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How to stop whatsapp deleting the messages

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by nmkp17, Apr 13, 2021.

  1. nmkp17

    nmkp17 Lurker
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    I accidently select a chat and clicked "delete" and the conversation has around 200L messages.

    For now, I did force stop to "pause the deleting messages" activity. If I open whatsapp again, I see "Deleting the message 100 of 200K".

    Is there way to completely stop the message getting deleted?


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  2. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    I don't know as I've never done this. Thoughts that occur to me:

    * What happens if you reboot the phone? That will certainly interrupt what WhatsApp is doing now, the question is whether it will remember what it was doing? If it doesn't then you can stop it that way (force-stopping WhatsApp might also do this). But I don't know whether this will work.

    * Backups: WhatsApp should be keeping a daily backup of chats (7 days I think) in internal storage (WhatsApp/Databases for the chats). It may have a backup in Google Drive if you set that up. What I don't know is whether deleting a chat will delete any media (WhatsApp/Media folder in your internal storage) - you may want to take a copy of the contents of that folder in case.


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