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Hidden WhatsApp Hack Lets You See Deleted Messages

Kimberley Bond

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Hidden WhatsApp Hack Lets You See Deleted Messages

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We’re the first people to admit the that ‘delete message’ function on WhatsApp has literally changed our lives.

Whether we’ve sent a message to the wrong person, or we’ve sent something potentially a bit risqué and then regreted it, a quick press and the message can be deleted.

However, there’s a feature which means that people who you have deleted messages for can still go back and view them.

Say whaaaat?

You can watch the video below.

TikTok tech legend Ta Tech Tips has shown us exactly how to retrieve a deleted message on WhatsApp.

All you need to do is open the Settings in the app, and turn on ‘notification history’.

When this is activated, this allows people to view deleted messages through their notification history.

You can do this by opening the settings app again, heading to notifications history and tapping 'recently dismissed' any time you want to see what has vanished.

WhatsApp has a hidden feature (Credit: Pexels)
WhatsApp has a hidden feature (Credit: Pexels)

There is a saving grace, for all of you currently in a state of panic – this feature is only available for Android users.

If you’re on an iPhone or any other mobile that runs a separate operating system, you won’t be able to access this feature…yet.

If you press on a message on WhatsApp, an option to delete it will come up.

However, you only have within the first seven minutes of sending the message before you delete it, so stay alert.

Be careful what you choose to send...(Credit: Alamy)
Be careful what you choose to send...(Credit: Alamy)

In other tech news, there’s a new set of emojis being released that are bound to make the GC more spicy.

From a new 'biting lip' emoji - which people have described as 'the horniest ever' - to a melting face, a troll and some kidney beans, there's a whole host of new emojis launched as part of the new update to iOS 15.4.

And ever since the emojis were announced, people have had plenty of thoughts on which ones are going to be the most used.

You can see the full list here.

Topics: Technology

Kimberley Bond
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