How To Retrieve Deleted WhatsApp Messages

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Business is based on three pillars: trust, partnership, and effective communication. When communication breaks down, so does the collaboration and business relationship. Communication (whether upward, downward, lateral, or external) and trust are essential elements of teamwork.

Internal and external communication builds trust thereby fostering a better business relationship and positively impacting business growth. Consequently, success can not be achieved in business without the adoption of effective and efficient means of communication between customers, employees, management, and shareholders.

One of the most useful communication tools for small and even large businesses is WhatsApp. WhatsApp is a simple app with a broad spectrum of device adaptable versions and features to serve different business purposes.

Many businesses use WhatsApp to communicate one- to- one, between groups and for broadcasts. WhatsApp has over 1.5 billion active users worldwide and more than 50 billion messages are shared daily.

Have you ever deleted a WhatsApp message by chance or even intentionally and you need to retrieve such a message?

Restore WhatsApp Data from Google Drive Backup

If you have back up your WhatsApp messages with Google Drive, you can retrieve deleted messages on WhatsApp via the backup copy.

  • Uninstall the WhatsApp on your device.
  • Reinstall and sign in to your account.
  • You would be prompted with a message to restore your backup after you open the reinstalled WhatsApp. Please tap “Restore”. And the job is done!

NOTE: If you have never backed up before, you are not able to restore the data when it accidentally deletes.

Also, it doesn’t allow you to recover the data selectively and you need to restore the whole files on the backup copy, even some which are useless.

Restore WhatsApp Data From Local File

If you didn’t connect a Google Drive account to Whatsapp, there is another way to restore messages from a local file. Here’s how to retrieve deleted WhatsApp chat history from a local file:

  • Open the SDcard/WhatsApp/databases folder in the file manager. All chat backups are stored there. If there are no files, check the main storage also.
  • Select the file you want to restore from the list. (the format should be msgstore-YYYY-MM-DD.1.db.crypt12.) Rename it to msgstore.db.crypt12.
  • Uninstall WhatsApp from your phone (if it is still on the phone) and reinstall by downloading the latest version from Google Play.
  • Specify the phone number you’ve used before during installing,
  • In the “Restore chat history” window click “Restore” to import old chats and get back deleted WhatsApp messages.

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