Trying to recover deleted WhatsApp messages? Here's a trick to find and read them

Trying to recover deleted WhatsApp messages? Here's a trick to find and read them

Messaging apps like WhatsApp have transformed global communication, enabling free connections worldwide with just an internet connection. However, WhatsApp allows users to delete sent messages. Wondering if you can recover deleted messages on WhatsApp? Here's a guide.

People often want to see deleted messages for different reasons, like getting back important information, reliving sentimental moments, or clearing up misunderstandings. In work situations, important details might be accidentally deleted, and recovering them becomes crucial for business to keep going smoothly. On a personal level, precious conversations or important details might be erased by mistake, leading to the need to get them back. Also, in arguments or misunderstandings, being able to see deleted messages can bring clarity and help in resolving conflicts. Here are two methods for Android and iPhone users to recover deleted WhatsApp messages in a few simple steps.

How to recover deleted WhatsApp messages on iPhone

iPhone users can use iCloud to recover deleted messages. To do this, WhatsApp must be synced with iCloud for this method to work.

If your WhatsApp is not synced with iCloud, do so, by following these steps:

  1. Open WhatsApp and to go Settings.
  2. Select Chats > Chat Backup.
  3.  Select Auto Backup or perform a Backup right away (Back Up Now).
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If your WhatsApp account is synced with iCloud, here are the steps to follow:

  1. Uninstall and reinstall WhatsApp.
  2. Choose to restore WhatsApp backup from iCloud during the setup process.
  3. Deleted messages should be accessible after the restore.

WhatsApp lacks a direct feature to view deleted messages, but users can use different tricks to overcome this limitation, like restoring backups or using third-party apps. However, prioritize security and privacy when opting for unofficial methods.

How to recover deleted WhatsApp messages on Android

Most Android devices notify the user about incoming messages through the main screen. This feature can be leveraged to access messages that were later deleted. For users with Android version 11 or higher, following these steps may work to view deleted messages:

  1. Go to Settings > Apps and Notifications > Notifications.
  2. Enable the Notification History option to review recent notifications, including deleted WhatsApp messages.

Another strategy involves using WhatsApp's backup feature, similar to how we achieved this with the iPhone. By restoring a previous backup, it is possible to recover messages that were deleted after the creation of that backup. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Uninstall and reinstall WhatsApp.
  2. During setup, choose to restore messages from a found backup in Google Drive.
  3. After the restore, deleted messages should reappear in the chat.

You can also use third-party apps for both iPhone and Android to log notification history, however, they may compromise privacy. It's important to use native methods like restoring backups for a safer approach.

Note: Remember, while the desire to retrieve deleted messages is understandable, maintaining the integrity of one's digital privacy remains paramount.