For the ones who tend to send wrong messages, the ability to delete a message after it is sent was a gift from heaven. This means that if you have sent a WhatsApp message to someone and now you regret it, you can easily delete the message before they see it. But what if your friend sent you a WhatsApp message and had deleted it before you saw it and you are curious to find out what it was. In this article, I will show you how you can read deleted WhatsApp messages that a friend sent you.
Read deleted WhatsApp messages
The ability to delete a message on WhatsApp once it is sent is of course a great feature. In fact, WhatsApp delete for everyone is one of the most popular features of this messaging application. However, this feature is only useful if you are the one who have sent the wrong message. If you receive a message and later you see it is removed, it can be kinda annoying. So what to do to read those message that WhatsApp has hidden from you? you can use the methods mentioned below.
On Android devices, you can read the deleted messages on WhatsApp through the Notification Log. This is not a bug on WhatsApp application. It is just a feature available on your Android phone allowing you to work it around and read a message even if it is deleted by the sender.
Step 1 – Go to your home screen on your Android phone.
Step 2 – Tap and hold somewhere on the blank area of the home screen.
Step 3 – Tap Widgets and select the Settings widgets and place it somewhere on the home screen.
Step 4 – From the list of options scroll down and select Notification Log.
Now by tapping the new Settings icon, you can view all the notifications from the past that have displayed on your phone. This also includes all the WhatsApp messages that appeared on your phone as a notification but later have been deleted before you read it. This is one the easiest methods to read deleted WhatsApp messages.
This method is through using an application that is designed to record and save all device notifications. So, as soon as a message reaches your phone, the app will record it and you will be able to read it even if the sender deletes the message afterwards. Here is what you will need to do.
Step 1 – Download the ‘Notification History’ app from the link below. This app is completely free.
Step 2 – Install the app on your phone.
Step 3 – Open the app and allow notification and administrator access. The app will start recording all the notifications.
Step 4 – Open the app and tap the ‘WhatsApp’ option in order to see all the notification history for the WhatsApp application.
There are some points you need to know before you use this method to read deleted WhatsApp messages.
- Only the first 100 character of the message can be stored in this method
- If you restart your phone, the messages will be deleted
- This app can only record messages that have appeared on your phone as a notification
I hope you found this tutorial article useful. If you have any questions or any trouble downloading the file, please don’t hesitate to mention it in the comments section.