WhatsApp for Android has added some new options and bug fixes in its newest updates. Earlier, it mounted a timestamp issue discovered within the WhatsApp beta model 2.18.109. Now, the messaging app has launched a brand new function that lets customers obtain deleted media recordsdata. Beforehand, when customers deleted particular recordsdata despatched over WhatsApp by going to the particular folder on the smartphone, they weren’t in a position to obtain it any extra. However now the Fb-owned messaging app allows you to obtain such recordsdata as properly. Individually, a WhatsApp beta for Android replace (v2.18.111) reportedly added the vCard indexing function.
As per a WABetaInfo report, WhatsApp now permits customers to obtain deleted media, equivalent to photos, movies, GIFs, voice messages, and paperwork, from its servers once more. The report mentioned that the function was launched in WhatsApp’s latest updates between model 2.18.106 and a couple of.18.110. Devices 360 has been in a position to confirm the brand new function is presently accessible within the WhatsApp model 2.18.113 on Android. Nevertheless, the app doesn’t appear to allow us to obtain media recordsdata which can be too outdated, as an alternative, asking us to ship a request to the sender to ship the media once more.
Curiously, the brand new WhatsApp function additionally signifies that the app shops customers’ media on its servers even after the recordsdata have been downloaded, the report mentioned. Earlier, WhatsApp saved ‘undownloaded’ media recordsdata for 30 days and when a consumer downloaded them, the app used to delete it from the server. Nevertheless, now, WhatsApp doesn’t appear to delete the information from the server and that allows customers to obtain it once more if it was by accident deleted.
It’s price noting that should you delete a media file from the folder in your smartphone, it’s essential to have the message the place the sender despatched you the particular file, so as to have the ability to obtain it once more.
This info comes amid criticism over knowledge abuse by Facebook. Nevertheless, WhatsApp had lately informed its users that their knowledge and communications are secured with end-to-end encryption and no one in between can learn messages and take heed to calls – not even WhatsApp itself.
Attending to the vCard indexing function noticed in WhatsApp beta (v2.18.111) for Android, now, if an unknown consumer sends you a message, and somebody has already despatched you a contact card (vCard) for this unknown sender earlier, you’ll obtain an alert within the unknown consumer’s chat asking if you wish to view the unique vCard with a purpose to reserve it. You may discard it, should you’d favor. We weren’t in a position to spot the function, although WABetaInfo reported its existence.