Nowadays there is no privacy on the internet and it’s now the same for deleted WhatsApp messages.
Currently, WhatsApp now allows users to delete messages sent with the “Delete for everyone” option thus replacing the message with a “This message was deleted” in the chat. However, there are conditions with this option. For a start, both the sender and the recipient must be using the latest WhatsApp version. The recipients may see the message before its deleted that is if the deletion was not successful.
What people do not know is that, deleted messages are stored on your phone and can be recovered using the app’s recovery feature. The platform backs up messages and stores them in places that are not protected by WhatsApp’s end-to-end encryption.
Chat histories for IPhone users are stored in the iCloud through an automatic backup option. This can also be done manually by going to WhatsApp > Settings> Chats > Chat Backup > Back up Now. Recovering chat history from iCloud is very easy. After verifying that there is back up, delete and reinstall WhatsApp, verify your phone number, and follow the on-screen prompts to restore your chat history. The app also has an option for you to email yourself a copy of the whole chat history.
Android users are also able to backup chats and media on Google Drive, thus making it easier to transfer any data stored to a new device. Information can be automatically backed up by opening the app and go to Menu > Settings > Chats > Chat Backup. Tap Back up to Google Drive and select a frequency that allows automatic backup at a certain interval. When restoring the chats from Google Drive, uninstall and reinstall WhatsApp, verify your phone number, and click Restore.