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9 Tips to Recover Deleted WhatsApp Videos

Axel Nash

Written By Axel Nash |

We all have accidentally deleted important WhatsApp videos and have struggled to recover them. Not knowing how to recover deleted videos from WhatsApp can put you in difficult situations. That's why we have listed the nine best ways for WhatsApp video recovery.

Scroll down to learn how to recover deleted WhatsApp videos.

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Recommended reading: For iPhone users, if you accidentally deleted videos, we offer you easy solutions to recover deleted videos on your iPhone. Read more by clicking the link.

Part 1: How To Recover Deleted Videos From WhatsApp on Android

Android users are in luck as there are five different video recovery methods. Keep reading to learn how to recover WhatsApp photos and videos from Android.

Method 1: WhatsApp Video Recovery via Gallery App

The easiest method to recover WhatsApp videos on your Android device is via Gallery App. If the media auto-download option is not disabled on your WhatsApp account, photos and videos will automatically get saved on your Gallery app.

This method only works if the video is deleted only from the WhatsApp chat. Scroll down to know WhatsApp deleted video recovery app.

Steps to Recover Deleted WhatsApp Videos via Gallery App:

  1. Start recovering deleted WhatsApp videos by navigating to the Gallery app on your device.
  2. You will find a dedicated folder for WhatsApp media.
  3. Open the folder to restore the deleted videos.

But if videos are removed from your Gallery, you can first try to find them in the recently deleted folder. Then, try other methods if you can't find the video.

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Method 2: How To Recover Deleted Videos From WhatsApp Local Storage

Another way you can quickly recover deleted WhatsApp videos is via WhatsApp local storage. Wondering how? Well, WhatsApp automatically saves your WhatsApp data, including photos and videos, to the device's internal storage or SD card.

So, just open the file manager on your Android phone, and go to the WhatsApp folder to see if the deleted videos exist in the WhatsApp media folder.

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Method 3: How To Restore Deleted WhatsApp Videos via Backup

If you cannot get the deleted video through Gallery App or WhatsApp folder, here's how you can do it via backup. There are two ways to back up WhatsApp on Android: Google DriveBackup and Local Drive Backup.

Using Google Drive Backup

Android users can also recover deleted WhatsApp videos via Google Drive Backup. You must have previously enabled WhatsApp backup to Google Drive. The video recovery process via Google Drive Backup is very simple.

Steps to Recover Deleted WhatsApp Videos Using Google Drive Backup:

  1. First, uninstall WhatsApp and then reinstall it.
  2. Next, go through the setup process and correctly verify your phone number.
  3. Following this, WhatsApp will ask you to restore the backup from Google Drive. Tap Restore to begin the process.
  4. Once the process is completed, tap Next to open WhatsApp chats to get your deleted videos.

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Using Local Drive Backup

You can also recover the deleted WhatsApp video from the local drive backup in no time.

Steps to Recover Deleted WhatsApp Videos Using Local Drive Backup:

  1. First, disable WhatsApp backup to Google Drive.
  2. Go to WhatsApp backup folder in the internal storage. And rename the backup that contains the deleted videos without the date. And delete other backup files.
  3. Uninstall and reinstall WhatsApp.
  4. Verify your phone number and restore a backup from your phone storage space.

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Method 4: How To Restore Deleted WhatsApp Videos Without Backup

This method is for you if you have never kept a backup of your WhatsApp chats or media. The deleted WhatsApp videos can be recovered without backup using a powerful app called MobileTrans.

Wondershare MobileTrans can restore deleted WhatsApp data in no time. Besides videos, you can also restore photos, group SMS, starred messages, and stickers via MobileTrans. What makes it more appealing is that you do not need to restore your whole WhatsApp chats, but the deleted videos only.

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Steps to Recover Deleted WhatsApp Videos Without Backup:

  • To use Wondershare MobileTrans to recover deleted WhatsApp videos, you need to connect your phone to the computer. Then go to Backup and Restore > Deleted WhatsApp Data Restore.

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  • Then follow the instructions to back up WhatsApp on your phone by going to the app > Settings > Chats > Chats Backup. Turn off the auto-backup to Google and then click on the backup button.

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  • Next, allow installing WhatsApp via USB cable. Let the installed app access your videos and other files.

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  • Log in and restore the WhatsApp files on your phone. Select the deleted video you want to restore

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  • Now, view the deleted WhatsApp videos on your computer and restore them to your mobile devices again by clicking the Restore to Device button.

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Method 5: How To Recover WhatsApp Videos Deleted by Sender

Are you wondering how to recover the WhatsApp video deleted by the sender? Well, you can use Mutsapper (Used name: Wutsapper). It allows you to view your WhatsApp messages, media, and stickers deleted by the sender before you can read them.

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Steps to Recover Deleted WhatsApp Videos Deleted by Sender:

  1. First, download and install WA Deleted Messages on your phone.
  2. Then give this third-party app all the necessary permissions.
  3. Next, open the Whats Deleted option to view the deleted videos in the green box.

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Part 2: How To Retrieve Deleted WhatsApp Videos on iPhone

If you have an iPhone, you can try these methods to recover deleted WhatsApp videos without hassle.

Method 1: How To Get Deleted Videos From WhatsApp via Photos App

Deleting photos or videos from an iPhone are not permanently deleted until the next 30 days. That means you can quickly restore the deleted video if it hasn't been long since you deleted them.

  1. First, open the Photos App iPhone.
  2. Then tap on Albums > Recently Deleted.
  3. Lastly, select the videos you wish to restore.

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Method 2: How To Download Deleted Videos From WhatsApp via Backup

You can also restore the deleted WhatsApp videos through two different backup methods: iCloud backup and iTunes backup.

Using iCloud Backup

iPhone users can easily create a backup of their WhatsApp on iCloud. It also allows them to restore deleted videos or photos without hassle.

Steps to Recover Deleted WhatsApp Videos Deleted Using iCloud Backup:

  1. First, you need to make sure you have an iCloud backup. Go to WhatsApp Settings > Chats > Chat Backup.
  2. Then verify your phone number (use the same number you used for creating a backup). Tap on "Restore Chat History." The deleted videos will start getting back up on your device automatically.

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Using iTunes Backup

You can also restore the deleted WhatsApp videos using iTunes backup. It's helpful for users who do not have an iCloud backup. But you need to restore your whole iPhone.

Steps to Recover Deleted WhatsApp Videos Deleted Using iTunes Backup:

  1. Use a lighting cable to connect the iOS device to the computer.
  2. Open iTunes and then select your device.
  3. Then right-click on the device and tap on "Restore from Backup." Once the backup process is completed, deleted videos will get visible on your device.

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The Closing Thoughts

The nine methods for recovering deleted WhatsApp videos from Android and iPhone are workable. So, if you have ever wondered how to recover WhatsApp deleted videos, try one of the suggested methods.

Among the listed methods, the most reliable is using MobileTrans to recover WhatsApp videos. It's a dedicated app that does not affect restored video quality.

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