Viewing deleted messages on WhatsApp is possible with Notification History, a free application for Android that allows you to read the deleted content for everyone in the messenger. The program, which records and maintains a history with notifications from other apps, shows text messages and audio deleted by the sender in the app. Photos and videos, however, cannot be recovered. In addition, the app only works if notifications from your contacts and groups are not muted.
In the following tutorial, check out how to set up and use the Notification History app to retrieve and read deleted messages on WhatsApp. The procedure was performed on a Moto E4 with Android 7.1.1 Nougat, but the tips also apply to other phones with the Google system. It is worth remembering that the program is exclusive to Android and does not have an iPhone version (iOS).
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Step 1. Install the Notification History app on your phone. When you open it for the first time, you will need to authorize access to your files. If you agree with this, click on "Allow". Then, tap "OK" to close the changelog.
Allow the app to access your files Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora
Step 2. A message informs you that you need to enable access to Android notifications for the app to work. Tap "OK" to open Android settings. Finally, enable the right option of "Notification History" and confirm by touching "Allow";
Enable access to notifications to see deleted message Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora
Step 3. When you notice that a WhatsApp message has been deleted, just open Notification History and locate the notification. Touch it to see the message;
Viewing deleted text message Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora
Step 4. In case of audio, tap on "Voice message" to hear it. Photos and videos, unfortunately, cannot be recovered.
Listening to a deleted voice message on WhatsApp Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora
Ready! Take advantage of the tips to read messages and listen to audio deleted by your friends on WhatsApp.
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