WhatsApp now lets its users re-download media content such as images, videos, voice messages and documents from its servers after the content has been deleted from a user's device.
According to WABetaInfo, which is known for its updates on new and upcoming features on WhatsApp, the feature is live on Android.
WhatsApp reportedly appears all set to change its "delete for all" feature again. The chat app now does not delete the files from its servers even after it is downloaded and this allows user to recover it even if it has been deleted.
If you have deleted the downloaded media content from the phone's storage, you can go back to the chat conversation on WhatsApp.
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.
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To be clear, only those messages that are still in your chat log will be downloadable again.
WABetaInfo points out that undowloaded media is now stored in WhatsApp's server for 30 days.
It is worth noting that if you delete a media file from the folder in your smartphone, you need to have the message where the sender sent you the specific file, in order to be able to download it again. The option to re-download content has been enabled on version 2.18.113, and users can test the same. This new feature joins other new features rolled out by the messaging platform owned by Facebook.
WhatsApp also posted a new FAQ (frequently asked questions) to clarify the use of end-to-end encryption for messages sent to a business via WhatsApp.
With the new feature, WhatsApp has essentially extended the amount of time it stores the data on its servers.