2 ways to read deleted WhatsApp messages

Read deleted whatsapp messages
Written by Akash Pathade

WhatsApp, one of the best and widely used instant messaging app have recently rolled ‘Delete for Everyone’ feature which lets users delete messages and media that are sent 7 minutes and earlier. This is the biggest update since the double blue tick, that delivered and read receipts.

This new feature help users to delete mistyped message or mistakenly sent a message to someone else. However, people have more curious to read deleted WhatsApp messages. Are you one of them? Here is a guide for you

In the tech industry people are more likely to find tricks, something same happened with this latest feature of WhatsApp. Spanish Android blog, Android Jefe claimed that deleted WhatsApp messages can be seen, the messages are present in the android notification log regardless of whether it has been deleted by the sender.

What we found is that the messages are stored in the notification register of the Android system. So, it’s just a matter of entering that record to see the messages that the other person deleted, the blog said

So here are is what we are going to do, access the notification register, and read the messages. Don’t worry if you feel difficult it is way too easy thanks to the large developer community of Android. Let me guide you.

Methode 1: Third-party App

As I mentioned above it is way too easy, download the Notif Log notification history app from Google Play store.

Read deleted whatsapp messages screenshot
Open the app and give it Notification access so that it will keep track of every WhatsApp deletes messages in the future. See the above screenshot for reference. Next scroll to WhatsApp in this app, where you will find all messages. Here you can read deleted WhatsApp messages.

Method 2: Without a third-party app

To use this method your phone must have Android version 7.0+, that Nougat and above. Just long-press on the home screen then tap on Widgets > Activities > Settings > Notification log you can access system notification log from here too.

Limitations to read deleted WhatsApp messages

Both methods work perfectly with the android device. However, there are some limitations as below.

  • The messages are stored as notification, so whenever the notification log restarted the messages will be erased. Swiping the notification from the upper notification bar doesn’t erase it.
  • Only that messages will be stored which generates a notification, that if you have muted a chat or group then notification won’t generate. This also includes internet connectivity that if your device doesn’t receive notification before the sender deletes it due to no internet connectivity, then you can’t read deleted WhatsApp messages.
  • Only the first 100 characters of the message will be visible only.
  • Media files such as photos and videos cannot be retrieved

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