How to recover deleted conversations in WhatsApp
If you use WhatsApp a few years ago, you've probably done some cleanup on the conversations made by the messaging application. We bet that you have also ended up deleting some important conversation without wanting or need to retrieve an exchange of messages that had a long time, but deleted.
Fortunately, WhatsApp itself offers a solution if you've enabled backup through Google Drive. This type of process is interesting for those who had WhatsApp hacked and need to recover what they lost.
Did not enable automatic backup?
Although you can not recover deleted conversations in WhatsApp natively, there are WhatsApp applications that can bring those messages back, even partially. We found one of these solutions and believe it can help you, user forgetting that making backups is very important.
In the following paragraphs, we'll show you two ways to recover deleted conversations in WhatsApp. First, we'll take you step-by-step what you need to do to get your Google Drive backups back natively. This is also a good way to retrieve shared Instagram links if you have submitted them.
Next, we'll introduce you to Android Data Recovery software, free for computers, with a paid version for mobile phones. It is worth remembering that the second procedure is not available for the iPhone and iPad.
Check it out below and start picking up your deleted messages right now!
How to recover erased 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 the installation you will receive a message asking if you want to retrieve your conversations and contacts saved by Google Drive. Click on the button Restore 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 retrieved by WhatsApp.
Now, see step-by-step how to recover deleted conversations in WhatsApp with Android Data Recovery below. As we talked about 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 your computer via USB;
3 – Before you start using the app, you'll need to enable developer mode and UBS debugging on Android. To enable the first, open the settings and scroll down to find the About phone;
4 – Touch Software Information;
5 – Look for the option Build Number and touch it seven times;
6 – Now, return to the settings app and scroll to the end again. You should find the new option Developer Options. Touch it;
7 – Scroll down and activate the USB debugging;
8 – You are now ready to use Android Data Recovery! Install it on your computer and open the program;
9 – Click on the button Android Data Recovery;
10 – A popup will appear on your phone screen. click in OK to continue;
11 – Keep the options selected Whatsapp and WhatsApp Attachments. click in Next to continue;
12 – Wait for the end of the analysis. Then, select the conversations and files you want to recover and click Recover.
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