The new update of WhatsApp brings along with it a crucial update which was much necessary and wanted by most of the Users.Previously if a user deleted media files from their device it was impossible for them to re-download it or retrieve it. Now with the new update, the media which will be sent over WhatsApp will be not be instantly deleted from the WhatsApp servers and instead will be kept over there for a maximum valid period of 30 days.This report comes from the popular WhatsApp blog WABetaInfo which mentioned about this latest update and also outlined that this new feature will be eligible for every media format including images, videos, GIFs, voice messages and documents. The versions of WhatsApp which are currently shipping this update are 2.18.106 and 2.18.110.
During the testing phase of this feature, WABetaInfo discovered that it was possible to recover deleted files of up to months. The app, however, can download media for the messages dating back to almost a year. Instead, the application asks users to request the sender to send the file again.
The benefit of downloading the deleted media remains limited to only those contents which are still available or present in the chat log.With the message deletion,the data gets deleted.In addition, WABetaInfo indicates even though the deleted files are saved on the servers, they still come with end-to-end encryption. The feature is quite useful as often we accidentally delete some important files.THUS,important files which are deleted by mistake can easily be recovered with the help of this new WhatsApp Update.
The delete feature is also exclusive to Android beta version of the app. The feature isn’t available for iOS platform as it is unlikely that users will delete anything from internal file directory without access.
HOW TO RETRIEVE THE DELETED MEDIA?
- Open WhatsApp to the Chats page.
- Find the thread that contains the file you want to recover.
- Once you’ve tracked it down, just tap on it to save it to your phone.
- Its as easy as that.