WhatsApp Android beta fixes the mysterious timestamp bug

16 April, 2018, 10:42 | Author: Darnell Taylor
  • WhatsApp users’ privacy at risk Report

At present, if users delete media including photos, GIFs, and videos from their phone they can not re-download the same on WhatsApp again. The new features are aimed at offering an earlier and more intuitive experience to the users.

Amid all the crisis of data protection across the globe, WhatsApp has launched another feature that increases the brand's liability to store personal user data more securely. Due to a mysterious bug, the timestamp on the chat window of users is appearing with numbers. But this new feature if rolled out officially will give users the option to do so.

The Facebook-owned instant messenger is now be keeping the deleted files on its servers which means that users can again download them in case they want to.

The latest report states that the version between the 2.18.106 and 2.18.110 updates has got this new feature, which will let you download deleted media from the servers.

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As per a report by WABetaInfo, Whatsapp now allows download of deleted media files like images, videos, GIFs, and documents from Whatsapp's servers. The undownloaded media was deleted after the period of 30 days, while the downloaded media was deleted immediately after the download.

So, you can download a deleted file from the WhatsApp folder with the path sdcard/WhatsApp/ only if you have the message in the chat. When it comes to very old media files, it claims that they were not able to download images sent in August 2017 as the app asked them to request the sender to send the files again.

As of now, a handful of users have noticed the new feature and using the same, they are able to make and receive payments from their family and friends. It has chose to store all the messages and multimedia content on its server even if it is downloaded by the user. The report also adds that even though the files are saved on the server they still come with end-to-end encryption.

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