WhatsApp's new feature allows users to download deleted media from chat

Whatsapp's Request Money Using UPI from contacts feature showing up for some users!

Whatsapp's Request Money Using UPI from contacts feature showing up for some users!

We have all been through this.

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. The messenger has introduced a feature that lets users download deleted media files from chat.

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.

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. But this new feature brings back the download button on the deleted file on WhatsApp letting users re-download it multiple times. Earlier, WhatsApp allowed users to download files for 30 days, but the data would disappear once the file was downloaded by the recipient. Due to this protocol, if the users deleted the media content on their phone, they could not retrieve them back ever again.

So, you can download a deleted file from the WhatsApp folder with the path sdcard/WhatsApp/ only if you have the message in the chat.

Also, WhatsApp, which has introduced Unified Payment Interface (UPI) service for users to transact money in India, is also testing the Quick Response (QR) code scan feature. It was found that the bug was only affecting the WhatsApp beta version 2.18.109 that was released on April 12. According to the report, the recipient was able to download media from a text sent 2 months ago but there for the messages dating back to nearly a year, the application asks to request the sender to send the file again.

The new "Change Number" feature update is now available in the 2.18.97 Android beta update on Google Play Store. The first characters in the timestamp "Yesterday" "Today" are being replaced by their ASCII equivalent- "89esterday" "84oday".

That being said, as it is always recommended, you should avoid downloading beta version software on your devices to get a smooth user experience. However, the company has now rolled out a fix for the same.

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