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WhatsApp is changing it's 'delete for all' feature

WhatsApp is changing it's 'delete for all' feature

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.

We have all been through this. The feature was earlier unavailable as WhatsApp deleted the content from its servers once downloaded by a user.

If you're on the latest WhatsApp version (as specified above), you can start using the "WhatsApp Payment" after accepting the WhatsApp's terms and conditions.

The report further states that the version between the 2.18.106 and 2.18.110 updates has got the new feature, which will let you download deleted media from the servers. Still, WhatsApp makes sure to keep all media end-to-end encrypted, so it won't be able to view the contents of what's been sent.

As of now, this feature has been made available in WhatsApp for Android version (2.18.113) and is expected to come to iOS soon, reported WABetaInfo.




Previously, when users deleted specific files sent over WhatsApp by going to the specific folder on the gallery, they were not able to download it anymore. This also means that media messages are being stored on the apps's servers and now for a longer period, even after a user has downloaded them.

With the new feature, WhatsApp has essentially extended the amount of time it stores the data on its servers.

WhatsApp on Android now allows users to download deleted media. WhatsApp beta version 2.18.109 for Android was first released on April 12.

Though you may be wondering if it is possible to download all the data deleted you have deleted from Whatsapp, it doesn't allow to retract the media which are too old, It only allows you to download the data which is 30 days old. The first characters in the timestamp "Yesterday" "Today" are being replaced by their ASCII equivalent- "89esterday" "84oday".


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