Last Updated: 7th Aug, 2019
A few months ago, WhatsApp introduced this Crazy feature of letting people at deleting their messages, not just for them but for the recipient as well.
When someone deletes a message, you only get to know that the message has been deleted. If you were ever curious to know what was the bloody message that got deleted, read on for the to know about it.
RESTORE from Backup
THE deleted Whatsapp message often spouts intrigue and, in some cases, panic for those involved.
But your WhatsApp faux pas are not wiped permanently, and there are various surprisingly easy ways to get hold of them.
Messages can be removed from both individual and group chats and the feature is available across Android, iOS and Windows phones.
It comes with the caveat that recipients are told you have pulled the trigger via a note that reads “this message was deleted”.
However, the message is stored on your phone, and can be uncovered using WhatsApp’s backup feature.
The tool backs up all of your messages at 2am every morning, though this frequency can be extended to just weekly or monthly.
To read a deleted message, uninstall WhatsApp and then install it again from your device’s app store.
Once you’ve logged back in, you will be given an option to restore chats from backup.
Simply select the restore option and your chats will be restored, including deleted messages, which are shown as if they were never removed.
Even without using backup, a number of third party apps offer the chance to uncover wiped WhatsApp messages.
Check deleted messages on WhatsApp using APP
Whenever you receive a message on WhatsApp, you get a notification for it, if you haven’t muted the notifications for the particular contact or group.
Even though, WhatsApp has the ability to withdraw the notifications when the messages deleted by the sender, but if you use a third party app that saves a lot of notification, WhatsApp does not have control over the third party app to delete the notification.
Which means, if the deleted WhatsApp message is a text message, you will be able to read the messages using the notification history app.
One such app is Notif Log Notification History, you can install it from the Play Store.
- Once we install the application, open the app, and it app ‘Enable’ at the bottom of the screen.
- Then you will have to allow the app to access your notifications.
- You can then select insert the apps for which you want to record the notification data.
Once you have set up this app, you will be able to go to the app and read the message even if it has been deleted by the sender.
Sadly, since the Notif Log Notification app does not catch Image files, you won’t be able to get the video or images that have been deleted by the sender.
There are a few limitations, however, as only the messages that have generated a notification on the device, and have been seen or interacted with, can be retrieved. In this case, interaction also refers to swiping away the original notification, whether in the notification bar or a floating message – in which case you’ve also probably seen at least a part of the original message when swiping away. The notification log only saves the messages on the device until it’s restarted. Once restarted, we noticed that the log was cleared.
Moreover, the method has a restriction that only the first 100 characters of the deleted message will be visible. The feature is available only for users running Android 7.0 and above. Users can only retrieve text which means any kind of media file cannot be recovered.