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How to Read Deleted Messages on WhatsApp

Axel Nash

Written By Axel Nash |

It is possible to delete WhatsApp messages using a feature in WhatsApp known as “delete messages for everyone.”

This feature can be very useful if you send a message to the wrong contact or the message that you sent has a mistake. If someone sends you a message and then uses the “delete messages for everyone” feature to delete it, you will see “This message was deleted.” In this case, the solutions in this guide will help you read the deleted messages.

How to Read Deleted Messages on WhatsApp by Android Inbuilt Notification Log

One of the ways that you can read deleted messages on WhatsApp is from the Notification log on Android devices. Follow these simple steps to access the notification log.

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Step 1: Long press anywhere on the home screen and tap on “Widgets.”

Step 2: Look for the “Settings” widget and then tap and hold on to it.

Step 3: Tap on the “Notification Log” and it will appear as the “Notification Log” widget. Now, you have to tap on the widget every time you get a “This message was deleted” notification to see the actual message.

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How to Read Deleted Messages on WhatsApp by Notification Log

You can also use an app known as “Notification History Log” to read deleted WhatsApp images and messages. This is a free app that can access deleted WhatsApp messages easily. Follow these simple steps to use it;

Step 1: Go to the Google Play Store and install the “Notifications History Log” app on your device. It is completely free to use

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Step 2: Launch the app and then tap on the “Notification History” button.

Step 3: Look for WhatsApp notifications, and you should be able to read the deleted messages under “android.text.

How to Read Deleted Messages on WhatsApp with Notisave

You can also use the Notisave app to read deleted WhatsApp messages. Like “Notification History”, Notisave will also allow you to read the deleted message by giving you access to the notifications. Here’s how to use it;

Step 1: Go to the Google Play Store to install the Notisave app on your device

Step 2: Allow all the permissions that Notisave requests and tap on the “auto-start” option

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Step 3: Now all the messages you receive will be visible in Notisave, including deleted messages.

Bonus Tip: How to Recover Deleted Messages on WhatsApp with Backup

Another very simple way to recover deleted messages on WhatsApp is to use MobileTrans - WhatsApp Transfer. This third-party solution allows users to easily restore the messages from a backup, an ideal solution if you want to restore the messages individually and you would rather not restore the whole backup. MobileTrans has a new WhatsApp message recovery feature that makes the process very easy; follow these simple steps;

Step 1: Download and install MobileTrans on to your computer. When the installation is complete, launch the program and in the main window, click on “Backup & Restore”

Step 2: Click on “Deleted WhatsApp Data Restore” in the next window and select “Restore”.

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Step 3: You should see a list of the backups in the next window. Select the backup with the messages that you would like to recover and click “Next.

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Step 4: Finally, select the messages you would like to recover and select “Restore to Computer.” For now, this process can only restore the messages to the computer. “Restore to Device” will be available soon.

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Axel Nash

Axel Nash

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