(Last Updated On: January 4, 2020)
How WhatsApp’s Deleted Messages Can Still Be Read
WhatsApp launched a new feature which goes by the name “Delete For Everyone”. Well, the feature was rolled out a few days back.
Users can delete the sent messages within 7 minutes if the recipient hasn’t read that message. However, users have found another way to see the recalled or deleted messages.
Recently, a Spanish Android blog, Android Jefe, has found a new way to get back the deleted message. There are actually two ways to read the deleted messages.
One is to install the Notification History app from Google Play store and the other is to manually retrieve it.
Notification history app will basically let you see all the notification history. That means you can look for WhatsApp icon inside the app and can see the messages.
Other Way to deleted messages:
- Go to the Home Screen on your Android phone.
- Tap and hold somewhere in the free area on the screen.
- Tap widgets, and find the Settings widget on the list.
- Now, tap and hold the Settings widget and place it anywhere on the home screen. A list of available options would appear next.
- Scroll down and select Notification Log.
Now, tapping that new Settings icon on the Home Screen would show Android notifications from the past and also the deleted WhatsApp messages which were displayed as notifications.
However, the Notification history app has some limitation like only the first 100 characters of the message will be visible and it saves message only for few hours.
This features available only for Android 7.0 users. It is unclear if a similar hack is available on iOS.WhatsApp, a Facebook-owned app, has over 1.2 billion users worldwide.
Moreover, the notification log only saves the messages on the device until it’s restarted. Once restarted, we noticed that the log was cleared.