WhatsApp on Android now allows users to download deleted media. The company has now added some new features. In its latest updates it also introduces bug fixes. This new feature now lets users download deleted media files.
WhatsApp on Android lets Users to Download Deleted Images, Videos and other Content
Earlier, users were not able to download deleted specific files sent over WhatsApp. But now the messaging app enables you to download such files as well.
WABetaInfo has reported:
WhatsApp now allows users to download deleted media, such as images, videos, GIFs, voice messages, and documents, from its servers again. The report said that the feature was introduced in WhatsApp’s recent updates between version 2.18.106 and 2.18.110. Gadgets 360 has been able to verify the new feature is currently available in the WhatsApp version 2.18.113 on Android. However, the app does not seem to let us download media files that are too old, instead, asking us to send a request to the sender to send the media again.
Previously, WhatsApp used to store ‘undownloaded’ media files for one month and when a user downloaded the data, the app deleted it from the server. However, WhatsApp now will not delete the data from the server and will allow users to re-download it if it has been deleted accidentally.
How it works? Let’s suppose if you have deleted a media file from the folder in smartphone, then you need to do the message there where the sender have sent you the file in order to re-download it.
This new feature has arrived right after criticism faced by Facebook. However, recently WhatsApp had confirmed that the data of users and conversations are secured with end-to-end encryption and no one will be able to read messages and listen to calls, not even WhatsApp.