Whatsapp is one of the most widely used platforms for chatting with friends and family. It allows you to chat individually and in groups.
Recently, Whatsapp added a feature that allows its users to delete the sent message within the time span of one hour. The app provides this feature in the response to the complaints of its users. As there are several groups in which users interact daily. So there is a chance of mistake and there is a possibility when the user sends some message in the wrong group. For example, you can mistakenly send something to the family group. When you actually want to share that with your friends. Previously, in this situation, you cannot do anything. But now with the new feature, you can delete anything within 1 hour.
Now sometimes user mistakenly deletes their chats and many times want to read it again. Moreover, you also want to read what the other member deleted. So there are two simple ways of doing that:
How to Read Deleted Messages on WhatsApp?
There are two methods to read deleted messages:
Using a Third-Party App:
If you want to read the messages which other people send to you or in a group, you can take the help of a third-party app. There are various third-party apps available on the android store. The most popular app is the ‘ WhatsRemoved+’ app. It has more than 10 million-plus downloads and over 4.3 ratings.
The app with your permission get access to WhatsApp messages and save a backup whenever a message is received. You can simply read it from the app even after someone deletes that message.
Keep in mind that these third-party apps may or may not be that secure when it comes to sensitive data. You should read their terms and conditions before giving them access to your inbox.
Moreover, it should be noted that it is only available for android users only and not for IOS users.
To have access to the deleted messages follow these instructions:
- Download the app from the google play store
- Agree to its terms and conditions
- Give access to the app to read WhatsApp messages
- Whenever someone deletes the message, you will get a notification from the app
- You will go to the ‘DETECTED’ tab and
- There you can read the deleted message.
Again I want to mention that these third-party apps may be a security risk for you. So read terms and conditions before giving access.
Using Whatsapp Chat Backup:
Whatsapp itself takes backup periodically by default. It automatically takes a backup at 2 a.m daily. If you accidentally deleted you important chat and want to recover that, follow these instructions:
- Delete the app. I mean uninstall it from your phone.
- Install it again from the google play store
- Agree to its terms and conditions and enter the mobile number that you want to use as a Whatsapp number.
- The system will automatically ask to restore backup up previous chats.
- Allow it to do so and your previous deleted chats will be recovered.
It is really important to think before doing anything. Moreover, in my opinion, most of the time it is unethical to see what other people deleted. But it depends on the situation.
Furthermore, you should protect yourself and your data from third-party apps. they allow you to read deleted messages on Whatsapp but with zero security of your data.