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WhatsApp Messages: WhatsApp is a free messaging service for Android, iOS and Windows users. Whatsapp allows you to make free voice calls, video calls, and chatting. The users also enjoy some special features like sending text messages, images, videos, GIFs, doc files, audio files, location, and contacts. Recently, Whatsapp launched an exciting feature known as “WhatsApp Stories” which allows uploading photos and videos in your profile and the uploaded files get removed automatically after a day.
WhatsApp doesn’t record user’s personal messages as it uses end to end encryption method. The deleted messages of WhatsApp are stored on your device. Do you know, WhatsApp offers a feature which allows the users to recover the deleted messages?
Methods to Recover Deleted WhatsApp Messages on Android
If you have not enabled this feature, then do it now for future assistance. The method is very simple, go to WhatsApp> Menu option> Settings> Chats> Chat Backup. There, you can alter your Google Drive Settings. You can select the time period (Daily, Weekly, and Monthly) for backing up Whatsapp messages. Select an account in which you want to receive back up data details. You will also get an option to include video in your back up data as videos capture large space in Google Drive. After all the settings, click on the ‘Back UP option’. When you enable this feature, Whatsapp stops end-to-end encryption method.
To Recover A Backup Using Google Drive, install and open Whatsapp in your device. After all the verifications, allow WhatsApp recover Whatsapp messages from Google drive. Now, you will be asked to select or add a Google Drive Account. After completing the procedure select Restore option and you will find your deleted messages. WhatsApp takes permission from Android users to back up data in Goole Drive at the time of installation. The users also get a verification code in their device to activate this feature. So, if you have done this before, then you are lucky.
If you want to recover last one week messages, then you have to install a file managing app. You can read our previous post to get the most popular file managing app. Go to the File managing app page and open sd-card/WhatsApp/Database. You can also get your data in Main Storage or Internal Memory in file manager app. After that, rename the file to be restored.
Example- From: msgstore-YYYY-MM-DD.1.db.crypt12
If you want to recover data older than a week, you don’t have to change the crypt. For this method, you have to uninstall then install your Whatsapp file. You have to go with the instructions displayed on your screen and click on Restore button.
How to Recover Whatsapp Messages By Downloading Software
Android Data Recovery is the software used to recover deleted messages from Whatsapp. For this method, install the software and connect your device to Pc via USB cable. Android Data Recovery software analyzes the smartphone and begins the procedure. After that, select WhatsApp option. Then, you have to allow the software to scan you Whatsapp account from your phone. At last, click on recover option. You will find the Whatsapp messages history on your screen. So, these were the simple methods for recovering your deleted Whatsapp messages.