WhatsApp Android Beta 2.18.109 Timestamp Bug Fixed

Mindy Sparks
April 16, 2018

Be it friends, family or office, WhatsApp acts as message delivery everywhere. It was found that the bug was only affecting the WhatsApp beta version 2.18.109 that was released on April 12. However, now, WhatsApp does not seem to delete the data from the server and that enables users to download it again if it was accidentally deleted. The app will also check if the file is available in the 'sdcard/WhatsApp/' directory before downloading the file.

As per a WABetaInfo report, WhatsApp now allows users to download deleted media, such as images, videos, GIFs, voice messages, and documents, from its servers again. However, with the new feature, you can simply scroll up the chat conversation and download the required media content again. However, it is important that we do not delete the message from WhatsApp otherwise it will be impossible to get it back.


Any Android users can sign-up to become a beta tester. The twitter user @FidatoCA first spotted this feature. Ranked as the top messenger app in the technology world, whatsapp challenges to give best user experience and for now, it has made changes in its media storage protocol. WhatsApp has updated this now. This feature rolled out incrementally to all users, Whatsapp is adding more features, functionality to Whatsapp payments with new updates. It took several trials to download the files deleted 3 months ago. Earlier, Android users could download data that was up to 30 days old, but that data would disappear once the file was downloaded by the recipient. According to the report, the recipient was able to download media from a text sent 2 months ago but there for the messages dating back to nearly a year, the application asks to request the sender to send the file again.

With the new feature, WhatsApp has essentially extended the amount of time it stores the data on its servers.

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