But now WhatsApp is testing a new feature on its beta app for Android that will let you re-download deleted photos, videos, GIFs, voice messages, documents. Once identified, WhatsApp will trigger the UPI payment feature and the user can just type in the payment amount and complete the transaction. This new feature now lets users download deleted media files. Gadgets 360 has been able to verify the new feature is now available in the WhatsApp version 2.18.113 on Android. Recently WhatsApp had confirmed that the user's data and communications are secured with end-to-end encryption and nobody in between can read messages and listen to calls, not even WhatsApp. Now the company has added another feature in its latest update that lets users download deleted media files. The feature was earlier unavailable as WhatsApp deleted the content from its servers once downloaded by a user.
WhatsApp will be saving these media files in their servers for a much longer time. However, as per some sources, Whatsapp is now not allowing media files that are too old to be downloaded again. Basically, the WhatsApp servers will store the media files even after downloading them.
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. The first characters in the timestamp "Yesterday" "Today" are being replaced by their ASCII equivalent- "89esterday" "84oday". Therefore, the bug was primarily changing the first alphabets of the affected timestamps with their ASCII codes. However media which is more than three months old, can not be downloaded again.
Facebook-owned WhatsApp has finally released the Android beta 2.18.109 update which will resolve the issue of a Day bug.