After a long day or while you're on a break from work, picking up your cell phone and texting the first thing on your mind can be a huge mistake if you're not awake enough to select the right recipient.
Surely it has happened to you, at least once in your life, to send by mistake to the wrong person, click on a funny sticker in the conversation with your boss or forward a photo of a hangover in the conversation with relatives. Thankfully, WhatsApp has realized that we are all extremely careless and that this can lead to a cosmic-sized fool if not fixed quickly.
The function of deleting messages was a real luck, to escape from embarrassing situations and sometimes recover with an "sorry, I was sent a message by mistake".
Like everything, however, these functions are only enjoyable when they are your weapon and, when reversed, they can be extremely annoying. If you find yourself staring at “This message has been deleted” trying to figure out what your partner wanted to tell you before you think again, then you've come to the right place. With simple techniques, or by downloading external apps, you can recover old chats or deleted messages.
The ability to delete messages sent by mistake is really useful, especially if the message was sent to the wrong recipient or, for example, contained errors.
Deleting entire WhatsApp conversations is really quick and easy. Once on the conversation preview, just a simple swipe from right to left and then click on More > Delete chat.
However, apps have been developed, that allow you to know what was written in the message, even if it has been deleted.
One of them is WhatsRemoved +, which causes discussion in terms of privacy, as it violates the user's choices to hide what he had previously written and that he had decided to delete. The app, available on the Play Store, once installed asks for permissions to read and save WhatsApp notifications on the smartphone, keeping every message received.
The app only works if the device manages to receive the notification before the actual deletion of the message, otherwise there will be nothing to do. Another thing to keep in mind is that, for the same reason, WhatsApp notifications must not have been disabled since, in fact, the text is recorded in just this way.
If you want to reread old conversations, which you have accidentally deleted or which have been deleted by another person without any type of app, the only solution is to restore a WhatsApp backup made before 'elimination of chats.
However, remember that once the backup restoration phase has been completed, all messages received after that date will still be deleted and will no longer be recoverable in any way. Keep this in mind before you even do anything, and only use this method if you really need that conversation that you can't see anymore.
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