How to Recover Deleted Whatsapp Messages?

Recovering deleted WhatsApp messages and photos can be a slightly more complex task than recovering ordinary files from your device. However, there are several ways to try to recover this data. Here are some options you can try:

1. Checking WhatsApp Trash:

WhatsApp has a “Recycle Bin” that stores deleted messages and media for a limited period of time. By default, deleted messages are kept in the Recycle Bin for 30 days. To check if your deleted messages and photos are in the Recycle Bin:

  1. Open WhatsApp and go to the conversation you want to retrieve messages and photos from.
  2. Scroll down until you find the “Recycle Bin” option in the upper-right corner of the screen.
  3. Tap “Trash” and see if the messages and photos you want to recover are there.
  4. Select the desired messages and photos and tap “Restore” to bring them back to the conversation.

2. Restoring from Backup:

If you regularly backup WhatsApp to Google Drive (for Android users) or iCloud (for iOS users), you can try to restore deleted messages and photos from these backups. However, this method will only work if you have a recent backup before the messages or photos were deleted.

To restore from a backup:

  1. Uninstall and reinstall WhatsApp on your device.
  2. Upon launching the app again, it will ask you to restore your chat history from the most recent backup found.
  3. Select “Restore” and wait for the process to complete.
  4. After restoring, your deleted messages and photos can be recovered.

3. Data Recovery Apps:

There are third-party data recovery apps available that can help you recover deleted WhatsApp messages and photos. Some of the previously mentioned apps like Dr.Fone and EaseUS MobiSaver can also come in handy in this situation.

To use a data recovery app:

  1. Download and install the data recovery app of your choice on your device.
  2. Follow the app's instructions to perform a complete scan for deleted WhatsApp messages and photos.
  3. The app will list the recovered data including WhatsApp messages and photos.
  4. Select the items you want to recover and follow the instructions to restore them to your device.

Final considerations

It is important to remember that data recovery may not be guaranteed in all situations, especially if the period of time since deletion of messages and photos is long. Also, some data recovery methods may require root access (in the case of Android devices) or access to iTunes (in the case of iOS devices).

It is recommended to make regular WhatsApp backups to avoid losing important data. WhatsApp has built-in settings to backup messages and media automatically, and you can also make manual backups whenever you want.