillance behaviors. Questions like:  has he blocked me perhaps? Why doesn’t he answer me? Has he deleted me from his contact list? And others related to the privacy of the application are continuous in the comments that our readers leave.

If for example we sent a message to someone at 12:00 pm and ten minutes later we see that the last time they were connected was at 12:02 pm, we can reasonably suspect that they read it. Added to this is the possibility of hiding the notification of reading with the double blue check that Android has and the privacy settings that each user can choose, which gets quite complicated to know for sure if someone has read or not our message. We will see how we can confuse our contacts by reading messages without altering our last connection.


Utilizar Whatsapp sin que cambie nuestra última hora


How to know the last connection to whatsapp from someone who hides it

We’ve already talked about Whatsapp’s privacy settings on other occasions. It is a subject of great interest and generates numerous questions from our readers about how to view or hide information from other users in this messaging service.

Getting to know if the other person has read or not our message is often turned into an often unsuccessful exercise of espionage, since that person may have configured their privacy so that others do not even see when the messages are read (double blue check) nor when they connect.

Cómo saber la última conexión al whatsapp de alguien que la ocultaAndroid users have an ally that will greatly help Whatsapp spies in the task of knowing when one of their contacts was last logged on. What’s more, they will not only know the last time, but all the times they were connected and their duration, even if they have configured their privacy to hide their last connection and even blocked the spy.


Parental control on the iPhone or iPad comes standard

Mobile devices and tablets are the favorite toys of children, we cannot deny the evidence. We will be more or less in agreement, but the reality is that the smallest of the house find the use of these technological advances very attractive and few parents are reluctant to leave them to be entertained, even at very young ages.

Android devices do not come with any installed system of origin to limit access to certain applications or configurations and even less prepared to restrict the contents that Internet browsers can show us. For this reason, for this system it is necessary to resort to external applications that provide all these measures and of which we already spoke on another occasion.

But the phones and tablets of the Apple brand already come from the factory with the necessary tools to limit many of their functions with a password, which we can easily use as a tool for parental control.


How to remove the Google account from an Android

Adding a Gmail or Google account to an Android means personalizing it, adding personal information linked to us, such as calendar contacts, emails, photos, and many other data that are only available under our username and password.

Linking a phone to an account is initially very simple, because when you launch it for the first time a wizard tells you how to do it, besides it being obligatory in order to use all its functions.

Es una de las consultas más habituales realizadas por nuestros lectores, no resulta fácil encontrar el lugar exacto donde eliminar una cuenta en Android. Veamos el modo de hacerlo.

But on many occasions the need arises to eliminate that initial account because, for example, we are going to sell or give away the terminal or we simply want to use another account that we may have.


How to recover the Google account from my Android

Cómo recuperar la cuenta de Google de mi Android

All functioning Android phones, which are a looot, have at least one associated Google account, necessary for proper functioning.

The great growth in the market of these phones has made many people have a Google account or Gmail associated with their mobile, in some cases, only used for this purpose.

It often happens that the username and password required during the registration process are first entered into the phone and subsequently forgotten. At some point the system will ask us for this information again and if we do not remember it, we will have a problem.


Parental control on Android

Control parental en Android

On other occasions we have already talked about how we can provide the best security for our youngest children in the face of the risks in Internet use. We believe that the best tool is education. That they learn to distinguish danger signs and situations of risk by themselves. As in real life, we will not be able to accompany them to all the places they will go to in life, so we decide to teach them to move independently and safely little by little.

However, during certain very early ages, it can be interesting to limit and even monitor what children do with their devices connected to the Internet for their safety. The use of tools of this type is at the discretion of each parent and must assess when they exceed the security barrier to enter an area privacy of children.


Facebook. Set up your privacy – ‘Share on facebook’ (II)

As a follow-up to our previous post where we tried to facilitate the Facebook privacy settings for the ‘share on facebook’ section, here we can find suggestions for configuration sectors not yet seen.