Whatsapp Enables Re-download of Deleted Media on Android Devices

Alfred Osborne
April 16, 2018

Amid all the crisis of data protection across the globe, WhatsApp has launched another feature that increases the brand's liability to store personal user data more securely.

The report further states that the version between the 2.18.106 and 2.18.110 updates has got the new feature, which will let you download deleted media from the servers.

Though you may be wondering if it is possible to download all the data deleted you have deleted from Whatsapp, it doesn't allow to retract the media which are too old, It only allows you to download the data which is 30 days old. But now the Facebook-owned messaging app enables you to download such files as well. We receive hundreds of texts and media files in a day and at times while deleting the unwanted files we end up deleting something that was important to us. If you delete any WhatsApp photo, image or GIF file from your phone, you can not download it again. Due to a mysterious bug, the timestamp on the chat window of users is appearing with numbers.

But now it seems that one can re-download the file easily. User can now go to that chat and once again download that image. If you're among the selective users, this feature would be already available for you as of this writing. The WhatsApp team pushed the update to fix the problem, as soon as the bug was reported online.

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WABetaInfo also says that they were able to download images and videos received two, three months ago. As WABetaInfo reports, with the introduction of the new feature, it is possible for users to retrieve old media content again even if it has been deleted from their phone.

"Interestingly, the new WhatsApp feature also means that the app stores users" media on its servers even after the files have been downloaded, the report said.

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