WhatsApp’s delete messages feature can be useful for the sender, but it’s completely frustrating for the receiver. In these moments, curiosity speaks louder and we can get nervous, depending on the topic of conversation. Fortunately, there are some ways that allow any user to view deleted messages in the app easily.
If you want to find out what they are, keep following the article below to see everything we’ve separated for you and never go through that pinch again!
How to see deleted messages on WhatsApp
Imagine a scenario where you’re talking to a friend who tells you some bombastic gossip, but erases it before you know what happened. Or you’re arguing with your boyfriend, but he deletes something he just sent in the hottest part of the fight.
In any of these cases, frustration and curiosity take over, after all, you didn’t even have the chance to know what the content of the deleted message was about. To save you in these situations, we have separated below three simple methods to consult what was easily erased. Come on?
1) Notification history
You’ve probably read a message sent through the notification bar, without necessarily having opened the messenger, right? Be aware that you can view all messages (including deleted ones) on any Android system only running Android 11 or higher operating system.
This feature keeps a record of all messages received by WhatsApp and is available thanks to the notification system linked to the operating system that we mentioned. To configure this option, simply do the following:
- Go to “Settings”, then “Applications” and then “Notifications”;
- After that, choose the option “Notification history” and tap on the button that is next to “Use notification history”;
- Finally, the page that opens will display all the next notifications you receive.
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2) Own applications
Now, if you are using Android 10 or lower, some other app can help you check messages that are no longer there. The most famous one to help you with this feature is AirDroid Parental Control (Android: https://bityli.com/sdyiEBGO). It is easy to use and is compatible with all Android systems.
3) Restoring the app database
Finally, you have the option to restore your entire WhatsApp database. For that, check out the step-by-step below:
- Enter your file browser;
- Then open the “WhatsApp” folder and click on “Database”. At that moment you will have access to all the backup files saved in the location that are present in the messenger’s database;
- Then, press and hold on the file “msgstore.db.crypt12” to select it and then tap on “Edit name”;
- At this point, you will have to change the file name to “msgstore backup.db.crypt12”. This is to prevent it from being overwritten;
- Also, choose the latest phone backup file and change the name to “msgstore.db.crypt12”;
- Next, go to Google Drive and tap on the menu with three vertical lines in the upper right corner and click on “Backups” to delete the WhatsApp backup;
- After that, delete the WhatsApp app and install it again. At this point, a prompt will appear to recover the app from a local backup during installation;
- When this happens, click on the “msgstore.db.crypt12” file and then on “Restore”.
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