Deleted WhatsApp chats by mistake? Follow these steps to retrieve them

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Deleted WhatsApp chats by mistake? Follow these steps to retrieve them

WhatsApp conversations are saved on the user’s smartphone or in their Google Drive account. (HT PRINT)

Thankfully, you may recover deleted WhatsApp conversations by using the chat history kept on your Google Drive or smartphone.

Several factors can cause one to lose their WhatsApp conversations. This can happen if a user accidentally changes their device or deletes their chats. This could result in the loss of essential information shared in chats, such as contacts, maps, documents, and other files, as well as any unsaved media. However, using the chat history recorded on your Google Drive or device, it is possible to recover lost WhatsApp talks.

WhatsApp does not save your conversations on its servers; instead, it generates databases on your Google Drive or the internal storage of your device. This can be used to recover any conversation history that has been accidentally deleted or lost for any other reason.

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Follow these methods to get your conversation history back:

Restore WhatsApp chats from Google Drive

To begin, make sure WhatsApp is backing up your chat history to your Google Drive account. Log in to your Google account first if you’re moving to a new device. Users can choose to back up their conversation history once a day, once a week, or once a month.

Install WhatsApp and authenticate your phone number to restore your WhatsApp chat history. WhatsApp will prompt you to recover your chat history from Google Drive once you’ve completed the sign-in and verification process. To complete the process, click ‘Restore.’ When you’re finished, hit ‘Next’ to find your old chats.

If your chat history isn’t stored in Google Drive, WhatsApp will get it from local storage. However, this will not work on a new device.

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