WhatsApp will let users re-download deleted images, videos on Android

Whatsapp's Request Money Using UPI from contacts feature showing up for some users!

Due to this protocol, if the users deleted the media content on their phone, they could not retrieve them back ever again. As per recent leaks, Whatsapp latest beta version (2.18.113) on Android is packed with the new feature where the user can Request Money from contacts and UPI addresses.

Being a beta tester has advantages and disadvantages - you get access to the latest features and updates before anyone else, but you have to suffer through glitches and bugs. Rolling out the "WhatsApp Payment" feature will prove to be a game changer for Facebook owned messaging app. For now, this new feature is available only for the Android users and further tests are currently underway.

This means that if you removed any images, GIFs, videos, audio files, audio recordings or even a document from the internal storage of your smartphone, WhatsApp will allow you to re-download them again from its servers. This bug was affecting Android users using the app on the Platform.

WhatsApp on Android will let users re-download old images and videos that might have been deleted from the user's mobile storage. This is made the file non-downloadable. However, with the new feature, you can simply scroll up the chat conversation and download the required media content again. The feature is already available for iPhone users and it makes it easier to record voice message without holding the record button for the entire time. The update 2.18.109 brings a fix to a "day" bug.

According to the report, files deleted two months ago could also be downloaded during the testing of the feature.

Recently, WhatsApp has modified this behavior: "when a media is successfully downloaded, WhatsApp doesn't delete it from the server, allowing the users to download it again if the file was accidentally deleted in the path where WhatsApp saves media", said WABetaInfo. It has chose to store all the messages and multimedia content on its server even if it is downloaded by the user.

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