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The offspring of Facebook and one of the most widely-used messengers in the world – WhatsApp – regularly adds varied useful functions to the functionality. In fact, it offers so many features that most users can hardly track them. For example, the team of the platform has introduced WhatsApp chat backup, which allows restoring correspondence.
How to recover deleted WhatsApp messages on iPhone
This service offers an easy and convenient method of restoring dialogs with the help of an archive stored on iCloud. So, how to cope with that?
- First of all, make sure that you have that archive. You can see the instructions in the screenshot below.
2. If there is a date of the latest backup indicated in the app, you can safely remove the messenger from your smartphone and then reinstall it.
3. To get access to your profile, you must verify your phone number.
4. Then wait a bit until the messenger checks everything and press “Restore Chat History” (be attentive and do not skip this step, otherwise, your chats will not get restored).
How to retrieve deleted WhatsApp messages on Android?
Users of this operating system can also take advantage of a special recovery function. As a rule, Android devices backup WhatsApp to Google Drive every day at a certain time (at 2 AM by default).
If you want, you can change the frequency or time. The first step is to delete the messenger. The second step is to install it again using Google Play.
How to get your correspondence back after reinstalling the app? Just set the program as if you have downloaded it for the first time. Verify your phone number and then agree to find and restore WhatsApp backup.
How to restore Whatsapp chat on a computer?
And, finally, the last but not the least method that may come in handy to you. To start with, we must highlight that synchronization with Google Drive is not activated by default. That is why you should set this function manually – as soon as you get an account on the messenger mentioned. You will be asked to specify your WhatsApp account, as well as how often you want the archives to be created.
How to learn whether there is an archive available? Just go to Google Drive and check.
What to do next? The plan is pretty simple: delete the messenger from your computer, install it back, start it, pass the number verification, and agree to recovery when the program asks you. Be ready that the process may take much time – up to several hours. That will depend on the speed of your Internet connection.