WhatsApp will let users re-download deleted images, videos on Android

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The chat app now does not delete the files from its servers even after it is downloaded and this allows user to recover it even if it has been deleted. With the new feature, WhatsApp will now let users re-download these media files for a longer period, even if the user deleted them from their phone's storage.

WhatsApp reportedly appears all set to change its "delete for all" feature again.

Being a beta tester has advantages and disadvantages - you get access to the latest features and updates before anyone else, but you have to suffer through glitches and bugs. As per recent leaks, Whatsapp latest beta version (2.18.113) on Android is packed with the new feature where the user can Request Money from contacts and UPI addresses. If you delete any WhatsApp photo, image or GIF file from your phone, you can not download it again. According to a report by WABetaInfo, this feature is available for WhatsApp's Android users. Rolling out the "WhatsApp Payment" feature will prove to be a game changer for Facebook owned messaging app. There is only one condition that, if you have cleared the conversation in which the concerned media file was received then it will not be possible to download that media file again.

The feature is now available for Android users and there is no information whether it will make it way to iOS. Once you find the media, just tap on it and it will be downloaded again.

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Downloaded media shared on WhatsApp is saved in a separate folder on your phone. However, WhatsApp had recently announced that their data and chats are secured with end-to-end encryption and nobody can read messages and listen to calls.

It is worth noting that if you delete a media file from the folder in your smartphone, you need to have the message where the sender sent you the specific file, in order to be able to download it again.

With the new feature, WhatsApp has essentially extended the amount of time it stores the data on its servers.

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