WhatsApp Android beta fixes the mysterious timestamp bug

WhatsApp Android beta fixes the mysterious timestamp bug

First reported by WABetaInfo, WhatsApp media dating back to three months could be downloaded again. Earlier, the company would let the recipient of the media file to download it within a period of 30 days, after which it was deleted from the company's server and hence couldn't be recovered unless the sender releases it again. However, now, WhatsApp does not seem to delete the data from the server and that enables users to download it again if it was accidentally deleted.

Being a beta tester has advantages and disadvantages - you get access to the latest features and updates before anyone else, but you have to suffer through glitches and bugs.

WhatsApp has rolled out a new feature wherein users will be able to re-download the files that were deleted from the phone.

Facebook-owned WhatsApp is one of the top messenger apps in the world and in a bid to keep itself at the top of the game, it always tries to improve the user experience.

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Earlier, when you receive an image, GIF, video, document or voice message sent on WhatsApp and delete the file in the WhatsApp folder, then you will not be able to download it again. The report said that the feature was introduced in WhatsApp's recent updates between version 2.18.106 and 2.18.110.

Downloaded media shared on WhatsApp is saved in a separate folder on your phone.

If you want to request money from any of your contacts go head to settings - Payments - New Payment and scan the QR code or enter the UPI address. WhatsApp beta version 2.18.109 for Android was first released on April 12.

WhatsApp also posted a new FAQ (frequently asked questions) to clarify the use of end-to-end encryption for messages sent to a business via WhatsApp. It is important to note that the message in the chat needs to be present in order to retrieve the media. The report claims that all the media files are fully encrypted so there's nothing to worry even if the chat app doesn't delete them from its servers.

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