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WhatsApp: how to view and recover deleted messages and photos

With this trick, you can get rid of doubts about what was contained in that mysterious message that your interlocutor has deleted

Sometimes we find a strange “this message has been deleted”. It could be a text, a video, or a photo. It may be nothing or it may be something important. In any case, below we will tell you step by step how you can recover photos, videos, and messages deleted from WhatsApp by your interlocutor.

HOW TO RECOVER DELETED PHOTOS ON WHATSAPP

First of all, we will start with the steps you can follow to recover deleted photos from WhatsApp.

LOOK IN THE FOLDER WHERE WHATSAPP IS DOWNLOADED

The first thing you should do before a deleted photo is to go to the folder in which WhatsApp saves the photos that have been sent to you by default.

To start searching, go to the Gallery application on your phone and look for an album called WhatsApp Images, the mixed bag where all the photos you send and receive in the application go.

USE WHATSAPP WEB TO RECOVER DELETED PHOTOS

The easiest way to recover deleted photos, both for Android and iOS, is through the desktop version of the messaging network, WhatsApp Web. The key is that the messaging network keeps a copy of the conversations on its servers, including photos.

Open the application, click on Settings or on the three dots that appear in the upper right and click WhatsApp Web and press the plus icon to scan.

Find the conversation where you suspect the photos you want to recover were and examine it to find the specific message. If you remember what the conversation that day was about, try searching for words by pressing the magnifying glass icon, for example, Christmas dinner, dinner, Christmas Eve …

FIND DELETED PHOTOS FROM BACKUPS

The following method is somewhat more tedious and may lead to the partial loss of the most current WhatsApp conversations. This consists of restoring a WhatsApp backup on your mobile. The essential requirement is that you have realized that you needed the photos hours after deleting them, if several days have passed it is possible that the application has updated its backup, including the deletion of said images.

APPS TO RECOVER DELETED WHATSAPP CONVERSATIONS

WhatsApp, by itself, does not allow you to recover deleted messages or conversations. When the sender deletes the sent message, it will disappear from all mobiles, although this may be reversible. The simplest thing is, if you are an Android user, through an app. The most used are WhatsRemoved + and WAMR, both are in the Play Store and their operation is similar, they record the text of the notifications received on your mobile.

You will have observed that every time they send you a WhatsApp message, a notification with the text appears, this is the key to hunt down the deleted messages, these applications save all the notifications that come from WhatsApp.

However, just as you violate the privacy of the person who decided to delete the message, these applications will do so with yours by accessing personal data, contacts, and other information on the phone.

In the case of WhatsRemoved +, it records all the notifications you receive from WhatsApp and other messaging apps whenever they generate a notification, so if you just have WhatsApp open in the conversation in which the message has been deleted, this will not be possible. WARM is somewhat more intuitive to use and also allows you to retrieve multimedia content.

Of course, neither of these two apps will be able to recover deleted messages before installation.