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How to Recover Deleted WhatsApp Messages


WhatsApp has long allowed you to delete sent messages for a short period of time, it is currently 7 minutes. If the other person was looking at the conversation at that time, they may have read it before it was deleted, but if not, what they will read is This message has been deleted or deleted.


Made the law, made the cheat. Since then, a multitude of methods have appeared to view deleted WhatsApp messages, with applications such as Auto RDM , from the notification history or, in some cases, with the backup. One of the most complete apps to recover deleted messages is WAMR, which in addition to recovering messages, also recovers photos, videos and voice notes.

WhatsApp configuration

WAMR works in the same way as other similar apps and methods – it relies on WhatsApp new message notifications. The app monitors WhatsApp notifications until it finds one about deleted content. By doing this, it remembers the previous message that was deleted.


To work, it requires a small previous configuration that is carried out from the welcome window. It's very simple, first you have to choose which apps you want to monitor (WhatsApp) and then you'll have to grant the necessary permissions for the app to work.

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To retrieve multimedia elements like photos, videos or voice memos, WAMR needs access to mobile storage, so it can make a copy that you can see if someone else deletes a photo or video. Also, WAMR needs permission to access mobile notifications.

In this same welcome window, WAMR reminds you of some of the limitations it has due to its operation. Are the following:

  • Only works on chats that send notifications. That is, not in muted or blocked chats or when you have configured your phone so that notifications are not sent.
  • It only works if the cell phone is turned on and WAMR is active during the entire process, from sending the message to deleting the message.
  • It doesn't work if you have the chat open, because in that case WhatsApp doesn't send notifications.
  • To recover media items such as photos, videos or voice memos, they must finish downloading before being deleted by the other person.
  • Therefore, to retrieve multimedia elements, you must have automatic download active or be connected to Wi-Fi.

At that point, WAMR starts to work, even if at first you can't see anything different on the mobile. WhatsApp notifications will continue to arrive as usual.

The difference appears when someone deletes a WhatsApp message in a conversation, as you will receive a WAMR notification indicating that a message and its contents have been deleted.

This notification will appear for both normal text messages and photos, videos, stickers or voice messages, although something different will work depending on whether they are normal chats or multimedia elements. When WAMR detects that a photo or video has been deleted, it tries to recover it from its own copy.

Besides being able to view deleted messages instantly through WAMR notification, you can also view the entire conversation in WAMR. on the tab Notification History you will be able to see all the latest WhatsApp notifications, being able to filter so that only deleted messages are shown.

Deleted media items such as photos and videos can be found under the Deleted Media tab. In this case, they are not grouped by chats, and only deleted photos, videos and other elements are shown, and not all of them. From the application itself you can view the photos and play the voice clips, with a player similar to WhatsApp.

WAMR – Recover Deleted Messages