But this new feature brings back the download button on the deleted file on WhatsApp letting users re-download it multiple times.
WhatsApp allows any Android smartphone owners to road-test the beta version of its hugely-successful chat app.More news: Pregnant woman kicked in abdomen by looters
The feature is now available for Android users and there is no information whether it will make it way to iOS. It was also all-pervasive in nature - showing the unusual timestamps across WhatsApp Status, messages, and calls. WhatsApp beta version 2.18.109 for Android was first released on April 12. The messenger has introduced a feature that lets users download deleted media files from chat.
As per a WABetaInfo report, WhatsApp now allows users to download deleted media, such as images, videos, GIFs, voice messages, and documents, from its servers again. It has made a decision to store all the messages and multimedia content on its server even if it is downloaded by the user. Extremely old stuff from August 2017 wasn't accessible at all, with WhatsApp simply asking them to request the sender to forward the media again. But now the Facebook-owned messaging app enables you to download such files as well. Due to this protocol, if the users deleted the media content on their phone, they could not retrieve them back ever again. The bug was changing the first alphabets of the timestamps with ASCII codes. Earlier, Android users could download data that was up to 30 days old, but that data would disappear once the file was downloaded by the recipient.More news: Trump declares 'mission achieved' after strike on Syria
WhatsApp for Android has added some new features and bug fixes in its latest updates. For instance, instead of "Today", messages which are exchanged on that day are appearing with "84oday"; instead of "Yesterday" the timestamp is shown as "89esterday" for messages which are exchanged a day before. Once you find the media, just tap on it and it will be downloaded again.More news: Japan, China pledge to work on economic ties amid heightened trade tensions