How to read DELETED WhatsApp messages on an iPhone or Android phone

YOUR Whatsapp faux pas are not wiped permanently as we show you how to read deleted messages on your phone, whether it’s an iPhone or an Android. In fact,...

YOUR Whatsapp faux pas are not wiped permanently as we show you how to read deleted messages on your phone, whether it’s an iPhone or an Android.

In fact, there are various surprisingly easy ways to get hold of them.

 Deleted WhatsApp messages aren't gone forever
Deleted WhatsApp messages aren’t gone foreverCredit: Getty – Contributor

Messages can be removed from both individual and group chats and the feature is available across Android, iOS and Windows phones.

It comes with the caveat that recipients are told you have pulled the trigger via a note that reads “this message was deleted”.

However, the message is stored on your phone, and can be uncovered using WhatsApp‘s backup feature.

The tool backs up all of your messages at 2am every morning, though this frequency can be extended to just weekly or monthly.

 There are a number of ways to get hold of deleted Whatsapp messages
There are a number of ways to get hold of deleted Whatsapp messagesCredit: Getty – Contributor

To read a deleted message, uninstall WhatsApp and then install it again from your device’s app store.

Once you’ve logged back in, you will be given an option to restore chats from backup.

Simply select the restore option and your chats will be restored, including deleted messages, which are shown as if they were never removed.

Even without using backup, a number of third party apps offer the chance to uncover wiped WhatsApp messages.

 Some third party apps keep hold of your WhatsApp notifications
Some third party apps keep hold of your WhatsApp notificationsCredit: EPA

Apps like Notification History Log and Notification Log show you all of the notifications stored in your gadget’s notification register – including those for WhatsApp chats.

But the apps do have their limitations: You have to have interacted with the notification to read it.

That means swiping it from the notification bar or floating message.

Also, restarting your phone can reset your notification register, wiping any chance of spying on deleted messages.

Note that you should always be wary of giving your WhatsApp notifications to third party firms, as it carries a heavy security risk.

There are a host of WhatsApp tricks you can use to alter your experience.

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