How to recover deleted conversations in WhatsApp
If you have been using WhatsApp for a few years, you have probably done some cleanup in conversations made by the messaging app. We bet you have also inadvertently deleted some important conversation or need to retrieve a message exchange you had a long time ago but deleted.
Fortunately, WhatsApp itself offers a solution if you have enabled Google Drive backup. This kind of process is interesting for those who have had WhatsApp hacked and need to recover what they lost.
Didn't enable automatic backup?
Although there is no way to recover deleted conversations in WhatsApp natively, there are WhatsApp applications that can bring these messages back even partially. We have found one of these solutions and we believe it can help you, a user who forgets that backing up is very important.
In the following paragraphs, we will show two ways on how to recover deleted conversations in WhatsApp. First, we'll take the walkthrough you need to do to get Google Drive backups natively. This is also a good way to retrieve shared Instagram links if you have sent them.
Next, we'll introduce you to the free Android Data Recovery software for computers with paid version for mobile phones. Remember that the second procedure is not available for the iPhone and iPad.
Check it out below and start getting your deleted messages back!
How to recover deleted messages with backup
1 - Uninstall WhatsApp from your device;
2 - Reinstall it and log in with your account, made through your phone number;
3 - During installation you will get a message asking if you want to get your conversations and contacts saved by Google Drive back. Click the Restore button to confirm;
4 - Ready! Your conversations are back. However, it is worth remembering that it is not possible to select what you recover. All conversations will be recovered by WhatsApp.
Now here's the walkthrough of how to recover deleted conversations on WhatsApp with Android Data Recovery. As we mentioned earlier, the program is free for computers and paid for Android phones.
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How to use Android Data Recovery
1 - Access the link to download the program;
2 - Connect your smartphone to the computer via USB;
3 - Before you can start using the app, you'll need to enable developer mode and UBS debugging on Android. To enable the first one, open the Android Settings app and scroll until you find the About Phone menu;
4 - Touch Software Info ;
5 - Look for the Build Number option and tap it seven times;
6 - Now return to the settings app and scroll to the bottom again. You should find the new Developer Options option. Touch her;
7 - Swipe down and enable USB Debugging option;
8 - Now you are ready to use Android Data Recovery! Install it on your computer and open the program;
9 - Click on the Android Data Recovery button;
10 - A popup will appear on your mobile screen. Click OK to proceed;
11 - Keep WhatsApp and WhatsApp Attachments selected. Click Next to continue;
12 - Wait for the end of the analysis. Then select the conversation and files you want to recover and click Recover .
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