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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Zombie977, Nov 4, 2021.

  1. Zombie977

    Zombie977 Lurker
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    I need to export a whatsapp chat to an application, but when I press the "Export chat" option, appear the "All applications" but I can't see for example Evernote... I've reinstalled the application in order to see if the issue is fixed but it doesn't solve the problem. Can you please help me? I have the most recent version of android on my phone.
     



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  2. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    When you try to perform an action like exporting to another app you will be presented with a list of apps that have declared that they can handle whichever "intent" WhatsApp uses for this. So if the problem is that EverNote isn't in the list it's not because there's something wrong with WhatsApp, but rather than EverNote hasn't declared itself as able to accept whatever export method WhatsApp uses here. And if that is the case there is nothing you can do to change that.

    I don't use EverNote, but if I try to do this on my phone none of my note-taking apps offer to accept the export. Various chat and message apps (but not all), a couple of email apps, a couple of cloud storage apps, a couple of file managers and, implausibly, one ToDo app (the fact that an app declares it can handle a particular type of intent does not always mean it really can!).

    The bottom line though is that I can really only see 2 options. You can contact the app developer, ask them to add the function, and see whether anything happens (and, in the unlikely event that anything does, how long that takes). Or you can try exporting to something else and then copying the data from there to the app you want to keep them in.
     
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  3. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    I know WhatsApp does support exporting chats to various email apps, like Gmail, so provided EverNote(which I don't use) or your whatever it is other app, support importing from email. I guess you could probably email your WhatsApp chats to the other app. Similar with Google Drive, provided your other apps support importing from Google Drive.

    Although EverNote apparently doesn't support its "intent" to WhatsApp, but OneNote does. Maybe you could use that, and then import from OneNote.
     
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  4. Zombie977

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    yes, I remember that some months ago, I had the option, I mean, when I tried to export a chat, Evernote appeared as an option on "All Apps" section... but not now...
     
  5. Hadron

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    That really leaves 2 possibilities: WhatsApp has made a change to the intent used and EverNote has not caught up, or EverNote has changed what they support. But neither would be anything you could do anything about, apart from contacting EverNote or waiting to see whether a future update to one or other app reinstates this.
     

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