WhatsApp is becoming an integral part of our regular lives. From regular texts to video calls, all of it is done with this Facebook-owned messaging app. Not only in India but globally, WhatsApp is the most used messaging app in 2021 with over 1.5 billion daily users. Sometimes, we lose important conversations while switching to a new phone or accidentally deleting it. If you’re someone who wants to restore deleted WhatsApp messages then we’re here to help.
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WhatsApp Chat Backup:
To retrieve deleted WhatsApp conversations, users must have enabled ‘Chat Backup’ in the app’s settings. To do this, open the three dot menu at the top right and select ‘Settings’. Go to ‘Chats’-> ‘Chat Backup’. Click Auto Backup on iOS and Back up to Google Drive on Android. Here WhatsApp offers several backup frequencies, Daily, Weekly, Monthly, and Off.
On Android device, WhatsApp make a local backup every night, but this would not help if you lose your mobile. That’s where cloud backup becomes important. Daily auto-backups help users to recover WhatsApp messages easily soon after losing them. On the other hand, weekly auto-backups will allow users to go further back in time to retrieve messages, at the cost of losing recent ones.
Steps to restore deleted WhatsApp messages:
There are few requirements to recover deleted WhatsApp messages after backing them up. First, you need to use the same mobile number and Google account that was used to create the backup on Google drive in the first place.
So here’s a simple step to restore your WhatsApp backup from Google drive on Android:
- Step one is to uninstall WhatsApp from your android phone and install it once again.
- Now click on the app to open it and enter your registered mobile number. An OTP will be sent to verify your number.
- When prompted, click on ‘Restore’ option to restore WhatsApp chat backup.
- WhatsApp will then look into Google Drive for the backup and will download it on your smartphone.
- After the completion of the restoration process, tap on Next.
Note: Users must ensure that any message received after the backup time can’t be restored.
The above method of recovering deleted WhatsApp messages will work for both Android and iPhone- as long as you have a backup. Keep in mind that you can only recover backed up messages within your selected auto-backup frequency. If you’ve set your WhatsApp to backup daily, you can recover any deleted chats before the next daily backup occurs. But if the app has made a new backup since you deleted certain messages, then they are lost for good.
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