WhatsApp now allows you to restore deleted files for Android

WhatsApp now allows you to restore deleted files for Android

Its parent company is now embroiled in a major data misuse scandal after it emerged that tens of millions of Facebook users' information was passed to a controversial political consultancy without their knowledge or consent. The operability of the app was not affected, but users noticed it and reported the issue to WhatsApp, which then rolled out a patch in version 2.18.112 to fix the issue. The new feature, introduced in WhatsApp's updates between version 2.18.106 and 2.18.110, will help WhatsApp's Android users to re-download the deleted files. Basically, the WhatsApp servers will store the media files even after downloading them. But now the Facebook-owned messaging app would enable the users to download such deleted files as well. However, the app does not seem to let us download media files that are too old, instead, asking us to send a request to the sender to send the media again.

Once you've tracked it down, just tap on it to save it to your phone.

Moreover, this new feature is not so new to WhatsApp.

It claims that this encryption means that although information and media is saved for longer on the servers, it is completely secure.

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Detectives encourage anyone with information about these robberies to call the Norfolk Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. He left several threatening voicemails to the 42-year-old employee and school officials quickly alerted police.

Whatsapp payment feature is working on Unified Payments Interface (UPI) through which payments could be made by UPI ids to be linked with a bank account that has to be merged with the mobile number using Whatsapp for sim verification.

WhatsApp's FAQ page explains how sent messages can be deleted. It was not readily apparent whether Acton's views on Facebook extend to WhatsApp, but Acton did recently invest $50 million in Signal, which is another encrypted messaging app. Russia's state telecommunications regulator said on Monday it had begun blocking access to Telegram after the company refused to comply with an order to give state security access to its users' secret messages. But, it is important to note that the message is not deleted from WhatsApp otherwise it will be impossible to retrieve.

You can star messages by tapping on the message you want to star until a pop up icon appears at the top of the screen. For instance, group chats can have a description placed on them.

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