WhatsApp tricks: how to recover a deleted message

Deleting a message has become more common than what more than one would like. It is true that it helps a lot to avoid some misunderstandings between users of the same group or even individual chat. However, there are times when you regret having deleted said message and that is why we are going to tell you how to recover a message that you have deleted.

Two ways to recover a deleted message on WhatsApp

Well yes, sometimes you don’t want a message to remain as deleted after having done so. Because failures happen and sometimes you touch the message that you shouldn’t and you have to say goodbye permanently. Luckily, WhatsApp has decided to give users a new way to not lose recently deleted messages. But it’s not the only one way to retrieve a message and, in fact, you should, we are going to show it to you.

Use the new undo delete feature

Well yes, WhatsApp has given users one of the most important functions in recent years for all the clueless people who delete messages by mistake. The truth is that you can undo deletion of a message in a very simple way and you will achieve it with the following steps:

  • Open WhatsApp and select a chat
  • Write a text and send it
  • then delete it
  • Select said message and delete it for everyone
  • A notification will appear, click on undo
  • The message will reappear

It seems like a lot of steps, but the procedure is very simple. Of course, you should know that there is a small restriction that you should be aware of and that is that WhatsApp will only allow you to undo the deletion of the message only after five seconds. After that time the message will be permanently deleted.

Make a copy of the message before sending it

This may seem strange to you and even a bit cumbersome, but it is true that it can solve more than one problem. And it is that if you use the function to copy the text before sending it, you can recover it as many times as you want to edit it later or to recover if you miss the five seconds that we are talking about.

Best of all, there are applications that have memory that you can use to your advantage. The most example of course it’s the GBoard, whose clipboard has memory that you can activate to use those texts that you have previously copied. In this way you will save those that you need to use for later without fear of losing them, or recovering them if necessary.