How To Recover Deleted Whatsapp Messages/Chat History

Whatsapp is one of the most famous Smartphone messenger App in the world . It has numerous options like real time chatting, group chatting, media sharing etc. Whatsapp additionally offers some hidden options that the majority of the users does not know. Have you ever puzzled the way to recover deleted Whatsapp message/chat history? The solution would be most likely ‘yes’. Most of the time we have a tendency to delete our Whatsapp chat history and then we realize that we accidentally deleted a very important message. To overcome this problem today I am going to tell you that how to recover deleted whatsapp message/chat history using backup and restore feature.

Recover Deleted Whatsapp Messages/Chat History

Recovering deleted Whatsapp messages/chat history is extremely easy, you do not need any extra knowledge to retrieve deleted Whatsapp messages/chat history , anyone can recover deleted Whatsapp messages/chat history by following this guide.

Recovering Recent Whatsapp Messages/chat history

Backup File created by whatsapp

It is very easy to recover whatsapp message/chat history that is less than seven days old. Each day at 4 am Whatsapp will automatically create a backup of your whatsapp chat history on your SD(memory card) card. You will be able to then use that backup file to recover deleted Whatsapp messages/chat history.

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Restore Backup file

To restore that backup, simply uninstall the Whatsapp messenger and then install it again, after installation, Whatsapp will give you an option to restore your recent deleted message/chat history. So click on Restore option and that’s it. All the message/chat history( seven days recent) can once more begin to look on your Whatsapp screen.

How to Recover Old Whatsapp Messages/chat history (More than seven days old)

Recovering old Whatsapp messages/chat history is a little bit difficult, Before you start recoverying Please note that each one the recent chats before backup are going to be lost upon restoration. Follow the steps to recover old whatsapp messages/chat history.

  • First, you have to download File manager from play store
  • Uninstall Whatsapp messenger.
  • Open that file manager and Navigate to /sdcard/WhatsApp/Databases folder.

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  • You may notice some files there in the folder labeled with dates, like above picture
  • Chose that date file according to your need on which you want to restore
  • Then rename it with msgstore.db.crypt
  • Now Install Whatsapp messenger once more, and select restore once prompted. The backup file msgstore.db.crypt will restore in your whatsapp screen so this way you can recover your old messages/chat history.

Also Read: How to recover deleted files/folders from Laptop, computer

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