How many times have we deleted WhatsApp messages? It is a normal action that we have all done once, either inadvertently or because we did not want to have them anymore on our mobile phone. Sometimes we want to retrieve deleted WhatsApp messages for our necessity. The question is how to do it?
But hey, we can rest easy because WhatsApp every day keeps a copy of all your messages at 4 a.m. This is stored in a folder called ‘Databases‘ in our Android phone, so do not panic, we can recover them as long as they are more than 7 days old.
Retrieve deleted WhatsApp messages
Recovering the most recent messages is a very simple action to perform. We only need to uninstall and reinstall WhatsApp on our smartphone. With this, during the installation of the application will ask us if we want to restore our message history, so we select the ‘Restore’ option.
Once we start using the application we can see how the deleted messages appear in the chats, however, in case of not appear some, we would have to think that the same was older and therefore has not found.
And what if they are older?
Well, the process is somewhat more complex but we can do a series of steps that will help us to recover them, yes, our last conversations will disappear from the application.
To begin we will have to copy the contents of the WhatsApp / Database folder, which is in the internal or external memory of our mobile, to a folder on the PC. Once this is done we uninstall WhatsApp, and open the folder that we created on the PC.
There we delete the file called ‘msgstore.db.crypt7’ or ‘msgstore.db.crypt8’. Then we have to choose the backup that we want to recover, then we rename it, msgstore-Year-Month-Day.1.db.crypt7 by msgstore.db.crypt7.
Once all these steps are completed we install WhatsApp on our smartphone, but we do not open it. First, we connect our mobile to the PC and copy the file to which we have renamed the WhatsApp / Database folder of the phone. Now if we can open WhatsApp and when we give ‘Restore’ we will get the message that the conversations have been recovered.
You already know how you can retrieve messages from WhatsApp , it is a process that may be something complex but with patience can be done. So do not get nervous and do everything as we have explained.
And you, do you need to How to schedule WhatsApp messages to be sent later?
Do you have Telegram installed? Receive the best article of every day in our channel.