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Suppose you tried to delete one message on your GB WhatsApp. But in the process, the phone went crazy, and thousands of chats were deleted from one of your contacts. In that case, how can you recover the data?

You can restore a recent backup from Google Drive (Android) or iCloud (iPhone). Unfortunately, you don't have one. So, what's next? Read on to learn how to restore deleted GBWhatsApp messages without backup.

In this article
    1. Recover Deleted GBWhatsApp Messages via the Export Chat Feature
    2. Restore a Local Backup to See Deleted GBWhatsApp Messages

Can You Restore Deleted GBWhatsApp Messages Without Backup?

Yes, you can restore deleted GBWhatsApp messages without backup. Even without an iCloud or Google Drive, there's often a local backup that you can rely on.

Depending on how the messages got deleted, you can also request a sender to resend them. That is, send via the built-in Export chat feature. If that's not an option, your best bet would be to use third-party software.

It may be challenging to restore deleted messages on GB WhatsApp without backup. But it's possible. As mentioned, you can use a few workarounds discussed in detail below. Take a look and see if you'll be lucky enough to recover your treasured texts.

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Tip: It is recommended to keep a backup of GBWhatsApp data. To do that, learn how to do GBWhatsApp backup & restoration.

How to Restore Deleted GBWhatsApp Messages Without Backup in One Click

Wondershare MobileTrans is one of the best answers to the question of how to see deleted messages on GBWhatsApp. Its user-friendly interface makes this tool the #1 choice for many Android users. It allows users to recover their deleted GBWhatsApp messages in one click!

In addition to messages, MobileTrans supports recovering deleted GBWhatsApp media files. These include photos, videos, and stickers. It's an ideal tool for anyone who wants to know how to recover deleted pictures from GBWhatsApp. All you need is a computer and a USB cable to connect your Android device. MobileTrans supports all computers, Mac and Windows alike.

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Follow the steps below to learn how to restore GBWhatsApp messages without backup:

  1. Connect your Android to your PC using the USB cable. Next, download and install the MobileTrans software on the computer.
  2. After the installation, open the software and click Backup & Restore from the home page. Next, select the Deleted WhatsApp Data Restore option.
    click on deleted whatsapp data restore in the backup and restore interface
  3. Confirm which WhatsApp you wish to restore. In this case, choose GBWhatsApp.
    choose gb whatsapp to restore deleted messages without backup
  4. Follow the instructions on the computer's screen, as shown in the image below.
    follow instructions on the screen to start the restoration process
  5. Allow WhatsApp to be installed on your phone.
    allow gb whatsapp to be installed on your phone to restore messages without backup
  6. Complete the settings on your phone by enabling access to its storage, as the below image shows. After that, click Next.
    allow the necessary permissions and continue to restore deleted messages
  7. Follow the GB WhatsApp setup process as shown, then tap Next.
    follow the gbwhatsapp setup process to restore deleted messages without backup
  8. MobileTrans will show all your deleted messages. Select the ones you wish to restore and click Restore to Device.
    click on restore to device to recover deleted gbwhatsapp messages

That's how to recover deleted messages on GB WhatsApp. As you've noted, MobileTrans makes the process easy!

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Bonus tip: How to transfer GBWhatsApp data to WhatsApp? Click to learn more.

How to Restore Deleted GBWhatsApp Messages Without Backup: Other Ways

Besides MobileTrans, there are two more ways to see deleted messages on GBWhatsApp without backup. You can use the GB WhatsApp’s built-in Export Chat feature or restore the messages from a local backup. Take a look at the details.

Recover Deleted GBWhatsApp Messages via the Export Chat Feature

This method involves requesting your friend (sender) to resend (export) the chats to you. It doesn't restore the messages on your GB WhatsApp. You'll receive the chats via email as a .Zip file.

The method can be pretty time-consuming and tedious. That’s especially if several conversations are involved. In other words, your friend can only export one conversation at a time. But it's still worth a try if the messages carry essential information. Learn how to restore messages on GBWhatsApp using the Export Chat feature below.

On an Android phone, ask your friend to do the following:

  1. Open WhatsApp and go to your chat.
  2. Tap More options, select More, and then tap Export chat.
    restore deleted gb whatsapp messages via the export chat feature
  3. Confirm whether you wish to export the chats without media or include media. The Include media option will add the most recent media as attachments.
  4. The chat history will be sent as a .zip file attached to an email. Your friend will email you the file, which can contain up to 100,000 latest messages.

If your friend is using an iPhone, ask them to follow these steps:

  1. Go to GBWhatsApp and open an individual or group chat.
  2. Tap your contact's name or group name, then select Export chat.
  3. If the chat history contains media, select Attach Media; otherwise, select Without Media.
  4. Select a method to export the chat history, e.g., Mail, Message, Add to Notes.
    restore deleted whatsapp chats via the export chat feature on iphone

Like in Android, the chat history will be exported as a ZIP file. If you choose Attach Media, then Mail, the most recent media from the chat, will be added to an email as an attachment.

Restore a Local Backup to See Deleted GBWhatsApp Messages

Another way to retrieve deleted messages on GBWhatsApp is to restore a local backup. GBWhatsApp backs up your chats daily at 2:00 a.m. on your device's storage. As long as you're using GBWhatsApp, your phone will store the latest seven-day backup files.

Typically, the data is available on your phone in the SDcardWhatsApp/Databases section. Otherwise, GBWhatsApp saves the backups in the main phone's storage section (internal memory).

Follow these steps to learn how to recover deleted GBWhatsApp messages from a local backup:

  1. Open your phone's File Manager or the Files app and go to Phone Storage.
  2. Scroll down and tap GBWhatsApp folder, then Databases.
  3. Find the most recent backup file. It's named like msgstore-YYYY-MM-DD.1db.crypt14. Rename it to msgstore.db.crypt 14.
  4. Uninstall GBWhatsApp from your phone.
  5. Download and reinstall GBWhatsApp from the Play Store (Android) or App Store (iPhone).
  6. Open the app and follow the usual setup steps.
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  7. During the process, you'll be prompted to restore the backed-up chats from your phone. Tap Restore to confirm.
    restore your local gbwhatsapp backup to recover deleted messages

That's how to recover deleted messages in GBWhatsApp using the local backup. In general, you only need to find the backup file and rename it. After that, uninstall, then reinstall GBWhatsApp to restore the file. You're all set!


You now know how to restore deleted GBWhatsApp messages without backup. Wondershare MobileTrans is one of the easiest ways to do so. But you can also restore your lost chats from a local backup.

Or, you can ask your friends to resend the texts using the built-in Export Chats feature in GBWhatsApp. So, pick your best option and recover your most treasured messages!

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  • Do Deleted GBWhatsApp Messages Go Forever?
    In some cases, deleted GBWhatsApp messages go forever. The only easy way to get the messages back is if you've included them in a backup. Otherwise, you'd have to turn to third-party software like Wondershare MobileTrans.
  • How Can You Back Up Your Chats on GBWhatsApp?
    To back up your chats on GBWhatsApp, open the app on your phone and tap the three dots at the top right corner of the screen. From the drop-down menu, choose Settings, then tap Chat on the next page. Up next, select Backup Chat, then follow the on-screen prompts. Once you back up, restoring messages in GBWhatsApp will be straightforward.
Rafael Kaminski
Rafael Kaminski Jun 07, 24
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