WhatsApp now lets you redownload old photos after you've deleted them

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An update to resolve an issue of "Day" bug that's affecting a handful of Android users using the WhatsApp beta version 2.18.109 has been released, reports WABetaInfo. At present, if users delete media including photos, GIFs, and videos from their phone they can not re-download the same on WhatsApp again. This feature rolled out incrementally to all users, Whatsapp is adding more features, functionality to Whatsapp payments with new updates. Due to this protocol, if the users deleted the media content on their phone, they could not retrieve them back ever again.

As per a report by WABetaInfo, Whatsapp now allows download of deleted media files like images, videos, GIFs, and documents from Whatsapp's servers.

This way, if a person deletes a photo from their device, they just have to go back to the original conversation and get hold of the snapshot again. The feature was earlier unavailable as WhatsApp deleted the content from its servers once downloaded by a user. While earlier, there was an assumption of privacy in that it was possible that Facebook deleted files after they were downloaded.

In the meantime, you can also download the APK version via the APK Mirror. When it comes to very old media files, it claims that they were not able to download images sent in August 2017 as the app asked them to request the sender to send the files again.

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WABetaInfo points out that undowloaded media is now stored in WhatsApp's server for 30 days. WhatsApp beta version 2.18.109 for Android was first released on April 12.

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.

It is worth noting that if you delete a media file from the folder in your smartphone, you need to have the message where the sender sent you the specific file, in order to be able to download it again.

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