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WhatsApp's 'Request Money' feature is showing up for some users!

WhatsApp's 'Request Money' feature is showing up for some users!

WhatsApp on Android will let users re-download old media messages, including videos and images that might have been deleted from the user's mobile storage. This feature is not available for iOS users because it is unlikely that users will delete anything from the internal file directory without access.

Amid all the crisis of data protection across the globe, WhatsApp has launched another feature that increases the brand's liability to store personal user data more securely. This feature rolled out incrementally to all users, Whatsapp is adding more features, functionality to Whatsapp payments with new updates.

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.

The Facebook-owned instant messenger is now be keeping the deleted files on its servers which means that users can again download them in case they want to.

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WhatsApp has added an interesting new feature in version 2.18.113 of its app for Android, allowing anyone to redownload an image, GIF, document, or voice message which they deleted from their phone.

To be clear, only those messages that are still in your chat log will be downloadable again. For now, this new feature is available only for the Android users and further tests are currently underway.

WhatsApp will be saving these media files in their servers for a much longer time. When it comes to very old media files, it claims that they were not able to download images sent in August 2017 as the app asked them to request the sender to send the files again. During the testing of the feature, WABetaInfo discovered that they were able to recover the deleted files of up to two months. You can also download its APK file directly from APK Mirror. It took several trials to download the files deleted 3 months ago.


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