However, with the new feature, you can simply scroll up the chat conversation and download the required media content again.
Whatsapp has introduced some new features to its Android version with the latest update. But now, it does not seem to delete the data from the server and download it again even if it was deleted accidentally. Earlier, the company would let the recipient of the media file to download it within a period of 30 days, after which it was deleted from the company's server and hence couldn't be recovered unless the sender releases it again. But now the Facebook-owned messaging app enables you to download such files as well. Earlier, it fixed a timestamp issue found in the WhatsApp beta version 2.18.109. Previously, when users deleted specific files sent over WhatsApp by going to the specific folder on the smartphone, they were not able to download it any more.
The report also adds and states that they were able to successfully download images and videos received a couple of months back on the version 2.18.113. Therefore, the bug was primarily changing the first alphabets of the affected timestamps with their ASCII codes. However, WhatsApp had recently announced that their data and chats are secured with end-to-end encryption and nobody can read messages and listen to calls.
As per the reports, the timestamps for the chats on the WhatsApp for Android was showing as "89ESTERDAY" and "84ODAY" instead of Yesterday and Today.
As per a report by WABetaInfo, Whatsapp now allows download of deleted media files like images, videos, GIFs, and documents from Whatsapp's servers. On Android, if you have chosen to save WhatsApp media on the phone, it gets saved into a dedicated folder in the path (sdcard/WhatsApp/). Once identified, WhatsApp will trigger the UPI payment feature and the user can just type in the payment amount and complete the transaction.