Some tips and tricks to recover old and deleted WhatsApp messages

By: News Desk      Published: 04:09 PM, 6 Apr, 2021
Some tips and tricks to recover old and deleted WhatsApp messages

Do you want to recover any deleted messages on WhatsApp? If yes, we are here to help you out with it. Though WhatsApp has no official feature that lets you read messages that have been deleted, there is a third-party app called WhatsRemoved+. This app will make it possible for you to read all deleted WhatsApp messages.

Whenever we shift to a new smartphone, it's seen that we lose all old WhatsApp texts, media files, and photos which can be very frustrating at times. But wait, now you will not have to go through this as we bring before you simple ways so that you do not lose your WhatsApp chats anymore.

Before we get into the details, we know that WhatsApp backs up chats every day at 2 am in the morning by default unless you have changed the setting manually.

If you are not moving to a new phone but have mistakenly deleted some WhatsApp chats and want to restore it back you can simply uninstall the WhatsApp app and reinstall it and follow the aforementioned process.

Chat backup setting

To turn on chat backup, open WhatsApp, go to Settings > go to Chats > tap on Chat backup.

You can set up the frequency of your chat backup between never, daily, weekly or monthly, or you can even do a manual backup as well.

Additionally, you'll have to select the Google account where you'd want the backup to be stored if you use an Android smartphone.

For iPhone users, go to Settings within WhatsApp > Chats > Chat Backup, where you can select the Auto Backup frequency or use Back Up Now to manually initiate a backup to iCloud.

Steps to recover deleted messages

Ensure that the chat backup option of your WhatsApp account is set to Daily. This will make it easy to recover it whenever required, as there will be a backup of your chats on a regular basis.

We mostly need to recover deleted WhatsApp messages while switching to a new smartphone or deleting the WhatsApp account.

Switching to a new smartphone, then you will first need to download the WhatsApp app from the Google Play Store or Apple App store.

Login to your WhatsApp account by entering the phone number and verify your number by receiving OTP.

After setting up the app you will get an option to 'Restore' all your WhatsApp chats.

Click on the Restore option and all your old/deleted WhatsApp messages will be restored on your new smartphone.