Delete for everyone bug: How to read deleted messages on WhatsApp

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Delete for everyone feature on WhatsApp
Delete for everyone feature on WhatsApp

New Delhi : WhatsApp recently launched 'delete for everyone' feature by which users are able to recall a sent message within seven minutes of the delivery time. Now, a Spanish blog has claimed a bug in the feature; deleted messages on the device can still be accessed by the recipient.

According to the report users running Android 7.0 Nougat or higher version can simply download a third-party app called Notification History to read deleted messages.

Only text messages can be accessed by the app while it has its own limitation on accessing media files like photos and videos. 

"What we found is that the messages are stored in the notification register of the Android system. So, it's just a matter of entering that record to see the messages that the other person deleted. The Notification History application is a shortcut to that record," the post reads.

For the users who are using Nova launcher on their devices, the process is even simpler as they don’t even need a third party app.

Just long press the home screen, and then click of Widgets. Next, tap on Activities and then Notifications log to view notification log of the system.

So do you also want to see what your friends deleted from your chat? Go ahead and read them.