New WhatsApp update allows you to download deleted pictures, videos

Pablo Tucker
April 16, 2018

And now it has also introduced a new feature which will allow users to download old media content again even though its deleted from the phone.

We have all been through this.

WhatsApp now allows users to download deleted media, such as images, videos, GIFs, voice messages, and documents, from its servers again.


The latest report states that the version between the 2.18.106 and 2.18.110 updates has got this new feature, which will let you download deleted media from the servers. Gadgets 360 has been able to verify the new feature is now available in the WhatsApp version 2.18.113 on Android.

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.

Whatsapp has introduced some new features to its Android version with the latest update. Due to this protocol, if the users deleted the media content on their phone, they could not retrieve them back ever again. The only condition is that the message, which had the media attachment should not have been deleted by the sender, otherwise the download will not possible. It seems version 2.18.113 of the Android app supports this feature.


WhatsApp will be saving these media files in their servers for a much longer time. This feature is not available for iOS users because it is unlikely that users will delete anything from the internal file directory without access.

Facebook-owned WhatsApp has finally released the Android beta 2.18.109 update which will resolve the issue of a Day bug. Therefore, the bug was primarily changing the first alphabets of the affected timestamps with their ASCII codes.

Timestamps for chats on the WhatsApp beta version for Android were showing as "89ESTERDAY and "84ODAY" instead of "Yesterday" and "Today".


To be clear, only those messages that are still in your chat log will be downloadable again.

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