Meta-owned WhatsApp is reportedly working on an option to recover deleted messages with a future update. According to WaBetaInfo, the WhatsApp beta update for Android 22.214.171.124 has a feature that helps users recover their accidentally deleted messages. However, this feature has a catch.
First, users will only have a few seconds to recover deleted messages. This option will also work in one-on-one chats only for the “delete for me” option. It will not work for messages that are deleted for everyone.
In its report, WaBetaInfo shared a screenshot in which users will see a snackbar when an attempt to delete your message is detected. In this case, WhatsApp users will have “a few seconds to restore the message if you previously wanted to delete it for everyone.”
Obviously, the feature is under development and is expected to be rolled out with an update in the future. It is currently available for beta users on the Android platform app.
Meanwhile, WhatsApp has released a new app for Windows that no longer requires WhatsApp desktop users to connect their laptop to their primary smartphone in order to send, receive and sync messages. The new native app, WhatsApp says, will offer “increased reliability and speed.” It is designed and optimized for your desktop operating system, he adds. The app will allow users to receive notifications and messages even when their phone is offline. According to the updated FAQ website, the new desktop app is available for download on Windows. It can be downloaded through the Microsoft App Store.