Accidentally deleted your WhatsApp chat and regretted it immediately? Then don’t worry we are back with another great post from which you can able to recover/retrieve your deleted WhatsApp messages, images and videos anything by following the simple steps.
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We will share various methods you can select anyone to recover your deleted chats, images and videos. Well, sometimes it could be difficult for many users but don’t worry here you can see a way to retrieve your WhatsApp chat history.
One of the biggest advantages of any messaging app is whether it could let you recover your deleted data.
4 Ways To Recover Deleted WhatsApp Message
To solve this problem and recover your lost WhatsApp chats and media you can follow any of the below methods according to your suitability.
Below are the top 4 methods from which anyone can recover their deleted chats, images and videos.
- Restoring The Last WhatsApp Backup(From Google Drive)
- Restoring A Less Recent Backup(From Local Backup)
- Ask The Reciever
- From Any Software
If you have WhatsApp backup then you can follow the method 1 to recover the data, if not then move to the method number 2 to recover your data.
Note: Don’t update anything when you find out you have lost your WhatsApp messages, images & videos. It is advised not to use WhatsApp or update anything because your backup file will be overwritten and then you will not be able to recover your deleted data.
How WhatsApp Chats Deleted
Do you wonder about how your WhatsApp chat, images & videos get deleted? Well, I have listed down all the possibilities which I feel from which your chats are deleted.
- Unintentionally deleted.
- When moving from old phone to new phone.
- Deleted the messages which are not useful(but now you want that).
- Formatting/Reseting your phone.
Understanding WhatsApp Backup
The very first step after installing WhatsApp you need to enable the WhatsApp Chat backup option so that you will free from losing your chat. However, if you don’t want to make a complete backup of your all chats then there are other methods that are export WhatsApp chat from which you can safely store messages and media from a particular chat or group.
There is some frequency for making the backup of your chat. It is up to you to select accordingly.
- Only when I tap “Back Up”
Step By Step Guide To Recover Deleted WhatsApp Messages, Images & Videos
WhatsApp doesn’t store any messages on its server unless you’ve backed them by yourself. But it does store some data on the phone’s memory which is not the most recent one. It is quite easy and reliable methods. You don’t need to go through any complicated procedures.
Recovering your lost messages, images and video is easier than you think in this digital era.
Method 1: Restoring The Last WhatsApp Backup(From Google Drive)
Luckily WhatsApp has automatic backup our chats on Google Drive on a daily basis. But for this, we have to select on which basis we have to do our backup automatically. Once enabled, if unfortunately you deleted your chats or you deleted your WhatsApp, your chats will be safe and you can restore WhatsApp chat. You can read this guide and learn How to make Whatsapp Backup to backup your important and loved one chat.
Suppose you have made the WhatsApp backup at 7:34 AM and by mistakenly you have deleted the messages or any other data(which has been backed up not new messages) at 8 AM then this method will useful for you.
For this, you need to uninstall your WhatsApp and then reinstall it.
Step 1: First of all, launch your WhatsApp to restore your WhatsApp chats.
Step 2: A screen will appear in which you have to tap on Agree And Continue to proceed for the next step.
Step 3: Enter the mobile number for which you want to restores your WhatsApp chats.
Step 4: Now in this step, you need to verify your entered mobile number. If it wrong you can tap on edit to correct the mobile number.
Step 5: After that, a verification process is started in which an OTP is sent to the entered mobile number. Enter the OTP to verify your mobile number and proceed to the next step.
Step 6: Now at this step, you can see there is an option to restore your chats. Tap on restore to store your previously back up chats or if you want to start with a new or fresh you can tap on Skip.
Step 7: Now you can see that your chat data is ready to restore and your other data such as images and videos will be restored after your message restore.
Step 8: When all the chats are restored you can see that your number of messages stored and your media will be restored in the background.
Step 9: Here you can see that your media is restoring. Now you can start using your WhatsApp with the oldest chats.
You can also go through this to read the full article to Restore WhatsApp Chat & Their Benefits to get a detailed view.
Note: You will lose your recent messages by following this method.
Things To Remember Before Following This Method
There is some important point you need to know before following this method. as this will also play a major role for you.
- You must have a WhatsApp backup to restore. if you have never made a backup then this method is not useful.
- If you miss restoring your backup, then again you need to uninstall your WhatsApp and follow the above steps.
- It allows us to recover all chats and media present in the backup. You cannot recover a particular data like the WhatsApp export chat feature.
- Don’t try to make a new backup. As this will overwrite the deleted messages. if you have done this then you need to follow method 2.
Method 2: Restoring A Less Recent Backup(From Local Backup)
This is the other methods to recover your WhatsApp messages from local backups on your phone. Yes, you read correctly there is a backup file on your phone. This method is helpful when you have not connected your Google Drive to WhatsApp for backup purpose, then you can use your local backup which is stored on your phone to recover your messages and media.
This method is useful when your Google Drive backup has overwritten the messages.
Step 1: First launch your file manager and tap on internal storage. If you don’t have any fie manager then you download it from the play store.
Step 2: Now scroll down and check for the WhatsApp folder and open it.
Step 3: After this, you can see the database folder open it.
Step 4: This is a very important step, you need to rename the file msgstore-YYYY-MM-DD.1.db.crypt12 to msgstore.db.crypt12. Now follow the method 1 to uninstall and then reinstall your WhatsApp.
Step 5: You can see there is an option to restore your chats. Tap on restore import your old chats from your local backup.
Note: Luckily all WhatsApp messages and media are safely stored in Google Drive every day at 2 A.M. Also, you can back up your WhatsApp chats and media to Google Drive manually at any time. When you accidentally deleted your WhatsApp chat history, you can easily restore WhatsApp from Google Drive or local backup.
Method 3: Ask The Reciever
It is the best and simple way from which you can recover your deleted message, images, videos and any other data from WhatsApp. If you can ask the receiver to send that particular message, images & videos so it will be the easiest method to recover any data.
Mainly it is helpful when you have to use the option Delete For Me, as the messages are deleted from your side only not from the receiver side. So, you can ask them to send it. But in some situations, you are not able to do this.
Method 4: From Any Software
I will not prefer to install any third-party app for any reason. This is due to privacy reasons. Recovering deleted files has become very easy and simple. Nowadays there is a lot of applications/software that is present on the internet from which we can recover our messages and media.
Below is the list of some applications. You can go through this if needed. I have not tested this method because we need to install a third-party app for that which I will not prefer.
- EaseUS Data Recovery
- Dr.Fone toolkit
- MobiKin Doctor
- GT Recovery
- Jihosoft Mobile recovery
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
The person will not able to send the message. If He or She will try to send the message the message will send but we did not receive that message.
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In simple words, Mark As Read means your message is seen. “Mark as read” is the feature that is used by the WhatsApp to allow the users to instantly mark a chat from the notification section. We don’t need to open WhatsApp for this. Simply tap on “Mark As Read” from the notification bar and the sender gets the blue tick on its chat.