WhatsApp users on Android can now recover media that they have deleted. The update is available now to Android users worldwide but WhatsApp has not revealed whether it will release the feature to iPhone users or not. This new feature of WhatsApp is very helpful for its users to recover data.
About this Feature:
Now users can recover any pictures, videos, GIFs, documents or voice notes that sent and subsequently deleted. According to a report on WABetaInfo, the latest version of WhatsApp for Android (2.8.113) will allow users to re-download older media files. Along with this users are now able to store undownloaded media on its servers for 30 days before deleting. For this feature users have to update their App. The re-downloading option is only available for files from WhatsApp chats that have not been deleted by either user.
About Data Security:
Under new laws coming into force next month, WhatsApp required to comply with data retention guidelines that state it shouldn’t hold onto personal data longer than is proportional to its service. With the ability to recover deleted information, concerns have arisen over the storage of personal information on this App servers. After Facebook Data leak almost every social networking platform is using precautions to save users data.
Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, admitted that his own information taken in the scandal. The App also posted a new FAQ (frequently asked questions) to clarify the use of end-to-end encryption for messages sent to a business via the App.
What is WhatsApp:
It is a free to download messenger app for smartphones. App uses the internet to send messages, images, audio or video. Almost 1 billion people in 180 countries use App to stay in touch with friends and family, anytime and anywhere.