WhatsApp for Android will let users re-download old deleted images and videos
WhatsApp on Android will let users re-download old pictures and videos that may have been deleted from the user’s internal storage.
The feature will allow download of images, videos, voice messages, etc which were sent more as long as three months back.
The particular requirement is that the message, which had the media attachment should not have been deleted by the sender, otherwise the download will not possible.
As pointed by WABetaInfo, which is known for its reports on new and upcoming highlights on WhatsApp, the element is live on Android.
The statement shows out that earlier if the media files were not downloaded, they were made available for 30 days and then deleted from the server if the user did not download them.
Media files are end-to-end encrypted on WhatsApp.
With the latest feature, WhatsApp will now let users re-download these media files for a longer period, also if the user deleted them from their phone’s storage.
WABetaInfo further asserts that they were able to download images and videos received two, three months ago.
It seems version 2.18.113 of the Android app carries this feature. However, media which is more than three months old, cannot be downloaded again.
The advantage for re-downloading older media messages is not accessible on iOS as we noticed.
WhatsApp will notify the user to request the sender to re-send the message in this particular case.
Remember downloaded media messages means videos, photos, etc on which the user clicked and these were downloaded on the app, and thus saved to the phone’s storage.