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Android Users: How To Read WhatsApp Texts Even After They’ve Been Deleted
By Izza Sofia, 05 Dec 2017
Image via Nadir Keklik / Shutterstock.com
WhatsApp ‘Delete for Everyone’ feature was rolled out a few days back. It lets users delete or recall sent messages within seven minutes of sending them.
However, a Spanish blog ‘Android Jefe’ has discovered a way around this feature, and claims that deleted messages on the device can still be accessed by the recipient.
Users running Android 7.0 Nougat or higher can simply download a third-party app called ‘Notification History’ to read deleted messages. After downloading the app, users should be able to see messages that have been deleted in the ‘Android Notification’ log.
It is important to note that it only works for deleted text messages, and not photos, videos or any other media. “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 ‘Notification History’ application is a shortcut to that record,” the post reads.
However, there are certain limitations to viewing the deleted messages. The blog post clarifies that just the first 100 characters of message will be visible to users. Also, only messages for which a user has received notification can be seen. Further, the messages are apparently stored for a few hours on the device and are deleted if users restart their device.
[via Gadgets 360, opening image via Nadir Keklik / Shutterstock.com]
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