WhatsApp now lets you redownload old photos after you've deleted them

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Whatsapp's Request Money Using UPI from contacts feature showing up for some users!

WhatsApp has a new feature to its Android app which will allow you to redownload media after deletion. According to WABetaInfo, the Android version of the app lets you re-download deleted media files. This feature rolled out incrementally to all users, Whatsapp is adding more features, functionality to Whatsapp payments with new updates. However, now, WhatsApp does not seem to delete the data from the server and that enables users to download it again if it was accidentally deleted. According to the report, the recipient was able to download media from a text sent 2 months ago but there for the messages dating back to nearly a year, the application asks to request the sender to send the file again. For now, this feature is available only for the Android users. However, with the new feature, you can simply scroll up the chat conversation and download the required media content again. Previously, when you received an image, GIF, video, document or voice message sent on WhatsApp and deleted the file in the WhatsApp folder, then users couldn't download it again, reported Gizbot.

Being a beta tester has advantages and disadvantages - you get access to the latest features and updates before anyone else, but you have to suffer through glitches and bugs. When it comes to very old media files, it claims that they were not able to download images sent in August 2017 as the app asked them to request the sender to send the files again.

WhatsApp stores the media content for 30 days until you download it on your device. However, WhatsApp had recently announced that their data and chats are secured with end-to-end encryption and nobody can read messages and listen to calls. It is important to note that the message in the chat needs to be present in order to retrieve the media. This also means that media messages are being stored on the apps's servers and now for a longer period, even after a user has downloaded them.

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