The feature did have a few limitations; the unsend feature would have be used within seven minutes of the message being sent, and the recipient would have to be running the latest version of WhatsApp that supports the message recall feature.
Unfortunately, that appears not to be the case. Jonathan Zdziarski, iOS expert, previous year has claimed that WhatsApp saved chat logs on the device despite it being archived or deleted.
Instant messaging app WhatsApp's recent feature "Delete for Everyone" feature is found tobe ineffective as it can remain active elsewhere in the device to be visible for recipients.
'What we found is that the messages are stored in the notification register of the Android system. First of all, only text messages can be viewed and one will not be able to recover deleted images, video or other media files.
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It means any recipient can access deleted WhatsApp messages sent from a third-party app called Notification History which can be downloaded from Google Play.
It was one of WhatsApp's most highly-anticipated features, but it seems that the "Delete for Everyone" tool isn't quite as reliable as you might think.
Have you ever sent a WhatsApp message to the wrong chat? The deleted messages are stored only for some time on the device and are deleted every time you reset your phone. According to the website, the Notification History application has a character-count limit, but it is possible to successfully access long text messages with more than 100 characters.
'So, it's just a matter of entering that record to see the messages that the other person deleted'.
The Notification History application, as the name suggests, is a dashboard for all notifications that come to your phone.
Notification History app works on nearly all Android smartphones running on Kitkat or higher, and the Advanced History Log feature allows the users to get full control over their notifications. Should you go read messages that somebody obviously doesn't want you to read?
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So while users may not be able to see the message within WhatsApp after it is deleted, they can still see it in the notification log - which can be accessed in two ways.
Long press on home screen to launch your Widgets..
People using third-party launchers like Nova Laucher will find the process even easier.
For people running the stock version of stock Android, a Settings widget will give them access to notification log.
The notification log can be accessed without the need of an additional app. So don't worry about any mistakenly sent NSFW pics that you may have deleted!
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