How to read a deleted message from WhatsApp

A few months ago WhatsApp incorporated one of the most anticipated functions of recent times. Finally it allows users to delete a message. There are many times when we make mistakes or write a message by mistake, either because we spelled it wrong or we regret what we just put.

Well, now WhatsApp leaves us 7 minutes to delete this message. But instead of totally deleting the message, whatasapp replaces it with the text “This message was deleted”. So everyone has gone crazy trying to recover the deleted messages.

And from here we will explain a very simple method to read these deleted messages. For them we will take advantage of the notification history of your mobile. It also works on all android phones.

Trick to read the deleted messages

The trick to reading these deleted messages is to take advantage of your mobile’s notification history. In this way, even if a person deletes a message, we can see it on our mobile phone. As it should have passed through the mobile’s notification system and a copy of the message will have been saved.
Although it works in virtually all terminals, no trick is infallible and has some limitations. To be able to read these deleted messages, these requirements must be met:

  • Have an Android 6.0 or higher operating system.
  • The notification of the message must have entered our mobile.
  • We have read the notification or slid your finger over it to remove it from the screen.
  • We can not be inside the WhatsApp application, because otherwise the notification does not reach us.
  • Only the first 100 characters of the deleted message can be read, since the notification history of the terminal only stores that information.
  • Only for text messages, you can not see photos or other documents.

And now we’re going to show you how to access the notification history to see the deleted messages.

Install an app to read the notification history

The simplest thing to do would be to install a notification registration application. This Android apps are used to keep a record of any notification that reaches your mobile phone. After that, they allow you to access it quickly and easily, and save many details about each notification.

If you search on Google Play, you’ll find a lot. There are a couple of the most used and easy to manage:
1. Notification history Log
When you install it, it asks you for permission to access the notifications and shows you an Advanced History, which basically shows you all the notifications that you’ve received on a screen.
2. Notif Log Notification History
It is a very simple application to use, as it also saves a copy of all the notifications that arrive to your mobile so that later you can consult them.

How to read the deleted message

Whatever the application to see notifications that you have installed, you can access a screen similar to the following image. In which we see the information of a notification of a whatsapp message that was subsequently deleted.

whatsapp deleted message notification log

As you can see, the application shows you a lot of information. The time and date of the notification, the contact person. And under the name “android.text“, the message deleted.
As we have said previously you will only be able to see the first 100 characters.

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