How to see deleted WhatsApp messages on Android

How to see deleted WhatsApp messages on Android

Want to know how to see deleted WhatsApp messages on Android? This article will guide you.

Facebook-owned WhatsApp has set a bar when it comes to messaging. From sending media to video calls, you can communicate with your folks in no time. The list of features grows on. After adding a dark mode option, WhatsApp is testing disappearing messages, which could be a feature influenced by Snapchat. If you are like me, you would want to know what the other person had sent before permanently deleting the messages. Well, I have listed a few steps that will let you see deleted WhatsApp messages on your Android phone. Let’s get going!

How to see deleted WhatsApp messages on Android

Step 1: Download WhatsRemoved+ from the Google Play Store.

Step 2: Launch the app after its installed. Finish the setup and grant the app required permissions.

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Step 3: Go back to WhatsRemoved+ Here, you’ll need to select apps so that their notifications will be saved.

How to see deleted WhatsApp messages on Android

Step 4: Select WhatsApp and click on Next.

Step 5: Tap Yes > Save Files and Allow on the next screen. The setup is now finished and you can use the app.

Step 6: WhatsRemoved+ will keep a track of all your WhatsApp messages, including the deleted ones. To see deleted WhatsApp messages, open the app, and select WhatsApp from the top bar.

How to see deleted WhatsApp messages on Android


Can WhatsApp messages be traced after deleted?

Once you wipe the chat history, you can retrieve the messages until you have saved a backup.

How long are deleted WhatsApp messages stored?

WhatsApp messages aren’t stored on WhatsApp servers once they are delivered. In case a message isn’t delivered, WhatsApp will hold the messages for about 30 days. Said messages will be delivered when the recipient’s WhatsApp has an active internet connection.

Where is WhatsApp chat history stored?

To access your WhatsApp chat history, go to your Internal storage or Memory card. Essentially where WhatsApp backups its chats – /sdcard/WhatsApp/Databases. You’ll see a file named as msgstore.db.crypt12. msgstore.db.crypt12 is should be your latest WhatsApp chat backup.

Can someone see my WhatsApp messages from another phone?

If you use WhatsApp Web on different computers, someone who has access to the said computer might be able to read your messages. Moreover, even though WhatsApp number can’t work on two devices simultaneously, a simple workaround could reveal your messages.


As of now, only Android users can see deleted WhatsApp messages. iOS users will have to wait for a workaround. People either delete messages that are sent mistakenly or they no more want the other person to read the messages. Whatever it is, you can easily read deleted WhatsApp messages.

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