Post Image
  You are probably familiar with the joys of the ‘Delete for Everyone’ feature on WhatsApp. It lets you get rid of messages that you’ve already sent out, which contain errors or something you consider inappropriate. When you use it, you don’t just wipe a problematic message off your screen. The recipient doesn’t see it either.
Read more about Tech 
But there have surely been times in which you have received WhatsApp messages that were subsequently deleted by the sender, and you’ve wondered what its details were. Well…speculate no more. Here, we’ll walk you through three ways you can read WhatsApp messages even if they’ve been ‘Deleted for Everyone’.

Method One: Tweak Notification History

If you use an Android phone, you can gain access to seemingly erased WhatsApp messages through your Notification History—if you have it turned on. Here’s how to do that, in five steps:
  1. Go to your phone’s Settings.
  2. Choose ‘Apps and Notifications’ from the Settings menu.
  3. Click on ‘Notifications’.
  4. Select ‘Notification History’.
  5. Turn on ‘Use Notification History’.
After completing this simple procedure, you’ll be able to view WhatsApp messages even if they have been deleted from their sender’s end.

Method Two: Use a Message Recovery App

There are several apps that allow you to recover and read deleted text. You should find them on your app store. One of them is ‘Get Deleted Messages’. Use it by following these brief steps:
  1. Download the ‘Get Deleted Messages’ from the Google Play Store.
  2. Grant permissions requested by the app (including permission to run in the background and access your phone’s notification and storage).
  3. Whenever a WhatsApp message is deleted, you can open the Get Deleted Messages app to view the removed text.

Method Three: WhatsApp Backup

This is by far the most cumbersome of the three options we’re discussing here. But it’s worth trying if you want to collect several deleted messages from various senders at once. Here’s how to go about it:
  1. Launch WhatsApp and go to ‘Settings’.
  2. Click on ‘Chats’.
  3. Choose ‘Chat Backup’.
  4. Select ‘Back up Now’ to back up your chats.
  5. Uninstall WhatsApp on your phone.
  6. Reinstall WhatsApp on your phone.
  7. Log in to your WhatsApp account.
  8. Accept the prompt to restore your chats from a backup.
  9. Choose the backup that contains the deleted messages you want to read.
  10. After the restoration is completed, you can read the previously deleted messages.

Final Words

Sometimes you wish you were able to discover the contents of a deleted message. They could be trivial, or they may prove consequential. You can try any of the three methods we’ve talked about here to find out. Featured Image Source: Expat Guide Turkey
Did you find this article useful? Contact us:

You might also like:
This article was first published on 1st June 2023


Ikenna Nwachukwu holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He loves to look at the world through multiple lenses- economic, political, religious and philosophical- and to write about what he observes in a witty, yet reflective style.

Comments (0)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *