WhatsApp changed its Delete For Everyone feature again with redownloading option

WhatsApp changed its Delete For Everyone feature again with redownloading option in order to enhance the user experience which will enable the users to again download the deleted media files. The popular instant messenger is now keeping the deleted files on servers which means that the users can again download them if they want.

WhatsApp Delete For Everyone feature modified again

Initially, WhatsApp launched the new feature of Delete For Everyone last year. At the time of the launch, it allowed people delete sent messages, including media within seven minutes of sending them. Both recipient and sender get a notification when messages get successfully deleted.

But unfortunately, later the feature of Delete For Everyone come out with major drawbacks like if someone has quoted your message on WhatsApp before you delete it, you will still be able to see that message making the ‘Delete for Everyone’ feature ineffective. That’s why WhatsApp update its feature where users will be able to delete sent messages even after an hour means up to 1hour 8 minutes and 16 seconds.

WhatsApp changed its Delete For Everyone feature again with redownloading option

The instant messaging service, WhatsApp keeps on rolling new features regularly to make the messaging app more intuitive and enhance user experience. The company has now started rolling out a new feature which will enable the users to again download the deleted media files.

It may have happened to a lot of users when a file, image, document or a video sent to them on WhatsApp, gets accidentally deleted. If you’ve deleted the relative file in the WhatsApp folder, you weren’t able to download it anymore.

As per the report, a Twitter account that tracks changes in WhatsApp’s beta builds, the company has introduced a feature for Android that will enable the users to again download the media file which was accidentally deleted.

Meanwhile recently, the WhatsApp beta testers reported a mysterious timestamp bug in the messenger. Due to a mysterious bug, the timestamp on the chat window of users is appearing with numbers. For example, instead of ‘Today’, messages which are exchanged on that day are appearing with “84oday”; instead of ‘Yesterday’ the timestamp is shown as “89esterday” for messages which are exchanged a day before. However, the company has now rolled out a fix for the same.

How to redownload deleted files?

# In the latest beta version, the popular instant messenger, WhatsApp is now keeping the deleted files on servers which means that the users can again download them if they want.

# Earlier, WhatsApp used to delete the files from its servers which were deleted by the users.

# The un-downloaded media was deleted after the period of 30 days, while the downloaded media was deleted immediately after the download.

What is the advantage of this new feature?

# This feature will turn out to be quite useful as often we accidentally delete some important files.

# During the testing of the feature, researchers discovered that they were able to recover the deleted files of up to two months.

# Even though the files are saved on the server, the instant messaging app keeps the data secure. Media files continue to be end-to-end encrypted.

Notably

This feature is only available for Android users and not for iOS users.

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