You may think you have deleted your embarrassing WhatsApp messages just in time before they were read, but nothing you send online is ever gone permanently. You can also read deleted WhatsApp messages that were sent to you in some very easy ways.
Whenever someone deletes a message from a WhatsApp chat, the message’s recipient is told that a message has been deleted, so it is immediately obvious that something was sent and deleted. Even though the message was deleted, it is still stored on the recipient’s phone, so all you have to do is access it via the messaging app‘s backup feature. The feature backs up all of users’ messages every day, although it is possible to change the frequency to once a week or once a month.
The Sun and several tech blogs have explained how to read deleted WhatsApp messages. It takes some doing but isn’t difficult if you have a burning desire to know what someone said but tried to delete. All you have to do is uninstall the app from your device and then reinstall it from the App Store or Google Play Store.
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After you log back into the app, you will receive the option to restore your chats from the backup. Choose “restore,” and it will then restore all of your chats, including any messages that were deleted. This process inserts the deleted WhatsApp messages just like they were never removed in the first place.
If you don’t want to go through the effort of uninstalling the messaging app and then reinstalling it, there are some third-party options which enable you to read deleted WhatsApp messages. Notification Log and Notification History Log are two apps available on the Google Play Store for Android users. They display all the notifications which ever came through the device, including those sent by WhatsApp about chat messages.
The only downside is that you must have interacted with the notification to be able to read it, which means these apps may have limited use when it comes to reading deleted WhatsApp messages. Additionally, using such apps requires you to grant access to your messages to a third party, which we do not recommend for security reasons. The safer option is to uninstall and reinstall the app.