The messaging app, WhatsApp has introduced a new feature that lets users download deleted media files.
Users generally do not keep many files on their smartphones due to lack of space.
According to the reports unveiled by the WABetaInfo, WhatsApp would again be permitting the users to download all sorts of deleted media files like videos, voice messages, documents, images and GIFs from the app's servers.
However - it looks like only Android users will be able to take advantage of this new update.
"This feature will store users" media on its servers even after the files have been downloaded, the report added. And now, the company is allowing users to re-download deleted media.
However, the feature does raise doubts over the security of the personal data in the aftermath of the Facebook Data Theft scandal.
One of WhatsApp's founders left the app behind and also warned his followers to delete Facebook. "This is particularly useful if you sent a message to the wrong chat or if the message you sent contains a mistake". Firstly, ensure that you are running the latest WhatsApp version 2.18.113 on Android. In WhatsApp's case, this means only the people who sends a message and its recipient are able to read it - not even WhatsApp workers can access when is sent between users.
WhatsApp now has 1.5 billion monthly active users (MAUs) who are exchanging almost 60 billion messages on a single day. The undownloaded media was deleted after the period of 30 days, while the downloaded media was deleted immediately after the download. But, this will work for content that has been received in the past few months and users deleted the file but not the chat in the app.
Because U.K. police were able to acquire the WhatsApp message directly from the phone that sent it, the authorities were able to avoid the end-to-end encryption protection the social media platform (and others like it) promises to its users.