A report published by WABetaInfo states that Whatsapp has released a new feature to retract the deleted media files for its users. Now, WhatsApp does not seem to delete the data from the server so that users can download it again. However, with the latest update, WhatsApp will now allow you to restore that deleted image from its server again.
WhatsApp has added an interesting new feature in version 2.18.113 of its app for Android, allowing anyone to redownload an image, GIF, document, or voice message which they deleted from their phone.
The Facebook-owned instant messenger is now be keeping the deleted files on its servers which means that users can again download them in case they want to. The report said that the feature was introduced in WhatsApp's recent updates between version 2.18.106 and 2.18.110. Users were quick to spot the bug, and as a result, WhatsApp app rolled out a fix in version 2.18.112 on April 14. The only condition is that the message, which had the media attachment should not have been deleted by the sender, otherwise the download will not possible. On Android, if you have chosen to save WhatsApp media on the phone, it gets saved into a dedicated folder in the path (sdcard/WhatsApp/).More news: Justin Bieber plays party hero by grabbing, punching angry guest
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Last month Whatsapp launched UPI - enabled payments to feature to its users in India.
WhatsApp assures that with end-to-end encryption in place the data transferred between two users, who are on the latest versions of WhatsApp, are secured by unique secure code that only the two users can access. When a media file is downloaded successfully, the app does not delete it from the server.
These tech companies like WhatsApp or Apple all are reliable on beta testers to iron out the bugs. For instance, instead of "Today", messages which are exchanged on that day are appearing with "84oday"; instead of "Yesterday" the timestamp is shown as "89esterday" for messages which are exchanged a day before.