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"Deleting messages..." whatsapp, HOW DO I STOP IT?!

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Kharl, Nov 21, 2020 at 4:06 PM.

  1. Kharl

    Kharl Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter


    i did not chose that, why is whatsapp deleting a chat (i don't know which one) iif i have not chosen to delete any chat, ok, lets assume that very very accidentally coincidentally tap to delete a chat.... how do i stop it?

    if i force close the app and open it again it continue the deletion?


  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    No idea. Don't really use the app, but I do not see anything in settings. Are you sure it deleted your messages?
  3. Kharl

    Kharl Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    that is the problem i dont want to let it advance to confirm if deleted messages or not
  4. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    just wipe cache and data, uninstall the app and then re-install the app.
  5. A bochur

    A bochur Android Enthusiast

    But make sure you have a backup before you wipe the data
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  6. mary957

    mary957 Lurker

    What happened to your messages pal?
    What did you do?
  7. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    most of the messages will be backed up automatically on Whatsapp's servers. i do not use the app very often, but i have a few messages that when i deleted its data and cache and uninstall, then re-install it.....my messages were still there......so as long as the server is all sync'd up, it should be fine to delete data without backing up.
  8. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Most of the mesages will be automatically backed up on your device, not on WhatsApp's servers. They may also have a copy of the backup in Google Drive, if they chose to do that.

    If in doubt, copy the contents of your WhatsApp backups folder to somewhere else (deleting a message shouldn't remove the backup, but if you don't know why it's deleted then best play safe).

    There has been talk of a new self-deleting message feature (for senders who don't want the message to persist), but I've not come across it so far myself. But mentioning this just in case it's relevant.
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