WhatsApp for Android now lets you redownload deleted media

WhatsApp for Android now lets you redownload deleted media

According to WABetaInfo, the Twitter account that tracks changes in WhatsApp's beta builds, the company is rolling out a new feature for Android that will enable users to again download media files that they may have accidentally deleted. Now, the messaging app has introduced a new feature that lets users download deleted media files.

As per the report from WABetaInfo, the feature was introduced in WhatsApp's updates between version 2.18.106 and 2.18.110. Due to this protocol, if the users deleted the media content on their phone, they could not retrieve them back ever again.

WhatsApp on Android will let users re-download old images and videos that might have been deleted from the user's mobile storage.

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Earlier, when you receive an image, GIF, video, document or voice message sent on WhatsApp and delete the file in the WhatsApp folder, then you will not be able to download it again. Earlier, Android users could download data that was up to 30 days old, but that data would disappear once the file was downloaded by the recipient. You can also download its APK file directly from APK Mirror. Furthermore, if you can tap on Cancel button, which is present next to the timer to delete the recording.

WhatsApp assures that with end-to-end encryption in place the data transferred between two users, who are on the latest versions of WhatsApp, are secured by unique secure code that only the two users can access. It is worth noting that if you delete a media file from your smartphone, you need to have the message where the sender sent you the specific file to be able to download it again. The report claims that all the media files are fully encrypted so there's nothing to worry even if the chat app doesn't delete them from its servers.

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