Published: Tue, April 17, 2018
Economy | By Shawn Conner

Android WhatsApp users can now re-download deleted media files

Android WhatsApp users can now re-download deleted media files

The new feature, introduced in WhatsApp's updates between version 2.18.106 and 2.18.110, will help WhatsApp's Android users to re-download the deleted files.

Though, since the media and texts are end-to-end encrypted, even if the data is stored on the server, it can not be read by anyone. What's more, the recipients will also have to have the latest version installed. The Facebook-owned instant messaging app is now keeping the deleted files on its server which means users can re-download the same media files again. The change is in between the several new functions rolled out in recent days, including the ability to re-download deleted media and the new vCard indexing feature.

The country said it's anxious about the "potential breaches" that could happen if the data was stored in the U.S. or Russian Federation, even if the app developers suggest that data is end-to-end encrypted.

This information comes amid criticism over data abuse by Facebook. The new feature supports WhatsApp beta for Android v2.18.113, and is available only for a limited number of users.

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In order to record a voice message, users need to tap and hold the mic button present at the bottom for 0.5 seconds. However, now, WhatsApp will not delete the data from the server and will enable users to download it again if it was deleted accidentally.

Tap and hold the message, then choose Delete from the menu.

It's almost impossible to collect WhatsApp messages remotely because the service is end-to-end encrypted (unlike its parent company Facebook).

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Mr Thomas pointed to how about 80% of people now have mobile phones and use them to record incidents such as fights and auto crashes. If yes, please let us know your view about this feature.

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